Many, many examples at CES this year of life enhancing automation, but these three caught my eye. Hops and Wheat to Beer and Bread plus some welcome relief coming for menial household tasks!
PicoBrew - Fresh Pico-brewed beer has all the nuanced flavors and aromas of the beers produced by the pro brewmaster. Pico Model C brings the taproom to your home by letting you brew celebrated, award-winning beers with recipies and ingredients from over 170 brewery partners around the world. You can also craft your own custom creations.
Wilkinson Baking Company’s Breadbot- The BreadBot, the first of its kind, is pioneering a fully automated way to bake bread. It mixes, forms, proofs, bakes and cools bread all on its own. Aimed at supermarkets, convenience stores, schools, and the military, and can crank out 10 freshly baked loaves per hour as it handles all the steps from flour to finished loaf without any human intervention.
Foldimate– Robotic laundry folder folds your clothes and puts into neat piles ready to put away. Automatically adapts to the clothing item type and size. Now, folding a full load of laundry, of around 25 items, takes less than 5 minutes! Users simply feed each item into the FoldiMate machine and FoldiMate neatly folds towels, shirts, tops, blouses, pants, etc. Couldn't this eventually become part of the clothes dryer? Put washed clothes in, take folded clothes out!
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Contextual technology gathered up and situational relevance and intelligence added. To call this security conscious "vehicle-to (and from)-everything" platform a Dash Cam is a bit of an injustice to the scope of this connected car ecosystem. Connects directly to the car's OBD port so know's what's going on internal to the vehicle systems and puts that into the contexts of info, location plus driver and family to deliver valuable set of person centric capabilities. The feature list is long, but the Raven, with cameras looking out and in and all knowing connectivity delivers peace of mind while driving. Not just for driver and passangers, but for family as well. This caught my eye because of what the overall technology combination delivers when the IoCar intelligently intersects with access to information, the IoT and IoMe and mine.
So many stated features. Here's what they say. (my comments in parenthesis)
Raven gives cars the intelligence and voice needed to proactively communicate with drivers and their families, making them smarter, safer and more connected while on the road.
At home, at work or a thousand miles away, Raven’s always-on and always-connected system gives family members and car lovers unprecedented peace of mind with:
* Live streaming camera views, both road-facing and in-cabin
* Security alerts (car broken into?)
* Departure and arrival notifications (mapping)
* Driving reports (even capture time lapse synopsis of journey)
* Gesture controls (and voice commands coming soon)
* Next-turn navigation
* Weather condition updates
* Vehicle diagnostics
* Wi-Fi hotspot
Raven unmasks the sophistication and intelligence locked under the hood in today’s vehicles and makes it readily accessible to drivers.
Raven has been designed and engineered from the ground up by a highly accomplished team passionate about best in-class performance and user experiences.
(The connectivity to the web and to a defined group of friends and family is a real value proposition understated here) Worth a visit to the Raven Website for more details on use cases and how it works.
Pacif-I basically tracks temperature and proximity.
From your smartphone you can conveniently and accurately take your baby's temperature without disturbing them. With accompanied App, you can monitor their temperature even while they are in another room.
You can record any medication you give your baby thereby keeping a convenient record in times of illness.
You can find Pacif-i with your smartphone and be alerted when you leave it behind.
Complies with European, U.S. and Canadian child safety and pacifier standards.
Another innovation that is paving the way to to 360º virtual reality is GIROPTIC’s 360cam. It produces content that can be played back on any screen and device without any processing. It instantly captures your greatest moments from all angles using three cameras (185º lenses) it records full spherical photos and videos as a .jpg still or .mp4 file video.
The rugged rubberised unit can be mounted on a selfie mono/tripod or with an accessory, screwed into a light socket to be powered and capture all that is happening 24/7.
Carry it to take with you anywhere.
Look out world, here comes consumer generated 3D360º content!
An amazing innovation in software and hardware from HumanEyes Technologies that will enable ordinary consumers as well as professional photographers and movie makers to create VR pictures or videos using the hand-held point-and-shoot VUZE camera. Stylish "flying saucer" design and small highly portable and lightweight camera on a versatile ‘selfie stick” or tripod. Removable SD card can capture up to one hour of video allowing people to capture every part of the world around them in breathtaking detail.
VUZE 3D360º camera is controlled by a dedicated iOS and Android app. Inside are 8 Full HD cameras that simultaneously capture images, videos and sound to facilitate full stereophonic and 3D360º spherical content. Each camera uses ultra-wide and vertical angle lenses to capture 1200 horizontal and 1800 vertical images and together generate 4K VR content. VUZE can capture both 2D and 3D360º spherical images and videos and can effortlessly switch between the two.
And they won the "Last Gadget Standing" competition as well, so I am not alone in counting this as a breakthrough that Caught My Eye!
With one simple sensor, and the more notably, analysis and advice that goes with it in the App.
Golf, tennis, baseball and softball players can now receive professional help with their swings and strokes by adding this to their kitbag. Another example of grabbing and packaging existing technology and experts creating Apps and expert systems and offer up their expertise to be available to consumers anytime, anywhere.
Roost have developed a smoke alarm reporting system in a 9 volt battery profile so it fits in and works in any smoke alarm. Another example of being able to use existing components and technology to bring the huge installed base into the IoT. Spoke to Roost's CMO David Henry at CES Unwired.
Looks just like a 9 volt battery and has two smaller Lithium batteries inside so maintains the 5+ year power supply, but also has WiFi, a processor and software, an audio detector tuned into alarm sound and no matter where you are, notifies to your smartphone when alarm has sounded or if the battery needs replacing. RRP $35. Availability May this year. Innovative and I want a couple, but not sure about the price point versus 9V battery...