Paper presentation is something which develops the confidence level and knowledge of student. While practicing a presentation and delivering it to the mass audience, one gets rid out of stage fear. confidence level increases, subject knowledge enhances and one gets additional points for such extracurricular activities while facing interview.
With ever changing technology, paper presentation topics cannot be subdivided, mean to say it is not necessary that the mechanical engineering student have to give presentation on topics related to Mechanical field not in computers,it or technology just because he is from different stream. I remember there is one of my friend who was from mechanical stream but always addicted with technology and computers and used to take part in programming competition and electronics presentations. the only thing that matter here is how much command you are having on your subject and how easily you can handle questionnaire.
I have decided to share the top 15 latest technology releases every month so that you can prepare the topic for your presentation or seminar.
Walk Assist Robot for Disabled
Toyota has unveiled Intelligent Multi Sensor control based walk assist robot to help people who met with leg accident or paralysis. Specially for those who cannot walk properly with legs. The walk assist robot is designed in such a manner that it get attached to one leg and help you to walk around or get in or out of the bed easily.
Working : This Walk Assist Robot has a position sensor which is attached to thighs and pressure sensor which is attached to foot, Position sensor measure the users thigh position while pressure sensor measures the weight put on to the feet. Both works simultaneously and with accuracy. Based on the user’s stride an actuator attached in the knee regulates what action need to be taken for best walking assistance to user. there is also an facility of Secure lock at the knee joint, which ensures user can walk without fear of falling once the speed of walk and leg swings is noticed.
Gadgets that can Analyze brain’s abilities for action, perception and cognition
Just imagine how it would be when your computer start guessing on things for you, your cell phone knows what options you are having in your mind. Your gadgets knew what your daily behavior is. This is all possible with Cognitive Computing. It is nothing but an mental process of analyzing brain’s abilities for better perception, accurate action and real cognition.
Cognitive computing chips are not like the traditional chips which are available in market today, rather these chips are specially designed to learn from user routine experiences, find correlation between certain actions, create its own hypotheses based on those stats and memorize the things for future call.
IBM Project – SyNAPSE ( systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics) Technology based chips work on the same principle and theory.
Display Screen as Virtual Interactive Whiteboards
Think of a time when you are sitting in Video Conferencing and getting difficulty in viewing whiteboard. Polycom a renowned name in electronic industry has unveiled problem to this solution by inventing a UC Board Solution which improves communication and makes video conferencing more effective by allowing users to write on their LCD screens either on mobile or Display screen and erase it. Polycom UC Board Solution uses a plug and play receiver which gets attached to LCD screens and with the help of wireless stylus users can write on lcd screens just like pen.
Robot with Waterproof Skin for Flood type search and rescue operation
Robotic industry is emerging at fast pace, most of the available robots are designed to work in free air condition, but researchers at Japan has developed Skin which is flexible and waterproof which can be used for rescue and search missions where human face difficulties. The Robot Skin is termed as Slug Crawler Vehicle(SCV), which is designed in such a manner that the dust and water cannot effect it.
Smartphone App that Monitors Cardiac Related Measurements.
Scientists at EPFL has developed an smartphone application which works in conjunction with Zigbee Radio Module and Precision Sensors, which continously monitors the cardiac parameters of patients and display it in smartphone. While it has a capability of sending emails and sms to doctor directly if anything goes abnormal.
Track Eye Movements with Sunglasses
Honduras based technology whiz has developed a eye tracking computer interface with the help of electrodes which are placed near to the eyes and a software which records and analyze the eyes movement. Although there are plenty of eye tracking systems are available in market but this geek has something cheap to offer much less than 300$ in a form of sunglasses. Working principle of setup can easily understand by the theory of electrode and dipole.
emPower Based Electronic Auto-focusing Eyewear
You might have heard about the television that changed the display patterns depending upon the room brightness, the same sort of technology is designed for eyewear like contact lens and glasses. Under which with the tilt of head or touch layer of liquid crystals get activated in each lens immediately delivering auto adjusted near focus zone, empower based this concept allows you to have full control on your vision. wider field of view with distortion-less picture is what key feature it has.
Bionic Contact Lenses that can zoom in zoom out.
Scientists of Washiton University have designed the digital contact lenses that can be zoomed in and out on far appearing objects along with displaying informative facts about it. Prototype model manufactured has electronic circuit and RedLED for display purpose.
Solar Panel Composed of Nano Antennas for Enhanced Power Harvesting
Unlike Typical Semiconductors placed in solar panel, researchers have used Nano Antennas made up of circuit which absorbs light waves and optical frequencies that is capable of delivering increased usable energy from light unlike traditional setup.
Unmanned Aircraft for Fire Predictions
Problem of fire fighters is they are not able to analyze the depth of wild fire when occurred because of no technological measurement tool. specially the direction of fire and pre analysis of the same. To overcome this problem scientist at Cincinnati University had developed a Unmanned Aircraft to help/save firefighters lives. Equipped with GPS and capable of flying 56km per hour this small aerial vehicle is true gift. It works in conjunction with google earth, fire prediction software and weather data and timely produced precise decisions.