Big Mother Gets Street Smart

By Karen Lightman Originally posted as a guest blog on Design News.     You have probably heard of the concept of Big Mother as coined by Julie Ask of Forrester Research. Though it is not as ominous as Big Brother — which smacks of scary omniscience — there is still some interplay between technology […]

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FXLC95000CL Xtrinsic Intelligent Motion-sensing Platform – More than just a Smart Sensor

The following guest blog post, written by Freescale’s Michael E Stanley, originally appeared in The Embedded Beat on May 28, 2013. FXLC95000CL Xtrinsic intelligent motion-sensing platform – More than just a smart sensor Almost three years ago, I introduced you to the MMA955x intelligent 3-axis accelerometer (Evolving Intelligence with Sensors, June 2010).  Several weeks ago, […]

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What is Healthcare without MEMS?

I might have a problem.  My heart rate is 150 BPM, which means I might be suffering from tachycardia according to WebMD.  Or maybe I’m just exercising and am well within my heart rate range.  Without the context, that 150 BPM number is absolutely worthless. To understand what the number really means, a doctor is […]

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