12 May 2009

Hot Technologies for Digital Lifestyle - Part 1

Digital Lifestyle has transcended beyond the phones, television and computers and has entered our daily lifestyle gadgets and applications. These are extracts from my guest speech this weekend for ISACA (Information System Audit and Control Association).

Some of you might look at these technologies with awe, while other skeptics might scorn....but experiments across the world will go on driven by human curiosity and creativity! As I always quote "Technology is a double edged sword: Learn to balance it".

GPS-enabled inhaler

•Asthma inhaler with built-in GPS tracking
•It features Assisted GPS, a GSM modem, integral antennas, an embedded microprocessor, and an internal rechargeable lithium ion battery.
•Reports data from anywhere in the U.S. to the research center using 3G GPRS
•Track possible danger zones that trigger asthma attacks

Tech fashion

•Vibe necklace picks up a variety of biometric signals that can be picked up by other wearers of the necklace

•Wireless, stick-on sensors as part of jewelry in the second picture

•Touch her to reveal her Tattoos, the longer and warmer, the more bold is her tattoo!