Sony wanted to explore how people use technology to connect and share experiences and what this could mean for future consumer products and experiences.
This is a proposition for the design and deployment of a communication platform for medical devices and healthcare management systems based on PARC’s Content-Centric Networking (CCN) technology. It includes use case scenarios and innovation propositions for medical device and healthcare provisioning companies.
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Breakthroughs may be born in the lab or boardroom, but they live or die in the marketplace – where people determine their real-world value through actual use. That's why PARC’s approach to innovation -- including ethnography -- places as much importance on people as it does on technology. Breaking down the silos that commonly separate research, engineering, social science, design, and business strategy, PARC is uniquely suited to help our clients identify unmet needs in the marketplace, recommend innovation practices that work, and introduce products and services that sell.
Up to 50 percent of total electricity consumption in office buildings is used for lighting. The worldwide drive to conserve energy and reduce CO2 emissions, as well as legislation to ban incandescent lights, is driving the adoption of low-energy lighting alternatives. As building lighting systems transition to more energy-efficient options, there is a growing opportunity to provide a secure, robust, and cost-effective way to install, operate, and manage these systems. This document presents a proposition for the design and prototyping of lighting control systems based on PARC’s Content-Centric Networking (CCN) technology. It includes an initial work proposition along with example use cases.
With the explosion in consumer electronics devices and growth in digital content generated and consumed at home, there is an increasing need for easy access to and sharing of digital media at home. Despite many efforts for industry standardization, device configurability and management remains a barrier to an intuitive user experience and seamless content sharing between devices. This document proposes a methodology for secure and intuitive device configuration and remote access service that enables sharing of media across mobile and home networking devices. The proposal outlines a phased methodology for easy and secure device configuration over Wi-Fi Direct, bootstrapping home network configuration, and enabling remote access and sharing of digital content. The document also highlights opportunities to drive growth for companies that operate in the consumer electronics devices or home media services sectors.
PARC’s hydrodynamic separation (HDS) innovation provides a compact, low-energy, cost-effective method to dewater microalgae for biofuels and other applications.
Companies, both large and small, can now take advantage of PARC’s expertise in leading-edge optics and optical systems development to further their business goals. PARC’s capabilities today include micro and large-area imaging and non-imaging optical system designs, prototyping, process optimization, and transfer to manufacturing.
Metamaterials (i.e., engineered electromagnetic structures), are poised to disrupt industries, create entirely new markets, and change society. The ability to design and fabricate materials with new functionalities opens the door to a new world of possibilities ¾it is now possible to realize Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak and optical black holes, which we once thought was impossible. Beyond the realms of science fiction, metamaterials can be tailored to either augment the functionality of existing devices or create new devices with superior performances.