MEMS Technology Showcase®
With MEMS Technology Showcase®, MIG promotes MEMS-enabled products through conferences and trade shows: demonstrating the MEMS in the machine.
MEMS Technology Showcase will give MEMS Executive Congress attendees an intimate look at some of the most unique MEMS-enabled applications in the business. After a competitive application process, MIG selected six finalists that show how MEMS enhances the user experience with electronic devices, highlighting the “MEMS INSIDE the machine.” Each finalist will get five minutes to wow the audience, who will vote for their favorite demo and a winner will be announced at the close of the conference on November 8.
Congratulations to the winner!
Sphero from Orbotix
MEMS Technology Showcase Finalists
12-axis Xtrinsic Sensor Platform for Windows 8
Freescale Semiconductor’s 12-axis Xtrinsic sensor platform for Windows 8® extends sensor fusion in tablets, slates, laptops and other portable devices. This complete hardware and software reference platform fuses accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope data using a Freescale ColdFire+ MCU. It also features a ‘smart’ pressure sensor that provides pressure and altitude data. Certified for Windows 8.
Intel Atom Z2760 for Windows 8 tablets and convertibles
Light Bohrd, LLC, is looking to make revolutionary contributions in skateboarding and snowboarding style and safety by adding the world’s first motion-activated LED lights to each sport’s respective boards. The Light Bohrd LED design uses patent-pending technology to store energy and activate LED lights to illuminate the board’s graphics. With technology completely embedded, Light Bohrd’s boards are charged wirelessly through magnetic induction and are brought to life by the wave of a magnet. The lights are then activated with motion. A fully charged Light Bohrd will stay lit for up to six hours.
Orbotix’s Sphero is the first robotic-ball gaming device controlled with a tilt, touch or swing from a smartphone or tablet. It immerses users in a new type of gameplay called “mixed-reality,” in which real and virtual elements are seamlessly merged. Sphero interacts with mobile apps, giving people new ways to test their skills, play games with friends, and more. Users can even employ Sphero as a controller for on-screen gameplay. With free apps being developed continuously, including a mixed-reality version of golf, Sphero provides plenty of gaming thrills.