I guess I see the importance of this type of application for older patients or people who have chronic health issues that need to be monitored. But the idea of strapping on all kinds of gauges and monitors to have my health be continuously remoted monitored by me or my physician is a bit of overkill in my book. I'm all for wellness, but being a slave to it and getting obsessive over numbers would be a real buzz kill. Also, given that our health care professionals are already overwhelmed by the insurance mandate to squeeze in zillions of patient visits a day, I'm wondering who's going to be free to monitor all this good data in the first place.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.