The revolution of the SmartPhone was to smoothly integrate multiple functions into a single portable device with the ability to add new APPs to meet new needs. We don't need multiple smart watches for different functions.
In last decade or so, APPLE has been able to bring the technology closer to users simply because of the intuitive interface. They delivered quality products with amazing reliability. Hope that they could come up with a smartwatch which can augment smartphone functions rather than just be another interface of smartphone.
I hope they make smart wearables something like bracelets for kids. And of course it must be authorised and allowed by school authorities. Parents can get details of the kid well being. And then of course one can think of Barbie or Dora or Diego kind of accessories for holiday times.
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.