Natanel Eizenberg decided to build a sensor module that would
detect and measure carbon monoxide and methane to help ensure safe environments
for his co-workers and family. But in addition to creating an alarm circuit, Eizenberg
added a wireless link that communicates with a nearby PC. Adding a wireless
gateway could extend monitoring and control operations to the Internet.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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