Managed care significantly disrupted the healthcare industry. The Internet significantly disrupted the healthcare Industry. The practice of washing hands significantly disrupted the healthcare industry. It happens. Such disruption is frequently resisted, but at some point, if the disruption is significant enough, the healthcare industry's resistance will become futile. And then players in the industry will just try to find ways to profit from the new order.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.