New Trend? Free Tablet Computers For All Registrants At TCT Meeting

Cardiologists and others who attend this year’s TCT meeting in San Francisco will receive a free tablet computer. TCT is the highly influential interventional cardiology meeting run by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. This year it will take place in San Francisco from October 27 through November 1.

Heavily promoted in emails and on the site’s webpage, TCT is promising that paid registrants for the entire meeting “will receive a free tablet computer loaded with the official conference app and other interactive tools to optimize the TCT experience.” Attendees will get to keep their tablets. Here’s how TCT is saying the tablets can be used:

Another very important question: what sort of information about the user will the device send to TCT and/or sponsors? What sort of privacy controls will be available to the user, and will these controls be understood (see Facebook)? Concerns have been raised in the past about the presence of RFID tags embedded in conference badges. The potential for invasion of privacy is much greater with a tablet computer, I imagine.

Click here to read the full post on Forbes.

 

 

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