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One of the ten Invention of the year 2010 award by Popular Science Magazine went to Integrity Engineering's Zoggles™ electronic predict-and-prevent anti-fog and anti-frost technology.

We all have encountered fog one way or the other.  Fog forms when warm water vapor hits a cooler object in the form of droplets.  The idea behind the invention is to sense the fog before it forms and prevent it from happening.  How ZogglesTM works?

Tiny sensors measure the lens’s inner surface temperature.  Also, the temperature and humidity of the surrounding air between the lens and the face.  Simply, a chip calculates how close the lens is to the fog forming point and activates a mechanism to warm it up if necessary.  The goggles can keep the fog away in fog-prone conditions for at least eight hours.  Don A. Skomsky, and Valerie Palfy invented ZogglesTM  technology and has been awarded three U.S. Utility Patents.  Weighing only 0.10 unces, ZogglesTM anti-fog and anti-frost technology has been claimed to maintain any object fog and ice free in environments down to -35° F. 

Potential applications for plastics: Windshields to eyeglasses to military to spacesuits.

[Ref:  Popular Science Magazine; June 2010, Also, Integrity Engineering press release: West Chester, PA - May 24, 2010,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=9&cntnt01origid=57&cntnt01returnid=65]