While at the MEMS Executive Congress in Scottsdale, Ariz., I encountered some very interesting companies and their creative ideas, which will help bring MEMS to the next level in the (I sort of hate to say it, since this term is mentioned ad nauseum ) Internet of Things. Thanks to the MEMS Industry Group (MIG), we have all the key players in one place a few times a year and in different countries around the world as well. Here are my top 8 innovations from the Scottsdale event. Click on the slideshow image below to see some incredibly creative innovations:
I spoke with Anthony Gonzales, executive director of Force Impact Technologies, a former collegiate athlete who had sustained a sports-related concussion. His company’s goal is to educate users of the FitGuard.
Clinical studies suggest that sensors located in a mouthguard, as opposed to an accessory on a helmet or a chinstrap, have a higher correlation to the center of gravity of the brain. This is thought to be a result of the mouthguard's placement in relation to the rear molars, which are attached to the base of the skull.
(Image: Force Impact Technologies)