Volume 2013, Issue 4 Newsletter

In This Issue: Are You Making a Medical Device? There are lot of exciting and innovative advances in the fitness and healthcare space today. Startups and established firms have introduced thousands of new software and hardware solutions--and more are being developed every day. But some of these companies may think they are making a fitness [...]

Home Health Care – Bringing Together Stakeholders

by Mr. Walt Maclay September 2013 Home healthcare is a huge market. The demand is growing. Investors, executives, and technologists all have ideas for solutions. The key to moving things forward is to bring all of these stakeholders together to look at their issues and concerns. Healthcare providers are worried that they're not going to [...]

October 27th, 2013|Categories: Recent Projects, Trends, V2013|

Are You Making a Medical Device?

There are lot of exciting and innovative advances in the fitness and healthcare space today. Startups and established firms have introduced thousands of new software and hardware solutions--and more are being developed every day. But some of these companies may think they are making a fitness or home health device when they are actually introducing a [...]

October 23rd, 2013|Categories: Medical Devices, V2013|Tags: |

Volume 2013, Issue 3 Newsletter

In This Issue: 10 questions you need to ask your electrical engineer I am a big believer in asking simple questions. Below are questions I often ask an engineer to understand project risk and aid in project management. Read these simple questions Your voice is your password Latest trends with voice and other biometric passwords [...]

Notes from 2013 Health Technology Forum Conference

  One of the best conferences I attended this year was Health Technology Forum 2013 in San Francisco.     Two sessions stood out in particular: Using Technology to Support Persons with Complex Needs Moderator: Suneel Ratan, CEO, Care Architecture Panel included: David Lindeman, PhD, Director, Center for Technology and Aging Lisa Mangiante, Director, Pacific [...]

July 17th, 2013|Categories: V2013|Tags: , , , |

10 questions to ask your electrical design engineer

I am a big believer in asking simple questions. Below are questions I often ask an engineer to understand project risk and aid in project management. What are the priorities in the project? Cost? Schedule? Performance? Where are the risks in this project? Ask the engineer to drill down and explain different portions of the [...]

July 17th, 2013|Categories: Management, V2013|Tags: , , , |

Your Voice is Your Password

Latest trends with voice and other biometric passwords Traditional access control has been based on token identification systems, like passwords, driver's license, or passport. However, the trend is that devices are getting smarter about determining who you are by adding more sensors like cameras and microphones. Increasingly sensors are being used to identify biometric markers of a person, [...]

July 16th, 2013|Categories: Data Acquisition, Trends, V2013|Tags: , , , , , |

Volume 2013, Issue 2 Newsletter

In This Issue: Spotting a Gorilla Hiding in Plain Sight by Susie Faries, SciMed Partners Several years back an attention researcher at Harvard Medical School conducted a now famous study, The Invisible Gorilla Study. It was based on studying radiologists, who are often considered super human in finding even the slightest variation or detail that [...]

April 19th, 2013|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2013|Tags: , , |

Compressed Sensing – The Latest Advances

Recently MIT announced the latest research in compressed sensing that may soon be saving us money for a wide range of imaging and signal-processing applications. Compressed sensing is a new technique in signal processing and imaging that takes a weighted linear combination of samples. Using simple linear equations, these few samples can represent the complete signal. [...]

April 1st, 2013|Categories: Data Acquisition, Sensors, Trends, V2013|Tags: , |

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