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