Apple iPod Used to Store and View Medical Imaging Files
Recently, I read about OsiriX which makes software for downloading and storing DICOM images onto the iPod. This allows doctors to carry their patient images with them from one place to the other. The hard drive capability on the iPod is large enough to handle the tremendous size of the images. Technology Review has a nice story on it here.
As the performance in handheld devices improves and the cost comes down, they will find more applications in the domain of virtual instrumentation. One can imagine the use of the iPod for collecting and storing data for easy retrieval while away from the computer or the network in such applications as in-vehicle/in-flight testing, machine condition monitoring, and more.
If you are interested in discussing further about the use of the Apple iPod for Virtual Instrumentation applications, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hall T. Martin