Samsung Electronics announced that it will be demonstrating three Creative Lab (C-Lab) projects for the first time, at CES 2016. The three projects are WELT – a healthcare belt that helps people manage their waist size by measuring their daily habits and behaviors, rink – a hand-motion controller for mobile VR devices, and TipTalk – a remarkable new user experience (UX) that enables users to hear sounds, transmitted through their own body.
1. Welt – Smart Belt for Health
WELT is a smart wearable healthcare belt that looks like a normal belt, thus offering consumers a more discreet way of using smart sensor technology to monitor their health. WELT is capable of recording the user’s waist size, eating habitsand the number of steps taken, as well as time spent sitting down. It then sends this data to a specially-designed app for analysis, and the production of a range of personalized healthcare and weight management plans.
2. rink – Next Level VR Motion Controller
rink is an advanced hand-motion controller for mobile VR devices which offers a more intuitive and nuanced way to interact with the virtual world. The ability to intuitively control the game or content just by using their hands provides consumers with a much deeper level of mobile VR immersion.
3. TipTalk – Future Communication Wearable
And last, and certainly least, Samsung plans to unveil a product it calls TipTalk. As far as we can tell, TipTalk is a band users can wear on their wrists which enables users to “listen to the sound from their smart devices” without having to don a headset or headphones. The TipTalk in action works when a user simply puts their finger up to their ear. In turn, Samsung notes that calls become clearer and crisper, even in environments with overwhelming background noise.
C-Lab is one of Samsung’s innovation programs, which helps its employees to nurture their own creative business ideas. These C-Lab projects will be showcased at Eureka Park, the flagship destination for startups at CES, in Hall G, Level One of the Sands Expo, from January 6 to January 9, 2016. As the projects are still in the development process, they are being showcased to assess their market potential and to gather hands-on feedback from CES attendees, enabling further improvements to be made.
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