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Old 07-27-2012, 12:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Very cool. Thanks for posting that, Neil.

Here's a detailed video explaining/demonstrating it:



Added a link to an article from the school about the project: http://mtsunews.com/wheel-hub-retrofit-update/

Looks like they intend to try to commercialize the kit:

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Perry said they have reached what industry insiders call “the valley of death” as they try to transfer the project’s technology from the laboratory to a commercial product. “We have gained proof of concept in terms of feasibility,” he said. “We need quite a bit of money to have proof of product.

What we’ve achieved is a demonstrated technology, not a proven technology. Investors want to see proven field-tested performance and reliability. We have to pass through this transition, from feasibility to true, viable product.”

Perry, who had 40 patents in a 28-year career with IBM before coming to MTSU, said a manufacturing partner has stepped forward “and is totally committed to us” and will accompany him to anticipated upcoming presentations.
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