today google announced brillo, their IoT operating system based on android and it’s matching communicating protocol. brillo will be live later this year and so will weave, the communication protocol. google is now making moves to join apple and microsoft, a timely move.
brillo and weave will work well on light weight devices, like cameras, door locks, etc. essentially home devices. in the growing market of health related devices and monitors, this announcement means another stride in that direction, in the shape of affordable scales, wearables, remote monitoring, telehealth and other means to collect specific and relevant information from patients where they are.
with small computers scaling up, a low memory foot print we should expect a wave of innovation when it comes to healthcare related products.