In this new episode of the Hardware Podcast, David Cranor and I talk with data scientist Rachel Kalmar, formerly with Misfit Wearables and the founder and organizer of the Sensored Meetup in San Francisco. She shares insights from her work at the intersection of data, hardware, and health care.
- The need for a "data ecosystem" approach: it's important to understand the entire stack from acquisition through storage and analysis, and where security and privacy become concerns.
- Analysis and insight as the real value in data: consumers get very little from raw data.
- Authentication for smart devices—and an experiment (let us know if your lights went out during this podcast by e-mailing email@example.com).
This week's click spirals
- Rachel Kalmar: techniques and equipment for digitizing old photo albums.
- David Cranor: The steps that FTDI, manufacturer of USB-to-serial chips, has taken to combat counterfeit chips.
- Jon Bruner: The Cave of the Crystals in Mexico. Discovered beneath a lead mine, the cave contains enormous gypsum crystals.