Texas Instruments introduces their affordable 4K Projector single 0.67” chip solution with 4 million mirrors fabricated using the TRP (Tip & Roll Pixel) design found in the DLP pico projector chips, with the affordable 4K chips ready for mass production within the next couple of months, affordable 4K projectors should start to be available by TI DLP projector manufacturers maybe from Summer or before the end of this year. The TI DLP 4K solution has 4 million mirrors on a 0.67-inch digital micromirror device (DMD) and uses image shifting technology and image processing algorithms to create 8 million sharp pixels projected to a wall at an affordable price. The new affordable TI DLP 4K solution allows for up to 5000lumen brightness, the price will be up to each 4K DLP projector manufacturer. I hope we can get these starting at below $2K and perhaps even below $1K soon enough. If they can reach these prices, then everyone should get a 4K projector in their home.
Texas Instruments DLP Pico Projectors are improving in brightness, resolution and the price of some of them is lowering to below $199, with more than 100 DLP Pico products in the market place at this point. Frank Moizio of TI DLP Pico shows us around some of the highlights using DLP Pico technology. Featuring JmGO P1, Philips Ambilux, Focalmax aftermarket HUD, Innoio Airxel, LG PF1000U, xGimi Z4X, LG U+ Ray Beam, Beamlabs Beam Table projector, Cerevo PS1, Glyph wearable, Vuzix Smart Glasses, Touchjet Pond with smart pen with infrared turns any surface into a smart touch surface.
Lumo Bodytech present the Lumo Run smart shorts, partnering with elite runners to improve training by collecting and analyzing their individual digital signatures in running using advanced wearables technology. Lumo Bodytech’s apparel embedded wearable biomechanics sensor technology leverages sensors, algorithms, big data and coaching in real-time to gain deeper insight on human movement, this wearable technology can facilitate behavior change and help improve individuals quality of life.
Mr Peter Spies from Fraunhofer IIS presents human heat powered smartwatch prototype at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA exhibition, part of the IDTechEx Show! Founded in 1985, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany, ranks first among the Fraunhofer Institutes concerning headcount and revenues. Fraunhofer IIS is the main inventor of mp3 and universally credited with the co-development of AAC audio coding standard. In close cooperation with partners and clients the Institute provides research and development services in the following areas: Audio and video source coding, multimedia realtime systems, digital radio broadcasting and digital cinema systems, integrated circuits and sensor systems, design automation, wireless, wired and optical networks, localization and navigation, imaging systems and industrial X-ray technology, highspeed cameras, medical sensor solutions and supply chain services. For more information see http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com
OWL WORKS LLC. is a startup company based in San Jose, CA and Seoul, Korea presenting their latest 3D printer at IDTechEx at 3D Printing USA. They started from a small DIY group of individuals with various experiences, knowledge and skills, to deliver their product concepts to the world. Recently, they've introduced the Morpheus, a volume desktop resin 3D printer. For more information see http://www.morpheus3dprinter.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Phi Bui of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music plays the LinnStrument at the Printed Electronics USA event, a one-of-a-kind expressive, polyphonic multi-dimensional MIDI controller. At the heart of the LinnStrument is a custom touch sensor designed by Roger Linn Design and fabricated by Tangio Printed Electronics. Like any fine musical instrument, LinnStrument must have highly consistent touch sensitivity across its surface, and this is provided by Tangio’s precise fabrication process. LinnStrument's patent-pending multi-touch technology captures three dimensions of each finger's movement, polyphonically. As a solution for haptic and expressive input in automotive, consumer electronics and medical devices, Tangio Printed Electronics, creates flexible 3D touch sensors that can be inside the most advanced, touch-sensing products in the world.
The core technology of Tangio’s 3D Touch sensor is that of the Force-sensing resistor. Force-sensing resistors are an evolution of membrane switch technology, based on the same user interface design principals and made using similar manufacturing techniques. The force sensor is essentially an analog, multi-position switch, while the membrane switch is simply ON/OFF. What defines a force-sensing resistor is its unique characteristic of dynamic conductance / resistance relative to the amount of pressure applied to the device. In general, the more pressure applied to the surface of the sensor, the greater the conductance / the lower the resistance.
Force-sensing resistors are used for qualitative rather than quantitative or precision measurements. They are found in a wide range of industry applications: automotive, human interface devices, toys, medical equipment, musical instruments, sporting equipment and safety equipment.
This video also features an interview with the National Research Council Canada. The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's organization for research and development. NRC's Printable Electronics (PE) initiative coordinates key industrial areas - materials, ink, printing, and packaging - as a springboard for a profitable, large-scale PE sector. For more information see http://www.tangio.co, http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/solutions/collaborative/pe_index.html and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Interview with Will Zell, CEO of Nikola Labs at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA. Nikola Labs is creating innovative solutions in wireless power with the mission of powering the next generation of connected devices. Their first product is a RF self harvesting system for smartphones. Embedded in a protective case, this Nikola technology captures wasted RF from the phone and converts it into extra battery life, extending life between charges by up to 30%. This technology can integrate into many devices that transmit RF providing the value of extra battery life through RF recycling. Their second product is a wireless charging solution designed to fully re-charge devices in the same time as a power cord.
faytech shows their latest Interactive Touch Kiosks and Industrial PCs including the world's first 84” capacitive multi-touch 4k optically bonded display, 7” industrial touch screens, interactive Shelf prototype, MetroClick, project partner and distributor of faytech in the USA have solidified their presence at CES this year.
Rokid Smart Robot Voice Assistant running Android on Samsung Exynos5410 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A15/A7 big.LITTLE with custom amazingly beautiful Android Launcher developed by Rokid projected using an integrated Texas Instruments DLP Pico Projector. Artificial Intelligence, Voice Conversations and Voice Commands are supported. Rokid supports far-field technology for 5-6 meters voice recognition with a bunch of algorithms with their microphones, such as AEC, beam forming, VAD, and more. Third party apps for music playback and perhaps even also Uber can be integrated, it's a Smart speaker with a microphone array it can detect where the voice is coming from, it can detect who is talking to it through voice print. Rokid implements Gesture Recognition, Face Recognition through it's front-facing camera, Rokid has Touch sensors on each side to do things such as turning up and down the brightness and volume. The experience with Rokid is totally amazing and the features for Smartly bringing notifications and voice commands to a room, this is how the Amazon Echo of the future could look like. There might be Robot Faces which a user can customize to choose if for example it should project a real face and perhaps also use speech based on a real recorded voice.
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 is Sony's newest consumer 4K Camcorder with a better 4K video sensor, better optical image stabilization, better audio recording quality, better low light sensitivity compared with their previous Sony AX33 Camcorder. To be available from around March, Sony wants to make their new AX53 available for every consumer to easily record 4K video to upload to YouTube or to be edited.