The Internet of Things has significant implications for the Department of Defense and all branches of the military. We look forward to attending this RIoT event.
Police need reliable technology that can work overtime. Fire responders need loud, clear communication tools that work in any environment. EMS need multiple communication channels, so they’re always accessible. They all need their equipment to be as tough as the people using them. But just like the rest of us, emergency responders also need their […]
In a post titled “Why human centered design is critical to solving problems with technology“, Porticos President Greg Patterson described the Porticos approach to product design. He also described the experience of working with the Emerging Technologies jStart Team at IBM to develop hardware sensor mounts for the bikes of the US Women’s Cycling Pursuit Team. For more, check […]
The popularity of IoT—or, the Internet of Things—isn’t difficult to understand; after all, IoT is the field of smart watches, phone-controlled homes, and t-shirts that can measure your heart rate. It’s a field brimming with innovative startups, investments from tech heavyweights, and research in medical, military, industry, and consumer applications. As an engineering firm helping companies […]
When your inventory and your company assets are expensive, it’s good to know where they are and how they’re doing. But tracking devices can be bulky and cost prohibitive, meaning only the biggest of budgets can afford the luxury of resource tracking. ViaTRAX QuickCheck Asset Management (VQAM) is the new solution: it’s a uniquely durable and […]
Porticos is a proud sponsor of the TechnoWolves, a local team of high school students who will be completing in the National FIRST Robotics competition this January. At the competition, the team will be presented with a new challenge by FIRST (with stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology); then the TechnoWolves will […]
Porticos is a proud to be a bronze-level sponsor for North Carolina’s premier electronics trade show, PCB Carolina 2015. In addition to exhibiting at the event, Porticos President Greg Patterson will be leading a session, “Designing the Complete Product.” The lecture, one of the 11 technical sessions this year, will look at the importance of inter-discipline collaboration with regards […]
As Back-to-School supplies fill store shelves, Porticos prepares to say goodbye to three interns who will be returning to their academic careers after a summer of work with the engineering team. Before the interns returned to their books and labs, their Porticos mentors took time to spotlight their impressive contributions in product design, prototyping, problem […]
Porticos recently completed a year-long senior design sponsorship at North Carolina State University, challenging three students in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science (TECS) with a real-world project. Seniors David Warren, PJ Burger, and Brian Kieber studied the Porticool vest, a Porticos invention introduced at the American Society of Safety Engineers conference in […]
This season, the Porticos team continued the holiday tradition of giving back to the community by working with Durham non-profit CAARE, Inc. Our crew helped establish an innovative healing garden that will provide therapeutic benefits and skills training for our nation’s veterans. Our Porticos volunteers pitched in to construct raised garden beds and a hoop […]
On the morning of Friday, February 7th, Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere completed, for the first time ever, the ill-fated journey of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s iconic Terra Nova expedition. It took the Team 105 days to trek the 1,795 mile feat that Captain Scott and his men died attempting over 100 years ago. The Team was […]
Porticos is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies. The $18.5M Engineering Research Center is developing technologies to improve global health through nanotechnology-enabled, wearable electronics.