No Hands!

Fuse is back in action! This new Fuse Challenge seeks alternate inputs for industrial inspections. Winners have just been announced--see below! Congrats!

Congratulations, Winners!

The Fuse team is pleased to announce the No Hands! Challenge winners. A sincere thanks to all our members and participants for your engagement... we value the time and effort to create your submissions.  Additionally, we'd like to share a hearty congratulations to the following:

 

The Fuse team and Challenge Sponsors recently hosted an information webinar to share more about the No Hands! mission and answer audience Q&A!  It was a great discussion--take a peek at the recording, below:

 

About the No Hands! Challenge

We need your input!  In this ideation challenge, we are exploring the possibilities for alternative inputs (such as, but not limited to, audio and/or visual) for a portal ultrasound device!

 

 

This handheld ultrasound inspection platform (Mentor) is used alongside many non-destructive testing (“NDT”) instruments.  These NDT instruments are used to evaluate the properties of material, component or system without causing damage—regularly utilized in industries where a failure of a component would cause significant hazard or economic loss, such as in transportation, pressure vessels, building structures, piping, and hoisting equipment.

 

These types of portable inspection devices are critical to field service operators as oftentimes—getting to the right location or area to complete the inspection can be grueling.  Pipes may be suspended from great heights or buried underground—and may also be very hot (temperatures can be as high as 400 degrees Celsius). 

 

These rough environments compel high safety requirements for field services operators: requiring s/he to wear protective clothing, suspension harness, gloves, glasses and more.  While this protective equipment is incredibly important—the operator still needs to be able to do the assessment.

 

The current handheld ultrasound device allows an operator to complete the inspection and provide inputs through touch screens, as well as regular buttons and knobs.  Yet, touch screens can be problematic to use when wearing gloves, just as buttons or knobs may be difficult to control when suspended from scaffoldings.

 

This challenge seeks to identify approaches to enable alternative inputs, such as audio or visual, for a portable ultrasound device that are suitable for industrial environments.

 

Learn more about the Challenge here or download the Challenge Brief and Submission Template.

 

 

Subject to Official RulesContest opens at 9:00am EST on September 10, 2018. Must submit at least one Entry by 11:59pm EST, November 2, 2018 to be eligible. Free FUSE account required. Employees and contractors of GE and any of its respective parents, affiliates or subsidiaries are ineligible. Void where prohibited.

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gstanwar16 commented on the Idea "AVATAR V1 and V2 for Non Destructive Inspection"
Thanks and congratulations
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Cristhian Quintero commented on the Idea "Connected Stylus with Voice Commands"
Congratulations!
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LAURA ALEJANDRA GARCIA GONZALEZ has demoted Tumis's comment from an idea  "Head Driven Control".
I like this idea. 
Just one doubt. How would you connect the Glassouses device with the UT Mentor, since Mentor doesn't have any bluetooth ?
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Cristhian Quintero edited comment on the idea Head Driven Control"
The information in the previously image attached was obtained from the Mentor manual, according to that document the Bluetooth connections is part of the equipment, i do not know if the information in the webinar correspond to old Mentor units.
1 month ago
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Cristhian Quintero commented on the Idea "Head Driven Control"
The information in the previously image attached was obtained from the Mentor manual, according to that document the Bluetooth connections is part of the equipment, i do not know if the information in the webinar correspond to old Mentor units.
1 month ago
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Tumis commented on the Idea "Head Driven Control"
Hi Cristhian,

It was mentioned in the Webinar that it doesn't have a bluetooth connection feature, check 39:29
Nov 12 2018
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Cristhian Quintero edited comment on the idea Head Driven Control"
Hello Tumis,

The Mentor UT does have bluetooth connection, the interface should be similar to the standar procedure.
Nov 11 2018
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Cristhian Quintero commented on the Idea "Head Driven Control"
Hello Tumis,

The Mentor UT does have bluetooth connection, the interface should be similar to the standar procedure.

[url=https://ibb.co/fxPvJV][img]https://preview.ibb.co/dQoNyV/Bluetooth.jpg[/img][/url] . . . more
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tjet2727 commented on the Idea "Predict Damage(s) Before They Happen - mIQroTech"
Awesome idea's and what a great crew / team of professionals you guys are right on with my vision of this challenge. Though I've not the resources or expertise in various technologies, the vision was spot on. Here's a thought for your team to entertained, as you all move forward with this great technology. Think about incorporating your instruments . . . more
Nov 5 2018
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Tumis commented on the Idea "See and Click"
This is how Nintendo's Wiimote works 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETAKfSkec6A

to get a clear idea check the video
Nov 5 2018
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The Status of David Haitin's Idea "No hands ? challenge" has been changed to Under Review.
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