Taiwan technologies named as finalists in U.S. R&D 100 Awards

Two of the technologies developed by Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry (III) are among the finalists for the U.S. 2016 R&D 100 Awards, often referred to as the "Oscars of Invention."

The two technologies, a "cloud-threat intelligent appliance" and a "smart glasses guidance system," were among the finalists in the "Software/Services" category.

In a presentation to Chinese-language media in Washington, Ted Lin (???), a section chief with the III's Smart Network System Institute, said the guidance system for smart glasses could be of great help to museums and the cultural and creative industry.

Users of the smart glasses in a museum, for example, would be guided by their own perspective, in effect having "an automatic guide for whatever your eyes cast upon," Lin said.

The user would have no need to hit a button, making it extremely easy for the person to access information on any object of interest.

Lin said that with the multimedia information presented by the system, users would feel they had their own personal guide with them.

The guide function was developed with patented "infrared invisible coding" and "position and orientation" technologies, which rely on unseen infrared markers for positioning, and does not interfere with the user's vision and is not influenced by an exhibition's lighting, Lin said.

Jack Tien (???), a section chief with the CyberTrust Technology Institute, said the III's "Cloud-Threat Intelligent Appliance" helps detect information security threats and block malicious e-mails.

The information security system relies on such technologies as Virtual Sandbox Hypervisor Monitor and Virtual Time Acceleration to monitor information systems and spot abnormal behavior, Tien said.

By analyzing the e-mail attachments at deeper levels and effectively uncover new forms of targeted threats to information security, the system can immediately block the threats and prevent information security disasters from happening, he said.

The organizer, R&D Magazine, is scheduled to announce the winners on Nov.. 3.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel