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?