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Art+Logic is a software development firm that designs, develops, and delivers high-level tech solutions for their clients. The company  specializes in mobile apps, web software, desktop software, IoT, and has recently branched into product development where they are putting their software expertise to use contributing to the evolution of new ...

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  • 09/10/202009/10/2020

Minimum Effective Data: HealthQ Supports Healthy Workplaces Via At-Home Checks and Secure Reporting

Employers are piecing together one of the toughest puzzles they have faced in a generation: How to safely get employees back to work in the middle of an ongoing pandemic. HealthQ by Covitech was designed to make this process easier without invasive data gathering.

A simple and secure app for smartphones, tablets, and desktops, HealthQ allows employees to self-screen and report any potentially troubling symptoms before they leave home. After giving consent for HealthQ to gather the necessary...

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09/10/2020, Minimum Effective Data: HealthQ Supports Healthy Workplaces Via At-Home Checks and Secure Reporting
09/10/202009/10/2020, Minimum Effective Data: HealthQ Supports Healthy Workplaces Via At-Home Checks and Secure Reporting
Announcement
09/10/2020
Announcement
09/10/2020
Employers are piecing together one of the toughest puzzles they have faced: How to safely get employees back to work in the middle of a pandemic. HealthQ by Covitech is a simple and secure app for smartphones, tablets, and desktops, that allows employees to self-screen and report any symptoms before leaving home. MORE» More»

Employers are piecing together one of the toughest puzzles they have faced in a generation: How to safely get employees back to work in the middle of an ongoing pandemic. HealthQ by Covitech was designed to make this process easier without invasive data gathering.

A simple and secure app for smartphones, tablets, and desktops, HealthQ allows employees to self-screen and report any potentially troubling symptoms before they leave home. After giving consent for HealthQ to gather the necessary data, the app walks employees through a set of straightforward questions to guide better decision making about when to come in and when to stay home. These include temperature checks, symptom lists, and other pertinent information about the employee’s wellbeing.

“The CDC has strongly recommended employers conduct daily health checks, but putting a system like this in place on your own is harder than it seems,” explains Covitech co-founder Paul Hershenson. “We’ve created software that allows workers to check in at home, before they expose any of their colleagues or customers, in a way that protects their privacy.”

HealthQ by Covitech features:

  • Consent: Employee consent is solicited and recorded;
  • Privacy: All interactions conform with HIPAA, FDA, EEOC, and other relevant regulations;
  • Reminders: Employees receive daily reminders to complete a health check;
  • Check in: Conducts guided employee symptom checks;
  • Instructions: Gives accurate information to employees with symptoms about next steps;
  • Notification: Authorized individuals at the company receive notification of reports of COVID symptoms.  

Contact tracing and other tracking methods are challenging to implement in the US, due to variations in local approaches and general skepticism. HealthQ discretely fills this gap for companies who want to maintain a healthy work environment while helping stop the spread of the coronavirus.

“We’re facing a crisis of trust as we face this public health crisis,” explains Covitech co-founder, tech investor and instigator Arabian Prince. “HealthQ aims to build trust. It doesn’t track your location or contacts; it simply helps you monitor your health and make the right decision about going into work. It lets your employer know in a limited, appropriate way how you’re feeling. We’re striving to capture the minimum effective dose of data to contain this pandemic.”

Covitech offers HealthQ free of charge to all companies, big and small, looking to reopen safely. "Our mission is to develop products and services that make a positive impact as we all struggle to endure the pandemic. We want as many companies as possible to come out of this prepared to prosper," says Hershenson.

About Covitech

Covitech offers back-to-work solutions to small and midsize businesses by combining compliant software, screening, and containment to keep employees safe. It harnesses the power of collective purchasing of PPE, medical supplies, regulatory consulting, and software to make vital resources accessible to businesses managing their operations in a time of public health complexity. For more information, contact sales@covitech.us.

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09/10/2020

07/08/2020, Covitech Launches PPE Collective, a Platform for Group Protective Equipment Purchases
07/08/202007/08/2020, Covitech Launches PPE Collective, a Platform for Group Protective Equipment Purchases
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07/08/2020
Announcement
07/08/2020
Covitech is launching the PPE Collective, an initiative designed to get quality equipment, such as masks, gloves, sanitizers, and disinfectants, at a very fair price through the power of collective purchasing. MORE» More»

Sourcing, vetting, and acquiring protective equipment at a reasonable cost has proved daunting for many small and midsize organizations. As businesses and nonprofits work to reopen safely, Covitech, the new startup designed to support companies coping with COVID-19, can help. Covitech is launching the PPE Collective, an initiative designed to get quality equipment, such as masks, gloves, sanitizers, and disinfectants, at a very fair price through the power of collective purchasing.

“Small businesses and organizations are facing an uphill battle in a chaotic, often shady market for essential items like gloves and masks,” says Covitech co-founder Arabian Prince. “You don’t really know what you’re getting, who’s providing it, and what the final cost will be. If you’re not a huge company, you can’t afford to buy a million pairs of gloves at once, but that’s the only way in current circumstances to get enough supplies at a reasonable price.”

Covitech’s PPE Collective shifts the balance in smaller organizations’ favor. Small and midsize businesses and organizations in need of PPE can go to the site, join a collective purchase offering, and know they are getting what they paid for. Covitech works to vet suppliers, ensure orders are met, fulfill the purchases, and then send the PPE to purchasers. The result is prices 30-40% lower than retail from reliable sources.

“Covitech’s team combines tech expertise with extensive experience in managing the supply chain for medical necessities,” explains Paul Hershendon, co-founder of Covitech and founder of software development house Art+Logic, whose team developed the PPE Collective software platform while relying on the medical development team at Hudson Scientific to handle product and vendor vetting. “Those two knowledge areas together allow us to tackle this problem.”

“Ensuring quality has also been a difficult task for small businesses overwhelmed by loss of revenue, the red tape of government and bank applications for loans, and keeping on top of the ever changing CDC and FDA recommendations,” notes Matthew Walk, Pharm D and Hudson Scientic Marketing Director and co-founder of Covitech. “Hudson Scientific’s experience as a medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturer, and FDA importer of overseas products, provides valuable quality assurance and bypasses the inexperienced middle men or price gouging occuring in the PPE supply chain.”

“People need to get back to work, but they also need to be safe,” Arabian Prince emphasizes. “The craziness of the marketplace for PPE shouldn’t be a barrier to workers’ safety. And companies facing a clear economic challenge and struggling to reopen should have a clear, affordable way to protect them.”

 

About Covitech

Driven by a partnership between Art+Logic and Hudson Scientific, Covitech offers back-to-work solutions to small and midsize businesses by combining compliant software, screening, and containment to keep employees safe. It harnesses the power of collective purchasing of PPE, medical supplies, regulatory consulting, and software to make vital resources accessible to businesses managing their operations in a time of public health complexity. For more information, contact sales@covitech.us.

 

Announcement
07/08/2020

06/08/2020, Covitech Launches Return-To-Work Platform to Test, Inform, and Protect Employees at Small and Midsize Businesses
06/08/202006/08/2020, Covitech Launches Return-To-Work Platform to Test, Inform, and Protect Employees at Small and Midsize Businesses
Announcement
06/08/2020
Announcement
06/08/2020
Software developers at Art+Logic and health care experts at Hudson Scientific, along with several veteran tech advisors and entrepreneurs, are launching Covitech, an end-to-end platform designed to help small and midsize businesses implement effective coronavirus response programs that ensure workplace safety and peace of mind. MORE» More»
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Software developers at Art+Logic and health care experts at Hudson Scientific, along with several veteran tech advisors and entrepreneurs, are launching Covitech (covitech.us), an end-to-end platform designed to empower small and midsize businesses to implement effective coronavirus response programs that ensure workplace safety and peace of mind. Covitech allows these companies to leverage collective purchasing power to access software, screening tools, and containment products that would otherwise remain out of reach.

“The COVID-19 crisis has revealed many inefficiencies in an employer’s ability to address public health and information needs. The complex decisions required to run a successful business are nearly impossible to make alone.” says Matthew Walk, PharmD, Hudson’s Marketing Director and Co-Founder of Covitech. “The need for digital infrastructure to support these problems is clear. Technology that ensures departments are properly following the constantly changing protocols of the CDC, FDA, state, or local government will address this operations nightmare. It also helps the public to feel safe.”

Beginning with its return-to-work platform, Covitech aims to solve the technological and logistical problems plaguing a range of companies and communities. “The technological basis, what helps us optimize distribution, maintain trust, and equalize access to resources, is what we’re building here.” notes tech entrepreneur and advisor Arabian Prince, one of Covitech’s co-founders. “We want to bring better safety measures and appropriate responses to underserved and overlooked communities and businesses at a time when they desperately need a solution to this challenge.”

Without access to large-scale purchasing power, this need is felt by smaller companies particularly intensely. That’s why Covitech has developed compliant, cloud-based and mobile-app suites that are fully customizable for small and midsize businesses. This creates a more effective way to screen, inform, and protect employees and customers from further spread of COVID-19, all while complying with applicable laws and maintaining employee privacy. A collaborative effort between software developers with keen sensitivity to UI design and trustworthy code, and experts in medical testing and healthcare-related supply chains, Covitech offers solid digital infrastructure that balances workers’ wellbeing, employers’ goals, and recommended healthcare requirements.

The first step is applying Covitech’s detailed protocol for workplace screening, supported by ongoing comprehensive COVID-19 testing resources, which can be arranged on site via a third party. The results are then reported via Covitech’s easy-to-understand platform, which only allows authorized parties to view identifiable information, while notifying employees with positive results via a mobile app and advising them on next steps for them and their families. Finally, Covitech provides sources of personal protective equipment, surface and hand disinfection, and containment solutions. This comprehensive approach stands in contrast to the uncertainty many business leaders are facing.

“Every business is different. The various protocols and directives that agencies and experts have shared with business owners make execution, communication, and planning more complicated,” explains Paul Hershenson of Art+Logic and Co-Founder of Covitech. “We’re working with businesses to implement the best fit for their particular needs and the needs of their employees and customers.”

About Covitech

Driven by a partnership between Art+Logic and Hudson Scientific, Covitech offers back-to-work solutions to small and midsize businesses by combining compliant software, screening, and containment to keep employees safe. It harnesses the power of collective purchasing of PPE, medical supplies, regulatory consulting, and software to make vital resources accessible to businesses managing their operations in a time of public health complexity. For more information, contact sales@covitech.us.

About Art+Logic

Art+Logic has been designing and developing innovative custom software since 1991. They have built software for over 900 clients from a diverse set of industries including education, aerospace, music technology, consumer electronics, entertainment, financial services, and more. With a talent for coding “the impossible,” they are industry leaders in providing software solutions to companies like NASA, General Electric, Google, Apple, Intel, and Motorola. Visit their website at artandlogic.com.


About Hudson Scientific

Hudson Scientific is comprised of FDA and ISO regulatory experts to provide the ability for companies to bring their medical products to market. Their team of engineers, quality assurance technicians, and regulatory experts have over 100 years of FDA related experience to ensure quality products are available in the U.S. market. Hudson has vetted numerous manufacturers of COVID-19 antibody tests and has vetted numerous other manufacturers to meet the FDA’s strict quality control standards. All PPE and testing supplies face rigorous, ongoing quality control testing at our facility in Hudson, Michigan. Visit their website at www.hudsci.com/.

About Arabian Prince

A songwriter, rapper, producer, DJ, technologist Pro Gamer and futurist, Arabian is best known for being a founding member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted rap group N.W.A., pioneering west coast electro music and producing the Grammy nominated #1 hit song Supersonic. He is the founder of iNov8 Next Open Labs and president of LAFTC - The Los Angeles First Tech Challenge robotics competition and partner at Black Dog Gaming.

Arabian Prince’s  passion for technology led to him create a 3D animation and special effects studio in the 90’s working with companies like Saban Entertainment and Fox, including 100+ video game, film and TV titles for Fox interactive and Vivendi Universal. As a consultant, Arabian has advised many companies on bridging the gap between technology and the youth, while bringing new product innovations to market. He is currently working with his tech partners to bring Open Labs to communities across the country in support of youth, women, diversity, veterans and anyone else who wants to explore the future of technology. He is currently launching a new gaming product that will hit the market soon called mClassic. www.marseilleinc.com/mclassic/

Announcement
06/08/2020

04/15/2020, How to Train Your Algo: Software Development Firm Art+Logic Launches Vibrary, an Open-Source AI Tool for Audio Pros
04/15/202004/15/2020, How to Train Your Algo: Software Development Firm Art+Logic Launches Vibrary, an Open-Source AI Tool for Audio Pros
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04/15/2020
Announcement
04/15/2020
Art+Logic is unveiling Vibrary, an open-source tool that uses machine learning to analyze short samples and loops. Its design makes it easy for producers, composers, and musicians to train their own models and classify sounds by sound, genre, feel or other characteristics, defined by users’ needs and preferences. MORE» More»

In collaboration with Dr. Scott Hawley, Physics Professor at Belmont University, Art+Logic is unveiling Vibrary, the first project to come out of its incubator lab. Vibrary uses machine learning to analyze short samples and loops. Its design makes it easy for producers, composers, and musicians to train their own models and classify sounds by sound, genre, feel or other characteristics, defined by users’ needs and preferences.

The open-source AI tool features a helpful interface to make training algorithms accessible to anyone with a computer, internet connection, and a massive sound library. “Much of the technology involved is straightforward, but what is unique about us is that we built a user-friendly utility that lets people train their own AI,” explains Hawley.

Before Art+Logic embraced the project for its incubator initiative, Hawley had been playing around with algorithms and audio files for years, a hobby, of sorts, of the busy physics professor and musician. He dug into the work of top researchers using spectrograms, the visual representations of sound, as objects for algorithmic classification. It enabled him to find and tag sounds in a massive, confusingly-labelled sample and patch library, something producers and composers often struggle with.

He dubbed his experiments Panotti, named for the big-eared people of medieval legend, and eventually he took his prototypes to Nashville’s ASPIRE Research Co-op, a gathering dedicated to audio innovation. He and his fellow researchers worked to improve Panotti.

There was a problem, however. Hawley’s model gave good results, but it was a pain to set up and train. Hawley imagined a better way, one accessible to audio pros, and Art+Logic helped him find it, creating a simple, attractive interface. This interface ensures Vibrary leaps past a major sticking point for many specialized machine learning projects: Domain experts aren’t data scientists, and data scientists may have no clue how domain experts use or perceive the data. Vibrary empowers audio pros to build their own AI without a data-science background.

“Scott’s interface was built in Python, but it wasn’t something the overwhelming majority of users would have been able to configure,” says Jason Bagley, senior software developer at Art+Logic, himself an electronic musician. “We wanted something someone could download and start running immediately. We simplified things, automating a lot of processes. I came up with a user flowchart for training and categorization. My colleague Daisey Traynham turned the flowchart into an interface that is simple to use, hiding as much of the complexity as possible.”

Data can present another hurdle in training an effective machine learning model as a non-expert. “Data scientists have to be careful in creating their data set. If you’re a producer, you don’t think like a data scientist. You may not get why your data are causing model prediction errors,” reflects Hawley. “We had to guide end users toward data and approaches that are helpful to them.” For example, to adequately train a model, users need to tag a large number of files with a shared characteristic to ensure accuracy. “We did a good job of making this difficult step as simple as it could be,” says Bagley.

After some soul searching, the Art+Logic team decided that the best way to get Vibrary out to users was to make it open source, rather than trying to launch a full-blown commercial product. Bagley and Hawley imagine many use cases for Vibrary far from the studio, including counting bird species by calls in a forest and diagnosing motors or devices by sound. “We knew this could be very useful to people, and we didn’t want to limit the features or define a single direction for the software,” Bagley notes. “As open-source software, we can get it into people’s hands and they can get creative.”

 

Announcement
04/15/2020

12/09/2019, Software, Hard Data: How close collaboration between software and hardware can inspect products too important to fail
12/09/201912/09/2019, Software, Hard Data: How close collaboration between software and hardware can inspect products too important to fail
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12/09/2019
Announcement
12/09/2019
In the field of non-destructive testing (NDT; when physical properties can be assessed without damaging the component in question), software that does more than the obvious can create more nuanced and valuable approaches. MORE» More»

Art+Logic’s Bob Bajoras has noticed something interesting often happens when clients first lay out a problem they hope the software team can solve: “They’ll present the problem in the form of the solution,” he notes. “We then get to ask, ‘Why do you want to do that? What’s the problem you want to solve?’ What they’re suggesting will work, but, with our understanding of what can be done with software, we often realize we could do more than just that. This leads us to a solution that does more than expected.”

In the field of non-destructive testing (NDT; when physical properties can be assessed without damaging the component in question), software that does more than the obvious can create more nuanced and valuable approaches, whether the goal is determining a jet engine turbine’s flight-worthiness or assessing a critical oil pipeline a thousand miles away. Software design and implementation become a key piece in turning a simple ultrasound probe into a tool that can save millions of dollars and save lives, as it can capture and aggregate data and then clearly convey the physical state of a test piece in a simple-to-operate-and-interpret user interface.

Sensor Networks Inc. (SNI) came to Art+Logic with an idea for how to monitor pipeline integrity, one they could sketch out and unleash the developers on, thanks to Bajoras’ extensive background in industrial testing. The two teams had to figure out how to unite SNI’s expertise in electronics and ultrasonic testing with Art+Logic’s robust software development practices. The goal was to create a solution that could serve technicians installing probes in pipelines and other applications in the field, as well as clients who needed to interpret sensor data to determine the integrity of their infrastructure. 

“It was a huge advantage, because they knew all the jargon and terminology we use in the industry,” explains Sensor Networks’ Mark Feydo. “We had a crazy dream and a general idea of what it looked like in practice. Bob and the Art+Logic team took off and did it. We didn’t have to do wireframes, no screen by screen stuff, no detailed documents explaining things. It saved months of our time.”

The dialog proved highly fruitful, as the software team suggested ideas about how to make the most of the hardware’s capabilities and how the data could be presented. “With NDT, we understand the applications well,” says Bajoras. “We can help guide hardware design. We’re able to point out that, if you can make the hardware do this for us, we could do even more.”

The solution developed by Art+Logic included a tablet application used in the field and a web application. One helps techs set up sensors and one presents the data gathered by these sensors to ultrasonic technicians. These developments helped Sensor Networks’ customers measure the thickness and corrosion present in pipelines and thus schedule necessary maintenance. As SNI’s projects evolved, they began to incorporate hardware using different protocols, including IoT-style installations. This advancement required Art+Logic to create a bridge app that allowed these new systems to be incorporated into previous data-gathering formats. 

“For IoT devices, battery power is a major issue. When you have a device that’s 150 feet in the air or underground, access is a huge deal, and that means your battery needs to run for five to ten years before it has to be replaced,” explains Feydo. “Art+Logic suggested how we could pack and encode the data to reduce the amount of data we have to send each time.” 

Software can also add significant value layers to hardware, as machine learning and other tools evolve. “We’ve made the software able to make predictions and indicate when a part should be replaced based on the observed corrosion rate,” Bajoras says. “They could schedule replacing the part before it actually fails. That’s an incredibly valuable capability, but it’s a trivial task for software if you have the right data.” 

“We view Art+Logic as members of our team, not contractors we order around. They support us, and when there’s a problem, they jump right in,” notes Feydo. “They get it sorted out and get our customers happy again.” 

About Art+Logic:
Art+Logic has been designing and developing innovative custom software since 1991. They have built software for over 900 clients from a diverse set of industries including education, aerospace, music technology, consumer electronics, entertainment, financial services, and more. With a talent for coding “the impossible,” they are industry leaders in providing software solutions to companies like NASA, General Electric, Google, Apple, Intel, and Motorola.Visit their website at artandlogic.com.

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12/09/2019