3D printed meat, holograms, virtual stores – We show 10 things from the future

“Innovation requires inventors” – Steve Wozniak, former business partner of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, reminded the audience in his presentation held within the framework of the Digital X conference, inspiring the startups with his own example, that at the time he was not primarily interested in making a lot of money, but wanted his engineering skills to flash. The one held in Cologne this year at the Digital X conference more than 60 startups presented their solutions, including in the fields of sustainability, healthcare, education and the future of work.

The 70,000 visitors who visited in two days were able to experience what it’s like to create their digital twin with 3D scanners, to use augmented reality remote customer service, or to design clothing digitally on a smartphone.

The coronavirus epidemic has shown that, if necessary, humanity can adapt to new technologies very quickly.

When millions of people had to lock themselves up overnight, the adoption of new technologies grew as fast as it normally would in five years, according to an IBM study. The metaverse is ready to start, and virtual reality can reach households and companies within a few years, predicts trend researcher Peter Wippermann. And what else does digitization have in store? We have collected the 10 most exciting solutions from the Digital X exhibition below.

  • The German company Kuka, which develops industrial robots and production automation systems, is one with a remote-controlled tattoo robot arrived at the exhibition, which is meant to demonstrate that people and robots can work together even from the other side of the world – this time to make a tattoo, but medical technology can also be a promising field of application in the future.
  • An Israeli startup called Redefine Meat With vegan meat dishes produced with a 3D printer arrived in Cologne, conference participants could taste steak and kebabs in a food truck. Thanks to the 3D printer, the consistency and texture of the food is deceptively similar to meat, despite the fact that it is produced from plant materials. According to the company’s claim, the technology, which is still under patent, can be used to produce any kind of meat (that is, plant products similar to it), which even a professional butcher can do.
Source: Redefine Meat
  • In the metaverse of BeyondXR, he showed how to turn an online store into a virtual one With 3D products, avatars and augmented reality.

  • The widespread deployment of 5G paves the way for self-driving and remote control technologies before. At the Digital X exhibition, Rheinmetal’s subsidiary Mira demonstrated the latter, as an operator remotely controls a car in real time on the streets of Cologne (at least in the areas allowed for tests). The essence of the technology is that the car is remotely controlled through secure, encrypted data sharing between the vehicle’s on-board sensors and a remote control console located further away. The question arises, why is a remote operator needed for a self-driving car? The idea is to use the remote control as a backup to the human supervisors currently employed by companies testing self-driving cars. Today, these drivers are often in the driver’s seat, ready to intervene if the machine does something unexpected or dangerous.
  • The health use of digitization technologies cannot be neglected either, the German Air and Space Center, for example, presented a virtual therapy arm, which records muscle signals and allows patients to experience their injured limbs as functional again. The VITA system uses virtual reality (VR) as a tool to support the rehabilitation and therapy of people with neurological disabilities. In the virtual VITA environment, injured users (e.g. due to stroke or amputation) can control their injured limbs in virtual reality.
Source: DLR
  • The German Aerospace Center graduated from the ISS retinal diagnostic would apply the results of the experiment to clinical patient diagnostics in the field of neurology and ophthalmology. To capture images of the retina, an additional lens is attached to the camera of a smartphone or tablet. Retinal images are analyzed and graded to detect signs of retinal edema, which indicates an increase in intracranial pressure. Diagnostics are automated with machine learning, helping emergency personnel, ophthalmologists, and neurologists make decisions to optimize therapy.
  • Cisco is photorealistic, with real-time holograms showed the potential future of business meetings on Webex. In addition to 3D communication, it can also be used to involve an expert via video, for example for people working in production or in the field, thereby ensuring remote maintenance. Workers can receive highly accurate visual instructions through Cisco Webex through AR glasses.
  • A delivery drones they are not a big innovation, but anyone who wanted to at the conference could see them live in action.
  • The Hilti Jaibot is one semi-automatic drilling robot, which helps increase the productivity of installation projects. Jaibot uses digital designs to mark and drill the holes, so construction workers control the operation of the construction robot instead of doing the drilling.

  • MovingLab, an innovative system a to record mobility data based on mobile phone and other data. The purpose of application-based data collection is to identify traffic problems and to respond directly, as congestion and traffic jams can be identified in real time. But it could also be useful for self-driving technology.

Developments and solutions are still far from perfect, but they can give a glimpse into the future. For now, the question is still open, which will be a dead end and which will be the technology that fundamentally changes our lives.

Source: Portfolio.hu – Üzlet by www.portfolio.hu.

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