By: Wei Su, Rita Cheng and Romulo Huang
Taipei, Nov. 5 (CNA) Two of the leading technology research institutions in Taiwan received six 2016
R&D 100 awards in a ceremony held on Wednesday in Maryland, the United States, with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) receiving five and the Institute for Information Industry (III) one.
ITRI’s technologies were selected as winners for innovation in the IT/Electrical, Mechanical Devices/Materials and Software/Services categories, while the III’s “Smart Glasses Guidance System,” was recognized in the Software/Services category.
ITRI developed the following award-winning technologies:
The iSmartweaR jointly developed by ITRI and Taiwan’s ECLAT Textile Corporation, transforms ordinary fabrics into smart wearables. It integrates nanosecond pulse near-field sensing technology (NPNS), with washable conductive fabrics that enable textile products to track a wearer’s vital signs without bodily contact. [FULL STORY]