Connected Minds

A thought blog on building your next great product or device.


Health Sensor Integration On Android Jelly Bean 4.2

on September 11, 2014 Android Medical Device Development and Tags: with 0 comments
Health Sensor Integration With Android Jelly Bean

Most Android-powered devices have built-in sensors that measure motion, orientation, and various environmental conditions. These sensors are capable of providing raw data with high precision and accuracy, and are useful if you want to monitor three-dimensional device movement or positioning, or if you want to monitor changes in the ambient environment near a device. For [...]

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Wireless Evolution: A Look At Today’s Wireless Technology & Where It’s Headed

on September 2, 2014 Wireless Networks: Technology & Trends and Tags: with 1 comment
evolution of wireless tech

Wireless technology is ever-evolving, and there’s no end in sight. But where did it all begin? How did we get to where we are now? We’ve put together an infographic illustrating the transformations of wireless technologies from 1G in the 80s to the latest developments, to projections of connectivity in 2020. It’s been quite a [...]

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Playing Smart: Android Toys & Other Intelligent Devices That Are Transforming Playtime

on September 18, 2014 Android Devices At Home and Tags: with 0 comments
android toys

The famous fictional astronaut Buzz Lightyear once said: to infinity and beyond! Wise beyond his years, Buzz saw the potential for toys. In what’s become a disruptive innovation for traditional hard plastic dolls and board games, embedded toys are true game changers for the toy industry. For the young at heart, the idea of all the gadgets [...]

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Up to Speed: A High-Level Look At The Different Technologies Emerging In Wireless

on September 4, 2014 Wireless Networks: Technology & Trends and Tags: with 0 comments
up to speed: keeping up with the latest wireless technology

An introductory article on the different technologies emerging in the wireless space can feel like an introductory article how to speak a foreign language. For some, the language makes sense; they’ve been around it, taken a couple classes and maybe even traveled to a place where that’s the only language spoken. For others, it can [...]

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Home Cleaning Robots: Making Automatic Cleaning Possible Through Smart Technology

on August 18, 2014 Android Devices At Home and Tags: with 0 comments
home automated cleaning

Hospitals use devices powered by Android technology to quite literally save lives. Innovations in healthcare and healthcare informatics have revolutionized the way hospitals track patients, prescribe treatments and communicate between facilities. The scientists and technologists behind such developments tend to make the cover of Time Magazine and win Nobel Prizes. But while not all inventions [...]

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Current Trends In ICIC: Inter Cell Interference Coordination in LTE for Capacity Enhancement

on August 14, 2014 Wireless Networks: Technology & Trends and Tags: with 1 comment
icic trends

In their landmark paper published in 20001, Gupta and Kumar laid out, in very simple terms, something known to network planners and engineering professionals for some time; that the capacity of wireless networks is (measured in load per sq. km. per Mhz of allocated spectrum) is primarily limited by interference. A large library of literature [...]

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Smart Toys: How Android Is Transforming The Way We Play & Learn

on August 12, 2014 Android Devices At Home and Tags: with 0 comments
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Intelligent toys are not something of the future – they’re already here! Today’s version of smart toys though, is very different from what we can expect to see in the coming years. Recent updates to Android have made the OS ideal for developing interactive, smart toys that not only change the way we define “play,” [...]

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Heterogeneous Networks: Preventing Data Overload

on August 11, 2014 Wireless Networks: Technology & Trends and Tags: with 0 comments
hetnet for data overload

The future of wireless technology is bright…and crowded. As more of the population connects through mobile phones, smart watches, tablets, and the many other wireless devices available, the competition for access to WiFi and cellular networks is increasing faster than ever before. We’ve already touched on how offloading, small cell technology and nodes help alleviate [...]

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Home Phones Just Got Smart: The Introduction Of Android Landline Phones

on July 29, 2014 Android Devices At Home and Tags: with 0 comments
android landline smart home phone

The phrase, “I’ll try you on your cell,” is quickly becoming obsolete when it comes to messages left on landline answering machines. Not only are most American households turning away from landlines in general, but those remaining that still use them are starting make the switch to modernized versions of the now-archaic, traditional home phone. [...]

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The Buzz Surrounding A 5G Network

on July 1, 2014 Wireless Networks: Technology & Trends and Tags: with 0 comments
5g wireless technology

Your grandfather probably remembers a time when men’s razors had just one blade. It was sharp and it got the job done…but with some scrapes and cuts along the way. Saturday Night Live famously mocked the addition of more razors saying “the 6th blade gently removes the 1st layer of skin.” But all mocking aside, [...]

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