Head of Analytics at Cyient, an engineering design, networks and operations company, Bhoopathi Rapolu shares six guiding principles for the design of connected medical devices

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According to IT research company Gartner, there will be more than 20 billion connected devices globally by 2020, with the Internet of Things (IoT) increasingly impacting on every aspect of both our professional and personal lives. Take healthcare for instance, the proliferation of connectivity among both medical and personal-health/fitness tracking devices is leading to an explosion in the amount of data generated. This, in turn, is opening up new possibilities for device manufacturers to embed artificial intelligence (AI) into their equipment. These devices collect terabytes of data every day — monitoring, for example, our heart rate, blood pressure, the number of steps we take and calories we burn — most of which goes unused. …

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