I like the idea of wearable wireless devices. I am thinking heart rate, O2 levels, respiration rates, etc while exercising would be a nice use of the technology. Small, light, long battery life come in very handy for these types of applications. I wonder if these could be used for a secure dog or cat collar? Putting one on a loved pet and providing some basic tracking would be nice but I am thinking that would require some sort of infrastructure.
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.