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them to quickly and autono mously analyze
the imagery they collect. Spacecraft
with this capability could detect emerging
situations and then intelligently retask
themselves to collect more data or
alert scientists or emergency personnel
on the ground.
This innovation includes an algorithm
to convert hyperspectral images to a progressive
format, along with another algorithm
to quickly analyze hyperspectral
images in this progressive format and
select the most important bands for a
given science application.
NASA is actively seeking licensees to commercialize
this technology. Please contact NASA's
Licensing Concierge at Agency-PatentLicensing@mail.nasa.gov
or call us at 202-3587432
to initiate licensing discussions. Follow
this link for more information:
technology.nasa.gov/patent/GSC-TOPS-83.
Smart Displays Show Information Through Fabric
The technology shines through fabrics to show notifications for email messages, time,
weather, or other forms of basic information.
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
R
esearchers have developed an innovative
display that shows information
through clothes and other fabrics.
The new technology, called PocketView,
uses LED lights to display basic information.
It can function as a standalone
piece of technology or could be incorporated
into existing or next-generation
smart devices.
The team created prototypes that
mimic smartphones, pens, key fobs, and
other shapes and sizes. The idea is not to
show all the information that one would
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normally see on a smartphone display.
Rather, these are displays that show minimal
information.
Because the display devices can take
various shapes and sizes, they have the
versatility to be worn and used in any
piece of clothing that has a pocket.
Another key point of the new display
technology is that it is relatively inexpensive
and could easily and quickly be
rolled out on a large scale. The prototypes
are also Bluetooth-enabled, meaning
that they sync with existing devices.
Although currently working with
standalone prototypes, the researchers
believe the next generation of these
LED displays could easily be incorporated
into existing devices. And whereas
other research in wearable displays
focuses on creating new high-tech fabrics,
the utility of PocketView means
that
it works
with
clothes people
already have.
For more information, contact Chris
Wilson-Smith at chris.ws@uwaterloo.ca; 519888-4451.
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