Go to doctor’s office. Wait. See embedded computer Primary Care Physician. Get tested. Wait. Get referred to specialist. Get retested. Wait. Get referred to another specialist. Wait. See how much insurance covers. Pay accordingly.
This is just one example of why telehealth strategies are poised to revolutionize medicine. Telehealth not only provides quick access to specialists, but can also remotely monitor patients and reduce clinical expenses. Many of the systems needed to realize these benefits will operate on the edge, and require technology with the portability and price point of commercial mobile platforms, as well as the flexibility to perform multiple functions securely and in real time. All of this embedded computer must be provided in a package that can meet the rigors of certification and scale over long lifecycle deployments.
Over the next five years, I expect the industry to continue the shift to products that are better suited to modification. Customers will be able to define specific needs and the suppliers will be able to quickly configure products to meet those needs. Here are a couple of the responses that we got back. Mass customization! Embedded computer Applications are increasingly pushing the limits of embedded boards in multiple directions. Customer requirements are perpetually requesting more channels, additional interconnects, increased processing performance, adding specific features, ruggedizing, etc., while at the same time pushing for smaller sizes, lower power, lower cost, faster delivery, etc. These factors are often compelling system designers to look for existing solutions and COTS hardware. However, it is becoming more difficult to create a generic embedded system product to satisfy all of these demands. So, I believe the embedded computing business will be changing to a mass customization model: quick-turn custom COTS boards, all-programmable systems centered on FPGAs, and a reconfigurable systems approach.
refer to: http://vita-technologies.com/articles/technically-trends-mass-customization-fpgas/
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