ITC Infotech, a specialized global technology services provider and a fully-owned subsidiary of ITC Ltd, successfully concluded the fourth edition of its flagship annual co-creation and technology innovation platform ‘iTech 2018‘. As part of iTech 2018, ITC Infotech organized a Startup Showcase and a programing Codeathon on December 8~9, 2018, at its Bengaluru headquarters.

The Startup ‘Showcase’ has been designed with the objective of providing innovative technology startups a platform to present their solutions directly to businesses. Shortlisted startups pitched business solutions powered by new age technologies including Artificial Intelligence, Augment Virtual & Mixed Reality, Blockchain and IoT across three industry verticals – Industry 4.0, HealthTech and FinTech. The potential clients for these startups included C level executives from ITC Infotech’s global client base, senior business decision makers, including CIOs from various ITC Ltd., businesses, technology leaders from ITC Infotech’s leading ISV and technology platform partners, and leaders from across ITC Infotech’s various technology LoBs and industry verticals.

Two startups, JioVio and Ethereal Machines won a cash prize of Rs. 2 Lakhs each, and the chance to co-develop their solution with ITC Infotech as a part of its go-to-market strategy. JioVio is a med-tech company focused on providing a positive pregnancy, infant care and parenting experience with its innovation in healthcare technology. Ethereal Machines solves manufacturing problems faced by industries by equipping them with affordable machines. Additionally, this year two startups – Detect Technology and NeoEyed won the special jury award for presenting exemplary solutions.

Ms. Sushma Rajagopalan, MD – ITC Infotech with the winners

The iTech programing Codeathon, an open forum for students, professional developers and early stage technology startups, witnessed some of the sharpest technology minds compete and created code for complex business applications. Participants addressed various challenges included applications to enable labor matching for farmers & farm owners, interactive mobile UI component using platform specific SDKs, offline analytics for mobile applications, offline app sync and process automation.

The Codeathon also had an open innovation category to explore Blockchain solution across Industry 4.0, HealthTech and Fintech. Pulse [formerly known as DocTalk] won the Codeathon challenge and was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 2 Lakhs. The first runner-up was a team from Institute of Technical Education & Research Bhubaneshwar who won a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakhs and the second runner-up was a team from RR Donnelley who won a cash prize of Rs. 50,000. Team from CMR Institute of Technology and Mangalore Institute of Technology & Engineering won special jury awards. Select Codeathon participants were also offered internship opportunities with ITC Infotech.

The iTech 2018 jury panel consisted of business leaders from ITC Infotech’s clients and platform & ISV partners, along with senior leaders from various divisions of ITC Ltd.

Commenting on the success of iTech 2018, Sushma Rajagopalan, CEO & MD, ITC Infotech, said

As a technology company in the digital era, it is important for us to create an effective eco-system in order to develop innovative and disruptive solutions. Our objective is to collaborate with our employees, with our clients and ISV partners, and the world of startups, to work at the cutting edge of technology and make innovation a way of life at ITC Infotech. iTech is an extension of our philosophy to foster startups in a non-threating environment through partnership with our clients, and the larger ecosystem. Through iTech, we are also creating a platform to enhance the learning experiences of the next generation of technologists.

The fourth edition of iTech 2018 received over 3500 entries for the Codeathon challenge and 32 teams were shortlisted for the final round of development. For Startup Showcase, 15 shortlisted startups were invited to showcase their solutions at the event as a part of the start-up showcase from the 200+ entries that were received.

Continuing its endeavor to make technology accessible and productive for all, Microsoft India has announced the availability of new Phonetic keyboards in Indian languages to members of the Windows Insider Program. The new feature is available in 10 Indian languages including Hindi, Bangla, Tamil, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. The new Indic Phonetic keyboards are in addition to the Indic Traditional INSCRIPT keyboards already available with Windows.

 

The new keyboards have been added to Windows Insider Preview Build 18272. Users participating in the program can immediately start using them and share their feedback. The keyboards are expected to be added to Windows 10 later, subsequent to which Indian language users won’t need to download and install any external Input Method Editors [IMEs] to input Indic text in a phonetic style.

As words are typed using the existing keyboard, Indic Phonetic keyboards transliterate them to suggest possible Indic text options. For instance, if we type ‘namaste’ using the Phonetic keyboard, it will automatically suggest the same in Hindi/Punjabi/Gujarati.

Setting up and using Indic Phonetic keyboards

  • Go to Time & Language in Settings and select the language from the navigation menu
  • Click on the + icon labelled and add the preferred Indic language [by selecting into the search box and select it – for example ‘Hindi’ and click on the next button and install the Indic language on the device, which will then return to the Language page]
  • Go to language page, select the language and then click the options button to go to language options page
  • Add the keyboard by clicking the + icon and then select the type of keyboard
  • Lastly, enable the phonetic keyboard by clicking on the input indicator on the taskbar [or press the Windows key + Space] and select the Indic Phonetic keyboard
  • After adding the keyboard, one needs to download the dictionaries used for Indic Phonetic keyboard.

To get a first-hand experience of the Indic Phonetic keyboards, join Windows Insider Program.

Microsoft and Local Language computing – Microsoft has been consistently working to provide local language computing in Indian languages for over two decades since the launch of Project Bhasha in 1998, allowing users to input localized text easily and quickly using the Indian Language Input tool. Microsoft is also leveraging AI and Deep Neural Networks to improve real-time language translation for Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and now expanding it to real-time language translation for Telugu. Microsoft also recently announced support for email addresses in multiple Indian languages across most of its email apps and services. Also, as part of the latest Windows update, Microsoft added Tamil 99 virtual keyboard to Windows 10. Through its global Local Language Program [LLP], Microsoft provides people access to technology in their native language. This includes Language Interface Packs for Indian languages like Hindi, Kannada, Bengali, Malayalam, amongst others.

MachPrinciple is a LinkedIn-like professional network that allows general public and academicians to connect with each other, find latest discoveries in the field of their interest, find upcoming conferences, give feedback about different educational institutes etc. It was launched in India on 7th December, 2018.

A social network for scientists is not a new concept. But there is no such network to bring science to general public, to disseminate scientific knowledge and to foster scientific way of thinking among people. MachPrinciple comes into existence to fill that void.

There are about 150,000 research papers published per month in different fields. But more than 50% papers are never read and more than 90% are never cited. The situation is getting worse as the things are getting digital. Therefore, researchers are trying to increase the exposure of their scholarly work through social media. MachPrinciple gives researchers a unique platform to increase the visibility of their work to the people both inside and outside their research field. All the articles are verified by admin before publishing.

The conference search engine in MachPrinciple.com allows researchers to find all the upcoming conferences in their research field. People can check the popularity of a conference, check who else is attending the conference, their profile etc. People can also explore the location of the conference, nearby hotels, airports, tourist destinations etc.

The final but the most powerful feature of MachPrinciple is the institute feedback section. While purchasing any product from Amazon or eBay, people always look for user rating and feedback. However, while choosing an educational institute there is no viable platform where you can check its feedback from previous students. MachPrinciple provides a platform for writing feedback about different educational institutes.

About MachPrinciple

MachPrinciple is developed by Santanu Das, a research scientist at University of Wisconsin, Madison, along with his team. It comes with a promise to change the way academics is done across the world. The desktop version of the website is launched. A mobile version is also about to come in early January 2019. People can go to MachPrinciple and directly login using their Google or LinkedIn profile, without going through the full verification process.

Today, startups that build tools for businesses looking to automate their customer service experience and operations are being acquired by global companies. Though they may have the necessary automation tools that may be required during the digital journey, they may not necessarily have the experience to accelerate the digital transformation itself.

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User/Customer Experience [CX] is the most important element in the journey of digital transformation that every organization should be striving to improve. Today AI drives almost every aspect of your shopping experience wherever or whoever you are. The dominance of user experience in retail, healthcare or banking verticals are due for the part to its mastery of artificial intelligence [including the decision-making process] to the ability of machines executing your request that was once the purview of humans alone. But then the question arises as to who should be the right people you will need to sign-up to be part of your journey? As customers we strive to expect more, and we will handshake only with partners/vendors that embrace this and deliver it through meaningful experiences.

Nowadays, most enterprises in their journey are not on a single digital platform. They’re on disparate platforms with number of different channels. For e.g. During our visits to different customer offices, we have witnessed enterprises using multiple tools that form their unified communication standards. Now if enterprises have to deep-dive and bring in their own teams to learn and then chalk out the DX roadmap, it could turn out very expensive or the ROI will take forever to be effective.

Collaboration of these instant-messaging or other in-house communication channels used with another programmable based API [Voice, Data, ITSM etc.] is something a managed service provider [MSP] will bring in the experience to integrate with all the components that form the part of the unified communication.

Secondly, the digital infrastructure that will be required as part of the digital transformation is often comprehensive and will be requiring a right service provider to stitch the solutions from many CX based solution partners that will form the full technology stack along with base infrastructure. This includes everything from managing the security and network for various omnichannel to rolling out AI and machine learning solutions to enable true digital transformation. I believe that enterprises will take more proactive steps to engage with the right service provider that has experience in bringing both sides of experience to empower their employees on how technology can change their everyday lives by embracing the DX journey.

Thirdly, with the way technology is behaving by evolving everyday as against a decade ago, managed service providers need to understand the enterprises ever changing business conditions and respond with a holistic solution during and after its DX transformation journey. Besides the one-time implementation strategy, a continuous improvement enhancement to analyze and inventory the CX environments on a regular basis, typically every quarterly will help to evaluate the validity of outcome when compared to its competition in the marketplace.

Enterprises that plan in taking the plunge into digital transformation journey, will need to have a strong relationship with IT managed service partner who can successfully guide them in adapting the new way of services model in this digital age.

About the author

Nilesh Gupta is the VP & Global Head – Digital Infrastructure Management Solutions & Strategy, at 3i Infotech Ltd. More details about him can be found here

K7 Computing Private Limited, a homegrown cybersecurity industry leader, hosted The Association of Anti-Virus Asia Researchers International Conference [AVAR] in association with Indian Computer Emergency Response Team [Cert-In]. The conference was held at Holiday Inn resort, Goa from the 29th to 30th of November, 2018. The gathering of more than 400 participants along with 67 speakers from 25 different international security companies addressed and discussed the significant and acute aspects of cybersecurity. The theme of the conference was ‘The Dynamic Security Ecosystem‘.

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The International security conference in its 21st year saw one of the largest gathering of cybersecurity experts, researchers, product developers and eminent speakers from around the world, engaging in panel discussions and paper presentations.

K7 Computing has been associated with AVAR since its inception and has previously hosted the conference in Chennai, in 2013. Hosting the event for the second time and bringing back the event to India for the third time, J Kesavardhanan, MD & CEO, K7 Computing said

Since its inception, AVAR has witnessed increasing participation from leading cybersecurity players from around the world. It has also evolved as a platform to discuss on the latest trends, innovations and disruptions impacting the cybersecurity industry. This year we had participation from more than 25 leading cybersecurity players from across the globe.

It is our privilege to be associated with AVAR and to host it again in India. We are very happy with the success of AVAR 2018. With initiations like these, we aim to further our cybersecurity mandate of bringing the industry together to discuss and develop an advanced roadmap to curb cyber threats.

Commenting on AVAR 2018, Allan Dyer, Chairman, AVAR said

We are very glad to have held the 21st edition of AVAR in India in association with K7 Computing; for the second time. Considering the expanding digitalization, India is one of those nations where the need for cybersecurity solutions and awareness on cyber threats is immensely required. Therefore, forums like AVAR, play a pivotal role in bringing the cybersecurity industry together to brainstorm on the complexities of the threat landscape and discuss the way forward to deal with these.

It is very satisfying to see the increasing participation at AVAR every year. We congratulate K7 Computing on the successful completion of AVAR and on taking this initiative further, the second time.

One of the findings which K7 researchers presented was the ‘New Android Denial of Service Vulnerability‘. K7 researchers explained how the ADB [Android Debug Bridge], a tool used to set or modify android phone’s authentication PIN or pattern can be leveraged by attackers to lock the user out of his/her own phone without their knowledge. Exploitation of this vulnerability via ADB, which had already been disclosed to Google, was demonstrated live, rendering a smartphone inaccessible by modifying its device security settings.

At the prestigious event, K7 computing also announced its partnership with PolySwarm, the first decentralized threat intelligence marketplace to further advance its ecosystem of quality malintent detection where K7 Computing will integrate its malware detection engine into PolySwarm’s network.

About K7 Computing Private Limited

K7 Computing is a global provider of leading IT security solutions for enterprises and consumers. Incorporated in 1991, K7 Computing has its registered office in Chennai and a strong presence in all Indian states. With more than 20,000 channel partners, K7 Computing is protecting more than 25 million customers worldwide against the threats to their IT environment. The recent notification from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology [MeitY] on procurement of 100% indigenous cybersecurity products establishes K7 Computing as the sole Indian player to comply with the Public Procurement Order 2018 for Cyber Security Products.

Truecaller Pay, the UPI based payment platform of Truecaller stated that the app is expecting to bring on board 25 million users by March 2019, organically. The platform is currently witnessing up to 100,000 users linking their bank accounts on a daily basis, of which as much as 50% of the new users are experiencing UPI for the first time.

To give a boost to this mission, Truecaller Pay has also recently tied-up with NPCI’s Bharat Bill Payment System that will encourage more users to make bill payments across utility services like electricity, water, gas, telecom and television recharge among others instantly. The platform is currently live with 60+ billers and is expected to have 125+ billers in a few weeks. In addition to this, Truecaller users will be able to make one tap bill payments from within its SMS notification feature, giving them a seamless payments experience.

Expressing his thoughts on the projection, Sony Joy, Vice President, Truecaller Pay, said

Since we launched Truecaller Pay, we have been receiving an extremely encouraging response from our users. Due to this, we are even more committed to strengthen our payment platform and aggressively work towards bringing more features to the app. Our partnership with BBPS is one such initiative. We are confident that this will enable access to digital bill payments for the masses.

About Truecaller

People use Truecaller to stay ahead. It helps them know who’s getting in touch, filter out unwanted calls and SMS, and focus on what really matters. The company provides a suite of unique services such as a dialer that offers caller ID, spam detection, messaging and more. Truecaller’s mission is to build trust everywhere by making communication safe and efficient. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the company was founded in 2009 by Alan Mamedi and Nami Zarringhalam. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Atomico and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers.

The road towards smart mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, driven by advancements in big-data analysis, Artificial Intelligence [AI] and the Internet of Things [IoT]. Today, digital natives are looking for a superior travel experience through omni-channel interaction, single payment interface, contactless travel, and integration to social media. This is fueling the need for PTOs [Public Transport Operators] to look at new ways of driving efficiencies by making operations more intelligent. For instance, integrated payment systems such as London’s Oyster smartcard and Singapore’s EZ-Link allows users to opt for different modes of public transportation through a single smartcard.

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With an aim to cater towards addressing the needs of digital natives who are looking for superior travel experiences, Sasken is enabling Transportation ISVs and Public Transportation Operators to provide efficient & connected back office solutions and superior customer experience through digital enablement. Some of Sasken‘s key services include fare collection and revenue management, mobility as a service, real-time passenger information, asset management, and passenger safety. Today, we have a chat with Raman Sapra, Executive Vice President and General Manager – Digital, Sasken Technologies Limited about Mobility-As-A-Service, Intelligent Transportation, etc.

With the increasing demand for multi-modal transport from consumers, can you please share some details about omni-model ticketing and digitization of fare management systems?

Public transit is moving towards a fully-connected ecosystem of public transit agencies operating on different transport modes, rider sharing services and urban mobility services. Towards this, for enabling omni-modal ticketing, fare management system providers are providing APIs. This will help urban mobility services and rider sharing platforms to integrate ticketing from other providers onto their applications. Many market players are starting to adopt mobile transit ticketing.

Currently, smartphones are ubiquitous and mobile tickets on smartphones help to improve commuter convenience. They can easily purchase ticket from a mobile transit application for different legs of the journey, through different modes of transport rather than waiting in long queues.

How is Sasken using the concept of ‘Mobility-as-a-service’ to service its customers in the transportation industry?

Millennials want to build their journey by leveraging different available mobility services and do not want to use private vehicles. Sasken’s customers in the transportation segment are fast embracing this trend. We are enabling our customers with development, productization and field deployment of end-to-end solutions for enabling ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’. Our contributions touch all aspects of a platform for enabling MaaS.

These include API enablement of automated fare collection, real-time passenger information systems for easy integration with ride sharing platforms, developing mobile ticketing systems, mobile-based validation solutions for contactless tickets, developing advanced trip planning solutions, and developing advanced analytical solutions for improving planning, scheduling and operations.

Blockchain as a technology is seeing more adoption in the enterprise mobility sector. What are your thoughts on how Blockchain can be leveraged for this sector and how does Sasken’s association with Enterprise Ethereum Alliance help to solve critical problems in the Public Transport Domain?

Blockchain as a technology is seeing more adoption in transportation sector/urban mobility segment. Blockchain is suited for solving business problems when multiple parties are involved in the ecosystem and the trust barrier among them is very high. An inter-modal transportation network has many transit agencies, urban mobility providers operating and some of them are competitors to each other. Commuters prefer to buy ticket from one party for the end to end travel and revenue sharing and reconciliation becomes a necessity. At present, it takes multiple weeks for revenue reconciliation.

We developed a revenue sharing solution for multi-modal transportation network by leveraging Ethereum to expedite transactions and make revenue sharing near real time. Public transit agencies and ride sharing platforms are participants to a consortium blockchain network in this case. The participants have full visibility to all transactions in the blockchain network and revenue sharing logic is developed as smart contracts in the blockchain.

Recently, Sasken became a member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. Going forward, we plan to contribute to working groups in the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance focused on solving problems in public transit.

Mr. Raman Sapra – Executive Vice President and General Manager – Digital, Sasken Technologies Limited

What are your thoughts on Parallel Transportation Management Systems [PtMS] and how can blockchain become a central component of every block in Intelligent Transportation System [ITS] i.e. Ride-Sharing, Logistics, Insurance, Smart Contracts, etc.

Classic Parallel Transport Management Systems [PTMS] was perceived as a framework for managing complex urban traffic by leveraging ACP approach which is based on Arti?cial systems (A), Computational experiments (C) and Parallel execution (P). PTMS will slowly pave way for new generation Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) systems that incorporate components perceived in PTMS such as real time scheduling, incident alerts etc.

Blockchain can be leveraged in transportation and logistics for expediting payment settlements, helping in dispute resolution, improving administrative efficiency, improving traceability in supply chain, and easily identifying proof of provenance. I mentioned expediting of revenue reconciliation in multi-modal transport systems as a use case in an earlier response. Similarly, in logistics, blockchain can be used to reduce paper processing and approvals and customs clearance can be quicker and more efficient, reducing processing times for goods at customs checkpoints. This will help in improving administrative efficiency and help faster flow of goods in the supply-chain.

In the grocery supply chain, disputes arise due to spoilage of food items that require temperature monitoring. Temperature of perishables can be monitored and critical temperature excursion events and hand off events can be registered to blockchain. This helps to improve traceability to point of origin in case of spoilage and helps for legal dispute settlement.

Can you comment on some of the latest offerings in the Digital Transformation services by Sasken and how it is utilizing the power of Cloud, IoT, Sensors, Transportation, Data, etc. to come up with PoC/MVP for its customers?

We leverage the power of Cloud, IoT, Sensors, Digital Platforms and blockchain to develop multiple solutions for our customers. As a case in point, by leveraging IoT and sensor data from vehicles, we have developed an Asset Performance Management [APM] solution for predictive maintenance of connected vehicles. In this case, we collect vibration data from wheels of a vehicle. The data is aggregated at an IoT gateway and eventually transferred to the cloud. By leveraging Machine Learning and AI, we generate multiple insights for proactive servicing of the vehicle and thus reduce the downtime of the vehicle.

There are a lot of interoperability issues when we talk about IoT, Connected Solutions; how do solutions from Sasken address these concerns?  

For developing IoT solutions, we typically consider standard, widely adopted IoT platforms such as PTC Thingworx or Microsoft Azure. Platforms such as PTC’s ThingWorx support multiple short range and long range connectivity options and help us to manage industrial device interoperability using solutions such as Kepware. Leveraging out of the box device interoperability, help us to solve customer’s business problems faster. In addition, to ensure software flexibility, we use standard protocols for communications between edge and cloud and leverage APIs and micro-services for developing the back-ends. This helps us to easily integrate with other systems.

While developing front ends [either mobile or web] of the IoT solutions, we consider support for device diversity, diverse form factors, browser interoperability, multiple OS versions as critical requirements from the design phase itself. Applications are developed and verified by considering the interoperability issues with different devices, OS versions, form factors and browsers.

What are some of the opportunities and emerging technologies that India can expect soon, with a focus towards omni-channel interaction & contactless travel?

With omni-channel interactions increasing, there will be opportunities for Mobile and Web Transit Ticket booking systems, in addition to Ticket Vending Machines. Moreover, there will be opportunities for customizations and field deployment of transportation systems and integration with secure payment solutions and digital wallets.

We thank Raman Sapra for sharing his insights with our readers. If you have any questions for Mr. Raman about smart transportation, how your startup/enterprise can leverage capabilities of blockchain etc. please email them here or share them via a comment to this article.

Technology has brought a lot of relief in our lives and it is only due to technology that we are able to perform important tasks like shopping, banking, ticket booking, and flight/train/cab tracking at the click of a button. As it is rightly said in the Hollywood movie Spiderman – ‘With great power comes great responsibility’, the same dialogue also applies while using advancements like technology. Millennials, as well as adults in their early 30~40’s get so engrossed with their gadgets; they tend to forget other important aspects concerning their Lives! You got it right; we are talking about ‘Health’

With the advent of gadgets like computers and mobile phones, many people have started living a ‘sedentary lifestyle’. Though the long-term impact of living such a lifestyle might not be evident at an early stage, it can result in bigger problems in the future. By following a ‘not-so’ healthy lifestyle, many youngsters & adults are experiencing health issues which our adults used to encounter at an old age.

One such medical condition that is largely prevalent is ‘spine, back, and neck’ pain issues. In medical terms, it is called Spondylitis. In many cases, the patients who are diagnosed with that problem hurriedly get a surgery done but later, they realize that the surgery could have been avoided. In fact, if some doctor has recommended spine surgery, you should give it a second thought since the surgery can be avoided with timely physiotherapy. Spondylitis is a common problem involving the back, neck and is considered a common Arthritis condition that is more prevalent in young adults.

Spondylitis is a type of chronic inflammation of the spine & sacroiliac joints which are located at the lower back. You should not ignore early signs of Spondylitis since the pain & stickiness near the spine would increase with each passing day. Once the Spondylitis becomes chronic in nature, it can also affect the other parts of body namely – heart, lungs, and eyes. An advanced medical diagnostic tool like the DSA Test – Digital Spine Analysis now helps you measure the strength and mobility of all the elements of your spinal cord. DSA Test is considered a more advanced mechanism than X-Rays and MRIs.

Now that we have touched upon some of the basic aspects of Spondylitis, let’s have a look at some of the reasons why it happens

Wrong Posture

This is a common sight with people involved with sedentary jobs. They sit at their desk for a long time and in some cases, their posture would be completely wrong. They might be sitting in a hunched position.

Sitting in such a position that can cause flattening of the spine’s natural curve and could damage the disks located between those bones. Hence, it is recommended that you take frequent breaks, do simple stretching exercises, and walk for a couple of minutes before resuming work.

Eating or Over-eating

Along with adapting sedentary lifestyle, many of us who live in metros/cities eat junk/unhealthy food too often. Many nutritionists advise that breakfast should not be skipped but that does not mean that you should over-eat or eat junk food. Such kind of food would not have the right amount of nutrients, proteins, vitamins. They are good for your taste buds but consuming them regularly could lead to inflammation of the disks between the bones of your spine.

Continuous Working

Sitting for too long or working continuously could cause pain to your muscles, neck, back, and spine. No matter how interesting your work is, you should take short breaks from your work. Even though you love your office chair, leave it alone for some time by taking a break :).

Following an unhealthy lifestyle

It is a known fact that smoking can spoil your health and adversely affect vital organs like lungs. Do you know that it can also weaken the bones in your spine? Smoking reduces the blood flow in your body and this also includes the spine. You should avoid smoking at all costs. A healthy diet should be complemented with regular workouts.

If you are not able to make it to the gym; at least go for regular walking or jogging or cycling. Being physically active makes your entire body stronger, both physically as well as mentally!

Pain caused while driving/cycling

Going by vehicle [car/motorbike] has become a habit and many times, youngsters & adults take their vehicles even when their destination is close by. You would definitely reach faster, but it can take a toll on your spine & neck if you are following an incorrect posture while driving/biking.

If you are using your car for long-distance driving, it is recommended to have comfortable seat covers and maintain a good posture throughout the journey since the road ahead can be bumpy :).

These are some of the basic causes of Spondylitis and neck pain. It is recommended that diagnosis is done at an early stage and an advanced test like Digital Spine Analysis [DSA] can be helpful in diagnosis. DSA Test is a proprietary test that is only available at QISpine Clinic.

QI Spine clinic is a Spine clinic or to be precise, a Spine Specialist in Mumbai. The DSA Test highlights the weak tissue in the spine and also gives the information about the areas in the spine which are bearing more load.  The DSA Test is completely automated where a computer controlled-device guides the body from different angles. The accuracy of the tests comes from the data that is supplied by different sensors in the device and close to 21 parameters are used to ensure there are zero chances of error. Their website also has a lot of informative material around Spin Health. They have an eminent team of specialized surgeons in their team, hence you can have complete trust in QI Spine Clinic for any Spine or Neck related concerns.

To summarize, by following a healthy lifestyle you can avoid spine & neck issues and in case you have those problems, surgery is not an answer to your problem; Spine Rehabilitation definitely is!