Smaller size sensors can be integrated more easily into small medical devices, this will grant them more functions and make them easier to use by the patients. I was amazed to see the technical characteristic of hip protectors my mother-in-law uses, recently she bought new protectors that are much better than the old ones and provide better functions.
All of those regulations are why my product won't be sold to EU residents. They can lease them, but if they choose to get rid of them they must be returned. Of course, my products are well worth repairing and being re-sold here, or leased to some other EU party. Now I am waiting for the leasing to become ilegal as well. Then they will need to purchase the much more expensive products from others.
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.