Pandemic Report: Tech to understand neurological issues, COVID pushes Kroger automation, & robots

COVID-19 and long-term neurological issues

Allegheny Health Network Specialists in Pittsburgh are studying the use of a novel technology to assess the long-term neurological effects of the COVID-19 virus on patients. They are looking into neuological symptoms such as loss of taste and smell, ringing in the ears, and “brain fog.”

COVID pushes Kroger automation

Due to the changes brought about by COVID-19, Kroger has embraced automation in a big way, including opening its first automated online customer fulfillment center.

KC company selected by Department of Homeland Security

Kansas City-based MRIGlobal has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security to provide COVID-19 testing solutions. The deal includes the Managed Testing Services scope of work as well as four contracts with a shared ceiling value of up to $2 billion.

Black & Veatch wins top prize

Also in Kansas City—Engineering and construction company Black & Veatch earned the top prize for pandemic-related solutions at the 2021 Edison Awards, the highest achievement recognition in the industry. Black & Veatch created RaMHS, a holistic approach to infrastructure supporting COVID-19 testing and vaccination.

Patient stories documented

Researchers at the University of Louisville are studying the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 by documenting patient stories at their new Post COVDID-19 Research Clinic.

Health Tech platforms for stay-at-home mandates

COVID-19, with its resulting stay-at-home mandates, has drastically redefined the way people seek medical help and buy products. Here are three Minnesota’s based companies whose tech platforms made the transition easier.

Companies that have embraced robotics during the pandemic

Here’s a look at how COVID-19 inspired some companies in Flyover Country to embrace robotics in manufacturing, distribution, transportation, retail and restaurants.