We’re on the verge of a fascinating intersection—perhaps collision—as the world of Internet of Things (IoT) technology begins to deeply encroach into the world of medical device development.
We’ve all experienced the remarkable impact of mobile apps in our daily lives, but when the consumer-based IoT begins to intersect with medical devices, things are going to get interesting.
Apple’s new iWatch is the latest in a string of sensorbased, connected devices that offer exciting new platforms for medical device development. Developments in higher-performance sensors that are lower in cost and power requirements, combined with mobile platforms, cloud connectivity, and big data can enable the creation of truly novel devices and systems.
So what does this mean for the medically-focused design engineer? Big changes and new challenges.
We've experienced the impact of mobile apps in our daily lives, but when the IoT begins to intersect with medical devices, things are going to get interesting.
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