CES Innovation Zones

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, early startups had their own Eureka Park. A first for CES, Eureka Park is designed to give early stage companies and entrepreneurs exposure to potential investors, business partners and journalists.

The exhibitors included:

  • AcceleGlove. Equipped with accelerometers that track the exact movements of a person’s hand.
  • Cubelets from Modular Robotics. The electronic building blocks are marketed as a toy for children but adults may enjoy it too. You attach power blocks, sensor blocks and action blocks together to make small robots that move, light up or perform other actions.
  • Exmobaby. Biosensor baby pajamas feature a snap-on transmitter that measures vital signs in infants, including heart rate, skin temperature, moisture, and movement.
  • Romotive. Lets you preprogram your smartphone — Android or iOS — to drive a small wheeled device in a preprogrammed pattern, or you can use your tablet to direct its movements.
  • Solarmer Energy. Developing solar energy cells made of thin, flexible plastic that can be rolled up like a sheet of paper.
  • Perpetua Power. Working on products that generate renewable power from body heat. It is developing a wireless wristband to monitor the location of Alzheimer patients
  • Sun Innovations. Uses a nanoparticle film to project glowing animated signs on a window that look “like a display floating in the air”.
  • HealthMicro presented its disposable wireless sensors, designed to replace wired sensors that health care workers now stick on a patient’s body for medical examinations like an electrocardiogram.
  • Emota.net. Used gesture controls embedded in a stuffed penguin to make social-networking technology more emotionally engaging. It creates a layer of social networking on top of Facebook.

CES TechZones featured 20 themed area including iLounge Pavilion, Mobile DTV, Robotics, Access On The Go, Location Based Services, Home Plug, SD Association, Sports and Fitness, Sustainable Planet, USB and Zigbee.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the sustainable and green tech that will be showcased in Eureka Park, according to a NSF document:

  • MiserWare: Features Granola freeware software that reduces energy waste in computers and is used by more than 300,000 people in more than 160 countries to increase battery life by up to 45 minutes.
  • Perpetua Power Source Technologies: Features a body-heat powered wireless sensor – specifically, a wireless armband device that utilizes body heat to wirelessly send physiological data to a nearby laptop base station.
  • QM Power: Features efficient magnetic circuit and controller designs that drive products with higher power density and reliability; run cooler; are much lighter, smaller and lower cost; and operate far more efficiently over a wider power range than conventional AC or DC electric motors, generators and actuators
  • Solarmer Energy: Features transparent, flexible polymer solar panels, crafted using a low-cost, highthroughput roll to roll process.
  • Sun Innovations: Features sun Innovations’ transparent electronic display technology.
Posted by Sam Churchill on Friday, January 13th, 2012 at 11:22 am .

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