What is the latest technology in electronics?

There are many technologies that are new and some are already in use.

Here are some of the best.

Electronic Pills – Data Collecting Inside the Body

After years of investments

Wireless devices in capsules that can be swallowed are currently on the market.

Given Imaging, a company based in Israel, and researchers at the University of Buffalo have created ingestible capsules that can record data from your body.

These pills are equipped with sensors or tiny cameras that record information as they pass through the digestive tract. They are then excreted from your body within a few days.

These electronic inventions can transmit information like temperature, pressure, and temperature levels to your doctor’s computer.

Endoscopic instruments, catheters and radioisotopes are all common ways doctors collect information about the digestive system. Device companies have developed easier and less intrusive methods to collect information.

Digestive disorders and diseases can cause symptoms like acid reflux, heartburn, constipation or difficulty swallowing.

“One of the main challenges is determining just what is happening in the stomach and intestines.” says Dr. Anish A. Sheth, Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Endoscopic instruments can be used to view the stomach and inspect the colon. However, it is difficult to see certain areas and determine how the muscles work.

To measure muscle contraction, ease-of-passage and other factors, electronic pills can be used. This information is not available in the past.

Sources: Given Imaging was previously part of Covidien. It has now joined Medtronic

; University at Buffalo, welcome

Transparent Smartphones

Inventors, Jung Won Seo, Jae-Woo Park, Keong Su Lim, Ji-Hwan Yang and Sang Jung Kang, who are scientists at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, have created the world’s first transparent computer chip.

This chip is known as (TRRAM), or transparent resistive access memory. It is very similar to (CMOS), or metal-oxide semiconductor memories, which are used in new electronics.


TRRAM is transparent and clear. What’s the point of transparency?

Jung Won Seo says, “It’s a new milestone in transparent electronic systems.” “By integrating TRRAM and other transparent electronic parts, we can create an entirely see-through embedded electronic system.”

This technology could allow windows and mirrors to be used in your home as computer monitors or television screens.

This technology should be available in 3 to 4 years.

Source: KAIST

Photo: Home

Hollow Flashlight

Ann Makosinski is a 16-year-old student who competed against thousands of other young inventors from around the world to win first prize and a $25,000 scholarship at Google’s International Science Fair.

She created a flashlight that is battery-free. This device is free of charge and powered by your body heat.

Ann discovered that many Filipino students were unable to study at home due to lack of electricity.

This is a problem that affects many developing countries, where there aren’t enough power grids available or people can’t afford electricity.

Ann was reminded of the fact that the human body has enough energy to power a 100-watt lightbulb.

She was inspired to imagine how body heat could be converted into electricity to power a flashlight. She understood that electrons are spread outwards by heated conductive materials, while electrons condense inwards by cold conductive materials.

If a ceramic tiles is heated and pressed against a cool ceramic tile, electrons will flow from the hot tile to the cool tile, creating a current.

This phenomenon is called the thermoelectric effect.

Ann started using ceramic tiles placed on top of each other with a conductive circuit between them (known as Peltier tiles) to create the amount of electricity she needed for her flashlight.

Her idea was to make her flashlight so that your palm touches the tiles when you hold it in your hands.

She mounted the tiles into a hollow aluminum tube to ensure that the underside was cooler.

The tube’s air would cool the tile’s underside, keeping it cooler than the topside. The current would then flow from the hot to the cold sides, causing light emitting diodes to light up on the tiles.

But although the tiles generated the necessary wattage (5.7 milliwatts), Ann discovered that the voltage wasn’t enough. So she added a transformer to boost the voltage to 5V, which was more than enough to make her flashlight work.

Ann created the first flashlight to not use toxic chemicals or batteries. It works every time you pick it up.

She credits her family with encouraging her interest in electronics. Her inspiration comes from reading about inventors like Nikola Tesla.

Marie Curie.

At the Google competition, she told judges that her first toy had been a box of transistors.

Time Magazine named Ann among the 30 People Under 30 Who Are Making a Difference in the World.

She is currently working to bring her flashlight to market, and she is also developing a headlamp that uses the same technology.

Sources: Home

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Smartbox Technology

Smartbox technology is being used by insurance companies to offer low rates for drivers who are good.

Similar to a blackbox for planes, the smartbox records data about your car’s driving habits. This can help you get cheap car insurance for responsible drivers.

The device connects to your car’s electronics and gathers information like speed, time, cornering, acceleration, and location.

The smartbox data is wireless transferred in real time to the insurance company and provides a profile of when, where and how you drive. This profile is then used to compare insurance rates and to reward low-risk driving behavior with cheap insurance rates.

High-risk drivers are those who drive recklessly, such as speeding or frequent lane changing.

These electronic inventions will replace the traditional practice of grouping drivers into groups to determine insurance coverage or premium payments.

Young drivers, for example, are more likely than older drivers to drive fast and drive at night. Use a mobile phone while driving. Young drivers are statistically more likely to cause an incident so insurance companies charge higher rates to cover accident claims.

Even if you are a responsible young driver, group behavior can lead to high insurance rates.

This technology will allow you to prove that your driving habits don’t match the patterns of your demographic group.

Online access to all information about your driving habits allows you to see what’s working well and what needs improvement. The driving profile is used to calculate your insurance premium.

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Digital Pen

One of the latest electronic inventions is the digital pen. It can be used to record information.

We still use pens, despite the digital age. It would be wonderful to have handwritten notes and drawings digitally recorded, without the need to use a scanner.

The Zpen from Dane-Elec is a wireless pen that uses a clip-on receiver to digitally record what you write.

It will upload the information to your computer, where it can then be viewed, edited, and filed as word processing documents.

The digital pen uses character recognition software to record movement. You can create a profile, use dictionaries and choose from fifteen languages.

Source: http://danedigital.com

Instant Prints

One of the latest electronic inventions in printing is instant prints created with a digital camera. The Polaroid PoGo(tm), a portable printer, is small and lightweight.

The printer produces full color 2″ x 3″ prints using an “inkless” technology. The images are created from heat activated crystals in the photo paper. The photos are water proof, tear proof and smear proof.

The new electronic invention can be connected to a digital camera via a USB cable or to a smartphone through wireless Bluetooth. It can use rechargeable batteries, or an AC adapter.

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