mobihealthnews’s inteview with Mike Foley, Executive Director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) throws light on how Bluetooth LE and ZigBee relate to each other and what the recent announcement by Continua means for the future role of competitive technologies like Sensium, ANT+, BodyLAN (used in Nike+) and Z-Wave, in health-related devices. Read it here.
[Sidenote: Didn’t the person (or committee) that coined the acronym PAN – Personal Area Network – think about the fact that ‘to pan’ is to criticise destructively, and other phrases with ‘pan’, e.g. ‘flash in the pan’ and ‘down the pan’ are all negative?]
Maybe it’s used speculatively?
as in “to pan for Gold”