What? No XML, Web services, RFID or wireless transmitter?

Summary:This one comes by way of News.com's Michelle Meyers (who credits Engadget and CNN).

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comes by way of News.com's Michelle Meyers (who credits Engadget and CNN).  What on earth was Katie Williams thinking when designed a set of swimming goggles that has the equivalent of a heads up display that keeps track of how many laps you've done and the elapsed time?  What she really needs to add to that is an XML-schema and some sort of wireless transmission mechanism so that when one coach has to keep track of 50 swimmers in the pool, all she or he has to do is sit in front of a computer and watch the wirelessly transmitted data accumulate and tabulate.  Oh, yes, and of course, all the data dumps into a database.  Might as well include a heart monitor and the data it collects on that while you're at it Katie.  If you must, I'll settle for a USB cable that downloads the data after the workout is completed.  By the way, this product is not for me.  I jumped in my neighbor's pool the other day.  It's about 25 feet long.  I did two laps and nearly had a heart attack.

Topics: Big Data


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