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GroveStreams: Basic Data Upload

Click the image to see it in all its glory. Having used the sample GroveStreams Arduino code to simulate a temperature sensor, my next step has been to verify how data can be sent to the GroveStreams chart generator for

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Champlain Mini Maker Faire

The Champlain Mini Maker Faire will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 28, and 29, at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn in Shelburne Vermont. I’ll be showing my Arduino projects. Look for a feast of 3d printers, robots, innovators,

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It’s Live! Arduino Heart Rate Monitor

  Thats the Arduino board at the top, and a mini-breadboard with the heart-rate monitor chip and 7 segment display on the bottom.  Not quite as elegant as a Polar wristwatch monitor (which I compared to for accuracy)… but its

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Getting Nervous: Health Information Exchanges

Interesting discussion , “Risks” loom for health exchange technology about the software development for the Colorado Health Information Exchange by a group from the University of Colorado called Health Policy Solutions. Colorado’s health exchange is supposed to debut in just six

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Posted in Electronic Health Record, Finance, Healthcare Reform

The Technology Enabled Home: Applications and Bandwidth

I found myself building list of the applications that we would expect to be running in our rural senior housing sites, for both residents (The Technology Enabled Home) and the housing and health-care staff that are onsite. This should give

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FitBit Aria WiFi Weight Scale

Times and technology change. My previous wireless scale from Tanita cost $350.00 and used BlueTooth to communicate to a computer. The FitBit Aria wifi scale works on a conventional wifi network. It will automatically register your weight and percentage body

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