NGCI: Next Generation Communication Interoperability

Technology

Description:  The iGel full-body airbag suit is a "hedgehog-inspired" full-body airbag that "would use up to 20 individual nitrogen-activated airbags to protect the head, torso and lower body." The developer proposes "the actuation of the system pushing the torso and lower body into a fetal-style ball, further helping to mitigate against injury. [. . .] Like other airbag systems, the iGel would...
Description: InfoSkin is a line of NFC tags that adhere to the skin or other surfaces and are "aimed at the healthcare industry where they would be used to improve patient care by making it easier for staff to update treatment records and create automatic time stamps for patient activities." The device employs Automated Assembly’s patent-pending wire write technology that uses copper wire rather...
HexoSkin’s biometric shirts measure and interpret performance data for a user, including heart rate recovery, lung capacity, and other signals.  Each shirt features two conductive bands, one around the top of the chest and one around the bottom that "make contact with the skin at three points using patches of silver woven into the fabric. These contacts are used to measure the electric potential...