What I like most about innovation? Clever companies that combine technology and design to change the game.
Below are several examples of players that are potential game changers. Some have already set the new standard; others are just getting started to disrupt their industry.
Gesture control: MYO
Control all kinds of gadgets with your finger or hands
MYO claim: “Effortless interaction”
Driving assistant - Automatic
Connect your smartphone to your car to get feedback and advice
Automatic claim: “Makes driving safer, more efficient, and fun.”
Home security – Hive Labs
A clever combination of neighborhood watch and home security.
Hive Labs claim: “The world's first security system powered by your social network”
Others on Hive Labs: http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/12/3637560/hive-security-camera
Watching TV – Fan TV
A new way of watching your favorite content.
Fan TV claim: “Simplify your living room with one device that does it all.”
Indoor environment: Cube Sensors
Sensors that measure how ‘healthy’ the different rooms in your house or office are.
Cube Sensors claim: Make your home healthier, your office more productive
Health care: Tinké
Sensor to link to your iPhone to track your heart rate, blood oxygen level, respiratory rate and more.
Tinké claim: “Fitness and wellness monitoring is at your fingertips. Any time, any where”
Home ambience: Philips Hue
Remote controlled lighting
Philips claim: “Personal wireless lighting”
Others on Philips Hue: http://gizmodo.com/turn-your-home-into-a-psychadellic-den-with-philips-ne-1045294673
And finally, my personal favorite:
Video camera: GoPro
Small wearable video camera to record your own sports action videos.
GoPro: “Wear it. Mount it. Love it.”
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