The Development & Privacy Concerns of “Wearable: Platforms & Services”

Privacy is vital when it comes to “Wearable” Gadget & Platform design.
#FinanceAndBanking

When Insurance Gets “Personalized” & “Predictable”

 

Your personal health data getting into the hands of Insurance Companies could have horrible consequences.

No one would want Insurance Companies to use “personal” health data for determination of Insurance prices. “Personal” is the key, which means
“So, this guy’s wearables say he has very high risk for Heart Diseases and we are not going to sell insurance to him, but only to those who have low risks for Heart Disease.”
And people who need most – people with the highest risks for Heart Diseases – would be denied of Insurances and won’t receive any healthcare.
Another Problem: the whole point of Insurance is reducing risks of “all buyers” as a whole and if the amount of “individual” risk gets too much predictable – then this overall effect (of reducing risks) is lost.
This is applicable to Insurance Companies and Healthcare Providers in general.

Reformulation of US National Policies & Laws

I would reformulate US National Policies & Laws for the best interest of everyone concerned –
  • Wearable Users
  • Wearable Manufacturers and
  • Insurance Companies.

 

It is permissible to let Insurance Companies use “Collective” Data, but not permissible to let them use “Personal” Data on an individual basis which would make health (& healthcare needs) of each person predictable.

 

This applies not just to “Wearables” but Healthcare Providers and Insurance Companies in general.

Private Life & Privacy Concerns

Besides, no one would want readings to be taken while one is in one’s bedroom or in other private places, unless the user permits.

Gaining Trust of Users

We, “Wearable” Gadget and Platform Designers have to be very explicit about – how users’ data that we collect is being “used” or “misused”.

Restricting Data Access for App & Service Developers

I would recommend “Wearable” Gadget and Platform Designers not to give direct access to User Data to App and Service Developers, but only “anonymous” (and “accumulated”, like the averages, total, etc.) access through suitable APIs.

“Privacy and Security” Service

I have plans for introducing a Privacy and Security Service for
  • Authorizing Gadget & Platform Designers and App & Service Developers (so that users feel comfortable) and
  • Provide explicit information to everyone on how users’ collected data is being used on any of the various Gadgets, Platforms and Apps.

 

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Latest From Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [01.09.15]

#PhysicalDigital

 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) / Drone

UAV / Drone Platform

 

Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality

Latest From Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [01.07.15]

Physical Digital Computing

#PhysicalDigital

“Intel CEO Brian Krzanich offered a glimpse into the company’s vision of the near future with a number of cutting-edge demonstrations including gesture controls, facial recognition security prompts, drones that know how to move around obstacles and a jacket that can help the visually impaired or blind sense what’s around them.

At the heart of many of the demonstrations was Intel’s RealSense 3D, the company’s depth-sensing camera technology.

Intel also made another push for wearables with Curie, a button-sized chip

2015 is truly a unique year,” Krzanich said. “It‘s the beginning of the next consumer technology wave.”

 

Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality

 

Smart Car

#SmartCar

 

Digital Manufacturing

#DigitalManufacturing

 

Microsoft

“Instead, new Chrome-like browser codenamed “Spartan” will ship alongside IE11.”

Latest From Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [01.05.14]

Physical Digital Computing

#PhysicalDigital

“ the International Consumer Electronics Show is big. More than 3,500 companies come to show their wares. … attracts more than 150,000 visitors.

This year, the International CES may be energized by a wave of new exhibitors chasing a top trend in consumer electronics: the Internet of Things. The term refers to the concept of a world full of connected devices controlled through a consumer-friendly hub, like a smartphone app.

#SmartHome

#Wearables

Wi-Fi-connected ceiling fan controlled by a Nest Learning Thermostat, and automated door locks, light switches and LED bulbs. Under Armour, the sports apparel company that has experimented with smart sports clothing, will exhibit at CES, as will the Girl Scouts of America, which is introducing a new digital app

Apple …  HomeKit development platform

Nexia Home Intelligence connects your smartphone, tablet, or computer with compatible items in your home, such as door locks or a thermostat.

Nexia Home Intelligence connects your smartphone, tablet, or computer with compatible items in your home, such as door locks or a thermostat.

two separate wristbands on display — the Reemo and the Myo — will let their wearers control video games, phones and connected devices in the home using arm waves and gestures.

Tagg’s GPS-enabled pet trackers

Connected workout clothing from Hexoskin

Aesthetics and fashion become a core component. It’s either hanging in my house or I’m wearing it every day.”

home products such as security systems, monitoring cameras, smart TVs and even connected baby monitors.

The antivirus and security company Bitdefender, for example, will show off its just announced Bitdefender box, which plugs into a home network and can protect connected devices from malicious software.

#SmartCar

Cars, too, will be increasingly connected at this year’s CES.

At this year’s show, Ford’s new chief executive, Mark Fields, and Dieter Zetsche, the head of Mercedes-Benz, will give keynote addresses that focus on innovation in the auto industry, including advances in making cars smarter and eventually able to drive themselves.

Volkswagen

4K TVs, or ultra-high-definition sets, with built-in Internet connections

#DigitalManufacturing

#VirtualReality

#AugmentedReality

other major themes at the show would include 3-D printing, games and virtual reality; the headset maker Oculus VR. And he said he expected health and biotech to be big trends, as well.”

 

#SmartHome

“Nest Labs, Wink and Other Household Gadget Makers Vie for Space on Store Shelves”

Smart-home products is one of the hottest topics at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Smart-home products is one of the hottest topics at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

 

Smart Retail

#SmartRetail

“Fashion boutiques are leading the charge to merge connected technology with real-world retail outlets

..retailers are focusing on High Tech over common sense improvements”

 

Youtube Playlist (Compiled by me): Smart Retail [What does the future of Retail look like?]

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmtzIXlrl_WFtdY1Pyi2WsXcBIlJ6dPWq

 

Digital Finance

#DigitalFinance

“Tech companies, banks and retailers try to make cash a thing of the past. Apple Pay, a new iPhone 6 feature that allows users to buy goods in physical stores with a wave of the device …

Mobile Commerce in US is expected to rise 35% in 2015”

 

BioEngineering & Translational Medicine

Engineering & Scientific Innovations: At My Ventures

Engineering & Scientific Innovations: At My Ventures

  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Robotics
  3. Smart Home
  4. Smart City
  5. Physical Digital Retail
  6. Digital Finance
  7. Digital Sports & Sports Science
  8. Education: Institutions, Platforms & Tools. Leadership & Consulting.
  9. Media & Publishing
  10. Software: Web / Mobile / Cloud Platform
  11. Smart Security
  12. Next Generation Computers
  13. Augmented Reality – Virtual Reality
  14. Wearables
  15. Enterprise Physical Digital Computing
  16. Digital Manufacturing
  17. Manufacturing [Materials]
  18. Research & Engineering (R&E) Consulting. Management Consulting.
  19. Smart Connected Products
  20. BioEngineering and Translational Medicine
  21. Energy & Power
  22. Construction & Architecture
  23. Theme Park Development
  24. Defense Tech
  25. Aerospace
  26. Transportation Systems & Vehicles 
  27. Agricultural Machinery & Digital Agriculture
  28. Academia => Industry

Digital Manufacturing: At My Ventures

  • Manufacturing Cloud
  • 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing
  • Automation & (Adaptable) Robots
  • Establishing Advanced Manufacturing Facilities for Firms.

Youtube Playlist (Compiled by Me): Digital Manufacturing

What happens when you employ Digital Technologies to Manufacturing?

Amazing things become possible! Discover for yourself!

Manufacturing [Materials]: At My Ventures

  • Computational Materials Design
  • Combinatorial Chemistry
  • Nanoengineered Materials
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Polymer Science; Biochemistry; Molecular Biology [Structure => Function]

Smart Home: At My Ventures

  • Cleaner Robots
  • Smart Cooker (Able to Follow step by step recipe)
  • Smart Babycare Sleeping Bed
  • Smart Refrigerator
  • Robot Mower
  • Customizable Home

Youtube Playlist (Compiled by me): Smart Home

Smart City: At My Ventures

  • Smart Infrastructure & Smart Utility (Electricity, Water etc.) [Efficiency. Maintenance]
  • Smart connected “Systems” [e.g., Smoke sensors in buildings connected to the Fire department]
  • Smart management of City “Resources” (Traffic, Parking, etc.)
  • Natural Disaster prediction (& control), Disease outbreak prediction
  • Green Technologies; Sustainable Energy
  • High Tech Law Enforcement (with full respect to Citizens’ Privacy).

Youtube Playlist (Compiled by me): Smart City

Digital Sports & Sports Science

Youtube Playlist (Compiled by me): Digital Sports & Sports Science
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmtzIXlrl_WEgOcAQNm1AaWLUPpbxfvsL

Energy & Power : At My Ventures

  • Renewables [Solar, Wind – Materials Innovation, Smart Control, Distributed]
  • Nuclear
  • Fuel Efficiency Add-ons.
  • Smart Grid (Sensors, IoT).
  • Smart Transformer.
  • Distributed / Decentralized Electricity Grid.
  • Green Technologies
  • Battery Technology.

Physical Digital Retail : At My Ventures

Digital Finance

Next Generation Computers

  • New Materials.
  • New Architectures.
  • New UI. [Example: Humanistic User Interface (HUI)]

Wearables

Augmented Reality – Virtual Reality

Enterprise Physical Digital Computing

  • Efficient Supply Chain Management (SCM) with Sensors and Data
  • Smart Vending Machine

Research & Engineering (R&E) Consulting. Management Consulting.

  • Research, Engineering & Consultancy Center in each of the 50 US States. [Long term plan: Gradually expand to all the nations (From Britain & China to India, Iran & Indonesia) on Earth.]
  • Link: Government Services [TahsinVersion2]
  • Enterprise Software. Big Data 2.0.
  • Internet Of Things (IoT) Consulting. Physical Digital Computing Consulting.

Construction & Architecture: At My Ventures

  • Airport
  • Sea Port

Theme Park Development: At My Ventures

#ThemeParkDevelopment

Remember “Jurassic Park”? Ever dreamed of living among huge Dinosaurs? Want to live in “19th Century Britain”?

  • I shall develop “Theme Parks” – that hold “Models of life” during different Historic and Pre-historic Times. You go to those “Theme Parks” and “live the life” for a few days.
  • “Pre-historic Life” Park [Remember “Jurassic Park”? Ever dreamed of living among huge Dinosaurs?]
  • “Historic” Park: You go to a Park and live in, say, “19th Century Britain” for a few days with others; eating food of those times, wearing clothes of those times, and maybe hunting and farming a bit too!

 

Smart Connected Products

  • Industrial Internet
  • “Wearables”


Artificial Intelligence: At My Ventures

Link: Artificial Intelligence: Platforms & Apps – Product & Service Innovation At My Ventures [TahsinVersion2.com]

  • Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Platform [=> 3rd Party Applications & Services on top of the Platform]
  • The “Intelligence” behind Smart, Connected Products
  • “Personal Agent” [that acts as an interface to the World around you]


Youtube Playlist (Compiled by me): Artificial Intelligence Platform



Robotics: At My Ventures

  • Knowledge Based Robots. Expert Robots.
  • Augmented Robots
  • Surgical Robots
  • Industrial / Manufacturing Robots.
  • Construction Robots.
  • Service Robots

BioEngineering and Translational Medicine: At My Ventures

  • Scientific, Engineering, Medical Equipment
  • Healthcare IT
  • Gene Sequencing
  • Medical Devices
  • Prosthetics, Tissue Engineering / Regenerative Medicine

Defense Tech

  • Robots (Human soldiers gradually being replaced by Robots; just as fighter planes by drones; less possibility of injury to humans)
  • “Iron Man” Suit
  • [Injured] Prosthetics -> (research) -> Tissue Engineering / Regenerative Medicine
  • Psychiatric / Neurological Services
  • Security & Safety : Biological weapons, Chemical weapons, Nuclear weapons, Cyber Attacks.

Education: Institutions, Platforms & Tools. Leadership & Consulting.

Platforms & Services

Textbooks (Plus Digital Interactive Versions)

  • Most authoritative and up to date work (continuously updated) on every topic, every area and sub-area of Science & Engineering, Economics & Business [Me with co-authors].

New DIY Platforms for Schools, Colleges  (and community around that Platform. Example: “Maker” Community.)

3D Printing Platforms for Schools, Colleges

New Builder / “Automata Set” / “Automata Platform” for kids

Microsoft

  • Microsoft Book [Device]
  • Games / Programming: Kodu; Minecraft; Spark

“Book 2.0 / Smart Book” Platform

Programming Platform


 

Media & Publishing: At My Ventures

  • News & Analysis Site; Magazine. Digital Publishing Platform.
    • Politics. Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation. Business & Economy [An outgrowth of TahsinVersion2]
  • Smart Book (Gadget); Smart Book (& Magazine) Platform; Apps; Educational Games; Interactive Contents.
  • “Creative Expression” Platform:
    • Self-publishing; Video; App-Development and sharing Platform (with no-coding requirements).
  • Social Network
    • Focused on bringing about meaningful changes to the world.
  • Advertisement Platform (& Business).
  • Advising / Consultancy to News / Magazines / Media Firms

Youtube Playlist (Compiled by me): Smart Book & Digital Publishing : E-Readers & E-Reading Re-Designed From The Ground Up

 

Aerospace: At My Ventures

  • Commercial Aircraft
  • Helicopter
  • UAV; Drones
  • Satellite


 
Transportation Systems & Vehicles: At My Ventures

  • Smart Car [Autonomous / Semi-autonomous; Hybrid / Electric; Connected]
  • Intelligent Highway
  • High Speed Rail



Software: Web / Mobile / Cloud Platform

  • CAD. CAM. Scientific / Statistical Computing. Big Data Processing
  • Cyber-Security Software & Consultancy.
  • Book 2.0 Platform
  • Personal Health Platform
  • “Creative Expression Platform”. Examples include
    • Self-publishing Book Industry
    • Youtube
    • Scratch, etc.


Smart Security

  • Bio-metric Identification

Agricultural Machinery & Digital Agriculture: At My Ventures

  • Farming Drone.
  • Autonomous Tractors.
  • Physical Digital Irrigation (System comprising : IoT, Sensors, Actuators).

Academia => Industry 

Idea => Products

Lots of half baked
  • Scientific Innovations,
  • Technological Patents,
  • Ideas,

in Academia (10%, 20% completed)

-> turned into finished Industrial Products  & Services (100%).

References

Church  

I shall have Local Offices of my “Ventures” in all of the 200+ Nations on Earth.

Everyone with responsible positions at nearby Churches can work closely with people working at my Ventures (on projects like Community Organizing, etc.). #RomanCatholicChurch

On Microsoft, Redesign Of Microsoft Band and How "’Wearables" Might Revolutionize US Healthcare [Updated]

Microsoft
I would like to see Microsoft to be positioned as:

“Microsoft is a company that deeply cares for people.”

  • Healthcare (Microsoft Band & Microsoft Health)
  • Education (Microsoft Book)
  • Privacy Concerns
  • With Windows 10 feedback invitation and Android Office preview feedback invitation, Microsoft has made it clear that Microsoft cares for what its consumers want.


Microsoft Band and How “‘Wearables” Might Revolutionize US Healthcare
One of the trends of 2014 in technology has been release of “Wearables” – computers you can wear on your body.


 
The latest kid in “Wearables” is “Microsoft Band” and the platform “Microsoft Health”

Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health could prove to be revolutionary by playing a vital role in urging people to make better lifestyle choices and reduce diseases and in the long run, reduce Healthcare costs. 
 
  • Social Layer, Gamification Layer, Quantified Self & US Healthcare
  • The Privacy Concern
  • The “Aesthetics” Factor
 
 
Social Layer, Gamification Layer, Quantified Self & US Healthcare

A Social Layer has to be built on top of Microsoft Health.
  • Social pressure
  • Motivations from friends and family,
  • Awareness and knowledge of health benefits 

can make wonders.

“I ran 5 miles … Let me see…. Jim ran 7 miles today …. OK, I’ll run 8 miles tomorrow.”
The Quantifies Self movement or a variant of it or an expansion has to be spread among general people. 
What better scenario could there be than conscious Citizens taking care of their own health?
   
A Gamification Layer on top of the Social Layer would make things even better.


“Let’s see who can reduce weight by 10 pounds in the least amount of time.”


 
 


A few more sensors / additional sensor modules (that can be added later – if you want) would be required.


 
 
 
Imagine, how much an effect reducing average weight of Americans (“the obesity epidemic”) would have on US Healthcare System.


 


 
Social Layeris the key. [I’ll design the social layer.]


It can only happen in a social setting – people motivating, encouraging each other, spreading the awareness and knowledge and know-hows.


The Privacy Concern [in case of Wearables]


Privacy would be vital.


I’ll make sure personal data is not abused.

Your health data getting into the hands of Insurance Companies could have horrible consequences.

No one would want Insurance Companies to use “personal” health data for determination of Insurance prices. “Personal” is the key, which means
“So, this guy’s wearables say he has very high risk for Heart Diseases and we are not going to sell insurance to him but only to those who have low risks for Heart Disease.”
The whole point of Insurance is reducing risks of “all buyers” as a whole and if the amount of “individual” risk gets very much predictable – then this overall effect (of reducing risks) is lost.
Besides, No one would want readings to be taken while one is in one’s bedroom, unless the user permits.
We have to be very explicit about – how users’ data that we collect is being “used” or “misused”.
 
The “Aesthetics” Factor
When you design “wearables”, aesthetics should always be at the top of the “requirements” list.
When people “wear” gadgets, people want them to be “beautiful”. “Fashion concern” plays a huge role.
And people want to “wear” gadgets that are different than what others wear – to distinguish themselves. 
So giving consumers a lot of variations and options to choose from – is the right approach when designing “wearables”.
This applies to Microsoft Band and Google Glass and all the other gadgets that fall into the “wearables” category.
 CEO
 
References



“Why not prioritize disease prevention programs and motivational programs that encourage healthy lifestyle choices so that we have less sick people to start with? Obesity and poor lifestyle choices are surely among causes of diseases. Less sick people translates into less visits to doctors and less visits to doctors translate into less health insurance prices. If health insurance prices go down, more people would have health insurances.
Let’s try to understand it through an example.
Suppose, visits to doctor cost a person say, “A” $100 a month and another person say, “B” $50 a month. Now, the insurance company that sells healthcare insurances to “A” and “B”, sells each of the monthly insurances for $80. So, “A” and “B” together spend $80 + $80 = $160 to buy their insurances and the insurance company has to spend $100 + $50 = $150 to bear the cost of visits to doctor. Now, suppose “A” and “B” learned to take better care of their health. As a result, they have monthly healthcare costs of $60 and $40 respectively. Now, the insurance company has no way but to reduce their insurance fees. Thus, by taking better care of their health, “A” and “B” forced the insurance companies to reduce prices for insurance.

Latest From Science, Technology & Medicine [11.01.14]

 

 

Robotics (Physical Digital Computing)

Augmented Robotics

 

Wearables (Physical Digital Computing)

Microsoft Band

 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – UAV (Physical Digital Computing)

 

Smart Car (Physical Digital Computing)

Autonomous Car

 

Digital Manufacturing (Physical Digital Computing)

“We estimate that the global 3D printing market is set to grow from $1.15bn (£930m) in 2013 to $4.8bn in 2018,” said Arnaud Gagneux, vice-president, technology transformation, at CCS Insight.”

 

Computer Reimagined

Physical Digital Interaction / Experience

HP Sprout

 

Internet of Things (Physical Digital Computing)

 

Smart City (Physical Digital Computing)

 

Smart Home (Physical Digital Computing)

 

Smart Retail (Physical Digital Computing)

 

Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality (Physical Digital Computing)

 

 
Healthcare IT (BioEngineering & Translational Medicine)