I just heard a presentation by a group of researchers from the Tril centre (Technology Research for Independent Living) in Dublin. They have developed Emobius (or EyesWeb Mobius), a set of blocks for various types of biomedical processing, as well as a graphical front-end to the forthcoming EyesWeb XMI. It is fascinating to see how the problems they are working on in applications for older persons are so similar to what we are dealing with in music research.
I also got the chance to play with a Shimmer, a 1×3 cm device with 3D accelerometer, gyroscope, some extra I/O ports, and zigbee communication. This is what they expect to be the central hardware device in medical and rehabilitation applications in the near future. Very cool.