The Internet of Things: Hardware with a Side of Software | TIME.com
At CES, this hardware-software model was on full display in the area of smart health and personal sensors. I wrote a column on this subject last year, and I believe the smart health industry is about to launch into the stratosphere if this year’s CES was any indication. On the show floor, the pavilion for the smart/connected health area was the biggest I have ever seen it: Several dozen vendors were there showing off the latest in smart health. Every single smart health and body sensor product I got a demo of or gathered info on had a companion app that ran on a smartphone, making the hardware more than just hardware.
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