#1,470 – Wireless Baseball

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

In the form of wireless ear pieces that would enable players and managers to communicate directly just like NFL quarterbacks and offensive coordinators do. Are wireless ear pieces for baseball players the Greatest Idea Ever?

Wireless Innovations Leave Used Connect Cars at Risk

Innovation Excellence

The IoT itself is already growing extremely rapidly, and 87% of mainstream consumer still don’t understand it all. This lack of knowledge ensures that along with the benefits of connectivity, so too will arise problems.

Five Groundbreaking Tech Breakthroughs of 2016

IdeaScale

True Wireless Power. IdeaScale 2D batteries breakthroughs CRISPR rockets tech Technology wireless2017 might be the year everything changes. Technology is picking up speed ever faster, with each new idea leading to a cascading chain of ideas.

A salute to immigrants, America’s unsung national treasure

Adam Hartung

Another option would be to use something like Facebook’s WhatsApp, but this requires the person back home have either a PC or mobile device, and either a wireless connection or mobile coverage. I’m amazed about Americans’ debate regarding immigration.

Future Squared Episode #86: Why developing countries have ubiquitous wifi and countries like Australia don't" | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

On this episode of Fast Fix Friday, Steve tackles the question of "Why do developing countries like Vietnam command ubiquitous wireless internet access while countries like Australia don't

Innovation is a Cruel Game

Innovation Excellence

The Zenith Radio Corporation launched the first wireless remote control for TVs in 1955. So get your patent filed! Sometimes the idea is tremendous but it fails because of the current state of technology or infrastructure. Consider the common remote control for your TV set.

5G Entrepreneurs Creating Billion-Dollar Businesses

Daniel Burrus

New multibillion-dollar businesses will appear that didn’t exist before due to 5G wireless technology. The first generation (1G) of wireless came with the introduction of cell phones constrained to phone calls and high-level executives. Within the next five years.

The Future of Smart Cities

Leapfrogging

Some of the key elements of Smart Cities include: Ubiquitous Wifi – availability of wireless internet anywhere and everywhere. Our communities are getting really smart. Here’s what to expect.

When the Idea is Ahead of the Technology

Destination Innovation

The Zenith Radio Corporation launched the first wireless remote control for TVs in 1955. Sometimes the idea is tremendous but it fails because of the current state of technology or infrastructure. Consider the common remote control for your TV set.

#1,446 – Optogenetics and the Future of Bladder Control

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

A new wireless implant that could use optogenetics (controlling genes with light) to limit how often you have to go. The new device offers an improvement over these methods, as it charges wirelessly without the need for external batteries.

#1,374 – Molar Mic

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

As CNET explains: “Developed by California company Sonitus Technologies, the mouthpiece snaps onto the upper back molars (it’s custom fit to each user) and has a wireless rechargeable battery, a waterproof microphone and a bone conduction speaker built in.

5G: what technologies change with increasing speed

mjvinnovation

With 5G, data transmitted over wireless broadband connections can reach rates of up to 20 Gbps in some estimates – exceeding wired network speeds – and also provide a latency of 1 millisecond or less for uses that require real-time feedback. Four-generation (4G) Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology provides the foundation for 5G. Previous generations of wireless technology (4G and its predecessors) have used low-frequency spectrum bands.

Dematerialization—A Pathway for Innovation

Daniel Burrus

As streaming services displaced CD sales, smartphones and wireless headphones yet again made listening to music at the gym or on a bicycle ride even simpler, though you’d often have to strap the smartphone to your bicep.

New Tech Scouting Challenge from IdeaConnection

IdeaConnection

What they are looking for are enabling technologies for wireless power transmission to operate a large, moving part on heavy industrial equipment (crane). So the client would like a technology that could be adapted to provide reliable, wireless power transmission.

Great Women Innovators and Pioneers – the Quiz

Destination Innovation

In 1942 she and a friend were granted a patent for a form of wireless communication using frequency hopping. Women are under-represented in the lists of great inventors, innovators and pioneers. How many can you name in this quiz?

Testing New Business Ideas: Learnings from OWLET [Part 1]

Strategyzer Innovation

By starting with market risk, i.e. desirability hypotheses, the Owlet team was able to learn within a week that their initial business idea – selling a wireless pulse oximetry device to hospitals - would never work and pivot their value proposition accordingly.

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Use Their Phones To Support Their Business

The Human Factor

Whilst you will need a wireless connection in order to access the internet, there are not many places that won’t have the ability to do that in this day and age. For more information about wireless connections, you can visit Issa Asad and his telecommunications company here.

Innovation Sighting: Task Unification in Cars That Advertise

Innovation in Practice

are in the process of developing strategies to maximize wireless capabilities in vehicles for advertising purposes. As Bloomberg states , Automakers have been installing wireless connections in vehicles and collecting data for decades.

How to Develop Your Idea to Become the Next Big Thing Using Kanban System?

IdeaScale

Nowadays Kanban makes use of more modern digital technologies and much faster wireless communications. source: pixabay.com. The Kanban system is a visualization strategy that helps you manage innovative development projects.

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The conflict between digital transformation and speed

RTI Innovation Advisors

Facebook and other platforms are built on the previous two ideas - ubiquitous connectivity through a global backbone and often wireless connectivity based on smart phones. Just one more post about the importance of speed and agility and I'll leave this tired trope alone.

Three Real World Examples of Crowdsourcing in Education

IdeaScale

For example, due to its New York City location, space of all sorts is at a premium, so students suggested the dining halls be opened up as study spaces, and connected to the university’s wireless internet system. Education is about more than going to class.

#1,554 – Zucklight

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

And to be honest it actually sounds like a very desirable product, coming chock full of additional bells and whistles including: Wireless Charging. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, has already invented something that has changed the world.

Six Trends Shaping the Future of Health Care

Leapfrogging

Limbix – The Limbix Virtual Reality Kit is medical grade, wireless, and doesn’t require internet. The healthcare industry is an ecosystem. So are the companies disrupting it.

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#1,455 – Energy-Harvesting Covers

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

According to The Guardian , “scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created super-thin, bendy materials that absorb wireless internet and other electromagnetic waves in the air and turn them into electricity.

The Internet of Things brings fresh Innovation Opportunities

Destination Innovation

Gartner group forecast that the number of wirelessly connected products will increase from 5 billion today to 21 billion by 2020 (not including smartphones or computers). The Internet of Things (IOT) will have a dramatic impact on product and service innovation.

Can Africa’s Entrepreneurs and Innovators solve Africa’s Problems?

Destination Innovation

The results of the tests can be transferred wirelessly to specialists for diagnosis. What can save Africa from its many problems; grinding poverty, corrupt bureaucrats, incompetent governments and dire infrastructure?

#1,536 – Foreign Language Speaking Holograms

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

A portable universal translator built into our phones or affixed to wireless ear buds would help with that. I would love to travel the world but I’m a little hesitant to visit certain places due to the language barriers that exist.

A Guide to Smart Cities

Innovation Walk

The city is said to include 3000 units of ‘affordable’ housing in wooden modular buildings, powered by solar power, geothermal heat, and wireless 5G internet. Bill Gates once said that “The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”

Innovating when everything is "as a service"

RTI Innovation Advisors

A visible and relatively rapid moving tidal wave is emerging as digital transformation takes root and we create more IoT, more AI, more ubiquitous wireless broadband, more cloud storage and so on. I've been talking with a number of people who are more connected and smarter than me about digital transformation.

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Machine to Machine (M2M): what it is and how it works

mjvinnovation

The Internet and improved standards for wireless technology have expanded the role of science, engineering, and manufacturing telemetry for everyday use in products such as heating units, electric meters, and Internet-connected devices such as appliances. M2M technology was first adopted in industrial environments and later found applications in health, business, insurance and more. It is also the basis of the Internet of Things.

Open Innovation for a Good Night’s Sleep

IdeaConnection

The sleepbuds are similar to wireless earphones and are paired with a smartphone running a companion app.

Design Evolution From Noun to Verb

Business Innovation Design

How about wireless vacuum cleaner that is light, quiet and ergonomic enough to make vacuuming a good experience instead of a dreadful chore? Instagram: @businessinnovation.design. Up until little more than a decade ago, design has been seen as an aesthetic or styling element for an object.

Jobs-to-be-Done and the Internet of Things

Strategyn

The vision of the Internet of Things has evolved due to a convergence of multiple technologies, including ubiquitous wireless communication, real-time analytics, machine learning, commodity sensors, and embedded systems.

Innovation Sighting: Pearl RearVision Backup Camera and Alert System

Innovation in Practice

The theft resistant camera frame installs securely around your license plate and connects wirelessly to a car adapter in your ODP port.

yet2 Insights: The Future of IoT

Yet2

It is only possible with the expansion of broadband wireless networking, vast cell phone market penetration, and the rise of cloud computing. What does the future hold for IoT? The Internet of Things (IoT) has exploded into the tech world over the past decade. From smart thermostats and home assistants to cars that interact with your phone, this rapidly expanding collection of networked devices is giving unforeseeable insights into human behavior, as well as unexpected threats.

Predicting Patent Number 10 Million – The Results

Anaqua

Our prediction for patent 10 million (Application 13/666670 – SEARCH SPACE DESIGN FOR E-PDCCH IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS from Qualcomm Inc.) by Matt Troyer, Director of Patent Analytics. David Isaacson, Sr. Director of Product Marketing.

#1,325 – Triboelectric Power

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Though there are now pads for wireless charging, these are still plugged into a power outlet. It’s long been known that the human body is capable of generating electricity.

Inversion, IoT & The Hyper-Connected-World

Linda Bernardi

1. Connectedness is the ability to connect a device to a data processing platform through the Internet using a communication protocol—usually, in the IoT age, a wireless one. The ability to connect devices to the Internet wirelessly defines IoT. Inversion is the paradigm shift allowing all companies to think needs-first vs product-spec-first and focus on enhancing consumer experiences for all products. The paradigm shift has new software architecture considerations.

#1,330 – CTRL-Kit

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

After all, it’s hard to connect your brain to the Internet wirelessly. I think it’s highly likely, inevitable really, that we’ll be able to hook our brains up to computers in the near future, allowing us to connect directly to the Internet just by thinking about it.

Smart Cities – Seeing the Invisible and Doing the Impossible

Daniel Burrus

Statistically speaking, cities themselves present an array of challenges: according to a report by Verizon Wireless, fully 54% of the world’s population now lives in cities, meaning these cities are responsible for 75% of the world’s energy consumption.

Nokia’s Big Open Innovation Challenge

IdeaConnection

These are concepts that could improve cities by solving urban challenges, improve safety with technology and enable the next industrial revolution with robotics, sensors and LTE (Long-Term Evolution, a standard for high-speed wireless communication).

Pivotal Innovation Management: The Past, Present, and Future of 180° Business Changes

Qmarkets

Steve helped them create wireless solutions for real time monitoring of seismic activity, sensor monitoring along Homeland Borders, and overall product and process improvement.

Brainstorming with innovator Laurie Steiner

Betterific

In this installment of brainstorming with an innovator , we invite Laurie Steiner , who won our wireless innovation competition.