- Incorporate the Solar Powered Ventilation System to Horse (or livestock) Trailers: There are approximately 10.5 million horses in the United States, which are used primarily for recreation and entertainment. These horses travel locally and cross-county, and are responsible for generating over $40 billion per year in spending. But long trips and even rest stops can expose horses to wide variations in temperature (for standard horse trailers) or use up extra energy for air-conditioned trailers. There are also many State and Federal laws on the humane transport of horses. So additional comfort improvements may also improve compliance by transporters.
- Adapt the Touch Tracer Display Technology for Teaching Handwriting: Every year over 10 million elementary school children learn handwriting, and can use the Touch Tracer Display technology to practice their letters and get immediate feedback on their success. It could be especially useful for children with developmental or learning disabilities (such as dyslexia or dysgraphia). On a similar note, researchers could also the technolgoy to understand the fine-motor learning process in children.
- Use the Parking Guidance System to Teach Motorcycle Safety: There are over 6 million motorcycles registered in the US, and each year over 400,000 Americans enroll in Motorcycle Training Courses and learn to ride a bike for the first time. Many countries require motorcycle for training to gain a license, and many states have incorporated safety school requirements in their license requirements. All this training helps address the over 4,000 riders who die each year in accidents. Hopefully this technology will improve driver training and awareness and keep future riders alive.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Statements of Need for our Toyota Entries
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