20 Technologies to change the world
By Tim Fryer
Published Friday, September 22, 2017
1. Autonomous vehicles
A smart vehicle can be operated by generating a 3D model of a sensor's field of view; receiving information from neighboring vehicles to compensate for blindspots in the sensor's field of view and in a driver's field of view; receiving traffic information, weather information; adjusting one or more characteristics of the plurality of 3D models based on the received traffic and weather information and blindspot information; aggregating the plurality of 3D models to generate a comprehensive 3D model; and combining the comprehensive 3D model with detailed map information; and using the combined comprehensive 3D model with detailed map information to maneuver the vehicle.
Filing date 2015-06-05 Publication date 2016-12-08
Autonomous vehicle navigation system and method
An autonomous vehicle is improved with a navigational system having both cameras and echolocation sensors, each including overlapping fields of view. The cameras and echolocation sensors may be part of an optical and echolocation system, respectively, that may work in conjunction with a global positioning system to determine a course for the autonomous vehicle to reach an objective while detecting and avoid obstacles along the course.
Filing date 2015-03-13 Publication date 2015-09-17
System and Method for Augmenting Healthcare Provider Performance
A system and method for augmenting healthcare-provider performance employs a head-mounted computing device that includes camera and microphones to capture a patient encounter and events immediately before and after: video, dictation and dialog. Wearing the device by the provider during the encounter permits normal interaction between provider and patient, encouraging the provider to maintain focus on the patient. An “ears-open” earpiece delivers audio data from a remote location without obstructing the ear canal. Augmented reality multimedia is displayed via a heads-up display over the eye(s). Real-time capture of audio and video enables dramatic cost reductions by saving doctor time. Using the system, a doctor no longer need spend hours daily on transcription and EHR entry. A patient encounter is captured and transmitted to a remote station. Relevant parts of the encounter are saved or streamed, and updates to an EHR are entered for provider confirmation after the patient encounter.
Filing date 2013-04-17 Publication date 2014-08-07
Augmenting a business intelligence report with a search result
A computer augments a business intelligence report. The computer populates a business intelligence report with business data imported from business data storage, and with a stored internet search query. The computer causes the display of the business data of the business intelligence report. The computer also transmits one or both of a term of the stored internet search query or of referenced business data of the stored internet search query to a designated search engine, and receives a contemporary search result from the designated search engine. The computer causes the display of the contemporary search result.
Filing date 2013-04-09 Publication date 2014-10-09