Cell phones might seem to be everywhere, but new markets await. User penetration in the U.S. is less than two thirds.
Cell phones could help in preventing and responding to terrorist attacks, says Michael J. Hopmeier, president of Unconventional Concepts Inc. Authorities should be able to phone people with vital information and mobile users should be able to report suspicious activity by text message or photos. Pictures will improve 1.3 Mpixel camera phones replacing VGA phones next year, according to ABI Research.
Or consider helmet-wearing motorcyclists. Cardo Systems Inc. has developed a hands-free phone that fits in a helmet. The headset has a wind-resistant microphone designed for speeds up to 75 mph, and voice control for aswering calls.
Texas Instruments Inc. is focusing on India, where the mobile subscriber base is barely 10 percent of the population. TI chairman Tom Engibous recently demonstrated the company's single-chip phone, calling Europe from a meeting in New Delhi.
Lantronix Inc. has expanded its line of controllers for sensor networks with the release of a rugged controller that improves management of automation systems used in a number of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Inspired by the hooks a parasitic worm uses to penetrate its host's intestines, the Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but doesn't cause damage when removed.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is