The workshop at a large global consumer products company ended in an unfortunate place. After an engaged discussion and the review of the first three years of a product launch, the group concluded that an entire product line should be shut down. What mattered, though, wasn’t the outcome so much as its meaning. Someone mentioned…
A hardhat, launched by Intel, comes integrated with a set of glasses that enable X-Ray-like vision for the wearer, using Intel’s RealSense 3D camera. With a real-time overlay of essential information such as wiring diagrams and schematics, it could be an effective tool in industrial applications, also making it the most powerful augmented reality wearable
Moving away from the world of rigid circuit boards, Soft Electronics, which are soft sheets of silicone rubber embedded with tiny droplets of liquid metal, can be used to draw electrical circuits into existence, on demand, paving the way for the future of wearable and implantable devices.
In many organization, innovation has gone from fringe to buzzword to a must-have. There are a variety of legitimate reasons for companies to bolster their innovation capabilities, ranging from fighting against current and emerging competitors to raising morale and attracting younger employees.
Drones are finding their way into a wide array of applications, including agriculture, mining, monitoring data for climate change and assisting in locating missing persons. Functioning as aerial sensors, drones are proving to be very cost effective solutions to address business and community issues, while also reducing the risk to human life.
A real-world ‘Robinhood’, a technology-driven brokerage, comes to the world of stock-trading through zero-commission trades. With real time data, fast execution, integration across other platforms and zero commission, it brings stock trading to the masses.
Kumho has conceptualized a new tire design, Maxplo, which morphs itself based on the road conditions. It introduces grooves for channeling water, spikes for conditions of snow or ice, and expands its footprint to increase traction on mud, thereby doing away with the need to change tires based on weather.
Researchers at MIT have developed a device, RF Capture, which can track human motion, using wireless signals, even through concrete. With over 90% accuracy and high sensitivity such that it can even detect a person’s heart rate, it could be used for home automation solutions, detecting falls in the elderly as well as for channeling
Through the past 15 years my colleagues and I have wrestled with disruption in many contexts. That’s no surprise, since Clayton Christensen co-founded our company in 2000, five years after his Harvard Business Review article with Joseph L. Bower “Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave” introduced the idea of disruption to the mainstream market.