Apr 162014
 

You know what’s interesting?  Sensor data and their associated analytics, especially as it pertains to personal health.  I came across this TED talk where Eric Dishman discusses how even the most basic devices like a telephone can be measured in many different ways and provide insight into many different things, such as early detection of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and more.  Not to mention wearable devices such as Shimmer that provide data on gait, stride length, and tremor as a few examples.  There seems to be so much opportunity to do things better with respect to healthcare, particularly by applying sensor and big data technology.  Watch the talk!