Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kevin's M2M News Weekly - October 27, 2010

Welcome to Kevin's M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices that I read each week. I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article. I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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A new smartphone app aims to bring a little peace of mind to parents this Halloween. This yearly ritual can also be a source of anxiety for parents as they let older kids traverse the dusky neighborhoods on their own.

http://www.connectedworldmag.com/latestNews.aspx?id=NEWS101026143444527

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M2M is helping a father-son team manage their real estate operation. Sensors monitor their 11 properties and notify the duo of things like room temperature and toilet flow. In addition, oil tank sensors provide evidence when a delivery is 200 gallons short.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/nyregion/20about.html?_r=2&ref=todayspaper

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Remote sensing is helping a new radiotherapy treatment combat prostate cancer.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health/Remote-sensing-to-kill-prostate-cancer/articleshow/6814527.cms

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Sierra Wireless has introduced the industry's first and only suite of embedded wireless modules designed specifically for automotive manufacturers.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Sierra-Wireless-sets-a-new-prnews-2755639659.html?x=0&.v=25

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Federal regulators may soon automate oil rig checks. Instruments, rather than inspectors, would keep an eye on offshore drilling when inspectors aren’t on the scene.

http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_16411268?source=rss

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Recent developments of sensors, data recorders, and communication networks allow the unprecedented measurements of physiological and sociological data for use in geriatrics care.

http://www.cardiovascularbusiness.com/index.php?option=com_articles&view=article&id=24722&division=cvb&division=cvb

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M2M represents both a new set of uses for mobile technology and a new source of revenue for mobile operators, and Sprint is aggressively investing in this area with about 200 employees now dedicated to bringing M2M applications into the world.

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/208875/sprint_pursues_mobile_m2m_craze.html

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The market for motion sensors has now grown to include a much broader set of applications including sporting equipment, home appliances, industrial solutions, security monitoring systems, medical rehabilitation and clinical devices.

http://www.digitimes.com/supply_chain_window/story.asp?datepublish=2010/10/14&pages=PR&seq=201

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Verizon’s Wireless subscriber additions fell by 20 percent in the third quarter, its lowest in a decade, giving it a total of 101.1 million connections. However, the carrier did manage to maintain its top spot ahead of AT&T.

http://gigaom.com/2010/10/22/verizon-battles-att-for-m2m-supremecy/

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Remote healthcare monitoring has become increasingly cost effective, allowing even the most budget conscious communities to leverage technology to improve resident care and staff efficiency.

http://www.mcknights.com/a-sense-of-presence/article/179965/

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The University of Leeds in the UK gives medical students iPhones to help stay connected to the hospital.

http://www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com/story/uk-med-school-pushes-patient-safety-iphones/2010-10-05

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Sprint is collaborating with AirStrip Technologies, a mobile software pioneer, to bring useful, cost effective apps for medical professionals using smartphones over its 4G network.

http://www.mobiledia.com/news/75587.html

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Researchers use multi-sensor wireless probe to track movement of Nordic glacier.

http://www.azosensors.com/Details.asp?newsID=1398
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Models of care that incorporate health technologies such as remote monitoring devices could contribute to an emerging trend of home based care, according to a New England Journal of Medicine.

http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2010/10/22/telemedicine-can-drive-growth-in-homebased-care-perspective-says.aspx

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Construction has begun on a $180 million dollar smart grid project in Washington State. The grid is part of the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration project, which will manage efforts in Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Oregon to modernize power grids.

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4606383

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Sensors that could be implanted in the body to collect data about fracture healing are being developed by Turkish and American researchers.

http://www.elements-science.co.uk/2010/05/sensing-bone-healing-nanomedicine-fights-fractures/

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San Jose Police Department uses wireless routing to connect over 450 officers in the field.

http://fixed-mobile-convergence.tmcnet.com/topics/mobile-communications/articles/111544-san-jose-pd-looking-greater-mobile-connectivity-officers.htm


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