Mobile Video Calling goes out of this world!

Jason Snell at reports on how on the Space Shuttles final mission to the international space station it has carried with it two Apple iPhone 4 Video Mobiles.

According to the article the astronauts will be using the iPhone’s gyro, accelerometer, and cameras to collect data related to navigation and radiation tracking.

Asked “what it would cost for a contractor to purpose-build a smartphone from the ground up for use in space as opposed to leveraging a device that’s available off the shelf?” Odyssey Space Research CEO Brian Rishikof replied:

I can’t even imagine, there are 200 million iOS devices in circulation, and a ton of developers. Imagine unleashing all that creativity

I wonder what it’s going to take before Healthcare IT buyers wake up to the opportunity that the mass consumer endpoint also offers patients today?

About HorseTech

HorseTech Conference
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s