It's amazing how far the bluetooth technology has reached. Today people can find it everywhere, even in the medical field. It will be interesting to see where this technology will lead us ten years from now. So many things can change!
Being open-source take a lot of pressure off of product developers, the public take over as the developer. Although that tends to be a slow moving machine, plenty has come from it. Just take Linux as the premium example.
I am not a big fan of Bluetooth. I found it to be rather susceptible to electrical noise. I suppose this isn't a life critical application, so it doesn't matter much.
Currently, you can find oximeters at WalMart for about $40. One of the fastest growing product categories in the action sports market is fit tech. It's been bubbling up at CES and OutDoorRetailer for years.
With bluetooth capabilty, it would be good if this device can be used with Nike+ or Fitbit.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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