iGIANT Seal of Approval Program Launched!

iGIANT Seal of Approval I’m happy to announce that we have launched the iGIANT Seal of Approval. As part of a team within the iGIANT®’s Design Advisory Council, I’ve (we've!) been working on developing a Seal of Approval program that enables organizations to self-evaluate design processes using 1 of 3 selected methodologies: Empirical Studies by [...]

By |2020-02-19T16:27:08-08:00February 19th, 2020|Technology|0 Comments

Thinking about the Impact of Technology in our Lives

The impact of technology in our lives Last week I facilitated a discussion about the impact of technology in our lives. This was an event for/with the awesome startup, Revel. Besides being a thoughtful and stimulating discussion, it was an eye opener – in areas other than those I had expected. I call that “upsetting [...]

By |2019-09-16T10:37:23-08:00July 20th, 2019|Future, Technology|0 Comments

It’s Past Time to End the Division between Techies and Non-Techies

Division between Techies and Non-Techies I’ve long been bothered by the notion of dividing people into two categories, such as the division between techies and non-techies. (In this post, I’m going to use “techie” broadly to refer to enthusiasm for and experience in any technical or scientific disciplines.) Other, similarly unhelpful dichotomies also exist, of [...]

By |2019-03-13T05:06:15-08:00March 13th, 2019|Future, Technology|1 Comment

Advanced Technologies Applied to Care Services: Preventing Harm

This article was first published on Taku International's website in the context of that company's technology offering supporting care services. However, since I wrote it and I'm interested in wearables (and by extension AR)  and sensors, I'm republishing it here. I'll go into some of the underlying technology topics in more detail in the future. The [...]

By |2019-01-24T20:01:28-08:00January 24th, 2019|Technology|0 Comments

Speaking at the IEEE Technology Time Machine Symposium

I'm very excited to be speaking at the IEEE Technology Time Machine Symposium in San Diego next week. The IEEE Technology Time Machine Symposium (TTM) is organized by the IEEE Future Directions Committee (FDC), where the FDC is an incubator for emerging technologies. The areas chosen for TTM cover a wide synergistic range of business, social, [...]

By |2019-01-02T11:02:41-08:00October 25th, 2018|AI, Augmented reality, Future, Technology|0 Comments

Pushing the Boundaries of Your Engineering Degree – Imagination Will Take You Everywhere

Homecoming at UC Berkeley Last week, for the Homecoming Weekend at UC Berkeley, I was invited by the Bioengineering Department to give a talk entitled “Pushing the Boundaries of Your Engineering Degree - Imagination Will Take You Everywhere.” I really enjoyed this opportunity to visit the campus and to speak with faculty and students – thank [...]

By |2019-01-03T16:01:51-08:00October 18th, 2018|Limits, Technology|0 Comments

iGIANT Summit on AI – an Invitation

iGIANT Welcome to the iGIANT summit on AI!  Impact of Gender/Sex on Innovation and Novel Technologies Gender and sex impact every aspect of our daily lives. According to the National Academy of Medicine, "gender" refers to a person's self representation as male or female based upon social interactions. "Sex" is based upon an individual's genes. Understanding [...]

By |2019-01-02T11:03:01-08:00September 27th, 2018|AI, Augmented reality, Big data, Robotics|1 Comment

What do breastfeeding and AI have in common?

I am working on R&D/engineering and product strategy with a fantastic startup company that is developing solutions to help mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals. The following represents my personal opinions, not those of the company or any of its individual employees (or anyone else). Besides providing me with a chance to do something meaningful and [...]

By |2019-01-02T10:58:41-08:00September 19th, 2018|AI, Big data, Cyber-physical systems|0 Comments

New sim. Old (analog) circuitry.

One of my projects over the holidays at the end of 2016 was to put together a fantastic “new” flight simulator that I have on long-term loan from a friend. Why am I so excited about this (besides the fact that it’s a flight sim!)? It’s an old Aviation Simulation Technology (AST) sim – with [...]

By |2019-01-02T10:51:51-08:00January 8th, 2016|Aviation, Technology|1 Comment
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