This week we have a special guest as Podmedic Podcaster Jamie Davis talks about wearable technology in the health care market. During this episode, Jamie talks about where he believes the state of wearables stands in healthcare. I also ask Jamie if EMTs and doctors should start wearing body cameras and what types of HIPPA compliance it would have to meet. Finally, we talk about CES 2015 and what he is expecting to see as a health care provider.
Wearable Today Ep #59 Show Notes
- Show notes for this week on Google Docs
- Glass goes X86 as Intel inked out a deal to have their processors in the next version of Glass. Google currently contains the ARM Cortex A9 processor, which is an older and soon to be outdated processor. ARM uses a 45 nanometer fab process, whereas Intel is working at 22 manometers. Intel will most likely make a more specialized version of their chips that will focus on video collection so the device doesn’t heat up too much while capturing.
- Sony is working on a watch that will be made out of electronic paper. It’s not boasting a paper-thin watch, but with a thin interface, you could expect a light-weight and thinner watch in the next couple years. No other big details have been set, but it might be safe to say they will fall in the Xperia line as the Xperia Watch to match the Sony Xperia Z3 phone and tablet.
- Here is a new twist on the Wearable market – WOTCH is a smartwatch band where you strap on your favorite watch. The clasp area is also a touchscreen display. Simply look at the other end and possibly swipe away notifications. Not much on the Wotch.de website at this time.
- Smartshoes Lechel is your new map guide but not in the conventional way. Bluetooth connected, the shoes will tell you when to turn left or right by how they vibrate. The shoes can also tag items through tapping the foot and also count steps and calories in the journeys you take.
Apple Watch Watch
- Apple patented a series of interconnected sensors and the collection of their data to the iPhone this week. The gyros, location sensors and body-worn sensors would send the data to the device, then a server for analysis. Although Apple still does not have a wearable device, they are on track to own the data collection process for when it comes out.