Thanks for the coverage Brian! Just dropping by to let you know we just launched a new website, so some of the old links are broken. The new link for the report is: http://semico.com/content/mobile-healthcare-new-technology-healthy-lifestyle
In a medical implantable device, the battery is sensitive to peak current demands of the electronics, as noted in two recent industry articles (one co-authored by Energizer and an app note from TI). You can obtain about 50% increased battery life by reducing repetitive peak current demands. Here is a technology that helps reduce IC peak current, InnovaClockControl, http://www.innovaclockcontrol.com/low_power_vlsi_design.html
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.