Design a wearable fitness monitor that measure pulse rate and oxygen saturation level of blood.
Design some kind of sensing network using the TI sensor tag – available in bluetooth and wifi.
Useful information on some E-ink type displays
Product: ST Electronics introduced a 6-axis sensor that actually does some analysis of the sensor data, freeing the host processor from continually having to poll the sensor. Part # is LSM330.
Many energy harvesting sources generate very low voltage and/or current. The link below is for a TI product that boosts the voltage to useful levels.
This device allows you to use wifi to control servo’s and/or read from A/D
Anadigm® makes a field programmable analog array that allows for dynamic synthesis of analog circuits (much as an FPGA does for digital circuits). This might be useful as a general purpose signal conditioner – or perhaps used with a genetic algorithm for analog circuit design.
APC has developed a 49$ Android computer. This might be an interesting platform for an embedded system for somebody who wants to learn app development on an Android system. It should have very powerful low level control of hardware and a very nice user interface.