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6/6/2014 10:40 AM EDT
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krisi
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game changer
krisi   6/6/2014 1:34:16 PM
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This might be a game changer for the biomed sensors space...this would bring silicon powerhouse foundation that is badly needed in this space...Kris

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Re: game changer
elctrnx_lyf   6/6/2014 3:36:25 PM
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Is this biometric data is really going to create any benefit while so many advanced medical products that are built to these tasks are not really able to deliver the actual need.

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Re: game changer
krisi   6/6/2014 7:17:23 PM
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Someone needs to figure out value proposition...but the key is cost...and bringing Samsung on is a win for this market

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goafrit   6/7/2014 8:18:53 AM
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>> Someone needs to figure out value proposition...but the key is cost...and bringing Samsung on is a win for this market

With scale, cost drops. That is what Samsung does well.

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goafrit   6/7/2014 8:16:48 AM
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From graphene to medicals, Samsung is a more researched company than most of its competitors. So when they get on board like this, we expect real changes in the industry. Very soon, medical diagnosis will be home-done.

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rick merritt   6/8/2014 3:21:54 AM
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@goafrit: Frankly, I am not sure how deep Samsung's R&D is in the key medical aspects of this sector.

I suspect Younjg Sohn is championing it in part because it is one key aspect of the next big thing in its mobile competition with Apple.

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goafrit   6/9/2014 11:39:01 PM
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>> I suspect Younjg Sohn is championing it in part because it is one key aspect of the next big thing in its mobile competition with Apple.

It is part of their strategy. They study, wait and then when they decide to move, they use scale to knock everyone down. They do not need to invent anything. Just use scale and efficiency to win. That is the Samsung Way.

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krisi   6/10/2014 1:01:41 PM
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I agree...claerly that has been a winning strategy for Samsung

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goafrit   7/3/2014 9:53:39 PM
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>> I suspect Younjg Sohn is championing it in part because it is one key aspect of the next big thing in its mobile competition with Apple.

Yes, the next phase of mobile will be ecosystem since hardware will be commoditized. The incentives to buy any device will go beyond the typical communication use. That means getting more inside that device will be strategic for these companies.

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Addiction
prabhakar_deosthali   6/8/2014 3:14:16 AM
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As an engineer I am excited about these new wearable technologies that are set to revolutionize the medical diagnostic and health care aids.

But as a common man I am a bit skeptical whether such high profile gadjets will be pushed onto the consumers unnecessarily .

With half knowledge and the self diagnostic aids such as these wearable devices , many people are bound to become over anxious about their health parameters and may get get addicted to such gadgets to unnecessarily keep monitoring their health parameters and start popping pills based upon some half baked knowledge available on internet.

 

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rick merritt   6/8/2014 3:20:19 AM
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@prabhakar_deosthali: I share your mixed feelings about this sloooowly emerging category of products.

Donald Jones made the good point that glucose monitors have gone retail, essentially giving many peoploe the chance to manage theor own diabetes quite successfully. This will be the pattern with many other ailments, he said.

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goafrit   7/3/2014 9:52:04 PM
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>>  This will be the pattern with many other ailments, he said.

They are called lifestyle disease which means disease for life. The earlier we have technologies to help these people simplify their lives, the better. It is slam dunk idea that innovation in technology must change the way people live with their ailments.

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goafrit   7/3/2014 9:50:07 PM
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>> But as a common man I am a bit skeptical whether such high profile gadjets will be pushed onto the consumers unnecessarily .

Do not worry, they will figure out how to reject them with their pockets. Provided government does not buy them and give them free, the best idea will win.

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Other players
rick merritt   6/8/2014 3:31:16 AM
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I forgot to mention that I met a Wipro CTO at the event. He said his company in India is also working on platforms for consumer medical wearables, generally trying to use off the shelf hardware as much as possible and get prototypes into clinical trials.

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krisi   6/8/2014 1:13:18 PM
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Wipro might be able to introduce some low cost products in this market

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Strategy for medical sensors
DrQuine   6/28/2014 1:12:35 PM
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Key questions to address are how many points on the body require sensors, how should they be connected, and should the systems be designed for mobile use for for local hospital use. Standard electrocardiograms require sensors placed at multiple positions on the body and traditionally a wiring harness connects them to the recorder. Should Samsung develop a lightweight harness or should they use BlueTooth / WiFi to convey data to the "hub"? Basic monitoring of mobile individuals can be accomplished with one or two sensor positions but detailed medical data (during hospital treatment) will require more.

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Re: Strategy for medical sensors
goafrit   7/3/2014 9:57:06 PM
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>> Should Samsung develop a lightweight harness or should they use BlueTooth / WiFi to convey data to the "hub"?

For me, I like nRF51822, a product from Nordic Semi. It offers better performance in power usage than all these alternatives. It beats BT in energy management. However, the system integration seems complex

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What is medical revolution?
collin0   8/22/2014 12:35:17 AM
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After reading the article, I have one main question to consult.

 

What is the medical revotion in specific?

Just add some sensors on devices which are connected to your body, after ADC to get data, then sending them to mobile phone or other monitor instruments through Wifi or other wireless way? Its principle is the same as intellectual home applicance?

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