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)
The path to successful application delivery has been a long and winding road
for many companies.
Back in the days of Y2K and the dot-coms, applications were often delivered
out of a physical data center. This usually consisted of a dedicated
raised-floor room at the corporate headquarters or leased colocation space
from one of the web hosting vendors—or both.
Soon, global organizations and ecommerce sites 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
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)
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)
It is only fitting that the 20th anniversary of the Gartner Hype Cycle has
the Internet of Things right at the top of the coaster.
IoT is currently at the peak of Inflated Expectations. The Gartner Hype Cycle
give organizations an assessment of the maturity, business benefit and future
direction of more than 2,000 technologies.
The theme for this year’s Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle is Digital
As you can see, being at the top really means that there is a ton of media
coverage about the technology, so much so that it starts to get a little
silly. Everyone is talking... (more)