It has been said that the “science of today is the technology of tomorrow,” and I think you’ll agree once you see how science is being applied to the research and design (R&D) of technologies that you might not consider “advanced” technology today:
the barcode label that lets you track your package as it travels from one stop to the next – or enables the reliable identification of an asset in the harshest environments, whether outdoors, around gasoline or where extreme temperatures are present.
the wristband you’re given at the hospital to help doctors and nurses positively confirm your identity during surgery or before giving you medication.
That’s right. Those paper-based supplies you use to keep your business (and life) on track every day are among the greatest technology innovations of our time – and they’re all the result of some very cool science.
You know what else can be credited to science?
The RFID tags helping manufacturers, shippers, healthcare providers, retailers, food and beverage companies and pharmaceutical companies keep tabs on every product, package and pallet they’ve either shipped or ordered along.
The temperature and humidity sensors used to prevent the spoilage and waste of everything from food and flowers to makeup, medicine, and electronic devices.
And soon, thanks to the R&D being led by top scientists at Zebra’s innovation labs, science is going to give you new technologies (well, technically, supplies and sensors) that can sense and alert you to the presence of gasses, chemicals and even UV lights.
They are able to do all of this with specialized equipment – the same you would see in top universities, following ISO standardized protocols to ensure correct testing procedures and valid results.
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