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New Technology Hitting the Marketplace

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7 August 2018. Science and technology are constantly progressing and the most impressive part of any development tends to be that once it has been created, tested, and confirmed usable and safe, it will generally enter the marketplace, so that companies and consumers alike can gain access to it and make use of it in their everyday lives. This is perhaps why it’s so important to always keep on top of technology that is in development and technology that has been recently introduced to the marketplace. There tend to be all sorts of ways that you can use it to your advantage, whether that may be on a personal level or a professional level. So, to keep yourself up to date, here are a few different pieces of new technology that are hitting the marketplace now.

GFETs

Sensors are used in all sorts of projects, however, Graphene has proven that there’s always room for improvement, especially when it comes to sensors used in research. In order to get the best results from studies, scientists need the best technology in their field. When it comes to the professional use of bioelectronics, photodetectors, chemical sensors, magnetic sensors, and biosensors, the majority of researchers are employing silicone-based electronic sensors.

But developments in technology have introduced GFETs to the market. GFETs are graphene based sensors, which are a much more concise and effective than their silicone-based alternatives. When it comes to bioelectronics, graphene based sensors (which you can buy direct from the manufacturer) have astounding physico-chemical properties, from high chemical inertness to high electrical conductivity, great thermal conductivity, biocompatibility, and a large specific surface area. For photodetectors, graphene has unique optoelectronic properties, which results in an ultrafast photo response over a wide spectral range. It can deal with everything from infrared to ultraviolet radiation.

In regards to chemical sensors, it can detect chemicals in both air and water with astounding sensitivity demands. It can event detect single molecule absorption events.  When it comes to magnetic sensors, graphene can cover automotive, consumer electronics, and health care fields, as well as the defense industry. Finally, biosensors: Graphene can provide users with a fusion of biology and electronics in order to fundamentally transform biological testing capabilities, size, and speed.

3-D printing

Now, we are all well aware that 3-D printing has been around for decades. However, it has generally remained a product used by manufacturers creating one-off prototypes and individuals who have made it a personal hobby. Why? Well, generally speaking, we have only had access to plastic 3-D printing. The majority of us are attempting to reduce the amount of plastic that we use in our lives, and on a professional level, we tend to want to create final products from sturdier and longer lasting materials. The good news? Developments in technology are making 3-D printing materials such as metal a much faster, cheaper, and accessible process. This holds huge potential for business owners, as they will no longer need to order large runs of bulk products when outsourcing their manufacturing process to big firms. Instead, they can 3-D print products and replacement parts as and when they are requested or in demand. New software is also making the design process a lot easier, with new software offering premade templates and designs for a whole variety of items that you might want to 3D print.

Amazon Rekognition

We are all becoming increasingly familiar with facial recognition software being used in our day to day lives. The iPhone X, for example, uses FaceID to scan your face and unlock your screen without you having to scan your thumbprint or type in a passcode. However, Amazon Rekognition is bringing recognition software into various other facets of our experiences. By providing an image or video to the Rekognition API, the service can detect people, objects, text, scenes, or activities, as well as identifying inappropriate content. The facial recognition within Amazon Rekognition also allows you to detect, analyse, and compare faces for a variety of different purposes, including user verification (if you develop software), people counting, and public safety purposes.

Perhaps the best part of Amazon Rekognition is that it does not generally require machine learning expertise on the user’s part. It is developed Amazon’s computer vision scientists with simple usability in mind. What’s more? Amazon are constantly adding new labels and facial recognition services to the service, and the software itself is always learning from new data, meaning that the product you invest in is constantly improving and bettering itself.

Nutale

GPS tracking systems are nothing new. However, generally speaking they are either bulky and heavy and extremely accurate, or small and compact and less accurate. This means that tracking systems tend to only be used in larger belongings, such as vehicles. However, developments in technology have produced the Nutale GPS. This device is one of the smallest and accurate tracking devices out there and has recently taken to the consumer marketplace. It was originally anticipated that this product would be released in 2017, however, delays set the release date back. The results have proven to be more than worth the wait though. As the device is compatible with both Android and iOS, it can work in conjunction with the majority of smartphones to give up-to-date real-time tracking updates.

With so many different tech developments hitting the marketplace at any given time, it would be impossible to address every single one in just a single article. However, these are some of the most popular and interesting options that have recently been introduced for sale. So, see whether they could fit into your personal or professional life. You really could benefit from some of these developments.

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