with the slogan “Some games can change your life. Others can save herBCN Science has launched, together with the Josep Carreras Leukemia Foundation, the campaign “OneMatchXOneLife” raise public awareness of the importance and need to increase the number of bone marrow donors.
Join the #UnMatchXUnaVida campaign
In Spain alone, 5,000 new cases of leukemia are diagnosed each year. Many of them increase from a bone marrow transplant to be able to face the disease and 3 out of 4 do not have a compatible family member who can do it.
In this sense, the bone marrow transplant is the only way out for many patients with leukemia and other diseases that flourish in the blood. This intervention consists of achieving the replacement of the cells enclosed in the patient by cells without a donor.
That said, both institutions have launched the #UnMatchXUnaVida campaign, which highlights the abusive use of dating apps and invites us to reflect on the time we spend on these platforms “looking for the person who can change our lives without giving us account that, with less effort, we can save someone, “explained the organization.
“Marrow donation requires meeting compatible people, but the possibility that this begins is 1 in 4,000”. You have to think that, “the more people who register in the Bone Marrow Donor Registry (REDMO), the more chances have been given to leukemia patients from all over the world to be able to match and find a compatible donor to save their lives.” ”.
Bone marrow donation is a fairly simple process, but it does require a commitment. Find out more on the official website of the #UnMatchXUnaVida campaign and save a life!
The heat wave has been back for a few days and even earlier since it set in in June. But with him, this year, scorching heat waves appear with their consequences on the human organism such as dehydration and sunstroke. For fragile people such as pregnant women, children or the elderly, this heat wave phase is likely to be dangerous, which in serious cases can lead to death. Connected objects can be an undeniable comfort to fight against strong riders. Start-ups and companies also offer various and atypical solutions to protect the population. Check out several of them.
Many departments of France are currently facing a heat wave at the end of July, with temperatures that can exceed thirty-four degrees. The summer of 2017 was also marked by an episode of intense heat causing 8,000 visits to the emergency room, 2,760 SOS Médecins consultations and 580 deaths, i.e. a 5% increase in mortality compared to previous years. Start-ups and companies are implementing connected objects to solve this problem. From the cooling jacket to the night sleeping bag for a person able to measure the amount of money for it, so many solutions capable of protecting vulnerable people and fighting against extreme heat.
CryoInnov and its cooling jackets
Created in 2015 by Bertrand Bourgeois, the Breton start-up CryoInnov, specialized in thermoregulation (process allowing an organism to maintain a constant temperature, editor’s note) and in cryotherapy (method involving cold to treat and treat pain, editor’s note) offer cooling jackets. These garments make it possible in less than fifteen minutes to better stabilize the heart rate of the user and to regulate their body temperature at 37 degrees. Pour and arrive, they have pockets in which cold sachets incorporate First+Ice technology. This formula, made up of water and polymer beads (a substance made of similar molecules, editor’s note), freezes to prolong the sensations of freshness for more than two hours, without causing burns, since the temperatures are set between one and five degrees. A first jacket called “Cryovest Sport” was first designed in 2008, for French athletes selected for the Summer Olympics in Beijing, to increase performance and physical recovery. With the collaboration of INSEP (National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance, editor’s note), the company then tested other prototypes to decline them in the professional sector with “Cryovest Industry” with firefighters. and workers in the steel and metallurgy industries as well as in the medical and public sectors with “Cryovest Boléro” for the sick and people suffering from heat on a daily basis. The price of the products varies between 216 and 300 euros. The jackets appeal since many Tour de France cyclists use it.
SmartDuvet and the temperature regulator
Launched by Tina Cayouette, the Canadian start-up SmartDuvet has invented a connected duvet allowing temperature regulation. The company is determined to know with its connected bed capable of doing itself at a time when the user decides. A sort of inflatable sheet that is placed between the duvet and the cover, the product uses the air heater for a silent control box located under the bed and distributes the flow on each side of the bed. A network of ventilation tubes takes care of managing the air conditioning and is also connected to the Wi-Fi. A couple of sleepers can then decide whether they want to heat or cool their own side even if they regulate the temperature over a period of time. precisely, simply by using the SmartDuvet application on their smartphone or tablet. According to the company, their quilt helps wick away moisture using the name of germs and dust mites that can cause allergies and respiratory illnesses.
Helps and protects against dehydration
Founded in 2015 by Antoine Dupont and Vincent Philippe, the French start-up Auxivia offers an automated solution for the prevention and monitoring of dehydration, for connected glasses. It is intended to help patients and caregivers, also in EHPAD (accommodation establishment for dependent elderly people, editor’s note) who are domiciled. Health care teams often have to check their patients for drinking water and this takes a long time. With the company’s product, they are also relieved of a workload as they see it conveying each resident’s water situation and habits through a platform. It will also indicate the amount of liquid swallowed by the senior while checking whether it contains any after his spill. Because the information is communicated and the person is identified, a box is installed in each of their rooms. To remind the elderly to drink or encourage them to open the most water, a brightly colored light signal lights up at the bottom of the container. It is via ultrasonic measurement that the amount of liquid consumed is calculated. Many establishments use these connected glasses such as the Omeris network, managing to enter Ehpad and five hundred residents are already followed all over France.
Companies and start-ups are thus offering solutions to fight against the heat wave with their connected objects. The city of Paris also wants to control these heat peaks. In July, it installed modular and removable urban cooling furniture called “fresh island” to protect residents from dehydration and sunburn. Shaped like trees, they were designed by Engie’s subsidiary, Climespace, supplier of air conditioning systems. Three examples are installed in particular near the Gare de Lyon and the forecourt of Station F.
Paint your roof white?
The start-up Cool Roof, created in 2015 in Quimper, offers to repaint roofs white to fight against global warming. The paint is reflective and certified ecological without toxic products, allowing 90% of the sun’s rays to pass through. Also, reduce the building temperature. Also, to her from the E.Leclerc center in Quimper, with the authorization, according to the startup, to lower the temperature by 6 degrees and save 20,000 euros in electricity.
Tips for refreshing your home if you are working from home
- Near your fan, place a bottle of frozen water or a bowl of ice cubes in front of it to blow cooler air.
- Place a damp cloth in front of your windows to limit the entry of heat and contribute a little humidity throughout the room.
- Wet the front of the windows, the balcony or the terrace allows to release freshness.
- Cook cold dishes to avoid using the oven
- turn off the lights
- Keep cool by closing your shutters… and your windows
Entrepreneurship is like a long obstacle course that requires stamina and agility. Faced with the financing wall, the production pit, the development barrier, the hurdle of the USSRAF, the entrepreneur can sometimes give in to discouragement. If the survival rate of companies beyond 5 years varies greatly from one sector to another, it is commonly accepted that it is 1 out of 2 on average. How to fight against the discouragement of the entrepreneur?
“Whoever moves a mountain begins by moving small stones. »
understand its role
As with a plane crash, discouragement often results from an accumulation of factors, the sum of which leads to catastrophe. The entrepreneur often fights alone against everyone. He uses his energy to convince potential partners, particularly financial ones, instead of optimizing his product or service offering. The entrepreneur often feels that he is wasting his time solving problems that take him away from his core business! He sometimes sees the day go by without having had time to carry out the imperatives related to the company. The first advice to not fall too easily into discouragement is to integrate all the dimensions of this very special profession. . The entrepreneur must be the man of all situations and have the skin tanned in a society that still too often does not always give him a good reception!
Approach the competent structures to help you
The entrepreneur, whatever his age, has every interest in approaching the associative structures that can assist him in his project. Faced with the accumulation of problems, he will be tempted to throw in the towel, he will find in them the wise advice and help of former entrepreneurs. He just browse the internet and he will find free advice from experts.
Cultivate a healthy lifestyle
As in any long-distance event, the entrepreneur must derive his resistance from good hygiene and a good balance in life. The body and mind of an entrepreneur, like that of an elite athlete, are work tools in their own right. The two talk to each other and forgive each other! It is clearly about sleeping well, playing sports and relieving stress.
If necessary, go back to basics
The entrepreneur must be able to count on those around him to face his moments of doubt, but when he finds himself alone facing his problems, he must return to his foundations, that is, to everything that motivated his entry into this exciting but very demanding adventure. Focus on what has already been accomplished and on the ultimate goal. Tell yourself that the road traveled and the sacrifices already made deserve his perseverance. No matter that it may be necessary to change course, the important thing is to succeed. Who said that entrepreneurship was a long and calm river?
Entrepreneurship is a form of high performance sport. It requires talent and pugnacity. Discouragement can be combated all the more easily since it has been integrated as one of the many variables in the equation to be solved. In the worst moments know to ask for help and do not underestimate the usefulness of a good nap or an hour of squash. Never forget that today’s trials build tomorrow’s successes!
“Successful people rarely sit on their laurels and let things happen to them. They go out and make things happen. »
Leonardo da Vinci