Doctors Providing Critical Patient Care Remotely With a Smartphone wVideo

first_img Remote-control health AirStrip ‘Critical Care’ is the next application that is in the advance testing stages and will be available to hospitals once its FDA approved. ‘Critical Care’ delivers ventilator flow tracings, patient vital signs data and rhythm strips. Practitioners can access virtual real-time and historical data. In the video below AirStrip Technologies reviews some of the benefits of this application. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — AirStrip Technologies is revolutionizing the medical field by giving physicians the ability to monitor their patient’s vital signs form their smartphone. Doctors can now keep track of heartbeats, nurse’s notes, exam results and drug doses when they are out of the hospital. Citation: Doctors Providing Critical Patient Care Remotely With a Smartphone (w/Video) (2010, May 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-05-doctors-critical-patient-remotely-smartphone.html AirStrip Imaging. Credit: AirStrip Technologies More information: www.airstriptech.com/ AirStrip Lab. Credit: AirStrip Technologies AirStrip Cardiology. Credit: AirStrip Technologies As medical records become digitized and made available to the medical community there’s a growing concern for patient’s privacy. AirStrip Technologies has taken the first step in making all their applications HIPAA compliant.AirStrip applications not only let your doctor track your health but will one day let your doctor share your vitals and get opinions from any doctor they may wish to consult.center_img AirStrip Imaging. Credit: AirStrip Technologies © 2010 PhysOrg.com AirStrip Lab. Credit: AirStrip Technologies AirStrip has developed a hardware/software solution that makes remote monitoring of a patient possible. AirStrip already has their obstetrician application (AirStrip OB) in use in facilities across the U.S. and they are working on similar applications for ‘Critical Care’, ‘Cardiology’, Imaging’, and ‘Lab’ work.AirStrip OB, delivers vital patient waveform data which includes fetal heartbeat and maternal contraction patterns in virtual real-time directly from the hospital labor and delivery unit to a doctor’s mobile wireless device. Doctor’s also have the ability to review nurse’s notes, vital signs and other patient related information. The video below illustrates how a maternity facility, equipped with AirStrip OB, made one patient’s delivery less complicated. AirStrip ‘Cardiology’ is another application in the advance testing stages. This application offers remote access to valuable data for the cardiologist including telemetry strips, EKG data, pulse oximetry, ventilator pressure measurements, end-tidal CO2 monitoring and arterial pressure monitoring. AirStrip Technologies is also currently working on two additional applications that are in the development stages:• AirStrip ‘Imaging’ is a mobile PACS solution that can be accessed from virtually anywhere, providing practitioners with access to data previously accessible only at the bedside or on a hospital workstation.• AirStrip ‘Laboratory’ provides on-demand access to lab results and readings via an HL-7 feed. Users can refer to current or historical results through the patient medical file by simply selecting the required results view. The AirStrip Technologies platform securely delivers critical patient information, including virtual real-time waveform data, directly from hospital monitoring systems to a doctor or nurse’s smart phone, laptop or desktop. Credit: AirStrip Technologies This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Researchers study knifewielding robots w Video

first_img The researchers were from the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, which is a branch of DLR, the German Aerospace Center at Wessling. They used a 14 kg DLR Lightweight Robot III robot arm capable of holding a range of knives, scissors, a scalpel, and a screwdriver. The articulated arm has a reach of 1.1 meters, and is moderately flexible, and unlike other robots is fitted with position sensors and torque sensors in every joint.The aims of the experiments were to determine what would happen if domestic robots were trained to use bladed tools commonly found in the home and accidentally struck human soft tissue, and to develop a collision detection system to limit injuries. The results showed in some scenarios when the safety system was turned off the robots inflicted wounds that could have been lethal. The scientists say they have reservations about ever training robots to use knives and other bladed tools in the home, but their research and the safety system they developed will help researchers to develop safer robots. © 2010 PhysOrg.com The robot arm was programmed to use the tools to cut, puncture, and stab at different speeds. Tests were carried out on a leg of pork and a lump of silicone, materials simulating human soft tissue. The robot used different maneuvers to strike the materials. Limited tests were also carried out on the arm of a human volunteer (leader of the research team, Sami Haddadin), and in this case a safety system including a prototype collision detector developed by the research team was turned on to limit injuries. When the robot was used with the silicone and pork leg the safety system was turned off and the puncture and stab wounds produced by the robot arm were deep and in some cases would have been serious enough to be lethal if made on a living subject. With the safety system turned on the depth of cuts was reduced and sometimes were prevented altogether.The research is believed to be the first to study injuries from bladed tools, although there have been studies of injuries that could be inflicted by robots bumping into people. The paper was presented last week by scientists Sami Haddadin, Gerd Hirzinger and Alin Albu-Schaffer at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010) in Alaska. Scientists study robot-human interactions Explore furthercenter_img (PhysOrg.com) — Many people have dreamed of robots helping around the house, vacuuming the carpets, making the beds, and chopping vegetables in the kitchen. Now a new study has found such robots could pose a danger to humans if they use sharp implements such as steak knives. Image credit: German Aerospace Center Citation: Researchers study knife-wielding robots (w/ Video) (2010, May 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-05-knife-wielding-robots-video.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Next generation hard drives may store 10 terabits per sq inch research

first_img InPhase Demos 515 Gigabits Per Square Inch Data Density Explore further The research, published in this week’s Nature Photonics, has found a method that combines two writing procedures to store data on hard drives. Each procedure writes tightly packed data without affecting data on the bits surrounding it and avoiding the usual challenge with tightly packing data, which is that the heat generated in the write head can create superparamagnetisim that can interfere with surrounding bits and jumble the data on them (by flipping a 0 state to 1 or vice versa).One of the procedures used is bit-patterned recording (BPR), which writes to “magnetic islands” lithographed into the surface, which isolate the write events and prevent superparamagnetic effects occurring. The other is thermally-assisted magnetic recording (TAR), in which a tiny region of the surface is heated when data are being written and then cooled. The heat allows the surface to magnetize quickly, and this, the small-grained design of the surface, and the distance between bits all help to prevent superparamagnetisim.The two methods both present difficulties: BPR is limited by the need for a write head that exactly matches the size of the magnetic islands, while TAR is limited by its need for small grain media that can tolerate heating and cooling, and the difficulty of controlling the area heated. It turns out that combining the two methods solves all the problems. BPR’s magnetic islands remove the need for small grain media, and TAR writes only to the heated bit, so the size of the write head is less important. Using the two methods in combination means surrounding bits are unaffected, and data can be tightly packed on less expensive surfaces.The new system, developed by Barry C. Stipe and colleagues from Hitachi research groups in California and Japan, uses a plasmonic nano-antenna to write the data, with laser light guided via a waveguide to the antenna, where it is transformed into a charge. The “E-shaped” antenna has a 20-25 nanometer (nm) wide middle prong that concentrates the charge on an area as tiny as 15 nm in diameter, rather like a lightning rod, with the outer prongs acting as grounds. The write speed obtained by the researchers was 250 megabits per second and the error rate was low. Data tracks were separated by 24 nm, and the researchers obtained a data storage density of one terabit per square inch of high-quality data quite easily. The researchers believe 10 terabits per square inch is theoretically possible. Bit addressing during TAR writing on bit patterned media. a, Schematic of the head path and write waveforms during experiment. Both up and down orientations were written. The head path is purposefully misaligned to the track direction by a fraction of a degree. Initial phase is random with each track. Write frequency was incremented by 1% between tracks. b, Large area HR-MFM image of resulting tracks. Scale bar, 1um. Single tone tracks at the highest data frequency are written properly with no adjacent track writing when the head is centered on the track and in phase with the island positions. Nebulous light regions are due to reversal of the soft magnetic material in the trenches between islands. c, Close-up HR-MFM image of a single track. 60 islands are written correctly before the write phase and track centering drift too far. Scale bar, 500nm. Image credit Nature Photonics, doi:10.1038/nphoton.2010.90. More information: Magnetic recording at 1.5 Pb m^(−2) using an integrated plasmonic antenna, Barry C. Stipe et al., Nature Photonics, Published online: 2 May 2010. doi:10.1038/nphoton.2010.90 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Next generation hard drives may store 10 terabits per sq inch: research (2010, May 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-05-hard-terabits-sq-inch.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — The majority of today’s hard disks use perpendicular recording, which means their storage densities are limited to a few hundred gigabytes per square inch. Scientists have for some time been trying to find ways of increasing the limit, and a new method has been proposed that could stretch the limit as high as ten terabits (Tb) per square inch.last_img read more

The sound of driving VW plays a cars music w Video

first_img(Phys.org) —Volkswagen calls its new concept “driving music reinvented” in the form of an app called Play the Road. We can think about the driver as a composer; we can think about the car as an instrument; we can think about the road as a sheet of music. Such are the suggestions from the concept creators, a collaboration between music producers, a musical group and VW, who have delivered a Play the Road app. This app creates music according to the driver’s style in handling the car, from speed to steering and more. The system can generate music triggered by the car’s movements; VW turned to the electronic music group Underworld on their project to help synchronize driving and music realtime, where the car itself becomes the instrument. The team faced the challenge to create “a nonlinear composition that would work as a dynamic soundscape for the VW GTI driving experience.” The app is not available commercially; instead, VW is using the app for a Track Day competition event, where entries close on December 2. Drivers who enter experience what it is like to compose music by driving around a special course. “You’ll get behind the wheel of the new GTI MK7 and experience our prototype project, transforming you from driver to musician, as you create music with your drive.” © 2013 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Teen driver music preferences increase errors and distractibility, study finds To complete the process, all information was ported to Pure Data, where music and data came together. (Pure Data [Pd] is an open source visual programming language, which musicians, visual artists, and developers use to create software graphically without writing lines of code.) Different musical motifs were attached to different data streams, so the cars movements or locations would trigger the music live.Commenting on the experience of putting this together, the VW site noted how the GTI became “an office for Underworld, Nick, Yuli and the precision driver Steve Gault until the final composition was finished.” That is because the only way to refine the composition was to drive it, over and over. The team identified locations in the soundscape where the composition and PD patch could be tightened.center_img Explore further Citation: The sound of driving: VW plays a car’s music (w/ Video) (2013, November 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-11-vw-car-music-video.html Underworld began composing based on driving data collected and they delivered “music stems” that could be attributed to locations and specific driving behaviors. How it works: a smartphone is tethered to a VW GTI’s on-board computer and the data collection begins: steering, acceleration, speed, GPS, each turn of the wheel, each gear shift, each change in location, determine the sound of musical elements composed by Underworld. The team had sought to gather as much driving information about the GTI driving experience as possible. Using the accelerometer and gyroscope in the smartphone they captured data recordings of the car performing numerous maneuvers. Cross-referencing the data with video footage, they began to attribute data patterns to car behaviors. Along with the help of Audio Specialist Nick Ryan, Underworld began composing based on the driving data collected. “We want to listen to this bit of data here, but when we want to stop listening to it here and listen to this completely different bit of data here. How they all interweave, that’s where the complication of the project starts to multiply,” said Yuli Levtov, music producer, who also assisted in the project. More information: www.volkswagen.co.uk/playthero … 1_480_22_36423_91_13last_img read more

Preserved tracks in Alaska park suggest duckbilled dinosaurs lived in Arctic yearround

first_img Explore further Hadrosaurs, more commonly referred to as duck-billed dinosaurs (because of their unique crest) lived approximately 69 to 72 million years ago—there were several species living on several different continents. In this study of the preserved footprints found in Alaska, the researchers found evidence of both pack and family behavior.The footprints were found on a piece of land not much bigger than a soccer field—scientists working there found thousands of preserved tracks from several types of animals and insects—all living during the during the Late Cretaceous. In this study, the emphasis was on the hadrosaurs.The team found footprint size ranged from 8 to 64 centimeters, which they said could be attributed to dinosaurs of four different groups: adults, near-adults, juveniles, and the very young. The majority of the tracks were made by adults or those close to being full grown—84 percent. Very young members made up 13 percent of the tracks while juveniles made up just 3 percent of the total. Because the tracks appear to have been made near in time to one another, the researchers suggest they offer evidence that the dinosaurs lived as family units within a herd. The small number of juvenile tracks, they add, likely means that the dinosaurs had a very short juvenile period—they probably grew pretty fast because at that stage they would have been very vulnerable to predators. Also, it appears unlikely the small dinosaurs would have been able to migrate, thus the footprints offer evidence that the dinosaurs lived in the Arctic year-round.Scientists believe that the area in which the dinosaur tracks were found was more mild millions of years ago, likely closer to what is now typical for the Pacific Northwest, making it a suitable place for a hadrosaur to raise a family. The researchers note also that some of the tracks were so clear, it was possible to make out skin impressions, which offered clues as to what the bottoms of the feet looked like. High–tech imaging stamps on Queensland dinosaur stampede theory (Phys.org) —A trio of researchers has published the results of a study of dinosaur tracks found in Alaska’s Denali National Park in 2007. Anthony Fiorillo, Stephen Hasiotis and Yoshitsugu Kobayashi, of the Perot Museum, the University of Kansas and Hokkaido Museum respectively, report, in an article published in the journal Geology, on their analysis of 70 million year old hadrosaur footprints and what they revealed about the lifestyle of the dinosaurs. Figure 3 from Fiorillo et al. A–C: Size ranges of tracks found at Denali National Park, Alaska, tracksite. D: Adult hadrosaurid track with skin impressions. Scale bar for C1 is 5 cm. Credit: Geological Society of America Journal information: Geologycenter_img More information: Herd structure in Late Cretaceous polar dinosaurs: A remarkable new dinosaur tracksite, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA, Anthony R. Fiorillo, Stephen T. Hasiotis and Yoshitsugu Kobayashi, Geology published online 30 June 2014; DOI: 10.1130/G35740.1 . http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/early/2014/06/26/G35740.1.full.pdf+htmlAbstractThe discovery of a new tracksite of mostly hadrosaurid dinosaur footprints, made by a herd living in an ancient high-latitude continental ecosystem, provides insight into the herd structure and behavior of northern polar dinosaurs and perspective on populations of large-bodied herbivores in an Arctic greenhouse world. This tracksite occurs in the Upper Cretaceous Cantwell Formation in the Alaska Range (Denali National Park, Alaska, United States), and it is the largest tracksite known from this far north. Preservation of the tracksite is exceptional: most tracks, regardless of size, contain skin impressions and they co-occur with well-preserved plant fossils and invertebrate trace fossils of terrestrial and aquatic insects. Statistical analyses of the tracks show that individuals of four different age classes of hadrosaurids lived together in a large social group. Our research results independently corroborate the growth curve for hadrosaurids proposed by paleohistologists that suggests that these dinosaurs experienced a period of rapid growth early in their life history. © 2014 Phys.org Citation: Preserved tracks in Alaska park suggest duck-billed dinosaurs lived in Arctic year-round (2014, July 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-07-tracks-alaska-duck-billed-dinosaurs-arctic.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Using metals with high thermoelectric power factor to create efficient allsolidstate active

first_imgA team of researchers from the Ohio State University and the University of Virginia has found a way to use metals with a high thermoelectric power factor to create efficient all-solid-state active coolers. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Applied, the group describes their new approach to cooling electronic devices and how well it worked. © 2019 Science X Network New material to pave the way for more efficient electronic devices Explore further Two ways to cool. A refrigerator transfers heat from a cold object to its warmer surroundings (left). By contrast, an active cooling system helps heat move more efficiently in its natural direction, from a hot object to the cooler surroundings (right). A new active cooling system is optimized for this second purpose and may be useful for cooling hot components. Credit: M. J. Adams/Ohio State University, via Physics Active cooling systems, by definition, are cooling systems that use electricity to cool a hot or warm device down to ambient temperatures. In this new effort, the researchers have found that such systems could benefit from the use of special metals. They also coined a new term to use as a metric—effective thermal conductivity. In active cooling systems, heat-carrying charge carriers flow from the hot side of an object to the cooler side when electricity is applied—effective thermal conductivity is a number that is calculated by adding a system’s active thermal conductivity (when electricity is applied) to its passive conductivity (when the electricity is off).As the researchers note, most commercial cooling systems have been optimized over the years for use in refrigeration applications, and are thus not ideal for active cooling situations such as removing heat from a computer. They note also that engineers typically use a measure called the thermoelectric figure of merit (zT) to describe the efficiency of such systems. But again, they suggest it is not a good metric for active cooling systems.To improve the efficiency of such systems, the researchers looked for materials that had better-than-conventional thermal conductivity. They found two that showed promise: Kondo-effect metals and magnon-drag metals. They built a Peltier cooler using the metals (cobalt and cerium-palladium) and set it between various hot and cold materials, and then tested it to see how efficient it was at removing the heat on the hot side and sending it to the cold side.The researchers report that when they applied five amps to the device, it pulled out approximately 100 more milliwatts of heat than it did when no power was applied. In terms of thermal conductivity, the device was measured at 40 W/mK in passive mode and reached 1000 W/mK with some heat differentials. Citation: Using metals with high thermoelectric power factor to create efficient all-solid-state active cooler (2019, May 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-metals-high-thermoelectric-power-factor.html More information: M.J. Adams, et al. Active Peltier Coolers Based on Correlated and Magnon-Drag Metals, Physical Review Applied (2019). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.11.054008 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

The youth factor

first_imgWhat happens when the youth of the city gather at the heart of the Capital? It results into the biggest vibrant cultural event. Called the Youth Festival, the extravaganza is being celebrated with full fervour in Delhi.Organised by the Department of Art, Culture and Languages and Sindhi Academy, the festival is an initiative the Delhi government.The first day of the carnival comprised live performances by Guru Rajendra Gangani’s disciples who performed a Kathak recital, cultural performance by students of SES Baba Nebhraj Sr Secondary School, contemporary dance performance, cultural performance by DAV public School, Vasant Kunj, cultural performance by Ability Unlimited Foundation, Hindi rock performances by the band Aayudh, laser and beam show and giant puppet shows by Ishara Puppet Theatre. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting”Delhi has one of the most energetic audience and we are overwhelmed with their response,’ said Hindi rock band Aayudh.Commenting on the participation at the youth festival, Guru Syed S Pasha, of the NGO Ability Unlimited said: ‘We have been preparing since a long time for this festival. The disabled children will get enormous support from the audience response. We are thankful to Sathiya Kala Parishad and Delhi government for giving this opportunity to our NGO. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix’I firmly believe that the energy of the youth should be directed onto a constructive path. Young artistes in the age group 13-30 are put to good use which will help them inculcate better professional attitude in future. More so they are all achievers in various cultural fields,’ said Sindhu Mishra, secretary, Sindhi Academy.Bringing about such a festival to the fore at this mass scale has its own challenges. ‘I agree, there were too many of them. Foremost being that the Delhi Government did not have a great name to pull in the crowd. Similarly managing the crowd in between breaks to keeping the audience’s attention glued to the activities were difficult tasks,’ added Mishra.There are more performances lined up.last_img read more

State govt forms committee to commemorate 100 years of Bangla Cinema

first_imgKolkata: The state government has formed a committee for commemorating 100 years of Bangla Cinema.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is the patron of the 18-member committee, with Soumitra Chatterjee as the chief advisor and Goutam Ghose as the chairman.The members of the committee include Aroop Biswas, the state Youth Services and Sports minister, Indranil Sen, Minister-of-State for Information and Cultural Affairs department, Madhabi Mukhopadhyay, Ranjit Mallick, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Deb, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Srikant Mohta, Kaushik Ganguly, Rituparna Sengupta, Indrani Haldar, Swarup Biswas and Vivek Kumar, principal secretary of the Information and Cultural Affairs department. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe committee will chalk out a plan to organise various programmes to celebrate the 100 years of Bangla Cinema. The committee, comprising most of the senior actors from Tollywood, will prepare a “Calendar of Events” to gift a unique programme on the completion of a century of Bengali cinema.The first Bengali silent movie, Satyabadi Raja Harishchandra, was released in 1917. It was directed by Framji Dhobiwalla. Jamaibabu, another silent movie, directed by Kalipada Das, was released in 1931. But prior to it, Hiralal Sen had directed Alibaba, which was released in 1904. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedHowever, Sen didn’t get the due recognition. In the past 100 years, Bengali cinema has produced great actors like Pramathesh Barua, Durgadas Banerjee, Chobi Biswas and Kanan Devi among others. But the most popular matinee idol in the past 100 years has undoubtedly been Uttam Kumar. In the past century, Bengal has produced some of the finest film directors, including Nitin Bose, Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and many more.It may be mentioned that the initiative of the Chief Minister has taken the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) to new heights in the past six years. She has made it possible for people from all walks of life to witness the grandeur of the film festival, with steps taken to ensure that it doesn’t remain bound only within Nandan. The Information and Cultural Affairs department will be providing all necessary support to the committee.last_img read more

Ambitious plans announced for elderly disabled

first_imgWith an aim to make travelling through Indian Railways a better experience, in the Railway Budget announced on Thursday, more facilities for the differently-abled people and the senior citizens have been added. However, the differently-abled are apprehensive whether or not these “ambitious” plans will ever be tuned into the “practical” mode.“A lot is being said to make travelling easier. But I doubt if they will be implemented. Travelling by train is a menace for us. We have a quota for the disabled in trains, but despite that we are unable to procure seats. Trains have coaches, which are only for the disabled, but they are mostly occupied by the general people. No steps are taken by officials to put such things in order,” said Sidharth Mohite, a Delhi University student, who is hearing-impaired. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreThis year, the Railway Budget has introduced the facility of online booking for wheel-chairs on payment basis for senior citizens, patients and disabled passengers to be provided on selected stations. The present ladders used for climbing upper berths will be replaced to make them user-friendly. TTEs would also be instructed to help senior citizens, pregnant women and differently-abled people. Also, a folding ladder would be made available in coaches for easy climbing. Also Read – Man who cheated 20 women on matrimonial websites arrestedTaking a jibe at the online ticketing process and quota system, visually-impaired Pankaj Singh said: “I don’t find anything new in the Railway Budget. There have been provisions, but they are never implemented. When we go to stations asking for seats under quota, they always say they are full. The coaches for disabled people in trains are at extreme ends. We want them to be in the middle. Moreover, orthopaedic people are not allowed to book singular tickets. They are required to travel with assistants. Such issues should be addressed.” In the Railway Budget, it has also been announced that for the differently-abled, a special initiative is being launched, whereby they can purchase concessional e-tickets after one-time registration. “If concessional tickets are provided to us, it will be a big relief,” said Pankaj.For senior citizens, a proposal to add to the quota of lower berths for senior citizens has been made. “We don’t get lower berths easily. And, for us it is very difficult to climb up to the upper berths. If this proposal is implemented, it will be beneficial for us,” said a senior citizen.last_img read more

Abyakto selected for competitive section in Kolkta film fest

first_imgKolkata: Bengali film ‘Abyakto’ focusing on the complex relationship between a mother and son has been selected for the Indian Language Competition Section of 24th Kolkata International Film Festival, the producers said in a statement Wednesday. The Indian Language Competition Section is one of the sections in the Competition Category of 24th KIFF 2018 with the other categories being International Competition, Innovation in Moving Images, Competition on Indian Language’s Films, Asian Select (NETPAC Award) and Competition on Indian Documentary Films. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life This edition of KIFF will be held from November 10 – 17 in the state-run auditorium Nandan and some other theatres across the city. Directed by young film maker Arjunn Dutta, ‘Abyakto’ has an ensemble cast of Arpita Chatterjee, Adil Hussain, Anubhav Kanjilal, Samontak Dyuti Maitra and others, the statement said. Besides being screened in KIFF’s competition category, ‘Abyakto’ has also been selected in the Indian Panorama section of the 49th International Film Festival of India, the producers said in a statement Wednesday. The film to be commercially released this year is focused on the complex relationship between a mother and son.last_img read more