Showing posts with label smart phone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label smart phone. Show all posts

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wet Phone Emergency Kit

Dropped your phone in a sink, toilet, puddle, river rapids, or off your boat the Dry-All might be able to save it. A bag a rice can help but having a couple of these babies around can't hurt.

DRY-ALL is one of the most effective drying agents (desiccant) in existence. It is not a silica gel.
DRY-ALL is a mixture of indicating blue beads and stationary white beads. When all of the beads have turned white/tan they have absorbed all the moisture they can hold.

@ $10 dollars a bag it sure seems worth it if you can save your iPhone.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

iPhone 3Gs, can this be the end to watches!

Slowly creeping up on watches is the iPhone 3Gs. Along with the iBikePak and iMapMyRun+ you have a complete system. The only problem I see is the running, the iPhone is a bit big to be strapped to your arm. A chest or waist strap could be cool. Having a bike computer, watch, gps, shoe pod, etc. just seems wasteful. You might not think that this has changed the health arena, and Apple might not be the device for you but in a year from now most every phone will have some sort of app that will allow tracking.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Exact Altitude + GPS

Again the new iPhone is really going to change the way that we look at devices, do you need a GPS+Phone+Watch. Think again,
all that is left to do is buy attachments for the bike and the car. Well the attachment need to be waterproof! other than that this is a done deal. Exact Altitude + GPS + GPS is an altitude measurement tool, which can tell you the altitude of the ground of the current point you are. Exact Altitude uses an online service and also a built in database. You can see all the information from all sources, but there's a bigger display which shows you the most exact information. The order of them is: online information, database information, GPS information. Since the elevation database is quite big, there are more then one version of the application, usually split by some kind of natural splitting existing for continents. Because of this, please be aware which version do you download, since the offline data will work only on places which is listed. However, the online service will work anywhere you can get internet connection, however, except this no internet connection is required.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ultrasounds with a Smart phone

As with all technology things get smaller and cooler. Like a smart phone that can take ultrasound pictures. Imagine emergency response with these type of gadgets, police officers who arrive first that the scene.
With the help of a USD$100,000 grant from Microsoft, Dr William Richard, associate professor of computer science and engineering at Washington University, and David Zar, research associate in computer science and engineering, have made USB ultrasound probes compatible with a smartphone. To accomplish this, the pair had to optimize the power consumption, data transfer rate as well as the image formation algorithms of the probe. With that achieved, it was possible to build smartphone-compatible USB ultrasound probes for imaging different areas of the body, such as the kidney, liver, bladder and eyes, as well as the prostate veins and arteries. more at

Thursday, October 16, 2008

QuickSilver, Wiltern Beanie

So many hats so little time to wear them, the person who benefits the most from hats is a bald man or women. So QuickSilver has come out with a beanie that is micro fleeced lined has built in head phones pockets over the ears and is cable knit. So not only can you listen to music, your iPhone is ready as well. Hey the price is not bad either, $30.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Garmin, Apple, Polar, CES - Showing you the way

It's all changing and going fast, iPhone, Garmin 404, Polar have come a long way in the past couple years, incorporating where you've been to where you want to go seems to be the biggest push to small screens. You have the Personnel Fitness Records (you read it here first), which slowly is making a faster acceptance than the EHR or PHR (personal/electronic health record) and with Nike+ working with Apple /iPhone or related device could be the next frontier in having doctors seeing this as an acceptable format in looking at your records. It would be interesting to see companies like Life Record EMR to work with companies like Health Currency, Polar or Google Health to get a complete EHR picture of a patient. The Best of all it would be stored in one device and permission could be dolled out to whom ever you wish.
Check out CES and get ready for an explosion of cool products in the next week.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

SnowSports Interactive: Tracking on the Slopes

Well it looks like technology is starting to catch on, we have seen theme parks, Legoland in Billund, Denmark, where they use RFID to track kids around the park. "Parents can pay 3 euros for a day’s rental of a tag for their child. Legoland attaches the Bluesoft AeroScout T2 tag, about 1.5 inches by 2.5 inches, to the child’s wrist by means of a disposable wristband. That tag is then registered to the parents’ mobile phone number.

The park will be able to constantly track that tag anywhere in the park. The Bluesoft AeroScout system uses a minimum of three location receivers and Bluesoft’s own AeroScout software to triangulate a tag’s position by recording the time of arrival of a single tag transmission at several receivers and using time difference of arrival (TDOA) algorithms to determine location. Parents wanting to locate their child will send a text message from their mobile phone and receive an automated response telling them the location, within 10 feet, of their child. The process takes between 10 and 20 seconds, according to Bluesoft."

So when more companies like SnowSport Interactive get into the game with no more than an idea, you know things are looking up. Now when you go to their site, very one demential, and lacking any real explanation of the product, but hey you have to give them credit for getting it going. For the Flaik Ski School the explanation says "Enables the real time location of students, instructors and other key school personnel." This would be cool if opened up too all that would like to purchase the device, very much like LegoLand. Then when skiing with all your friends and family if one would like to take the Double Diamond and the others the blue route, well then it would be easy via a cell phone to track where they are at, better yet use google earth and a smart phone and then you have a really interactive experience.
Check it out! SnowSport Interactive