The Internet of…(Drum Roll Please)…Band-Aids?!?
Last week I told you about my family’s experience with an under the skin
glucose sensor that tracks blood sugar levels. While this Internet of Things
trend often takes the form of a thermostat, light bulb or coffee machine, the
medical field has been using sensors for a while and it is about to get even
more connected with your skin.
We’re talking skin tags of a different kind.
First up is a sensor filled smart bandage. Ed Goluch, an assistant professor
of chemical engineering at Northeastern University is working on a smart
band-aid that will monitor infections and alert the person. He was
investigating how individual bacteria cells behave by using a sensor. The
sensor measured the produced toxins and how cells reacted to antibiotics when
the idea hit. Next they build an electrochemical sensor with computer chips
to ... (more)
My Sensored Family
Lately I've been writing a bunch about the Internet of Things or IoT. You
know, where everyday objects have software, chips, and sensors to capture
data and report back. Household items like refrigerators, toilets and
thermostats along with clothing, cars and soon, the entire home will be
connected. Many of these devices provide actionable data - or just fun
entertainment - so people can make decisions about whatever is being
monitored. It can also help save lives.
Recently my daughter became a robot, at least according to her.
My daughter has a rare genetic ... (more)
Calvin Rowland, F5 VP Business Development, talks about the F5 & VMware
partnership and brings us up to date on some of the latest developments. He
also explains the criticality of technology alliances in today’s
application driven world along with F5’s philosophy and guiding principles
around technology alliances. Integration, collaboration and interoperability.
We aim to satisfy business needs with architectural and technical solutions.
Great insight and a fun interview.
Also check out our first video together almost 5 years ago. We haven’t aged
a day: Oracle OpenWorld – Inter... (more)
I can see it now…
[Enter Dream Sequence] ‘ALOHA! We’re here at the Red Carpet Event at the
2021 Web Movie Awards! All the stars are here wearing the latest in fashion
trends. Oh, here comes DigiTom wearing his underarm sweat blocker shirt that
also calculates how much moisture he is losing and how many ounces of water
he needs to replace that sweat. Cool stuff. Ah, and here comes Hank Hologram
and what is amazing is how his shoes continue to change colors depending on
his mood. Ooop…With all those screams, it must be super director Steve
Streamer who has 500 little HHDD cameras ... (more)
Application delivery is always evolving. Initially, applications were
delivered out of a physical data center, either dedicated raised floor at the
corporate headquarters or from some leased space rented from one of the web
hosting vendors during the late 1990’s to early 2000’s or some
combination of both. Soon global organizations and ecommerce sites alike,
started to distribute their applications and deploy them at multiple physical
data centers to address geo-location, redundancy and disaster recovery
challenges. This was an expensive endeavor back then even without adding the... (more)