Tempo Top Five : Feb 28

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By Andrew

Tempo Top Five : Feb 28

We find, we think, we share : links that caught our eye.

This week’s Tempo Top Five features flying cars, real estate AI, and tech tricks for faster parcel delivery…

 

1. How UPS workers deliver faster using $8 headphones

How UPS workers deliver faster using $8 headphones

Source : MIT technology review

 

Delivering up to 31 million parcels every day, UPS implemented a series of simple tech solutions to shave time off every step of their delivery fulfilment process – including bluetooth headphones that tell workers where to place parcels in their trucks.

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2. Real Estate innovators using AI to appraise their property listings

Real Estate innovators using AI to appraise their property listings

 Source : PSFK

 

Sifting through photography of properties and listing all of their features can be a time-consuming process. But Barcelona real estate company Restb.ai is using artificial intelligence to automatically label every desirable feature using image recognition.

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3. Airbus shows off the first test flight of its flying car

Airbus shows off the first test flight of its flying car

Source : dailymotion

 

The flying cars we were all promised are long overdue, but Vahana, the prototype from Airbus has at least just completed a successful test flight. Completely self-driven, the vehicle suggests personalised flight might actually happen soon.

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4. How brands can use public spaces to amplify their impact

How brands can use public spaces to amplify their impact

Source : PSFK

 

Pushing the idea of experiential retails to new limits, brands are using their influence to define how public spaces are used, to benefit both themselves and the communities around them.

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5. Wearable tech helps stroke patients

Wearable tech helps stroke patients

 Source : bbc

 

There seems to be an endless list of applications for wearable tech, but the health sector, in particular, is driving the technology for real change. This wearable is helping therapists monitor the recovery of stroke patients, and fine-tune their treatment to address specific needs.

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