The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (Afib) in 2.7 million to 6.1 million people in the US. AFib is typically associated with symptoms, such as irregular heartbeat, extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and chest pain.
This Advanced Manufacturing Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) profiles advancements in additive manufacturing and robots. A powder-based 3D printing method that uses predictive simulation software for high quality prints, additive manufacturing of micrometer level components, a robust soft gripper for heavy lifting, and an automated Hemming robot have been discussed in this TOE. Also in focus are an outdoor valet parking robot, an autonomous logistics robot for warehouses and retail stores, and butler robots for the hospitality industry.
This Advanced Manufacturing Technology TOE profiles advancements in unmanned ground vehicles, 3D printing, nano-scale composite manufacturing, and robots.
The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been introduced to solve a variety of business challenges faced by enterprises in the following categories: 1) visibility and insights, 2) optimization of business processes, 3) tracking of assets, 4) monitoring of assets and environment, 5) improved customer engagement, 6) enabling new services, 7) enabling new business models, and 8) automation. This report provides in-depth knowledge about the fundamental elements that governments should provide so that the private sector can invest in IoT. The report details the policies that the different governments have been adopting with respect to the 8 elements above.
This edition of TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE provides a snapshot of the emerging ICT led innovations in artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, augmented reality, and Big Data. This issue focuses on the application of information and communication technologies in alleviating the challenges faced across industry sectors in areas such as manufacturing, healthcare, retail, drug development, and automotive.
The precision medicine paradigm has found its early roots in genetic profiling, as genomics have proven their potential in helping clinicians decide on the right treatment for the right patient at the right time. Not far behind is medical imaging, which is rapidly developing its own, image-based approaches to tailoring decisions and care pathways to individual patients. Indeed, as one of only four ways to phenotype a patient, – together with clinical history through physical examination, lab testing, and pathology – diagnostic imaging provides a fundamental source of information for personalized medicine
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission regulations are strengthening in North America, Europe, and Asia (i.e., China). Moreover, the intensifying public concern over climate is propelling the automotive industry to reduce its carbon footprint. In fact, 16 urban areas have been declared low-emission zones in Europe, restricting the entry of high-polluting vehicles. With air quality in Chinese cities (including its capital Beijing) at notoriously poor levels, the government is moving swiftly to transition to alternative fuels across industries. In the United States, California Air Resource Board (CARB) is pushing for ultra-low-NOx regulations. In the aftermath of the 2015 “dieselgate” scandal, European courts are expected to direct stringent Nox and particulate matter (PM) norms. Considering crude oil price fluctuations and the prospect of penalties for diesel trucks on account of carbon footprint—especially by companies with CSR targets for their supply chain and the fact that electric vehicles (EVs) have lower maintenance costs—fleets are becoming keen on shifting to EVs. Because battery prices dropped nearly 80% during the 2010 to 2017 period, EVs have become the favorite alternative powertrain for automakers, both incumbents and start-ups.
This edition of the Energy and Power Systems TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) focuses on innovations and developments in energy storage and battery systems. Apart from innovations pertaining to lithium-ion batteries, other forms of battery systems such as magnesium-based and fluoride-ion-based systems are discussed. In addition, modular batteries for outdoor applications and Li-ion batteries for UPS applications are considered. In addition, developments in renewable energy such as solar and wind are explored. Advanced monitoring solutions that can enhance wind power production and enable effective blade maintenance, and emerging airborne wind power generation concepts are examined.
Battery management systems (BMS) are critical to ensure the safe and reliable operation of batteries, especially in advanced applications. The BMS market mirrors the growth of the battery market, and it is expected to grow steadily throughout the forecast period due to the increasing adoption of electric vehicles (xEVs), rising popularity of battery energy storage (BES) solutions, and extensive use of advanced battery technology in other applications. BMS for automotive application is a high-growth application and a major market driver. Additionally, the increasing focus on stationary BES for renewable integration and grid stabilization, along with the utilization in telecommunication backup applications, will sustain the growth of the market.