Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/02/19/Ralph_Osterhout_Invention_Is_the_Mother_of_Creativity Serial inventor Ralph Osterhout discusses his innovative solution for rapidly communicating information across the battlefield using an ad hoc, self-healing mesh network. He also relays his astonishment at the military's reluctance to trust its soldiers with complex technologies. ----- Ralph Osterhout, a self-described "serial-inventor" is proof that the challenges of creating solutions for opportunities is the same; whether its coming up with a new category of toys or designing field weapons for the military. With more than 40 patents and countless products he's designed, Ralph's success may provide a path for everyone to twist what they already know to create new ways to entertain. - D.I.C.E. Summit Known as a serial productizer of technology, Ralph Osterhout regularly ricochets between Advanced military Systems, High-tech Toys, Electronic Intelligence and Consumer Products. His major customers are the Department of Defense, major Toy Companies and perfromance-oriented product companies, worldwide. The common thread: high performance, low cost and meaningful innovation.
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