A lot of research is currently underway to harness the power of Bluetooth technology in the healthcare domain. With the help of Bluetooth, health conscious individuals will have access to wireless devices to record information pertaining to body temperature, pressure count and metabolism. The Bluetooth enabled devices will first collect vital information with the patients and then share it with a doctor via a mobile phone or PC.
Compatible mobile phones will be better equipped with new dual-mode chips that support both traditional Bluetooth technology and other low-energy applications.
The low energy communicates with lightweight health sensors, while the traditional Bluetooth specification continues to operate with existing Bluetooth-enabled products such as hands-free headsets. This enables cell phone manufacturers to add dual-mode capabilities without significant increase in product pricing.
· Renowned Andretti Green Racing team communicated during the race using Bluetooth devices.
· Surveys show that 1/3rd of all new cars in the world will have Bluetooth capability.
· Bluetooth-enabled medical equipment is presently being manufactured to be deployed at hospitals.
· Bluetooth lets you watch video files or pictures on your TV screen. This is possible by using a laptop as a source to relay the media files.
Just like any other technology, Bluetooth does have certain issues regarding its use.
For two Bluetooth-enabled devices to function in tandem, they should be provided with the same profile. For example, to connect a mobile phone to your headset, you will need matching profiles in both devices. In this scenario, a hand free is the correct profile. Similarly, a basic printing profile will be required if you want to print a document on your phone through a Bluetooth-enabled printer. You will have to keep ensuring that profiles match for smooth functioning of your Bluetooth devices.
To ensure that two Bluetooth devices work together, they have to be paired. Pairing would require both devices exchanging passkeys. Once paired, all data sent between the two devices gets encrypted, meaning that any device that is not paired with the other two is unable to translate the data. Pairing between two devices may fail and the most frequent reason for this is the usage of wrong password.
As the technology advances, more issues pertaining to Bluetooth are bound to pop up. Luckily, most issues are easy to deal with.