HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Page 1/4  >  >>
Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Russian advancements
Rob Spiegel   6/19/2012 3:05:46 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks, Ann. I didn't realize medical devices require flexible screens.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Russian advancements
Ann R. Thryft   6/19/2012 2:34:19 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks, Rob. I don 't think the flexible screen idea is actually aimed at mobile electronics--it seems to be aimed more at curved, conformable signage and various types of medical device applications.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Russian advancements
Rob Spiegel   6/18/2012 4:19:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Well said, Ann. Fact is, nobody is looking for a better mousetrap. However, there are plenty of consumers who will glom on to cooler gadgets. I find it interesting that iPhones, Android phones, and iPads have done so well during worldwide economic stress.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Russian advancements
Rob Spiegel   6/18/2012 4:10:31 PM
NO RATINGS
Good point William K. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. At first I thought, this is very cool. Later, I started to wonder about the need for a flexible screen. I'm open to ideas, but right now I can't think if anything.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Russian advancements
Rob Spiegel   6/18/2012 4:03:18 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, that is amazing, Chuck. As this technology develops, it reminds me of the movie Minority Report, where everything is a computer screen and everything is personalized. Talking about new consumer technology, I spent three days in Santa Fe on vacation last week. My son was using his Android phone to help us get around the city. The voice on the phone was very good at directions, but most of the street names in Santa Fe use Spanish words. The voice murdered the pronunciation. My favorite was Gar-sha for Garcia. It was quite amusing.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Russian advancements
Rob Spiegel   6/18/2012 3:59:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, that is amazing, Chuck. As this technology develops, it reminds me of the movie Minority Report, where everything is a computer screen and everything is personalized. Talking about new consumer technology, I spent three days in Santa Fe on vacation last week. My son was using his Android phone to help us get around the city. The voice on the phone was very good at directions, but most of the street names in Santa Fe use Spanish words. The voice murdered the pronunciation. My favorite was Gar-sha for Garcia. It was quite amusing.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Russian advancements
Ann R. Thryft   6/18/2012 3:48:29 PM
NO RATINGS
Rob, that's a good point about the difference in industries. Electronics has acted like the wild west for a long time: make a better mousetrap and hope people will beat a path to your door. A lot of what passes for marketing would probably make someone in A&C or other more industrial environments laugh (or maybe cringe).

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Russian advancements
Rob Spiegel   6/18/2012 3:26:00 PM
NO RATINGS
Very good points, Ann. I guess I've been covering automation and control too long. In that territory a good deal of technology is developed to solve specific customer problems. Yet even in that arena, technology often precedes need and customers have to be sold on the value of the new technology.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Damage Resistant Electronics
Ann R. Thryft   6/18/2012 12:53:08 PM
NO RATINGS
Jack, that's exactly what this appears to be: electronic paper. I admit I don't get how it can keep working after being cut, but I saw the same video. I do wish there was more technical detail available, but the company is holding their cards very close.

Jack Rupert, PE
User Rank
Platinum
Damage Resistant Electronics
Jack Rupert, PE   6/17/2012 2:15:01 PM
NO RATINGS
I was really amazed at the video of the person cutting the display with a pair of scissors.  No apparent damage to what was being displayed.  Well, they've been talking about electronic paper for quite some time, it seems that we are finally seeing something close.

Page 1/4  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
These 10 applications demonstrate just how far Industrial Internet of Things connectivity reaches.
HitchBOT, a robot that successfully hitchhiked across Canada last summer, wasn't as lucky in a similar trip across the United States.
California State University, Chico was the first school in California to offer an ABET-accredited degree program in mechatronic engineering. Now its California Mechatronics Center works with industry on machinery, robotics, and surveillance vehicles.
Integrated safety systems are paying for themselves in fewer injuries, reduced downtime, easier maintenance, and improved flexibility.
If hardware and software development were judged by the level of symbolic logic manipulation, hardware would prove to be simpler. But the argument doesn't hold.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
6/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/24/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/11/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
8/13/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 3 - 7, Developing, Testing, and Troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 Using Wireshark
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


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.
Next Course August 25-27:
Sponsored by Stratasys
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service