by Dot Cannon
What comes after “mind-blowing”?
We’re really not sure–but it’s almost certainly at CES 2017’s Eureka Park™ Marketplace.
Eureka Park™ is CES’ main showcase for startups. And a common reaction, for anyone walking through it, is, “That’s fantastic–how did they come up with that?”
One of the first innovations we saw, as we explored on Day 2 of CES 2017, involved a pillow.
Meet “Moona”, a smart sleep system. Moona CEO Coline Juin explained that part of the system goes inside a pillowcase. Moona, which launches pre-orders in April, improves sleep by regulating a sleeper’s head temperature!
This is “NeOse™”, a sensor designed to measure smells. It’s actually a digital nose!
Currently, says Aryballe Technologies Business Development Director Julien Venturini, only the professional version of NeOse™ is available. However, Aryballe Technologies is offering consumer applications for appliances.
Which means, in the not-too-distant future, we may be able to buy a NeOse™-equipped stove or refrigerator–which warns us that the chicken isn’t baked through, or the milk has had its day!
And if you think this lighted wearable is dazzling, wait till you hear what its wearer is doing.
Eureka Park™ Marketplace, like CES, features exhibitors from all over the world–and is much too large to cover in its entirety.
But, that fact certainly won’t keep anyone from discovering new favorites.
Here are Reach Robotics’ gaming “MekaMon” robots, which battle in augmented reality. Players can create and share mazes with the community. MekaMon begins shipping in March 2017, according to their website.
“PowerUp” is a line of smartphone-controlled paper airplanes with drone technology.
Creator Shai Goitene is a pilot, and his “PowerUp FPD” is the “Innovation Award” winner. Shai says this particular model “lets you experience flight as if you’re on the airplane, and you see the point of view of the airplane.”
And–this is a 3D printed electric concert violin: the “3Dvarius”! Creator Laurent Bernadac is a professional violinist who spent three years creating this final model. (The sound is incredible!)
Laurent says he began selling the 3Dvarius in Europe in 2016. He just sold it for the first time in the U.S. yesterday–during the first day of CES 2017!