ICS Webinars

Consumers not only expect an intuitive and beautiful device with unparalleled performance, they also expect a responsive touch with seamless transitioning between screens for a positive customer experience. Product companies must be able to adapt quickly to market requirements to maintain a competitive advantage. 

Qt, the leading independent technology for cross-platform development, is the leading choice for software developers with touchscreen user interface needs. These complimentary ICS Webinars are dedicated to providing you with educational content that will enhance your Qt programming, helping you to future proof your products and applications and connect to what is to come!


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An Introduction to FreeRTOS

Low-cost microcontrollers are being used more and more often in embedded applications that previously may have used a microprocessor. Microcontrollers often run a real-time operating system (RTOS) rather than a full operating system like Linux. In this webinar we introduce FreeRTOS, a popular RTOS for microcontrollers that has been ported to 35 microcontroller platforms.

Usability Challenges in Cutting-edge Medical Devices and Exoskeleton Robotics

As medical device and robotics technology mature and grow more capable they also become more complex, requiring focus on usability aspects from both a user experience (UX) design and regulatory perspective. These new applications, such as exoskeletons, demand a seamless interaction between the device and the user. That means designers and developers must improve utility while mitigating inherent risks.

Speed and Agility of Innovation with Docker and Kubernetes

Docker and Kubernetes pave the way for running federated, scalable and redundant systems on the Cloud and on the Edge with the same technology. In this introductory webinar we will go over the history, fundamentals and usage of Docker and Kubernetes and present key takeaways for CTOs and developers. We'll also cover the key benefits of using this technology in both the development and deployment of Qt applications. 

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Creating Touchless HMIs Using Computer Vision for Gesture Interaction

Touchscreens are everywhere in public spaces, from grocery store express checkouts to airline check-in counters. As COVID-19 has made people hesitant to touch public surfaces, which can act as vectors for the virus, you may wish to embrace contactless user interfaces for your customer-facing products. In this engineering-focused webinar, we’ll offer technical insight on how to emulate the touch experience via computer vision and gesture technology, and explain best practices to incorporate AirTouch into multimodal interfaces.

Optimizing Usability and Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) in Medical Robotics

From elder companionship and assistance to exoskeleton rehabilitation to autonomous surgery, robotics is playing a key role in emerging healthcare technology. These new applications demand a seamless interaction between the robot and the user, requiring new models that both improve the utility and mitigate the inherent risks. This webinar will discuss the state of the art relative to UX/UI where a human is supervising a cobotic cell or platoon of multi-functional robots perform a variety of tasks, streaming data back to the supervisor, prioritizing process steps, assisting in decision making etc. 

Don’t Touch! Touchless Interactions in the Post-COVID World

Less than nine months ago, the deployment of touchscreens was accelerating. Everywhere you visited or shopped, there were new self-service touchscreen devices to help you find directions or product information, order services, or dispense food and drink. However, one of the fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic is that consumers are now resistant to touch these public devices. In this webinar we’ll discuss use cases as well as strengths and weaknesses for alternative measures.

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) Processing on Edge Devices

In this joint webinar with Au-Zone Technologies we will discuss development challenges and solutions that can be used to enable AI/ML at the edge to implement object detection, classification and tracking for medical and industrial use cases, as well as visualization techniques for activity monitoring and object detection.

Communication Patterns for Distributed Services

This webinar will leverage ZeroMQ, an embeddable networking library that acts like a concurrency framework, and present established communication patterns to solve different tasks, from IPC to P2P and from pub-sub to gossip networks. After a brief introduction to ZeroMQ, we’ll discuss a variety of common communication problems and study potential  solutions for each using vivid examples. We’ll also show you how to best integrate these solutions with our Qt codebase.

Machine Learning in Medical Devices

Medical device manufactures are always looking for ways to improve their products while keeping the patients and users safe. Using Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) as a way of optimizing a patient’s therapy or diagnosis while beneficial, can introduce challenges that make it hard to comply with HIPAA rules. Join ICS and BlackBerry QNX for this webinar where we'll outline the key strategies and illustrate how manufacturers can pursue these advanced technologies while balancing the needs of safety with this new paradigm.

Introduction to the Qt Quick Scene Graph

Interacting with the Qt Quick scene graph is a good bonus skill for any Qt developer to have. In this introductory webinar we will present this component: a graphical representation of the Item scene and an alternative method to QML coding. Proper use of the underlying scene graph can save performance at runtime. We will explore how to interact with the scene graph through a simple example and suggest when it is appropriate to use.