Mobile can drive down healthcare costs and improve care

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Jawbone, wearable technology for a healthier lifestyle.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to provide more people with access to healthcare. With a larger population of people insured, the ultimate goal — and the only way to keep costs down — is to improve the health of the overall population.

 

 

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Monitoring People from Space: The Good the Bad, and the Ugly

Futurist Thomas Frey: In the late 1980s, I was an engineer working as part of an IBM team to build a mobile satellite command and control center for monitoring missile launches from space. This contract was part of Regan’s “Star Wars” missile defense system.

 

 

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Brazilian doctor caught using silicon fingers to hack biometric scanner

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Finger-scanning biometric security technology as it turns out is pretty easy to hack,  A news report from the BBC reveals that a 29-year-old Brazilian doctor, Thaune Nunes Ferreira, working in a small town outside Sao Paulo was arrested over the weekend for allegedly using prosthetic silicone fingers to fake the presence of six of her colleagues.

 

 

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Butt biometrics

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There’s a bad moon rising?

Last year, we heard about a new technology to identify individuals based on the pressure signature of their feet on the ground. Now, Japanese scientists at the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology built a system that can identify an individual by the pressure signature of his or her ass. They’re not, er, resting on their laurels though. There’s work to be done!

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DARPA developing sensors to track you by your heartbeat

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The government wants to track you by your heartbeat.

You may be hiding on the other side of the wall but the U.S. military can see you breathing, they can even see your heartbeat racing.  But you may be surprised if you think you can run farther away or hide in a crowd.  The Defense Department’s sensors will find you.  The Pentagon is looking to tweak their life-form finder that can spot your heartbeat no matter where you are.

 

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