Intel, pico projector, surf boards and heart monitors: Meet the MEMS Executive Congress Technology Showcase finalists

October 20, 2011 — At the MEMS Executive Congress 2011, November 2-3, in Monterey, CA, a demo event will showcase MEMS-enabled applications from medical devices to entertainment and computing systems.

MEMS Executive Congress is hosted by the MEMS Industry Group (MIG). This year marks the first MEMS Technology Showcase at the event. Each finalist will get five minutes to wow the audience, who will text-message votes for their favorite demo. Panel moderator Sam Guilaumé, CEO, Movea, will crown the winner at the end of the day.

MEMS Technology Showcase finalists include:

“Red Ridge” from Intel
A new tablet form-factor reference design enabling OEM customers and developers to design and manufacture products using the “Medfield” platform. “Medfield,” Intel’s next-generation, 32nm SoC processor, will support the development of devices with even lower power, smaller footprints, more integration of features and stunning performance. “Medfield” is compatible with the Intel® Wireless Display technology, which eases the sharing of high-definition content wirelessly among a tablet, PC and TV.
ShowWX+ HDMI from MicroVision
A high-brightness, handheld pico projector that lets users project images, presentations and video as large as 100 inches across from an Apple iPhone or iPad or a laptop onto any available surface. With the addition of an HDMI input, the ShowWX+HDMI supports the connection to a broad array of new host devices that have HDMI as their output standard.
The Raisin System from Proteus Biomedical
Combines pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications and social networking in a seamless solution. The Raisin System delivers a fully integrated wellness experience, combining daily medications with the information, education and motivation consumers and their families need to maximize individual health outcomes. The core enabling innovations of this system are the Proteus Ingestible Event Marker (IEM), the Raisin Personal Monitor and the HealthTiles application environment.
MOD Live from Recon Instruments
An interactive display for the world’s first GPS-enabled goggles. New this fall, MOD Live snap-fits into Recon-ready goggles, delivering sleek graphics and smart optics that are completely non-obtrusive for front and peripheral vision. MOD Live offers real-time feedback, including speed, jump analytics, latitude/longitude, altitude, vertical distance travelled, total distance travelled, chrono/stopwatch mode, a run-counter, temperature and time. MOD Live also integrates with Android smartphones for additional apps and live connectivity, giving access to navigation, resort points of interest, caller ID, text messaging, MP3 playlists, buddy tracking, wireless camera sync, and much more.
MEMS-Based Heart Rate Monitor from R0R3 Devices
A MEMS-based heart-rate monitor which provides advantages over chest strap electrocardiograms (ECG), offering accurate heart-rate measurement for wearers engaging in periodic motion such as running, doing push-ups or jumping jacks. It is also ideally suited for medical applications. The monitor offers an innovative wireless ANT+ communications and conforms to the basic profile for heart-rate monitor for GPS watches, such as Garmin and others. Other models communicate directly with Droid and iPad for remote patient monitoring.
The Air Mini Keyboard from Sunrex
An in-air remote control with integrated keyboard used by the PayTV industry for interactive TV applications and media control. The Air Mini Keyboard is also ideal for PC-connected home theater applications. The new keyboard is currently in production for large OEM customers.
Sys-Evo from Syride
A light (110 g) and compact (12.5 x 10.5 x 2 cm) electronic module for surfboards. Sys-Evo monitors wave height, wave direction, distance traveled, and the duration of the wave. It also monitors the surfer’s actions (waiting time, paddling, riding), providing information on a surfer’s strengths and weaknesses and benchmarking performance relative to the athlete’s own goals and to the competition.

Register for MEMS Executive Congress, a business gathering of MEMS companies and OEMS hosted by MEMS Industry Group, here: http://www.memsindustrygroup.org

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