Mobile Video Calling goes out of this world!

Jason Snell at Macworld.com 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?

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