Modern mechanical system makes it straightforward to show bedridden sufferers

The steel clamp that held the 2 sheets. Credit score: Alain Herzog

It takes round 5 – 6 folks and a substantial quantity of effort to show an intubated affected person in a hospital mattress. For sufferers in a man-made coma, this process is carried out at the least twice a day as a way to enhance sufferers’ respiration and stop bedsores. And now that intensive care models are filling up because of the pandemic, the issue is getting worse. A staff comprising scientific assistants and a scholar, headed by Prof. Charles Baur at EPFL’s Instantaneous-Lab in Neuchâtel, have developed a easy system that enables simply three folks to show a affected person with little effort. It was examined by medical doctors and nurses on the La Supply Clinic simulated hospital in Lausanne and the Geneva College Hospital (HUG) intensive care unit, and everybody concerned was enthusiastic in regards to the new gadget. It has been patented and is now prepared for large-scale manufacturing.

Turning sufferers gently with out straining medical workers

Employees members at the moment flip sufferers by first inserting a clear sheet on the affected person in order that the bedsheets might be modified on the identical

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Moved? Tell the IRS and USPS where to send your stimulus check, tax refund

With a tax refund and third stimulus check possibly on the way soon, make sure you’re set up to receive them.


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If you’re planning to move or you already have, you’ll need to add two items to your checklist: Inform the USPS of your new address, and do the same with the IRS when you file your tax return, even if it’s temporary. This is so you can receive any missing stimulus money from the first or second check, as well as your tax refund so that it won’t be sent to your old address. (Here’s how to calculate the amount you could receive with a second or third check.) 

Even if you already got your $600 stimulus payment, President Joe Biden is working with Congress to pass a third stimulus check, potentially with as much as a $1,400-per-person maximum. If it gets approved, you’ll want your correct address on file to receive your money.

If you think you might receive your payment through direct deposit, this applies to you, too. You’ll want to make sure you get the IRS letter verifying when it sent your payment. This is

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How to use AirPods and the Health app in iOS 14 to protect your hearing

Limiting volume exposure on your iOS devices can help protect your hearing in the long run. Learn how to actively monitor volume levels and protect your hearing health with iOS 14.4 and AirPods.

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Throughout the past year and continuing into this year, more and more of us have been relying on and wearing AirPods throughout the day to complete video calls and online meetings on our iOS devices. This reliance on wearing headphones for long periods of time can have a potential effect on hearing if the volume is turned up too loud and exposed over long periods of time.

With iOS and the Health app, your AirPods (and some compatible third-party devices) can be used to monitor your listening time and volume exposure to determine if it is unhealthy. In this article, we’ll walk through how to set up volume limits and hearing health in iOS to monitor your exposure and resolve over exposure issues.

SEE: Hardware inventory policy (TechRepublic Premium)

How to set up the Health app

Beginning in iOS 14.2, iOS users are able to track headphone audio levels and get notifications for overexposure of volume. To enable this feature, perform

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How to use Files in iOS 14 to manage Safari downloads, local device storage, and external drives

Learn how to get the most out of Files by downloading and managing your locally stored files and use external drives with your iOS devices.

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The Files app has grown into a full-fledged document and file management app with the latest iOS releases, iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. You can now easily copy files between multiple file services, download files locally, and even connect up removable storage to copy files to and from.

In this article, we’ll delve into how to manage internet downloads from Safari, configure the local location in the Files app, and copy or move files to and from removable storage from local storage. 

SEE: Software as a Service (SaaS): A cheat sheet (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

How to manage your local storage

iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 allow you to easily manage local storage. Local storage is a place where files can be stored locally on the SSD or device without storing it on a file sharing service or iCloud Drive.

Before you can begin storing files locally, you first need to enable the local storage inside of the Files app. To do this, perform these steps:

  1. Open the Files app
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New Gemini 2 feature helps keep your Mac clean in real time

There are many challenges to keeping a Mac clean. Thankfully MacPaw has simplified preventing unwanted duplicate files.

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From steering clear of security threats to pursuing Inbox Zero, maintaining a clean Mac can be challenging. With a late January update to its Gemini 2 duplicate file-cleaning utility, the MacPaw developers have done you a favor. While practicing proper security and mail messaging habits remain your responsibility, MacPaw has added real-time duplicate file-creation notification to the Gemini 2 app.

SEE: 10 MacOS tune-up tricks for your Mac (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

You no longer need to remember to run the file-cleaning program, nor do you need to schedule such activities. The new Duplicates Monitor feature keeps an eye on locations you specify and generates a gentle alert whenever duplicate files are created. Whether the files in question are documents, spreadsheets, presentations, images, videos or even audio files, the app’s new Duplicates Monitor catches the redundancies.

Never fear. The resulting duplicate file alerts don’t ring jolting alarms or interrupt the work you’re doing. Instead, the Gemini 2 menu bar icon generates a small window, while the menu bar icon updates its look to include a yellow dot. The resulting pop-up window,

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