Tag: nanotechnology

Diagnostic Pills & app.

diagnostic pill

Sensor pills that you can swallow and where you can follow all diagnostics in a full report app on your smartphone. It doesn’t stay in the body and it goes in through the mouth and you just shit it out. Everything that has to do with the way it passes (digestion system for instance) should be possible to diagnose. (Inspiration HT for this idea: Scanadu)

Programmable paint.

Pieter Vermeersch illustration for programmable paint

My ‘Glow in the dark’ paint blogpost is one of the most popular on this blog. If you believe in WordPress statistics… But this blogpost will prove to be even better. 😉

Programmable paint is paint that puts a network of sensors on any surface so you can program its color. By adding it wall per wall, you can identify and create collections of programmable wall paint. But it can also be used on furniture. Turning a white rack to funky red and back to black, the possibilities are endless. If you like interior changes, try changing colors. You can use programmable paint pretty passively; program it once and leave if for years. But you can also use one of standard programs that changes the color during the day/night or to its place in the collection. A bit like the works of Pieter Vermeersch who creates emotion and sentiments by coloring rooms, such as I saw at ‘Happy Birthday, Galerie Perrotin’ at Museum Tripostal in Lille some time ago.

So whether you want it a piece of furniture in some bright or just sober color, a wall that behave to your quickly changing interior moods, programmable paint is the way forward.

This programmable paint can also be connected to a mindreader – a device that is connected to your head and transforms brain signals into wall or table colors that can be linked to the emotions you feel. Could be interesting in therapy to faster discover the sentiment of people or when applied in interrogations with suspects.

Sensorkeys.

Sensorkeys

With nanosensortechnology, the possibilities are endless. I was pondering whether it could be used in a home or office context and I see an opportunity in creating programmable keys with this technology. If they communicate with doorlocks, you should never use it anymore. Doors would automatically open when you’re near them. In addition to it, you could also have an app for your smartphone in which a control panel displays where your keys are at any moment and what locks are closed and open. In an office context, it could be connected to a time tracking tool and agenda. Any room could be fitted with extra sensors so the keys can also take into account time spend for lunch, toilet visits, smoking breaks, meeting times, etc.

The business model is both in providing the products and creating services around it. The marketing story could be built around convenience and safety.

Nano pills.

nano pills

I went to a #bryo4ever event tonight and I had really nice talks with a various audience. I didn’t really brainstorm a lot but with one. The idea? Intelligent pills that tell the nurses whether a patient has taken his/her pills.

How does it work? Well, a nano sensor is added to the form of a pill. That nano sensor has two main characteristics. The first is that is programmable to be identified (you can add a pill name and dosage to it but also tell who it’s for). The second characteristic is that when the substance around is resolved and taken up by the body, the sensor sends out a signal that it has been consumed. Follow up on patients is really easy. In case you were wondering… The sensor just comes out with the next toilet visit.

Wallscreens: ‘Big is the new small’-projectors. #oipd

The idea is simple. Tablet and phone projectors in mobile devices and laptops so you can give presentations, see movies or just work large screen whenever a wall is near. Even tiny rooms, such as toilets, become screens. While we wait for more intelligent nanotechnology materials, we could combine these projectors with gestures based handling capacities to make use of programs we project. Just like this great tool; The Maptor, but integrated in a mobile device. Pretty awesome!

Maptor

Apple, Google, Samsung, Sony, what are you waiting for?!