Digital technologies continue to help improve the lives of stroke victims and others. O'Brien Technologies is finalizing design of a speech-generating device that will assist those who can't speak. The handheld devices are designed to assist speech language pathologists and other health care professionals who treat individuals with severe communication disabilities. The devices can be customized to supplement communication for many users. O'Brien is working closely with the Kessler Foundation, a public charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with physical disabilities caused by stroke and brain or spinal cord injuries. The Advance Micro Power Research Technology Incubator (AMP-RTI) helped design the system it produces in conjunction with 1-Source Electronics.
PTC will offer a virtual desktop environment for its Creo product design applications, potentially freeing engineers to run them from remote desktops on a variety of operating systems and mobile devices.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.