London’s Evening Standard ran a recent article focused on how the iPad is ‘powering London’.
From barmen to doctors, Apple’s tablet is being used as a working tool rather than just another tech vice.
The article runs down how the iPad is being put to work in all sorts of areas in London, from the music and fashion industries to education and medicine. It details how London restaurants and bars are using the iPad for a variety of purposes – from serving up the wine list to assisting with childcare.
It notes that 31% of doctors in the UK now own an iPad, and quotes the IT director at The Great Ormond Steet childrens’ hospital:
“They can make a real difference,” says Mark Large, IT director at the hospital. “If an urgent case conference is called to discuss treatment for a sick child, clinicians can join it no matter where they are and access information.”
Check out the article in the Evening Standard for more detail on some of the ways the iPad is being put to work in London.
Today I saw an iPad at work in a Tesla showroom here in Austin. The iPad is being used as a sort of point-of-sale device – even though the showroom can’t actually sell you a Tesla in the state of Texas.
My father-in-law (Dan) and I spent quite a while in the Tesla showroom today. I’m not generally a person who gets very excited about cars, but even I have to say the Tesla model we saw was nothing short of awesome. Dan sat in the car and we both ended up thoroughly impressed with it.
I was also impressed with seeing the iPad in use of course. Hit the break for a couple more shots of the iPad and the showroom …
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Why yes – that is an iPad in use on the International Space Station.
Chris Hadfield, an astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency, tweeted this image – showing his iPad in use with a teleprompter app.
Apparently Hadfield also uses the iPad for entertainment – with thousands of songs in his music library.
All I can say is the iPad sure gets around – enterprise board rooms, the White House, the UK’s Parliament, NFL, NBA and MLB Locker rooms, Ferraris, and now space. Nice work if you can get it.
Spotted via: TUAW
Ferrari announced this week that they are looking into extending their partnership with Apple on in-car entertainment.
They also revealed that their Ferrari FF – their first four-seater and four wheel drive vehicle – has a lot of iPad power in it:
Ferrari’s 12-cylinder GT sports car prowess is represented at Geneva by the FF, the very first four-seater and four-wheel drive in Prancing Horse history. It will be sporting a Grigio Ingrid livery with an elegant glass roof and Iroko interior. The FF is also now seamlessly integrated with Apple technologies, thanks to direct access to the infotainment system via SIRI voice commands and the adoption of two iPad Minis as the entertainment system of choice for the rear seat passengers.
Talk about nice work if you can get it. Vroom vroom iPad.
Image Source: http://deadspin.com/nfl-concussions/
Over the last couple of years the iPad has made a big impact in the NFL – being adopted by numerous teams to use as their playbook, and for scouting and a variety of other purposes.
Now the iPad will have a new, and perhaps most important, use in helping teams quickly diagnose head injuries – as Apple Insider reports:
The NFL will be providing each team with an iPad application designed to help teams diagnose whether one of their players has suffered concussion almost immediately following impact, ESPN reported on Saturday. … Prior to the start of the season, and at different intervals throughout the season, the system will be used on players to perform a number of tests in order to establish a baseline score. In the event of a possible concussion, team doctors will use the app to evaluate players, and the app will compare their post-hit results against their established baselines. A large discrepancy could indicate that the player has suffered a concussion, and the protocols for such an injury would go into effect.
Concussions and head injuries in the NFL have become a very hot topic in recent years, and rightfully so. It’s great to see iPads being used for this purpose and to see the NFL using technology in their efforts to better protect players.
Once again, not a bad bit of work for the ‘only for consumption’ tablet. :)