I just got back from Embedded World in Nuremberg, which hosted some 20,000 attendees and was a hotbed of activity, particularly in the automotive, industrial & automation, and medical sectors. We presented our EE Times & Embedded.com 2013 embedded market study there.
I also toted my Flip video camera around and shot four brief videos. Let's go to the videotape (even though we use Flash nowadays).
Analog Devices is showing an embedded health care app. The video focuses on an electrocardiogram (ECG), which gets its data off of a sensor pack worn around one's midsection -- you will see the booth guy jump up and down to get his heart rate up. The processing is performed by an ADAS1000 evaluation board.
The ADAS 1000 is itself a low-power, five-electrode ECG analog front end with respiration measurement and pace detection. (There are several variants of the devices; go here.) Since words can't convey the excitement of the demo, here's the video.
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