Rob, I am currently living it. Actually, my wife is. He friend's husband has a running shoe store. We were all out together recently and I was the only one who was not waring a watch like device that tracked their physical activity. It was wierd.
I also noticed that Freescale has a Cloud Connect product for the smallest ARM microcontroller, the M0+. With this, assuming you have connectivity, your device can connect to the cloud and report data.
Rob, the comment, "He sees LED developments in industrial settings, but he also see the development of artistic LED lighting for consumers, including the introduction of color lighting for the home" is not as far away as one might think:
At this year's MD&M West show, lots of material suppliers are talking about new formulations for wearables and things that stick to the skin, whether it's adhesives, wound dressings, skin patches and other drug delivery devices, or medical electronics.
The US Congress has extended an important tax credit for solar energy, a move that’s good news for future investments in this type of alternative energy and for many stakeholders in the solar industry.
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