A recent study by Georgia Institute of Technology found that the elderly would give up some of their privacy to remain independent longer. The study involved 44 adults aged 65 to 75 with such privacy-invading technology as Digital Family Portrait, which transmits photos of the elder being monitored to the caregiver and Facebot, a communication device that allows residents to talk directly to it for commands. For more info visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-514.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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