The impact indicator is a perfect example of a new market opportunity and not just for contact sports. How about a discount on car insurance if you wear an impact monitor while driving. The possibilities are mind scrambling..
Although the market may not be quite ready for some of these devices, there is a great deal of opportunity to be seized by companies looking into wearables. I especially think, given the importance of safety concerns--especially for children and young athletes---that the brain-sensing headband and the wearable locator and phone for kids could be onto something. The headband addresses head trauma and other types of injury which are increasingly on peopole's minds these days and there is always a concern for the possibility of children going missing.
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.