The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to revolutionize the way the world works. Just think of intelligent homes, connected vehicles, smart traffic control, and telemedicine! Many IoT applications are still years of technology improvements away, but the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implemented in today’s factories is something early adopters can benefit from right now. The IIoT in manufacturing has the potential to generate so much business value that it will eventually lead to the fourth industrial revolution, already named Industry 4.0. Continue reading
In many ways, 2016 was an important year for driverless vehicles full of historic moments. In that year, major automakers—from Daimler to BMW, Audi, and Hyundai—invested billions of dollars in autonomous vehicle development and worked in partnership with tech players to become leaders in the race for self-driving cars. It was the year driverless and semi-autonomous cars were made available to the public for the first time, at least in trial mode, and the year that sparked a hot debate on the challenges of self-driving mobility and car automation. Continue reading
The amount of patient data generated by various medical devices, wearables, and healthcare apps grows every day. However, hospitals can make use of all this information only in case when their devices and software systems communicate via a common protocol. One of such protocols that allow healthcare apps to securely exchange sensitive patient clinical data with each other is Health Level 7 (HL7), – a globally accepted, widely accredited, and one of the most commonly used set of interoperability standards in the world.
Auriga has strived to become part of the HL7 expert community and enhance its expertise in health data interoperability. A year ago, Auriga launched a new in-house initiative on the development of an open-source library to provide interoperability for medical devices based on the HL7 protocol. In December 2016, our engineers finally released the solution. Continue reading
In the Information Age, Big Data rules the world. The data volumes are growing faster than ever before, and by the year 2020, IDC predicts that about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human being on our planet. However, Big Data is more than just loads of information; it is even more than a mere technology. It is an innovative tool for real-time analysis, planning, forecasting, and finally, instantaneous and efficient decision-making. Big Data represents a new competitive advantage for any company in any industry today. Continue reading
When a product reaches the end-of-life phase of its lifecycle, inventing a completely new product is often not an option. Imagine that you produce a smart and complex medical device certified by regulatory agencies, connected to peripheral medical equipment, and used by thousands of patients in hundreds of hospitals nationwide. Your product has been commercially available on the market for a long time. However, the day comes when its components become outdated and unsupported, and an urgent decision has to be made on how to recover the product value. Continue reading