The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is one of the key technology events that gathers IT industry leaders, decision makers, developers, and designers to share their experience, demonstrate innovative solutions, and explore the vast possibilities of the new wave of technology-driven products and services.
This year’s forum took place on August 18–20 in San Francisco and proved to be the ideal place for gaining insight into Intel’s ecosystem.
At the event opening, Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich featured a number of innovative products and solutions, from the RealSense 3D camera to the Curie microprocessor targeted at wearables and small devices for personalized cancer treatment, cyber security, gaming, robotics (including the now-famous dancing spiders), and even BMX bikes.
The future of computing, according to Krzanich, is based on three main assumptions:
- “sensification,” or becoming more person-oriented due to sight, sound, and touch capabilities,
- being smart and connected (i.e., built on the Internet of Things),
- becoming an extension of a user, helping him adjust his physical environment to his daily life by using the connected device.
Computing is becoming more personalized. There is no doubt this new trend is here to stay, and with this in mind, you should ask yourself a question that Brian Krzanich asked everyone at the IDF: “What will you develop?” to gain that competitive edge that will help you stand out in a plethora of companies implementing the newest technology solutions.
Auriga has been developing innovative solutions for its clients for 25 years. And when we were invited to the IDF to demonstrate how we are pioneering the use of Intel’s Multi-OS Engine to create our iOS application, we were grateful for this opportunity to share our expertise and experience with the IDF’s attendees. The Intel Multi-OS Engine allows developers to drastically reduce development time by reusing their Java code when developing apps for Android and iOS. Early access is available at https://software.intel.com/intel-inde-multi-os-early-access.
At the IDF, Auriga’s experts demonstrated a mobile app for iPad for wireless patient monitoring. It provides data on the patient’s vital signs by connecting to the hospital information system via Wi-Fi. The patient data—including ECG, RESP, NIBP, TEMP, SPO2, PVC, ARR, and pulse rate—are presented graphically (as waveforms) in real time. The screen supports up to four waveforms in real-time mode.
The physician can also access detailed graphs and set alarms for situations in which the vital parameters are out of an allowed range. The app also provides some additional information on the patient, including name, age, date of birth, weight, and height. The developed solution could be drastically enhanced and become a comprehensive solution with client–server architecture and enriched functionality.
The application has been developed using Intel’s Multi-OS Engine, which enables using Java to develop native iOS and Android apps. The engineers working on the project noted that using Intel’s suite allowed them to achieve the highest levels of performance on each platform without spending months optimizing the code and characteristics for each target OS.
Andrey Pronin, Auriga’s SVP of Strategy, Technology, and Marketing, commented on the company’s participation at the IDF:
As a software development company, we strive to adopt the most innovative tech initiatives to create added value for our customers. Attending events like the IDF helps us stay on top of the current developments in the industry. Plus, it is a great opportunity to share our 25 years’ worth of experience in software development outsourcing for innovative companies and demonstrate the pioneering use of great software development tools, such as Intel’s Multi-OS Engine, to help our customers create those personalized technology solutions that Brian Krzanich talked about in his keynote.