eventually it might be. For now we’re using the computer to gather data because we don’t know exactly how accurate GSR will be. Most chips don’t have much flash memory and the ones that do are more expensive and need fancy programmers. We’ll make it computer operated for the time being and if there is a need for stand alone we’ll figure something out… Though under best circumstances we’d like a wireless connection to the computer… Having a device software operated offers much more flexibility and less hardware, so yeah, we’d like to keep the computer in and maybe eventually go wireless (blue tooth is not a very expensive option, it can be implemented for some 60$ and it’s probably going to go down, as many computers nowadays come with a blue tooth port (the new apple notebooks for instance))
for now, we’ll be using wires.