An exclusive survey conducted among social media fans by element14 Limited reveals interesting trends about the future of electronics and design.
element14’s ‘We love innovation’ poll was conducted for a week starting 3rd February, with the survey capturing responses from over 4,500 element14 Facebook, Twitter and Google+ fans and providing interesting insights into the world of electronics technology while revealing some of the biggest technologies that have the potential to revolutionise electronics.
Key insights from the element14 social media survey:
- More than 50% of the respondents chose the IPad as the one electronics product they love and can’t do without, followed by the Amazon Kindle, the iPhone and the Playstation
- Sensing was voted as the biggest technology with the potential to revolutionise electronics in the future, followed closely by LED lighting, robotics and medical electronics
- A majority of respondents chose embedded as the technology that will be a highlight this year, followed by Sensing, Green IT and mobile and wireless
Sensing technology also finds use in industrial applications in areas such as factory automation, the international space programme and alternative energy, and will be one of the driving technologies in medicine for non-invasive diagnosis and treatment.
The 2012 Olympics also turned out to be an interesting theme with a majority of respondents choosing embedded technology as a highlight of this year, followed by Sensing, Green IT and mobile and wireless. This was particularly interesting given the latest announcements around wireless spectrum demands during the Games in London this year.
Embedded technology in the games can be combined with sensing to be used in various areas such as monitoring athletic performance or prosthetics for paralympians.
According to Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community, element14, the ‘We love innovation’ poll aimed to gauge the current perceptions of the electronics design community around various technologies with the results revealing the technologies that will spearhead the future.
RoadTest continues to be the favourite element14 group to assist with design work and the biggest challenge faced by electronic design engineers is the time involved in the initial design stages. element14 will be using this feedback to see how the Knode and the Drawer can be used as solutions to overcome such challenges.
element14’s new Google+ page continues to invite users to share their stories of innovation in the industry.