We hear these things all the time: Our population is aging, and we need
more medical care alternatives. Social networking is thriving, and
people want creative new ways to communicate with their friends. Home
automation and security is a market ripe for new innovations. People
want to exercise more, but need more motivation to do so.
Enter low-power and ultra-low-power wireless. Once the insignificant
step children of the wireless world, lower-power wireless technologies
are hot, and they are making inroads into all of these applications.
With the new iPhone 4S sporting a Bluetooth v4.0 chip, which can
communicate with Bluetooth low-energy chips, you can bet that the
general public will soon start to take notice.
Follow this jump to our sister publication's website, EDN, for the rest of the story...(no extra clicking required) which is part of their Hot Technologies 2012 feature.