Samsung is embedding an infra-red sensor to each pixel for improving touch sensitivity. It's an interesting idea although I haven't figure out the benefit. Nonetheless, there is a challenge to the implementation. Will the heat generated in the surroundings, which include the internal electronics, affect the detection?
Nonetheless, if these infra-red sensor is replaced with CCD, the application areas will be tremendous.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.