LAKE WALES, Fla. — The future of the Internet of Things (IoT) is clear, according to the inventors of the graphical user interface (GUI), the computer mouse, the computer "desktop," object-oriented programming, amorphous silicon. The clear future of IoT will be transparent, flexible and self-powering, said Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (Parc) program manager of novel and printed electronics, Janos Veres, at the MEMS Executive Congress 2016 (Scottsdale, Arizona).
To prove his point, Veres showed 27 slides exemplifying the state-of-the-art today, the prototypes in the laboratory and the projected future applications according not just to Xerox Parc but also the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-e), Boeing, University of California at Berkeley, British Petroleum (BP), Flex Tech Alliance, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), LG Chem, Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), PST Sensors, Stanford University and ThinFilm.
Checkout the cream of the crop — 11 hand-picks slides that summarize and perhaps even amaze you (unless you are already on the bleeding edge). In summary, MEMS, sensors, electronic controllers and energy harvesters — all transparent — will dominate the future, according to Veres.
According to the inventors of the graphical user interface (GUI), the computer mouse, the computer "desktop," object-oriented programming and amorphous silicon, Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated (Parc) claims the future substrates will be transparent according to program manager of novel and printed electronics, Janos Veres.
— R. Colin Johnson, Advanced Technology Editor, EE Times