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The HaptX Gloves: ‘Hands-on’ Haptic VR and How it Works
For engineers, HMIs, particularly those in VR and AR, are becoming an increasingly relied-upon approach to the design and manufacture of products, especially in the automotive industry. But aside from the audiovisual benefits of immersive computing, the user experience ideally needs to be tactile, too; and this is where haptic wearables, such as HaptX Gloves, come in.
T&M Devices That Will Speed Up Commercialisation of Solid-state Batteries
Solid-state batteries are expected to usher in an era of safer, more compact, and higher density batteries with fast-charging capabilities. These new generation batteries have been hailed as the future of electric cars, but their commercialisation still hangs in the balance.
Arm’s VP of IoT Cloud Services Shares The Greatest Challenges in IoT Utilities
As the IoT grows ever more crucial, the same goes for efficient and secure IoT deployments, especially in the increasingly-regulated utilities space. EP’s Sam Holland talked to SVP of software giant Arm’s IoT Cloud Services division, Himagiri Mukkamala, about his experience of optimising IoT solutions in the utilities sector, particularly in relation to Arm’s recent partnership with smart meter manufacturer, EDMI.
Boeing 737 MAX: The Electrical Flight System Identified as a Potential Culprit
Within five months of one another, two Boeing 737 MAX jets crashed, none of the passengers survived. Preliminary black box data has identified an electrical flight system as the possible culprit, but what exactly happened?
Bluetooth 5.1: What the Latest in Generation 5 Has to Offer
‘Bluetooth’ is named after the English translation of ‘Blåtand’: the surname of King Harald Blåtand, who unified Denmark—so in his memory, it’s no surprise that the wireless standard has remained an important part of the connected world since the late ’90s. Now, it’s more communicative, efficient and scalable than ever: here’s a look at what’s putting the ‘.1’ in ‘Bluetooth 5.1’.
Jon Hawkins, Director of Newbury Innovation, Discusses the EE Industry and Newbury Group
Earlier in March, Electronics Point published the first part of its interview with Jon Hawkins about his experience in engineering. In this second part, the director of PCB specialists Newbury Innovation discusses the field further still, as EP writer Sam Holland asks for his views on industry at large—starting with the controversial skills gap.
Why Europe is More Primed for Autonomous Vehicles Than China
The KPMG Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index places four European countries among the top ten best prepared to deal with autonomous vehicles. China is ranked 16th on the index of 20 countries, which includes four factors in the total score calculation: policy and legislation, technology and innovation, infrastructure, and consumer acceptance.
Are We Making Any Progress With Medical 3D Implants?
Back in 2015, market research firm Gartner predicted that 3D implants were set to make a big impact on the medical field. In fact, the prediction was that by 2019, 10% of people in the developed world would be living with 3D-printed items either on or in their bodies.
4 Key Software Programs That Are Critical for Hardware Engineers
There are certain types of software programs that just about every hardware engineer is going to be working with on the job, whether they are employed by a small startup or an established firm. This software is critical to the timely completion and future success of the projects that you work on. Much of them, like IDEs and PCB design software, are used in higher education classes, while others, like project management software, is something that you learn on the job.
Intel’s Loihi CPU: A Neuromorphic Chip Modelled on the Human Brain
Neuroscience, with its huge volume of complex interactions, is a field that offers an enormous amount of insight for the potential of hardware architectures and algorithms. The behaviors and properties of biological neurons have, to date, proven difficult to model let alone replicate. However, while the vast majority of biological neuron interactions will remain a mystery for some time, simplified abstractions of neural networks are now possible.
Jon Hawkins, Director of Newbury Innovation, Discusses His Background in Industry
It is no mean feat to start from a modest educational background and work your way up to being the director of Newbury Innovation (NI): the design division of leading UK-based PCB manufacturing and assembly CEM, Newbury Electronics. Electronics Point spoke to Jon Hawkins about his background in the engineering industry.
A Doctor on Your Wrist? The Rise of Wearable Technology in European Healthcare
Western medicine has seen huge growth in the use of technology for the treatment of disease and in preventative medicine. Many centres in Europe are leading the way in the use of smartwatches and fitness trackers to treat a number of different conditions, making innovative new leaps in how these body-worn sensors can help keep us fit and well.
The Components That Make Smart Clothes Possible
Smart clothing may already be here, but it will take a while before the average person is reading their heart rate statistics through the very fibres of their jumper. For now, let’s discuss the components and engineering considerations involved that, once mastered, could eventually commercialise this latest breakthrough in wearable tech.
Creative Air Purification Solutions for Cleaning up Polluted Cities
Over 90% of the population is breathing in air that exceeds the World Health Organization’s standards, the authority says. But at least every smoggy, CO2-filled cloud has a silver lining: there are many engineers out there bringing breakthrough air cleaners to the urban landscape.