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Emerging Technology

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5G

http://money.cnn.com/2015/12/04/technology/what-is-5g/index.html

What is it? 5G has the potential to offer speeds up to 40 times faster than 4G -- fast enough to stream "8K" video in 3-D or download a 3-D movie in about 6 seconds (on 4G, it would take 6 minutes).

When is it predicted to hit the market?  Verizon (VZTech30) has said that it is working on 5G technology with the aim of bringing it to market much sooner -- as early as 2017.

How does it work? A lot of the wireless companies' 5G experimentation is taking place in super-high frequencies -- as high as 73,000 MHz. Today's cell phone networks broadcast signal in a range of 700 MHz to 3,500 MHz.

Update: Where are we now with 5G?

1/10/17 - 5G Roadmap: Are We There Yet? Eric Starkloff / Forbes Technology Council

One of their challenges is increaded network capacity. Currently, researchers are looking at higher-frequency communications in the millimeter wave bands (30GHz or above) where larger bands of frequency are available.

3DRudder

A virtual reality and 3D motion controller, is shown during "CES Unveiled.” The $175 controller, used while seated, allows for hands-free movement through virtual reality environments and is expected to ship in March 2016.

Just rest your feet on the platform, tilt the 3DRudder forward and you're moving forward in VR or in any 3D environment such as your favorite FPS game. In less than 15 seconds you'll master all the movements:forward/backward, strife right/left, rotate to the right/left, up/down. You can combine them all together and in less than a minute you're a pro at moving or flying in VR or in your favorite FPS game.

Your hands are free to do more. You have the edge.

A 3DRudder, a virtual reality and 3D motion controller, is shown during "CES Unveiled," a preview event of the 2016 International CES trade show, in Las Vegas, Nevada January 4, 2016. The $175 controller, used while seated, allows for hands-free movement through virtual reality environments and is expected to ship in March 2016, a representative said. REUTERS/Steve ...

Update: These can be purchased now on Amazon! 6/5/2017

3D printers for schools

Polyprinter - 

http://www.polyprinter.com/printers/

We have purchased this printer. So far so good! 

The downside is that they are not on our bid list. They do have a new link that looks like they are addressing vendor list, however we can't order unless they are approved. It is a tiny company, and I think they might be at capacity.  Go on SharkTank perhaps to get funding and scale it out?

XYZprinting is a 7.8-cubic-inch, US $269 3D printer, scheduled to be available in the second quarter of 2016. It makes use of templates received by wireless transmission or USB.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 04: The da Vinci Mini 3D printer from xyzPrinting is displayed during a press event for CES 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 7.8-cubic-inch, USD 269 3D printer, scheduled to be available in the second quarter of 2016, uses templates received by wireless transmission or USB. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 6-9 and is expected to feature 3,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 150,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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MakerBot Mini-

Review: Years ago, this was the only option to buy. We have several in the district. When they work, they are OK. When they don't work,  you need hours to trouble shoot the issue. Their customer service help is not helpful. (Jody Rentfro)

AR

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/18/16906640/ar-vr-promise-hype-microsoft-hololens-google-glass-ces-2018

VR - kind of sliding into the background / the New movement is AR

In 2018, it feels like the situation has reversed: AR is the more promising technology on the horizon. As a result, we’re starting to see the industry shift its resources and the built-in momentum of a hyped-up new product category toward heads-up displays. In combination with advancements in computer vision, which seeks to give software the ability to see and understand our surroundings using cameras, sensors, and artificial intelligence, AR now feels poised to take off.

Cars

A sleek, sinewy machine with a power of 1000 hp, and a top speed over 200 miles per hour. Other features include a glass roof, carbon fiber interiors, Halo Safety System, and a helmet that provides water and oxygen to the driver. 

http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20160105-inside-faraday-futures-ffzero1

The FFZero1 by Faraday Future is displayed at CES Unveiled, a media preview event for CES International Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Las Vegas. The high performance electric concept car was unveiled during a news conference by Faraday Future. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

2018 Self Driving Cars

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/30/16950726/state-of-autonomous-car-self-driving-ces-detroit-2018

It won't happen soon! 

Finally! A Flying Car Could Go On Sale In 2017

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2015/03/16/finally-a-flying-car-could-go-on-sale-as-soon-as-2017/#63455f74219e

Forbes mentions only one flying car in the future for us. Here are a few more!

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3D printed car is hitting the road. Divergent creates cheaper, more profitable car, and more environmentally friendly car. 3-D Printed Cars: The Future of Automobiles? http://on.wsj.com/2kbHUNu 

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Auto 2.0 / Technology Driving Innovation / prediction that how we use, buy, insure cars will change based on 3 factors:

Google Cardboard

Posted August 2016

Want to buy VR viewers for your library?

You  can pay $3.99 to 100 dollars.  The main thing is to buy one that will accommodate any phone.

Some apps are finally here that are FREE!Google Cardboard –

Google recently introduced the photography app that now lets you take 360-degree, virtual reality photos and view them through Cardboard. To take a suitable pic, download the app to your Android phone (iPhone support is coming), hold you phone and move it around in a circle. The app will do the rest, stitching together images and capturing audio. It even works with Google Street VR so you can add 3D locations to your favorite locations as well. I’m downloading this right now! I’m so totally excited! 

Free, Google Play

Posted August 2015

Headsets are built out of simple, low-cost components. The headset specifications were designed by Google, but there is no official manufacturer or vendor for the device. Instead, Google made the list of parts, schematics, and assembly instructions freely available on their website, allowing people to assemble Cardboard themselves from readily available parts. These parts are a piece of cardboard cut into a precise shape, 45 mmfocal length lensesmagnets or capacitive tape, a hook and loop fastener (such as Velcro), a rubber band, and an optional near field communication (NFC) tag. Google provides extra recommendations for large scale manufacturing, and pre-assembled kits based on these plans are available for less than $5[4] from multiple vendors, who have also created a number of Cardboard variations. (I have purchased and used several different options. For durability select plastic glasses.)

Once the kit is assembled, a smartphone is inserted in the back of the device and held in place by the selected fastening device. A Google Cardboard–compatible app splits the smartphone display image into two, one for each eye, while also applying barrel distortion to each image to counter pincushion distortion from the lenses.[5]The result is a stereoscopic ("3D") image with a wide field of view.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Cardboard

Apps for Google Cardboard:

I want to make my own movies!  It is more technical than you think, but watching them wows adults and engages kids!

  360 degree camera used for Google Cardboard

Google's approach to VR is amazing.. Techs predict that Cardboard will eventually become consumer gear that's on the horizon from Oculus and Sony, but there's something to be said for making the most dirt-cheap version possible, and using it in ways that can open future generations' eyes a little wider. Change the world first, make a hit product later.

Slashing costs for VR

Compare Cardboard's cost to  Facebook’s Oculus Rift (about $350 for the viewer or $1,500 for a pro-sumer content creation system), Samsung VR (about $235), and other virtual reality headsets,. The experience is supposed to be about the same.

GoPro is creating a Jump-compatible 360-degree camera array that uses 16 of its HERO4 camera modules, plus technology that enables them all to act seamlessly. The cost of the device is not yet known.

Gear VR

It uses the apps like Google Cardboard uses, however, it specifically needs a Samsun Galaxy phone to work is The Gear VR is simply a case that uses a Samsung Galaxy smartphone as its processor and display. The handset simply slots in front of the lenses, into a Micro USB dock, and uses its Super AMOLED display as your screen. Slot in the phone, stick on the headset and you're into your virtual reality experience. The only catch is that you must use a Samsung handset. $99.00

http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/gear-vr/?cid=van-mb-cph-0716-10000089

The next-generation Gear VR awaits

Hairmax LaserBand 82

A $795 unit, designed by Pinin Farina, which emit red laser light at 655 nanometers that helps the growth of hair by increasing blood flow to the scalp and stimulating hair follicle. 

Stimulating hair growth has never been easier, faster or more sophisticated, with the newest innovation in hair growth, the LaserBand 82.

This new enhanced hands-free laser medical device delivers nourishing laser light to energize and revitalize your hair follicles and regrow your hair. The unique new cradle design incorporates 82 medical grade lasers and patented hair parting teeth, which parts your hair during treatment for maximum laser light delivery to your follicles to achieve optimal results.

The treatment takes as little as 90 seconds, the fastest laser treatment for hair loss available.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 04: Francesca Dubsky display the bottom side of the Hairmax LaserBand 82 during a press event for CES 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The USD 795 unit, designed by Pinin Farina, uses 90-second treatments of red laser light at 655 nanometers to grow hair by increasing blood flow to the scalp and stimulating hair follicles. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 6-9 and is expected to feature 3,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 150,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

holokit - Jun 2, 2017

https://holokit.io/

"The revelation behind Google Cardboard was that if you put your phone close enough to your eyes, it’s basically a VR headset — but it’s not quite that simple for mixed reality setups like Microsoft’s HoloLens. Or is it? HoloKit is an extremely clever DIY solution for a quick and dirty augmented reality experience with a bare minimum of equipment." - Posted  by 

 

Mixed Reality / low-cost and DIY!

works on iPhone 7 and Tango

Leap Motion

https://www.leapmotion.com/

No touch computer control! Take a look to Believe it!

Truly immersive VR starts with your hands. Built from the ground up for virtual reality, Orion is a massive step forward for our technology's capabilities - lower latency, longer range, better and faster hand recognition, vastly improved robustness to cluttered backgrounds and ambient light, and more.

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Update: Feb. 24, 2017

Charting the Course for Mobile VR

Use computer generated bare hands to manipulate virtual objects in space.

"We believe that technology works best when it’s both invisible and ubiquitous. It should feel like part of the world around you – a world that you can reach out and touch. To make this possible, we’re building the fundamental platform that developers, game studios, and OEMs need to make these new worlds truly interactive. All embedded directly within the headset, so it feels like magic."

non-invasive neuroimaging technologies

 

Will the cell phone go away?  People are working on non-invasive micromanaging technology which will essentially communicate  with only your thoughts.

The prediction is that in the future, people may be able to share thoughts directly, removing the barriers of different languages.

Ms Dugan, who joined Facebook from Google last year and previously led DARPA, the US government’s advanced defence research division.-“You may be able to share your thoughts independent of language: English Spanish or Mandarin, they become the same,” she said.

OURA

Update 6/6/17

For sale now - What applications does sales focus on?

https://ouraring.com/the-science/

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Winner of the 2016 CES Innovation Award for Fitness, Sport and Biotech, OURA is a ring-sized wellness computer and app that measures and analyses the body, and communicates its suggestions to live a more balanced, healthier life. .

The ring includes several trackers inside its tiny form: a sleep monitor, a step counter, a heart rate monitor, and a pulse oximeter. (It's the only wearable on the market to include all four.) When worn continuously, the ring monitors how well you’re sleeping during the four phases of sleep, and how active you are during the day.

“It’s a basically a computer on your finger that interprets sleep and other rhythms of your body through built-in nanosensors,” says Lahtela.

.They cost $279.00.

Winner of the 2016 CES Innovation Award for Fitness, Sport and Biotech, the OURA, a ring-sized wellness computer and app, is displayed in a showcase at The CES Unveiled press event, January 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada ahead of the CES 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. CES, the annual consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow in Las Vegas boasts some 2.2 million net square feet (204,386 square meters) of exhibition space. AFP PHOTO / DAVID MCNEW / AFP / DAVID MCNEW (Photo credit should read DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)

Ocolus Rift - August 8, 2016

6/6/17

prices drop! $499

Read this review before you buy one.

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Games, movies, movement and more: How far can VR go?

- excerpts from the article

What is holding us back from buying one? $$

Top-end VR certainly isn't cheap: The Oculus Rift will set you back US$599, plus extra for the Oculus Touch controllers (which are coming later this year), while the HTC Vive sells for $799. On top of that, for both headsets, you're going to need a highish-end gaming PC, which, built from scratch, will be approaching $1,000.00.

Space to experience the environment:

Mind tricks like this Unlimited Corridor (where a player walks in a circle but software tricks the brain into thinking he or she is going straight ahead) might quite literally offer a way forward but again a substantial amount of space is needed.

Competition with AR?

Another "problem" facing VR may well be its ultimate solution: augmented (or mixed) reality (AR), something you're no doubt familiar with if you've played Pokémon Go. Essentially it's digital graphics laid on top of the real world.

Organs-on-Chips

Microchips Lined by Living Human Cells

What is it?

"With their ability to host and combine the different cell and tissue types making up human organs, organs-on-chips present an ideal microenvironment to mimic human-specific pathophysiologies and enable molecular and cellular scale analysis and identification of new therapeutic targets within an organ-level context in vitro." Wyss Institute

Update 6/6/2017

Read more: Around 90% of drugs that have been validated when tested in a petri dish or on animals then failed during clinical trials because of toxicity or lack of effectiveness. 

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Flower Mound High School student Steven Redding  shared a new technique he researched as part of his Capstone Seminar group. Steven's group worked on a project focused on animal testing.  This new technique he discussed is basically a human organ on a chip. It could save the lives of countless animals used for medical testing. Tissue and chip technology mimic the mechanical and biochemical behaviors of human organs.

Lung-on-a-chip and Gut-on-a-chip

It will change how we test drugs. Researchers and a multidisciplinary team of collaborators are engineering microchips that recapitulate the microarchitecture and functions of living organs, such as the lung, heart, and intestine. These microchips, called organs-on-chips, could one day form an accurate alternative to traditional animal testing. Each individual organ-on-chip is composed of a clear flexible polymer about the size of a computer memory stick that contains hollow microfluidic channels lined by living human cells. Because the microdevices are translucent, they provide a window into the inner workings of human organs. Read Article

Robots in the news

The  (BEAR) Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot is a military robot used to extract wounded soldiers from the battlefield with no risk to human life. It is remotely controlled by an operator. 

Specifications from Wikipedia:

Read more about it.

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Voice Activated Personal Assistance is now possible in other robots due to the advanced coding for Alexa. These robots were featured at CES (Consumer Electronics Show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada.)

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Update 6/6/2017

Pilo is the home health hub of the future. It has been designed to help people remember to take pills, answer health questions, and interact with family and doctors for the patient.  I tried to buy one for my 92 year-old mother. They are not for sale yet. 

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I have seen Pepper at several conventions. He does draw a crowd!  Pepper, a humanoid robot by Aldebaran Robotics and SoftBank Mobile, high-fives with Aurore Chiquot, in the media room during CES Press Day. Pepper is a social robot created to converse, recognize and react to emotions.

Update: 6/6/2017: "The first 1,000 Pepper robots went on sale in Japan last summer. At launch, Pepper boasted 200 robotic apps available for download, alongside pre-installed basic services. Other programs become available as you spend time with the machine."

https://www.aldebaran.com/en/press/faq-about-pepper

Pepper, a humanoid robot by Aldebaran Robotics and SoftBank Mobile, high-fives with Aurore Chiquot, in the media room during CES Press Day, January 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada ahead of the CES 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Pepper is a social robot created to converse, recognize and react to emotions. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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Rex the bionic man - 

This news story is from 2013, yet very interesting!

self-driving

School / home / kids products

These products are available for kids.

Sphero BB-8 Force Band

Sphero partnered with Lucasfilm to build the $150, app-enabled toy from the droid character in the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." It can be controlled using Bluetooth by a smartphone or the Force Band. Users can control the toys g Jedi-like movements, thanks to its gesture-based technology. 

Meet BB-8™ - the app-enabled Droid™ that's as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot - an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB8 yourself, or create and 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Y2WfcCb4M

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 04: Sphero's BB-8 technical prototype with Force Band is displayed during a press event for CES 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sphero partnered with Lucasfilm to build the USD 150, app-enabled toy from the droid character in the film 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' It can be controlled using Bluetooth by a smartphone or the Force Band and features gesture-based technology enabling users to control it with Jedi-like movements. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 6-9 and is expected to feature 3,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 150,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Wearables / Smart Clothes

Wearables - 

The Wearables Marketplace featured everything from high-tech fashion and smart jewelry to wearables that track your mood, activity and even your pets, as well as the newest augmented reality devices.

Collaborations between sensors, low-energy Bluetooth, cloud computing, 3D printing, flexible membranes and more are transforming age-old fashions to the next global trend.

Many devices  expand upon the fitbit. However, some have moved to change the design of our clothing to be interactive.

"For CuteCircuit's dress, the team created a graphene composite that conducts electricity.
The dress has graphene-enhanced sensors lined throughout the garment's top half that capture the wearer's breathing patterns."
Deep breaths turn the lights from purple to turquoise, while lighter ones make the LEDs switch from orange to green.
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  • Glowing Clothes?   Check out Jaltee (very affordable)
  • The world's first touch-enabled, programmable t-shirt is here! Grab one and baffle everyone! by  Jaltee
  • Sygnal - Know how much you worked out! Try new places and routes, and leave the navigation to us. Experience more every day! by Jaltee
  • Shoe Charger with nanogenerator system via kinetic Energy
  • Using eye-tracking technology, fashion designer Ying Gao has created a set of dresses that move when someone is looking at them. When the garment is gazed at for a time, tiny motors move parts of it in patterns. The dresses also glow. covered in photo-luminescent thread or featuring glow-in-the-dark threads that make up the base layer of fabric. (from CNN)

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Zera Food Recycler

This product appeared at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2017. Zera™ Food Recycler is designed to fit seamlessly into your kitchen and make the most of your food — turning today's food scraps into tomorrow's ready-to-use, homemade fertilizer.  It is ready for pre-order at this time.  $1199 

This turns food scraps into an odorless compost system in 24 hours!  For those of you who have tried to compost, it isn't as easy as it sounds. 

Zero hand-controlled robotics kit

A Zero hand-controlled robotics kit is displayed on the floor of the CES Unveiled press event.

CES 2016] No, wearing the green and white colored glove that you can see in the photo gallery right after the jump does not automatically grant you the dancing powers that the King of Pop, Michael Jackson had, but it would certainly make you feel as though you were a Jedi with the ability to control electronics and other devices with but a simple wave of your hand or fingers. Enter Ziro, a modular robotics kit that consists of individual mechanized motor modules which can be controlled via the mentioned wireless smart glove.

A Zero hand-controlled robotics kit is used on the floor of The CES Unveiled press event, January 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada ahead of the CES 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. CES, the annual consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow in Las Vegas boasts some 2.2 million net square feet (204,386 square meters) of exhibition space. AFP PHOTO / DAVID MCNEW / AFP / DAVID MCNEW (Photo credit should read DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)