mHealth’s numerous security challenges could possibly be addressed by Near Field Magnet Induction technology used for years in hearing aids and pacemakers.
NFMI: The Missing Link in the Connected Healthcare Chain
"The healthcare system of the future will detect and treat illness . To do so, it must be able to safely monitor our health and to allow the healthcare system to respond when it’s needed – not when we finally present to our doctor. This has not been possible up until now because there has been no way to provide for secure and reliable connectivity between wireless medical devices ........" MORE
NFMI: Connectivity for the IoT
From a connectivity standpoint, the Internet-of-Things is really the World Wide Web reaching far beyond our computers, to include more and more of the devices and things around us, and by definition, much of that connectivity has to be wireless. To be useful, those trillions of connected devices and things will have to be able to organize themselves intelligently into groups or networks. We’re here to talk specifically about a grouping called wireless Personal Area Networks. That’s the network of wireless devices .........MORE
Unique properties of NFMI for the IoT
The IoT will require an unprecedented level of intelligent wireless connectivity to bring together the “trillions” of devices projected in the coming decades. To be useful, that connectivity will initially have to be organized into Networks, and here we discuss some of the challenges faced in wireless Personal Area Networking (WPAN); it is our most important personal connection to the Internet-of-Things. We review the most common available solution - Bluetooth, the properties of a new solution - Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI), .........MORE
NFMI: Secure Wireless Connectivity for Our Cars
The modern automobile is an extraordinary accomplishment, with a wide array of sensors and systems all connected to optimize performance, user-experience and safety margins. In fact, the Formula One racecar is a leading edge IoT platform, with over 300 sensors communicating data in real-time for off track analytics that allow the driver to make split second decisions at full speed! Now, it’s just a matter of time before our personal vehicles begin to make split second decision on their own, as we begin to enter the brave new world of driverless vehicles. But there’s a dirty little secret the industry has been doing its best to hide: our cars are vulnerable to hacking while we’re in them. After a number of high........MORE
Near Field Magnetic Induction, used now in pacemakers and hearing aids, is reportedly safer than Bluetooth.
Near Field Magnetic Induction (NMFI) creates a short-range (up to nine feet), low-power magnetic field around devices, enabling devices within the bubble to transfer voice and data while making the connection invisible to anything outside that bubble. It’s been used by the CIA, FBI and Secret Service, as well as by security forces protection Pope Francis during his recent visit to the U.S.
“In two to five years, NMFI will become ubiquitous,” says ...........
Can we trust IoT in healthcare?
For all the talk about connectivity, security and analytics, the IoT is ultimately about the information; where it flows, who owns it, and how it’s used. Nowhere are these IoT questions more immediately relevant to us than in Healthcare. The term “Connected Health” was even coined to ease the process of our being woven into the IoT web, and in the hope it would encourage us to trust the architects of that process. But should we?
Connected Health offers to collect our medical information in real-time, ..........MORE