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Amy Rogers Nazarov
Amy Rogers Nazarov  
8/27/2014 10:04:39 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: My wish for wearable tech expos
Right, Kim. And when the device is "worn" internally, and eliminated the, er, customary way, there's no chance of its hampering the work of the firefighter in the daily crises that are his/her daily work.

The great power of these emerging devices can be boiled down to Heading Off a Much Bigger Problem: the untaken pill that leads to severe health consequences, the undetected heart rate spike that will fell a working firefighter, the unnoticed alcohol consumption that prolongs the offender's sentence. Sensors have the potential to mitigate all of these.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
8/9/2014 10:10:55 AM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: My wish for wearable tech expos
New Dream, these devices, implants and pills will make us more connected. Yet, like mentioned it is dangerous if used with the wrong motives. Sorta like the last Captain America movie that used technology ( this is smaller tech) to measure, monitor, predict and destroy those who could possible present a threat.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
8/9/2014 9:57:58 AM
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Re: My wish for wearable tech expos
Yes Dave and premiums can be based on you device reading / interpretation of a healthy lifestyle.

NewDream
NewDream  
8/9/2014 9:54:38 AM
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Re: My wish for wearable tech expos
That was Fantastic Voyage, based on Isaac Asimov's book of the same name ;)

Oftn it seems that real life catches up to fiction, doesn't it. If only we wre not quite so close to the visions of Orwell and Dick...

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
8/9/2014 9:54:06 AM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: My wish for wearable tech expos
Peter, have you seen those charging trays? You just lay you device on it and the device charges. Maybe a smaller one can be placed in a a slot on your wearable device when you sleep or shower and recharge it.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
8/9/2014 9:49:02 AM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: My wish for wearable tech expos
You comment reminds me of a movie where the doctors, etc shrunk in a ship, enter a persons body, fixed something and exited thru a tear. It was quite a journey.

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
8/8/2014 3:16:35 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: My wish for wearable tech expos
The fire fighter uniform is a good example. The tech component is great, but it absolutely has to be wearable, functional, flexible, durable, water-proof, etc, etc.  It can't interfere with the work.

 

 

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
8/8/2014 3:10:30 PM
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Re: My wish for wearable tech expos
The ease-of-use factor in a wearable aimed at actual humans with different types of bodies and tolerance for gadgets is more crucial than ever, as this Wearables trend shows zero signs of slowing down. I just completed a story for an editor about ingestible sensors people swallow to show they took their pill at the right time. That's a whole nother level of intimacy!

Ease of use, and not looking weird--these are both very important.

As for ingestion, this and implants are both kind of under-the-radar. They make sense, but also make people squeamish.


Amy Rogers Nazarov
Amy Rogers Nazarov  
7/31/2014 3:23:33 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: My wish for wearable tech expos
PeterJ, just like the firefighters who leapt at the chance to test the ingestible heat sensors, I think one factor in adoption of such devices at such early stages will be the risk reduction - even when there is an unknown in terms of any lingering effects on the body. Folks who are trying to care for an aging parent who forgets their meds regularly may also place peace of mind higher than potential risks to the user, esp if the maker of the device assures them it is safe. Better the devil we know than the devil we don't. 

Amy Rogers Nazarov
Amy Rogers Nazarov  
7/31/2014 3:17:58 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: My wish for wearable tech expos
LASIK was also all the rage a couple decades ago, but I was just reading a thread on Facebook in which the poster and tons of his friends experienced all kinds of vision problems ten years on. 

Some companies are starting with a placebo you take WITH your actual medicine. The placebo is supposedly made of organic matter and you digest it like anything else. Yet they are in talks with Big Pharma to add the sensor technlogy right into the pill itself. That is some kind of new frontier. 

One of my sources said he asked for voluteers on his firefighter team to test out the heat-sensor. He had far more people than he needed were willing to give it a shot. 

 

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