a result, a SoPo Wake ALS system’s power consumption is close to zero
when the water content level is low, and starts to increase after the water
content level escalates beyond a threshold at which point the SoPo Wake
ALS system draws energy from its battery to operate its sensor and
SPEAK MODALITIES L.L.C.
Special Language Learning Needs
SPEAKall! is a tablet app similar in purpose to several current speaking
tools on the market today. However, it is strongly differentiated with a
special feature set for children with autism spectrum and developmental
disorders that the competitors currently ignore. The outcome of using
SPEAKall! is to train the child to find his or her voice, produce audible
speech and make initial steps in early language development by learning
symbolic communication and pragmatic language skills. SPEAKall! is
a versatile learning platform that goes beyond symbol activations for
speech output by actively engaging the learner in speech and language
learning. The focus is on teaching those with autism spectrum disorder
and speech delay, and not simply replacing their voice with a simple
“click & talk” application. SPEAKall! grows with the learner as needs and
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ITRI)
SpeedPro is a software suite with an aim to improve safety and
productivity of machining operations. It will be deployed on machine
tools to allow machining process simulation and optimization of tool
paths, and is able to process part program on the machine tool prior to
actual machining to geometrically simulate material removal and display
updated part geometry; evaluate machining performance and display
cutter and machine tool spindle loadings; and optimize feed rates of
the process to take corrective actions to eliminate machining failures,
reduce scrap part and speed up conservative programs to reduce cycle
times. This product will work directly on machine tool controller and
will be served as an option on the machine tool. It is the first product
that incorporates theory of cutting force and will reduce the trial and
error to find process parameter and increase the overall performance and
productivity, which is not possible for existing software packages.
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA INC.
Volumetric Medical Image Data
The syngo.via Frontier: Cinematic Rendering is a new research
software that offers a ground-breaking paradigm to render volumetric
medical image data with stunning depictions of anatomical details. This
novel software is made available as part of the syngo.via Frontier research
platform that enables medical research facilities to explore new post-processing methods. As opposed to conventional rendering methods,
such as ray casting or other Volume Rendering methods that models only
one light ray per pixel, path tracing integrates a huge number of light rays,
each with different paths to form each pixel of the rendered image. This
produces a complex illumination effect in computer-generated images
by mimicking the real-world interaction of light with matter. This novel
approach leads to a natural and physically accurate presentation of the
medical data, which considerably enhances depth and shape perception.
Since the human brain is adept in interpreting the slightest shading cues
to reconstruct shape and depth information, the results are physically
plausible images that are instantaneously intuitive for the human brain.
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC.
High-Precision Spectroscopic Instruments
Thermo Scientific RadHalo RDP and FM Spectroscopic Area Monitors
are the first products in a new line of area monitors for radiation detection
and identification that eliminate the operational requirements for nuclear
power and emergency response personnel. The RadHalo RDP is designed
for portability, rapid deployment and autonomous operation, while the
RadHalo FM is designed for permanent and constant area monitoring.
These high-precision spectroscopic instruments offer hands-free
technology—a first for the industry—to monitor dose rate and accurately
identify radiation from miles away, with a rugged design that allows for
uninterrupted usage in any environment, even extreme weather situations.
The RadHalo instruments offer new features designed to allow security
units, military teams and first responders to rapidly and safely address
radiation threats while maintaining focus on other tasks. Personnel can
collect real-time data at checkpoints, entrances and large public gatherings
through a wide range of reach-back options, including Wi-Fi, satellite,
radio cellular and direct wire.
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SWRI)
GPS Cyber-Attacks Alert
Time REsilient System ( TRES) uses proprietary algorithms and
methodologies to detect, alert and fight through GPS cyber-attacks.
These attacks are undetectable by current state-of-the-art technologies
that use radio frequency approaches to compare time from different
satellite systems, such as the European (Galileo) and Russian
(GLONASS) systems. Time synchronization is critical to the operation
and maintenance of the electric power infrastructure. In addition
to longitude, latitude and altitude, GPS provides a critical fourth
measurement—time. GPS has become a vital “invisible utility,” providing
precise time information needed by users ranging from the financial and
transportation industries to the electrical utility sector. GPS satellites
contain atomic clocks that attach very precise time data to GPS signals.
As GPS receivers decode these signals, receivers are synched to the
atomic clocks. Users can determine the time to within 100 billionths of
a second, without the cost of owning and operating atomic clocks. To
efficiently transmit and distribute power, energy suppliers use GPS time
synchronization to manage electrical grids.
MIT LINCOLN LABORATORY
Software Exploitation Protection
Timely Address Space Randomization (TASR) protects against the
exploitation of software vulnerabilities by preventing attackers from using
information leaks to hijack program control.
The homogeneity and uniformity of software applications have
traditionally created an advantage for cyber attackers. These attackers
can develop a single exploit against a software application and use it to
compromise millions of instances of that application because all instances
look alike internally. This problem is often referred to as the “software
monoculture.” To counter this threat, modern operating systems have
adopted randomization techniques, such as Address Space Layout
Randomization (ASLR), that diversify the memory locations used by each
instance of the application at the point at which the application is loaded
into memory. ASLR is currently deployed in most modern operating
systems including Linux, Windows, Mac OS, Android and iOS. TASR is the
first technology that mitigates the impact of information leakage attacks
regardless of their type and the underlying vulnerability contributing to
their rise. TASR works by re-randomizing the layout (locations of contents)
in memory on the fly while the application is running.