Infographics are a relatively new medium for presenting a large amount of information in a single graphic using a combination of illustrations and text with numerical data. The format is typically a high aspect vertical ratio banner, which creates a strong visual attraction that suggests a chronological progression. Ohio University’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program has created this infographic with the theme "Electrical Engineering Inventions Connect People and Communities." Theirs is not a time progression of inventions, but more of a snapshot of today's wireless, wearable, gaming, and other personal devices.
Per Jordan Opel, who alerted me to the infographic, "I want to bring to light some life changing advances and inventions brought about by electrical engineering. People all over the world are beginning to connect and interact in ways that were previously thought impossible. 82% of wearable technology users in the U.S. say that their devices have enhanced their lives. Some of these technological innovations include wearable computing, eye-tracking technology, immersive technology, and virtual reality. Not only have these developments in technology helped to enrich the lives of the general public, but especially of those with disabilities like paralysis, autism, muscular dystrophy and ALS, who can now communicate in ways that they would otherwise not be able to. "
Posted October 31, 2014