Vision impaired, blind and learning-disabled users can hear printed text including menus, documents, signs and receipts. The Reader Mobile unit from KNFB Reading Technology Inc. leverages the high-resolution camera in a Nokia N82 cell phone, letting users photograph text they want to hear. The initial version reads and speaks both French and English.
For those who want help reading, the system combines intelligent image-processing software with text-to-speech and text-tracking features so they can enlarge, read, track and highlight text on the phone's large display.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.