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November 4 – 18, 2015 member companies of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce will elect a new plenary assembly. Jeannine Budelmann is competing in group I Industry in the district of Münster. In the next six years she would like to shape local economic topics and advocate a dynamic and open Chamber.

Sensor suit being tested in science TV show

Under the lead of Budelmann Elektronik, a research group has developed a sensor suit called SIRKA. It helps to recognize physical overload and points out alternative motion patterns for employees working in dockyards and emergency services. Integrated sensors measure the movements of the worker and give a warning during harmful movements. For a TV report for a German science television program (“Wissen vor 8 Zukunft”), the suit and its functionality are being tested. It is great to see the suit prove its functionality and that months of hard work are finally paying off.

A simple upgrade for vending machines

In his regular column for the Vending Management magazine Christoph Budelmann writes about technical novelties for vending machines. In the current issue he talks about capacitive sensors and how they can easily upgrade vending machines. Mechanical buttons are slowly vanishing in many technical products and business sectors. However, often they are still used in vending machines. With time they become unsightly and worn and do the overall impression of the machine no good. The solution: Capacitive sensors which can be installed underneath a metal sheet.

Jeannine Budelmann discusses digitization with Garrelt Duin, economics minister of North Rhine-Westphalia

Last Friday Jeannine Budelmann participated in a panel debate discussing the topic digitization. In discussion with economics minister Duin, Jochen Köhnke (candidate for mayor of Münster, running for the Social Democratic Party) and Timo Broek (media company Aschendorff), Jeannine Budelmann was able to represent the point of view of a medium-sized electronics company. The entrepreneur emphasized that universities have a shortage of specialists for digitization. Therefore, students and qualified professionals lack knowledge of fundamental principles of digital media.

Automatic facial recognition for vending machines

In his regular column for the Vending Management magazine Christoph Budelmann writes about technical novelties for vending machines. In the current issue he talks about embedded modules for automatic facial recognition. It sounds like science fiction: Vending machines that are able to recognize faces and gestures and personal features like age, gender and mood. New embedded modules process facial expression, direction of sight and blink rate. This feature allows a better human-machine-interaction and also helps analyzing customer flows which can be supportive in increasing sales.

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