Various types of connectors are used in home appliances and air-conditioning systems to create reliable contacts between different parts of electric circuits. In recent years, the number and types of connectors have multiplied as advanced sensors, controls, and communication/networking capabilities are incorporated into more intelligent appliances.
Blood flows from the vena cava into the right atrium of a man’s heart. A valve opens and allows the blood to flow into the right ventricle, then closes, allowing the blood to flow one way, back into the man’s body. The valve is attached to the wall of the man’s heart with plastic.
As recently as five years ago, medical devices for in-home use were mostly analog, as opposed to digital, and characteristically ugly, as opposed to sleek. This is no longer the case, as digital disruption in the home healthcare market and technological advances now imbue these products with the kind of agility and elegance more commonly associated with consumer electronics.
The public is increasingly engaged in matters of health literacy, particularly around issues of hospital hygiene. People are coming to understand that infection rates can be reduced through equipment designed to effectively withstand rigorous cleaning protocols.
Touch-sensitive surfaces have become ubiquitous in our modern world. Although touchpads made their debut in the early 1980s as a mouse replacement for portable computers, it wasn’t until the advent of the iPhone that touchscreens captured the imagination of consumer electronics device manufacturers and the world at large.
In the 50-plus years CES has existed, the consumer technology trade show has become the largest and most influential tech event on the planet. Each year, the entire tech industry gathers in one place to launch products, build brands and network to solve some of today’s most pressing societal challenges.
Smart home appliances will become increasingly popular with consumers who already enjoy a connected lifestyle. Benefits such as increased comfort, convenience, energy efficiency, personalization and security will all drive purchasing decisions.
During the span of a mere decade, people of all ages worldwide have embraced touchscreen operation as their preferred and primary way of interacting with technology. The growth rate—and the resulting pervasiveness of this technology—is almost unparalleled in human history.
While Taoist philosopher Lao Tsu was the first to make the statement, “Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know” part of his formal teachings, some form of the wisdom behind this statement has been attributed to such great philosophical minds as Socrates, Buddha, and Jesus.