FEATURES AND ADVICE
BrainHQ | March 10, 2023
BrainHQ, a brain training system, has recently announced the conclusion of its pilot study, showing that brain training can help space travel. The research was conducted with computerized brain training and Posit Science marketed it.
The researchers found that space travel has a hazardous impact on the brain because of the gravitational forces involved in liftoff and landing, radiation, microgravity, and isolation. These impacts resulted in effects like intracranial pressure, impaired vision, vestibular dysfunction, altered fluid levels in veins and arteries, white matter changes, and premature aging. They grouped the astronauts having qualities like age, education and discipline who are employees from the Johnson Space Center for the Increasing Cognitive Ability/Reserve Using Software (ICARUS) pilot study. It tested their cognitive performance through its assessments and Cognition Test Battery, a software-based test dedicated to NASA.
It trained five of these participants for about 15 hours of training, 18 sessions and over the 90 days. They improved on internal measures of its exercises with a 71% increase on average in primary performance metrics. On the NASA Cognition Test Battery, they showed 19% gains on average. With preliminary findings, the pilot study provided data and feasibility for further research.
CEO of Posit Science, Dr. Henry Mahncke said, “These are exciting results in a new area, which is literally about the New Frontier.” He added, “Whether it’s returning to the moon or colonizing Mars, we know that addressing the cognitive challenges of long-term space flight is essential. These results fit nicely with what we’ve seen in building cognitive reserve in older adults and people recovering from brain injury and brain fog, as well as improving peak performers — such as special forces, law enforcement, or athletes — expected to perform at superhuman levels under extreme time and performance pressures.”
(Source – Globe Newswire)
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, BrainHQ, a wellness and fitness services provider, has improved mental ability and performance since 2002. The international team of neuroscientists and brain experts tested its brain training system. Its exercise is scientific-based, and researchers validated its real benefits in their published papers. The experts design, test and redefine its online exercises for cognitive issues, healthy aging and mental conditions. It uses a special algorithm to adapt difficulty in each exercise at the optimum level. Its exercises are divided into different levels for a flexible period, depending on the personal training goals, on any computer or mobile device.
AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS
Wisk | February 07, 2023
On February 6, 2023, Wisk Aero, a renowned advanced air mobility company, and the COMSEQ (South East Queensland Council of Mayors), the largest regional local government organization in Australia, published a paper detailing the benefits of advanced air mobility (AAM) for South East Queensland (SEQ). The two organizations entered a strategic partnership in July 2022 when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding. They continue to collaborate on events and outreach, highlighting AAM's advantages.
With the release of a rigorous and aspirational Opportunities Paper, Wisk and COMSEQ are beginning a new chapter in their partnership. The paper provides an overview of the developing AAM sector, the prospects for South East Queensland (SEQ), and the social, economic, and environmental advantages of introducing AAM to SEQ.
The paper also describes how AAM will become an integral part of SEQ's transportation network as the region seeks to address high-growth-related issues such as congestion, environmental sustainability, and rising demand for affordable and accessible flights.
COMSEQ and Wisk concur that the release of the Opportunities Paper: 'Bringing Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) to Australia' highlights the critical importance of government and industry collaboration in making progress with AAM.
Wisk is an urban air mobility company committed to providing everyone with safe everyday flights. The company, a joint venture between The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation, aims to shape the future of daily commutes and urban travel safely and sustainably. With more than a decade of piloted and unpiloted flight experience, it has developed Cora, an all-electric, autonomous air taxi. The Cora team is now the firm's foundation and is working towards a future in which commuters can safely fly above traffic and reach their destination more quickly. Wisk believes in a world where less time getting there means more time being there.
PCH Hotels &amp;amp; Resorts | March 16, 2023
PCH Hotels & Resorts, a hospitality solutions provider, has recently announced that it has expanded its services to open third-party hotel management services for the additional ownership groups.
PCH Hotels & Resorts has been working for different properties with a combined operational experience of about 200 years. It has achieved many awards and accolades like Marriott’s recognition, IHG and travel-based publications. It offers services for hotel operations, revenue management, food & beverage management, spa, capital budget management, accounting, human resources and IT solutions. Its operational team suggests a strategic and data-driven approach for positive topline development, budgeting, market share growth, community stewardship and guest experiences. It focuses on experiential lifestyle hotels and resorts while operating many F&B outlets and European spas. It outranks both branded and independent boutique hotels in the Southern U.S.
Its additional acquisition and development abilities include due diligence assistance, brand selection and evaluation, capital expenditure assessment and CAPEX plan development, repositioning and rebranding analysis, hotel design and site plan analysis, IT Infrastructure, market and revenue projections, franchise agreement review and assistance, business plan development, and pre-opening services.
Chairman and CEO of PCH Hotels & Resorts, James Buckalew said, “Historically, we have provided third-party hotel operations services for a select group of hoteliers, but as the market continues to rebound post-pandemic, we believe now is the time to begin offering our services to a larger pool.” He added, “Having operated hotels since 1999, PCH understands what it takes to manage a successful hotel that provides outstanding guest services and a profitable bottom line with 2022 a record year.”
(Source – Business Wire)
About PCH Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, PCH Hotels & Resorts, a hospitality company, specializes in refined comfort, Southern hospitality, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, and exceptional guest experiences. It is a franchised management company with Marriott. It has acquired different hospitality companies like the Grand Hotel Resort and Spa. It has been among the top hospitality employer in Alabama since 2000. It manages various properties like Renaissance Marriott resort properties, Marriott resort properties, Autograph Collection resort, and the Outlet Shop. Each property is near the extensive Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The Retirement Systems of Alabama owns its broad portfolio.