[ExI] , question for Max or anyone

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Sun Sep 5 17:43:23 UTC 2021



…> On Behalf Of Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat
Subject: Re: [ExI] , question for Max or anyone


On Sun, Sep 5, 2021 at 9:25 AM spike jones via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org <mailto:extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> > wrote:

Adrian you perhaps know the order of magnitude price delta between a consumer device and a device which is med-qualified.  Your mother is a doctor as I recall.  She may know how much anything allowed in a hospital must meet reliability standards that have been set to absurd levels.


>…Yes.  I also know how much Moore's Law has driven down prices of electronics, countering this increase, to the point that some med-qualified electronics are practically consumer-budget…



Adrian, Moore’s law only applies to the cost of the electronic device, not to the cost of getting any device qualified for use as a medical instrument.  The cost of med-qualification has risen dramatically and continues to rise, as the cost of the device drops to an insignificant fraction of the price tag.


Best way around that: make sure that the device itself cannot alert or trigger an alert to the actual people who can be there first and help the most.  See to it that it only alerts those who will go into a useless panic and run in chaotic circles.  Then we can afford the device.  


If Moore’s law drove the price of the watch all the way down to free, we still couldn’t afford one which was med-qualified.






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