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Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB)
July 09, 2015
When the topic of Senior Living comes up it’s not always followed with the most positive of thoughts. But then again not many have been asking the right questions these days. A new short film by WESTLiving, a senior living provider, documents heartfelt personal stories from resident’s perspectives that sheds a new light on senior living http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y77B8bR-QXY.
Senior living is really about a true sense of belonging for seniors and their families. It’s about creating an environment where everyone feels celebrated, welcomed and acknowledged for who they are. The film opens with a senior who is asked a pivotal question, “When doing things that you love, do you think age really matters?” The answer is both thought provoking and inspirational. “Age doesn’t matter, its growth, but only in a different way” says Ruthie, who is an accomplished artist in a senior living community in Thousand Oaks, California. We learn some philosophical nuggets of wisdom from Neil, who points to us and declares, “If anyone asks you what time it is, you tell them the time is now!” Just one bit of wisdom referred to as “Neil’s Nuggets”. The staff is constantly rewarded with insight from residents who share a lifetime of wisdom and experience.
John Rimbach, President of WESTliving, is on a mission to address any misconceptions about senior living and enlighten the public with a more optimistic and accurate portrayal of the senior living industry. The “BE Inspired- The Time Is Now!” film helps toss away negative notions about aging. Instead it empowers all of us to live in the moment, to hold onto passions throughout life and love whole heatedly through time.
“This film is really about celebrating the freedom and empowerment that senior living offers.” Rimbach continues, “It’s a continued celebration and enjoyment of life.” The film is filled with simple lessons and nuggets of wisdom that empowers its viewers. It shows residents who are actively pursuing their lifelong passions; growing, learning and developing deep relationships in their senior living homes.
The film disproves negative aging stereotypes and sheds light on the beneficial aspects resident experience every day in a senior living community. “This is a greater than WESTliving,” states COO Patrick Collins. “It’s about putting a realistic, positive message about successful, positive aging.” WESTliving is not in the “care” industry, but rather, the “caring” industry and that’s what this film shows as it highlights the lives of seniors and those who care for them in a colorful, fun and creative way. The “BE Inspired- The Time Is Now!” film is intended to be shared, to celebrate the joy that comes with knowing and learning from distinctive seniors who shatter ageism stereotypes and continue to thrive. To view “BE Inspired- The Time is Now” go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y77B8bR-QXY.
WESTliving is a company formed in 2009 to own and operate hospitality based senior living communities providing exceptional variety of lifestyles, wellness, and care options. The WESTliving mission centers on delivering exceptional services and experiences by inspiring and empowering its Team Members to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those they serve. Communities are located throughout California, Arizona and Washington. To learn more about WESTliving visit http://www.westliving.net. To learn more about “BE Inspired- The Time is Now!” visit http://www.westliving.net/BE-Senior-Living-Video.
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB)
June 29, 2015
There was a time in the hospitality industry when people thought data science only applied to analytics and reports. A Californian start up, EventForte Inc., aims to change that perception, by applying data science technologies to every lifecycle of the event management process.
Their premise is simple – how best to explore better ways to solve problems than to rely on the power of collective intelligence inherent in data science?
Given that event planning involves numerous manual processes, a lot of decisions are made based on personal experience and intuition. Data science techniques promise to provide deeper insights into the best practices of the industry to assist event planners in creating meaningful and engaging event experiences.
“Currently, many event planners manually work across four to seven disparate tools during the event planning lifecycle, which can be a frustrating experience,” EventForte, Inc. President Ankit Gupta said. “This is prevalent because event technology hasn’t yet developed to a point where a highly integrated solution is feasible. We believe that comprehensive data science integration will be the key to enabling the innovative all-in-one solutions event planners require at affordable price points.”
The company is currently engaged in closed alpha-stage testing of data science implementations with partner hotels, including a revenue management and booking engine solution.
The EventForte team continues to put their beliefs to the test through the release of their cloud-based event management app early July, which promises to integrate key planner tools such as event diagramming, seating, and guest management. This app will be coming soon to all major app stores and web platforms.
Find out more about EventForte Inc. and their product offerings at http://www.eventforte.com.
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EventForte, Inc. offers a cloud-based event management platform with integrated business intelligence tools, with a mission to revolutionize the event management industry through integration of modern big data and data science methods.
The company has offices in San Jose, CA and Los Angeles, CA.
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Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 08, 2015
ReliantHeart, Inc., an innovative supplier of advanced mechanical circulatory assist technologies, and Dualis MedTech GmbH, a provider of wireless energy and charging technology, have joined together to implement a wireless, Transcutaneous Energy Transfer system (TET) exclusively for the HeartAssist5® Ventricular Assist Device.
Dualis has agreed to integrate its wireless energy transfer technology MedBase® with the HeartAssist5® VAD. ReliantHeart’s novel HeartAssist5® (HA5) is the most energy efficient LVAD available.
In its new configuration, the HA5 will draw less than half of the energy of any other full flow LVAD. ReliantHeart refers to this energy efficient pump as being Forward Compatible with future product introduction, including the wireless Transcutaneous Energy Transfer system (TET).
Dualis is an integral part of a Forward Compatibility team formed by ReliantHeart to cooperate on an assembly of technologies intended to reduce adverse events associated with LVADs. The team includes several other companies: Lynium, Kollmorgen, Device Solutions, Transonic, Revel Engineering, Numerex, Cathtek, and Yarborough Electronics.
Several months of collaboration culminated in Houston last month, where engineers and product managers from these companies shared a behind-the-scenes tour of the Johnson Space Center, an appropriate setting for both Dualis and ReliantHeart whose roots stem from the aerospace industry. Dualis was formed from the German Centre for Aeronautics and Aerospace, and now implements its technologies for the medical device industry. ReliantHeart’s ventricular pump was developed with NASA technology and was awarded the NASA Invention of the Year.
According to ReliantHeart CEO Rodger Ford; “Dualis is heads and shoulders above most similar teams of its kind. Our partnership is more than just collaboration, it is a crusade to reduce adverse events in the LVAD field. Our mission is to compress time and accelerate beneficial outcomes. Artificial heart pumps need power but running wires through the skin leads to infection and patient discomfort. The solution is to invent a device to transfer power without wires.”
Dualis MedBase® technology will provide this solution by using magnetic coils to transfer power from outside to inside the body with no wires that penetrate the body. It sounds like science fiction, and yet will be available in 2016. Patients with a ReliantHeart HA5 will be able to upgrade to the wireless system without exchanging the pump, thereby eliminating driveline infection. “Patients will be able to enjoy the physical and social activities that are limitless without a wire,” Ford said.
Dualis MedTech GmbH started research and development of the MedBase® technology in 2006 and has since gained a substantial lead in wireless power technology, and conducted successful animal trials. Stephan Sagolla, CEO of Dualis indicated, “The internal coil is about two inches in diameter and will communicate with an internal battery and power management much like a pacemaker system. The patient will be wireless.”
ReliantHeart, Inc. is an innovative supplier of advanced mechanical circulatory assist technologies that are changing the approach to the treatment of advanced heart failure. It develops and manufactures the HeartAssist5® Ventricular Assist Device. ReliantHeart’s roots are in Houston, Texas, where it has been generously influenced by the transplant centers of Texas Heart, Methodist DeBakey and Memorial Hermann, and its technology originally inspired by NASA, the Johnson Space Center and Baylor School of Medicine.
Dualis MedTech GmbH is an innovative development service provider which supports its customers from the idea stage right through to the certification of tailor-made systems and products. As a spin-off of the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR e. V., German Centre for Aeronautics and Aerospace), the company has transferred technology used in aeronautics and applied it to medical technology and also provide services to other sectors such as the automotive supply industry, consumer electronics and machine and plant construction.
Dualis offers manufacturers of medical devices and active implants a fully comprehensive service package for the production, integration and adjustment of MedBase® to their proprietary products. Dualis complies with the extremely demanding regulatory requirements for medical devices.
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