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Dutch researchers recently demonstrated a new type of wireless body area network, or BAN for short. Now, with just a few EKG like sensors, people with medical conditions such as heart problems, or athletes in training, will be able to monitor their own body on their cell phones.

http://i.engadget.com/2010/10/10/wireless-body-area-network-allows-your-body-to-send-status-updat/

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Intel Corp. on Friday announced a specification that will help standardize the design and development of digital signs, a form of communication using digital display screens such as LCD, touch screens or projectors in public venues, and pluggable media players.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/display/20101008141314_Intel_Develops_Specification_for_Digital_Signage.html

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Ford has debuted a set of developer tools that can be used to integrate smartphone applications into its SYNC dashboard technology. The SDK and APIs will enable developers to modify existing smartphone applications to work in a hands free manner with Ford SYNC.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/mobility/smart_phones/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=227700434

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Academic institutions in the United States are spending more than $5 billion annually on wireless hardware, software, and services; and that figure will climb to $6.8 billion by 2014.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/10/07/education-investments-in-wireless-continue-to-grow.aspx

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Power utility EnergyAustralia has signed a three year, $100 million agreement with the Federal Government to test smart grid technologies in up to 50,000 households.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/234697,government-signs-off-on-100m-smart-grid-plan.aspx

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At electronic 2010, Fairchild Semiconductor will feature technology demonstrations that enable mobile connectivity and optimize energy usage in power supplies (AC/DC and DC/DC), mobile, LED lighting, motor, solar, computing, consumer and automotive applications.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fairchild-semiconductor-to-focus-on-smart-grid-technology-at-electronica-2010-2010-10-11?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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Imec and Holst Centre, together with TASS software professionals have developed a mobile heart monitoring system allowing patients to view electrocardiograms on an Android mobile phone.

http://industrial-sourcing-news.blogspot.com/2010/10/monitoring-your-health-with-your-mobile.html

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Last week, sensor technology company BodyMedia announced that its armband sensors would be able to communicate with smartphones, wirelessly, using Bluetooth.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/body-sensing-comes-to-smartphones/?ref=technology

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Collaboration among the M2M industry has led to a “working laboratory” in California.

http://seamlessenterprise.com/unified-communications/big-news-on-the-m2m-front/

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The federal government would like to guide how much impact utilities can have on the broadband telecommunications space as they upgrade and improve a national smart grid of electrical power grids.

http://www.fiercecable.com/story/doe-focuses-smartgrid-two-reports/2010-10-12%20-%20ixzz12C3P0uxa

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A novel research report states that remote sensing technology will help senior residents to shift from nursing homes to community oriented supportive housing, providing cost effective security measures to the elderly.

http://www.azosensors.com/Details.asp?newsID=1247

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The commercial remote sensing business is still on a rapid growth trajectory, but weaning the sector from military and government sales will be difficult, as German startup Rapid Eye has discovered.

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=space&id=news/awst/2010/10/04/AW_10_04_2010_p77-255474.xml&headline=EO Sector Needs Support To Stand On Its Own

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Second Wind, a maker of wind measurement systems for the wind power industry, has introduced a leasing program for its Triton Sonic Wind Profiler remote sensing system. It is the first manufacturer supported third party leasing program for remote sensing.

http://www.triplepundit.com/2010/10/wind-data-collection-becomes-more-affordable-for-smaller-developers/

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Companies like Kore Telematics have been working with medical device makers to embed wireless connectivity into devices to create feedback loops, remote monitoring mechanisms and more. Obviously, business is good and getting better.

http://mobihealthnews.com/9159/there-is-no-single-business-model-for-mobile-health/

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Only 12 months after launching its Emerging Solutions Group, Sprint has fulfilled its promise to offer a comprehensive suite of M2M solutions and tools to business and consumers.

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/07/2286621/whats-next-now-sprint-has-redefined.html

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Market analyst firm Infonetics Research said worldwide revenue for embedded mobile modems for M2M applications is set to more than triple in 2010 over 2009, and is likely to continue to grow strongly through at least 2014, at a 66 percent compound annual growth rate.

http://m2m.tmcnet.com/topics/m2mevolution/articles/107103-report-embedded-mobile-m2m-modem-market-growing.htm

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High tech health care gadgets that were once the stuff of science fiction are right around the corner, according to the Wireless Health 2010 conference.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/oct/06/wireless-health-gathering-features-radio-pill/

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