Category Archives: Industry Trends

Sealevel Exhibits at Minnesota Medtech Week

With over 1,000 exhibitors and more than 50 industry experts sharing the latest in medical technology, Minnesota Medtech Week, held November 4-5, 2015, is a must for medical innovators. This year’s speakers include representatives from Boston Scientific, United Healthcare, St. Jude Medical, IBM Watson Health and Stratasys, among many others. Conference session topics will include […]

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Security and the Internet of Things

We’ve discussed in previous blogs how the Internet of Things (IoT) is being incorporated in industrial settings and how manufacturers are taking advantage of the technology. The Internet of Things has quickly moved from business to consumer devices, and is becoming more common in everyday life. According to a recent study, Pew Research Center predicts […]

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Get Smart about Smartwatches: Comparing the Top Brands

Although relatively new in tech innovation and development, you’ve likely at least heard about smartwatches, with 2014 marking the introduction of a number of products. Even though they’ve been around in some form since 1972’s Pulsar, four decades later we’re talking about wearable computers that connect via Bluetooth to other technology. The top players, Android and […]

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Sci-Fi Technology is Today’s Reality

Technology once thought to be ultra-futuristic now makes the front page of technology news sites almost daily. We have holograms, hoverboards and wearable tech. And some things, like Star Trek’s original communicators (once thought very futuristic), have become outdated tech to us now in the form of “old school” flip phones. Let’s take a look […]

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“How Will You Be Paying?” The History & Future of Mobile Payments

Walk into any Starbucks this morning and order a grande caramel latte. How do you pay? If you use the Starbucks app on your smartphone, you’re in good company. Over 12 million Starbucks customers pay with the app at the rate of about 7.5 million transactions per week. In 2015, mobile payments are growing in […]

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“You’re My Only Hope!” The Latest in Hologram Technology

Whether it’s Princess Leia imploring Obi-Wan for help, Data masquerading as Sherlock Holmes in the Holodeck, or Tony Stark (Iron Man) projecting 3D images in his basement laboratory, holograms have mostly remained a sci-fi dream. Until now. In January, Microsoft revealed HoloLens, a Windows 10 computer headset that creates integrative HD holographic projections right in front […]

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Meet Three Women Advocates for STEM

March was Women’s History Month, but we all know 31 days isn’t enough time to celebrate the accomplishments of any group. Not even one that’s underrepresented, like women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs. Allow us to introduce you to three women who not only excel in STEM fields but advocate for science, technology, […]

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Sealevel CEO Helps Educate Future Medical Entrepreneurs

SCBIO, an organization that supports the advancement of South Carolina’s life science industry, sponsored a workshop on April 9 in Florence, SC for inventors and entrepreneurs interested in creating their own businesses within the medical device field. The workshop event, Starting Up Medical Devices, was held at the Southern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT), […]

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3D Printers in STEM Education

Twice as many 3D printers were on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show last month compared to the event in 2014. The emerging technology fascinates with what it can already do—from printing food, cars, and even body parts. If you think that techies are the only ones using this technology, think again. We here […]

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Automation and Robotics: The Future of Business

At January 2015’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we saw (and discussed in a recent blog) that one indisputable technology trend is the Internet of Things. Another take away from the show’s displays is the integration of automation and robotics with our everyday lives. BMW showcased their Remote Valet Parking Assistant – a car that valet […]

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