On the Internet of Things, your body is the next thing to be networked

The Internet of Things is likely to be bigger than any device – iPad, iPhone – because there is nothing it won’t apply to.  This article discusses one particular wristband and its capabilities, but we are at the very beginning of what will soon be very common.  Our biometric data, passwords, authentications, learning competencies, the lights we want on in our homes and the times the heater should turn on.  It is all going to change dramatically, and soon.  “At a recent demonstration in Toronto, a biomedical researcher slipped on a wristband and waved it at a laptop, watching as the computer recognized him and unlocked itself. Then he handed the same wristband to his research partner, who put it on and tried the same thing—but this time, the laptop didn’t respond.”

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