GFCIs an Integrated Approach to Electrical Safety

Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are used in wet and hazardous settings and have proven to be a life-saving technology. A GFCI disconnects a circuit when it detects that the electrical current is not balanced between the energized conductor and the return neutral conductor. An imbalance can indicate current leakage through the body of a grounded person who accidentally contacts the energized part of the circuit. GFCI devices disconnect quickly enough to prevent injury.

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Great Things Come in Small Packages: AR/VR’s Next Wave

Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) hold great promise in a wide range of industries: gaming/entertainment, logistics, medicine and more. In fact, according to an Aug. 9, 2017, Business Insider article, total global spending on AR/VR is expected to grow 113 percent a year on average, reaching $215 billion in 2020. In comparison, global sales in 2017 are expected to reach $11 billion. But first AR/VR needs to overcome a few technological limitations, including headsets’ limited field of view, their need to be tethered to computers and difficulties in tracking the real world. Limitations involving electronic subassemblies also exist, such as space and weight constraints to keep headsets and smart glasses from being cumbersome.

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