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.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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 discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.