George, one of the leaders in near eye semiconductor microdisplays deployed in military helmet mounted displays is eMagin. Their 25-cent size screens provide 1920 by 1200 x 3 resolution. Medical is one of the applications that could benefit from the resolution. Too pricey for commercial applications today but as manufacturing experience drives the cost down, I would expect the device to be a serious contender for emerging products like Google Glass.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.