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Philips SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband selected by NASA-funded institute for studies to improve sleep and behavioral health

June 17, 2019
Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) has selected two research studies leveraging Philips technology to evaluate if sleep can be made more efficient to improve cognitive function and behavioral health  

Deep Sleep Headband makes it possible to test how auditory stimulation protocols can be optimized to improve sleep and performance in space

Amsterdam, the Netherlands Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the company’s SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband will be used in research funded by the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), a virtual institute empowered by the NASA Human Research Program, for two unprecedented studies evaluating the relationship between sleep and cognitive performance for behavioral health. The two-year initiative will use the Deep Sleep Headband to determine if sleep can be improved during deep space exploration by utilizing a variety of auditory stimulation protocols, thereby maximizing cognitive function. Philips’ technology is the first-of-its-kind to be used in this type of research.

“We’re honored to have the SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband selected for these studies that will be important not only for space exploration, but also for the millions of people who have difficulty obtaining adequate sleep,” said John Frank, Business Leader, Sleep and Respiratory Care at Philips. “Deeper understanding of the connection between sleep and cognitive performance builds on the decades of clinically-guided research that drive our sleep solutions, and will contribute to future Philips innovations making better sleep and its benefits accessible to everyone.”

Research has demonstrated that the beneficial effects of sleep on restoring brain function occur, at least in part, during slow wave sleep, resulting in increased energy and alertness during times of wakefulness. The benefits of enhanced slow wave sleep are especially pertinent to astronauts, who must maintain peak cognitive and operational performance while working in extremely challenging sleeping environments. TRISH, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has begun the following studies:

  • Optimizing Auditory Stimulation to improve cognitive performance (OASIS): For two months, 24 subjects will use the Deep Sleep Headband at home, performing a comprehensive NASA-validated cognitive test battery daily. The study will explore how auditory stimulation positively affects specific cognitive domains, as well as if an individual’s sleep patterns can predict cognitive performance throughout the following day. The optimal pattern and frequency of tone application will also be assessed.
  • Improving Efficiency and Restorative Quality of Sleep:  A 7-day lab trial replicating the challenging sleep conditions experienced during spaceflight will study 12 subjects wearing the Deep Sleep Headband. TRISH will look at whether the technology benefits daytime cognitive performance during a period of chronic sleep restriction and reduces performance deficits induced by sleep inertia after an abrupt or emergent awakening.

“At TRISH, we’re always looking for emerging technologies that can reduce risks to human health and performance – especially during deep space missions,” said Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D., director of the Translational Research Institute for Space Health. “We are interested in optimizing performance without medication and identifying solutions that can improve the efficiency and restorative quality of sleep. With Philips SmartSleep technology, we’re aiming to use a consumer-facing device for spaceflight that can evaluate the correlation between sleep and performance, and how that connects back to astronaut behavioral health.”

The Deep Sleep Headband, made available for purchase in the United States on Philips.com in the fall of 2018, is the first sleep technology that is clinically proven to both enhance the quality of deep sleep through customized tones that provide a boost to an individual’s natural slow wave activity and to improve cognitive function in a number of domains during wakefulness. Philips will support TRISH’s studies by providing this technology, in addition to offering the technical expertise necessary to program the devices to deliver multiple forms of stimulation, and to extract the data assessing slow-wave sleep.

Recognized as a population health issue by clinical communities worldwide, sleep deprivation affects the health and livelihood of millions of people. Using nearly 40 years of deep clinical expertise in sleep technology, Philips aims to ultimately address 80 percent of all sleep issues with its technologies. To learn more about Philips SmartSleep suite of consumer sleep solutions, including the Deep Sleep Headband, please visit www.Philips.com/SmartSleep. For additional information on Philips’ solutions for sleep and respiratory care, follow @PhilipsResp on Twitter or visit www.philips.com.

For further information, please contact:

Kathy O’Reilly
Philips Group Press Office
Tel: +1 978-221-8919
E-mail: kathy.oreilly@philips.com

Twitter: @kathyoreilly

Meghan Cole
Philips Sleep and Respiratory Care
Tel: +1 412-370-8291
E-mail: meghan.cole@philips.com

About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.



Rock Tech Engages KBM Resources Group for LiDAR Survey at Georgia Lake

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rock Tech Lithium Inc. (the “Company” or “Rock Tech”) (TSX-V: RCK; Frankfurt: RJIB) is pleased to announce that it has engaged KBM Resources Group (“KBM”) to complete a LiDAR and high-resolution imagery survey at its 100%-owned Georgia Lake lithium project in Ontario, Canada.

The aerial acquisition of LiDAR and digital photography will cover the Nama Creek main zone and adjacent areas of the Georgia Lake lithium project. The LiDAR survey, with a relatively high resolution of 10 laser points per square metre and an absolute accuracy of 10 cm vertical and 20 cm horizontal, will produce LAS files with classified ground points including a bare earth model and georeferenced orthoimagery.PreFlight

“The ideal time to fly this survey is after the snow melt and before leaf-out,” commented Martin Stephan, Rock Tech’s Chief Executive Officer. “These conditions, combined with a favourable regional weather forecast, shall make for a successful LiDAR survey.”

“Obtaining the LiDAR and digital photography data is an important next step for the development of the Georgia Lake lithium project,” said Dirk Harbecke, Rock Tech’s chairman. “This high-resolution imagery will be used to finalize our project footprint including the optimization of access roads and infrastructure planning, including the locations of surface and processing facilities and tailings ponds.”

All aerial survey and analysis work on this project will be completed by qualified KBM personnel. Acquisition will be done with KBM-owned equipment including aircraft. Processing and quality control will be completed at KBM’s Thunder Bay location that is equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.

All scientific and technical information in this news release concerning the Georgia Lake lithium property was reviewed and approved by Karl-Stephan Peters, EurGeol 787, a qualified person (QP) as defined under National Instrument 43-101.

About the Georgia Lake Lithium Project

The Georgia Lake project is a lithium-rich pegmatite vein deposit with measured and indicated resources of 6.57 million tonnes grading 1.01% Li2O in addition to inferred resources of 6.72 million tonnes grading 1.16% Li2O. The first PEA for the project, focused exclusively on the main resource area hosting less than 80% of total defined resources, was published in October 2018. Highlights from the PEA included an NPV of $312 million and an IRR of 62.2%.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

“Martin Stephan”
Martin Stephan
Director, Chief Executive Officer

For further information, please contact:

Brad Barnett
Chief Financial Officer
Rock Tech Lithium Inc.
777 Hornby Street, Suite 600
Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 1S4
Telephone: (778) 358-5200
Facsimile: (604) 670-0033
Email: bbarnett@rocktechlithium.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, “forward‐looking statements”.  Forward‐looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “expects” and similar expressions.  The Company cautions readers that forward‐looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the Company’s future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward‐looking statements.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/373e04bf-9f72-4b7d-8516-9d8e2650858b

Carpenter Technology and Israel Aerospace Industries Announce Collaboration to Produce Commercial Aircraft Additive Parts

Le Bourget, FRANCE, June 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) today announced their collaboration to produce additively manufactured components for a serial production commercial aircraft.  This collaboration will result in IAI’s first metallic additively-produced parts, which are expected to provide significant manufacturing benefits and lay the groundwork for future design improvements and enhancements.  IAI is working closely with Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority for approval of the parts, which when accomplished will represent the first time this technology has been approved for commercial use in Israel.  Carpenter Technology, through its Carpenter Additive business unit, is producing the parts and providing supporting information to assist with their approval.

“Together, Carpenter Additive and IAI are pioneering the use of this technology for new platforms and applications,” said Marshall Akins, Carpenter Technology’s Vice President, Aerospace Markets.  “This collaboration speaks to the trust major aerospace entities like IAI have in Carpenter Additive’s capabilities, and to IAI’s forward leaning vision to rapidly realize the benefits of this technology.”

“We are pleased to see the fruits of our development efforts leading towards the certification of a flightworthy metallic additively manufactured part,” says Zvi Genisher, VP & General Manager, Engineering & Development Division, IAI Aviation Group. “We look forward to strengthening our collaboration with Carpenter Additive.”

Visitors to the International Paris Air Show can visit Carpenter Technology’s booth, which is located at Hall 5, E232, to learn more about additive manufacturing, or IAI’s chalet #208A.

Media/Investor Inquiries

Carpenter Technology – Media Inquiries
Heather Beardsley
+1 610-208-2278

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Israel Aerospace Industries
Lital Ben Ari

About Carpenter Technology Corporation

Carpenter Technology Corporation is a recognized leader in high-performance specialty alloy-based materials and process solutions for critical applications in the aerospace, defense, transportation, energy, industrial, medical, and consumer electronics markets. Founded in 1889, Carpenter Technology has evolved to become a pioneer in premium specialty alloys, including titanium, nickel, and cobalt, as well as alloys specifically engineered for additive manufacturing (AM) processes and soft magnetics applications. Carpenter Additive, a business unit of Carpenter Technology, provides a complete “end-to-end” additive manufacturing solution to accelerate materials innovation and streamline parts production. More information about Carpenter Technology can be found at www.carpentertechnology.com or www.carpenteradditive.com.

About Israel Aerospace Industries

IAI Ltd. is Israel’s largest aerospace and defense company and a globally recognized technology and innovation leader, specializing in developing and manufacturing advanced, state-of-the-art systems for air, space, sea, land, cyber and homeland security. Since 1953, the company has provided advanced technology solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide including: satellites, missiles, weapon systems and munitions, unmanned and robotic systems, radars, C4ISR and more.  IAI also designs and manufactures business jets and aerostructures, performs overhaul and maintenance on commercial aircraft and converts passenger aircraft to refueling and cargo configurations. More information about IAI can be found at www.iai.co.il

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those projected, anticipated or implied. The most significant of these uncertainties are described in Carpenter Technology’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2018, Form 10-Q for the quarters ended September 30, 2018, December 31, 2018 and April 25, 2019, and the exhibits attached to those filings.  Carpenter Technology undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

2019 South & Southeast Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair held in Kunming, China’s Yunnan

The 2019 South and Southeast Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair (SSACEIF) was held in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, on June 12, 2019.

According to the Executive Committee of the SSACEIF, exhibitors from 74 countries, regions and international organizations were featured in the exposition. A total of 3,348 enterprises from home and abroad attended the SSACEIF, in which nearly half of them are overseas companies.

Themed “A Better Gateway and Powerhouse for Shared Development and Prosperity”, Sri Lanka was the theme country of 2019 SSACEIF, and the country of honor was Cambodia.

With 17 pavilions covering an area of approximately 170,000 square meters, six major exhibition zones were also established specifically to highlight attractions and events of featured themes, including South Asia, Southeast Asia, overseas, domestic and China-South Asia Expo.

Compared to the previous SSACEIF, pavilions focusing on the Belt and Road Investment Cooperation, green energy, and natural forest products were set up for the first time. Digital technologies from the Yunnan province were also on display at a newly opened zone.

From the first day of SSACEIF on Wednesday, the regular China-South Asia Expo Section has been officially operating, and will be opened to the public all year round, where traditional characteristics and commodities from South Asian and Southeast Asian countries that were exhibited on CSA expo will be kept as a regular fair. The section included two major zones of the National pavilion and the Featured Commodity Exchange pavilion, covering an area of 10,000 square meters.

Contracts to be inked during the 2019 SSACEIF were estimated at a total amount of over 600 billion yuan (about US$86.7 billion), according to the Executive Committee of SSACEIF.

Another 14 series of events and activities, including the 3rd China-South Asia Business Forum, the 2nd China-South Asia Cooperation Forum, and the 7th China-South Asia Southeast Asia Think Tank Forum, will also be held during the seven-day event.

Source: Antara News