IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2016 - (Page 8)

TECHBITS Mobile Use Among Young Children Is 'Almost Universal' Watson Watches Your Waistline IBM is pairing Watson's artificial intelligence with the mobile sensing power of Apple's smartwatch to create a health platform that can interact and adapt to each individual user, making it easier and more efficient for people to manage their well-being. It all happens within an app called CaféWell Concierge, Powered by Watson. IBM and Watson Health partner Welltok are expected to roll out the app first to IBM employees. It will deliver personalized, interactive and intelligent recommendations-from finding a nearby restaurant for people with dietary restrictions to managing a serious health condition such as diabetes. The findings in a recent survey are shining a light on not only how very young children consume media, but whether the long-studied "digital divide" between low-income and middle-class families still exists. Nearly 97 percent of parents surveyed by the journal Pediatrics said their children used mobile devices of some sort, and most started using or viewing a device before their first birthday. The 20-question survey involved 289 parents of 350 children in an urban, low-income, minority community. Among other findings: 97 percent of households reported owning a TV, and 77 percent had at least one smartphone. SOURCE: USA TODAY SOURCE: IBM Breaking Through Barriers With Wi-Fi Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have developed software that uses Wi-Fi signals to recognize human silhouettes through walls. The researchers built a device, called RF-Capture, that transmits wireless signals and analyzes the reflections of those signals to piece together a human form. RF-Capture can distinguish between subtle variations in body shapes and differentiate between 15 different people through a wall with 90 percent accuracy. It can even determine a person's breathing patterns and heart rate. Possible real-world applications of this technology include tracking movements of elderly people living alone to determine when they need assistance, and for use in smart homes to control appliances depending on the way you move. SOURCE: GIZMODO 8 // JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2016

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Ticket to revenue
IBM Perspective: Building on strengths in the API economy
Techbits: Watson watches your waistline
Partner PoV: IT departments must be ready for digital performance and availability requirements
Focus on Storage: The IBM System Storage DS8880 family meets current and future data demands
IT Today: IBM helps clients make better decisions based on actual IT costs
Cover Story: The Digital Transformation: Fueled by IBM middleware, the API economy is poised to help clients drive more revenue
Feature: Continuous Development: Getting started with DevOps on the mainframe is like getting in shape - it's a personalized journey
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2016