Walt Maclay was delighted to be an invited speaker at a USAsia Venture Group meeting concerned with commercialization of early-stage technologies. These IoT case studies illustrate the different ways that smart, connected devices are being leveraged for competitive advantage. He presented design trends and challenges for Sensors, IoT, Wearable Devices, and Home Health. Here is [...]
Not only are LEDs the next generation of lighting, they are being used everywhere. The small size, low currents and low energy consumption of LEDs has led to uses from large-area LED displays as used for stadium displays to small, thin, lightweight uses such as status indicators and glow lights. LEDs are showing up everywhere [...]
Over the past few years we have been told of the advantages of the ever-increasing Internet of Things; how smart devices will solve our problems by meeting, and even anticipating, our needs. How amazing to have a clock that automatically changes with Daylight Savings Time or laundry room webcam to see how many machines are empty [...]
Gone are the days when laptops drive the definition of low-power. Suppliers rely more and more on consultants to provide specific skills needed to design today’s exploding array of battery operated devices including wearable devices, home health, mhealth and implantable devices. The most challenging problem is to support wireless devices with sufficiently long range and [...]
January 27, 2015 - Walt Maclay appeared in the MDT blog.
Walt Maclay shares his perspective on 2015 in Sean Fenske's column "Perspectives On What's Ahead in 2015" in the December 2014 Issue of Medical Design Technology. "During 2015, sensors will continue to be a driving force for innovative medical devices. We will see advances in chemical sensors, especially "lab on a chip" and paper-based sensors. Driven [...]
Today, it is all about being connected and staying connected. Low-cost sensors are revolutionizing medical, home health and wearable devices, as well as other internet of things gadgets. Walt Maclay explains how these smart devices are benefiting from the ongoing development of low-cost high-volume sensors. Whether it is temperature, pressure, vibration, acceleration, flow, sound or [...]
As first posted on Arena Solutions' blog http://www.arenasolutions.com/blog/post/flexible-wearable-electronics/ Flexible electronics technology has been around a long time in the form of flexible electrical connections and circuit boards. With more and more intelligent and small electrical components becoming available (nanotech sensors, IC and SOC radios, microprocessors), flexible electronic products are becoming smarter and finding more applications. [...]
The demand for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices has led to the introduction of a lot of interesting products. These IoT devices collect data from all kinds of places: from your home, from your shoes, from your body and from your computer. In many cases, what makes this possible is the innovation of sensors. We [...]
In this short video, Mark Brinkerhoff, President of Fusion Design Inc., shares why the "magic happens in the Silicon Valley". Magic Happens Here from Jeremy Brinkerhoff on Vimeo.