Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show scheduled to happen in Las Vegas next week, Samsung has shown off the latest innovations from its in-house startup incubator program called C-Lab. The Korean giant had introduced this trend during CES last year, where its employees are encouraged to innovate and sell their creations under Samsung’s branding. And this year is no different.
Moving beyond smart wearables and idea printers, Samsung has today penned a blog post detailing its new startups that’ll be present at the show floor to flaunt their creations. For this year’s electronic show, the company has selected a trio of projects focusing on connected kids’ toys, as well as skincare plus healthcare solutions. At least we don’t have to yet another connected speaker, or wearable device to check out this year as well.
Starting off, Samsung plans to make kids toys more interactive and fun with the inclusion of a puzzle piece-shaped Bluetooth remote in their game sets. This remote automatically connects to a tablet or smartphone to bring simple app functionality and an intuitive experience with add-on content for the kiddos. It offers capabilities, such as different social features, toy manuals and video content, which can be accessed through a range of interactions. These include clicking, long-pressing, shaking or bumping your smart tag with another one.
Both of the following products, namely S-Skin (not the S naming again) and Lumini, are portable skin and healthcare devices. S-Skin is an IoT-based consumer-focused skincare solution that is aimed at providing detailed dermatological care. The said solution comprises of three moving parts, namely a biodegradable needle patch, skin analysis device and the companion smartphone app.
This device can help measure the hydration, redness, and melanin of the skin to provide customized skincare using LED light, which is then synced with the app via Bluetooth. It even gathers information on your surroundings to better understand and analyze your skin type and track changes over time. The microneedle patch can then be used to deliver ingredients and address any specific problems.
Lumini, on the other hand, is a single-click IoT solution which has been designed to detect skin problem before they surface. Connecting to your smartphone via Bluetooth, the device click a picture of the face and then analysed it for issues under the surface of the skin, including pimples, freckles, increased pores, wrinkles, redness, and sebum. Post analysis, it recommends you skincare products and provide remote consulting with a dermatologist or a skincare specialist to help you curb the issue before it arises.
All of these three innovative IoT products will be shown off to the masses at the show floor of this humongous electronic gala. Till then, keep your eyes peeled for more updates on CES’17.