Robotics for rehabilitation medical care

This is total awesomeness! The application of robotics to assist those subject to physical disabilities:

It’s not only engineers who work in robotics

Source: It’s not only engineers who work in robotics | Robohub

My wife recently retired from nursing. She had worked as a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, working with spinal cord injury patients, and sometimes with traumatic brain injury patients. She tells me that tremendous advances are  being made toward spinal cord regrowth and repair – this is still a ways out but is another exciting development for those with these types of injuries.

‘Industry 4.0’ made possible by #IOT

Source: ‘Industry 4.0’ comes to B.C.: Smart machines and Internet of Things change the workplace

IOT changes everything for service and industrial businesses. As described at the link, IOT enables smarter machines/automation. But it also means deploying sensors throughout a “work environment” to monitor and detect safety issues, to identify productivity issues, to detect quality problems, to optimize production and much more.

EU proposing color coded “Security labels” for #IOT devices

When the going gets tough, the tough form a committee

Source: The EU’s latest idea to secure the Internet of Things? Sticky labels – Naked Security

Hmmmm …. I guess this is to inform the purchaser or user of a device as to the state of the device’s security. Would this be like the color coding scheme used to triage patients at a major incident?

  • Green = can walk, help can be delayed
  • Yellow = injured, needs medical care, but stable, not immediately life threatening
  • Red = immediate attention needed/life threatening situation
  • Black = dead or expected to die before they can be cared for

At a mass casualty incident, responders must quickly sort through the injured and provide care to the worst off (Red) patients first.

For IOT Security, would this be:

  • Green = mostly secure, if properly configured
  • Yellow = secure from casual attacks but still vulnerable
  • Red = easily broken security
  • Black = no security at all

 

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