Earlier this week, Samsung recently confirmed that it will display 3 more Creative Lab (C-Lab) projects during CES 2017. C-Lab is a startup business program created in December 2012 that encourages a creative corporate culture and nurtures innovative ideas from Samsung employees. The program supports the development of ideas from all areas of the business.
Since earlier this year, Samsung has been showcasing C-Lab ideas from various areas at major exhibitions. Employees’ ideas are displayed at the exhibitions and the business value of each project is examined based on the public’s reaction, which helps improve the project.
The 3 Internet of Things projects to be unveiled at CES 2017 are:
- Tag+ – an electronic device that adds extra functionality to kids’ toys
- S-Skin – a home skincare and analysis solution
- Lumini – a portable device that checks the inner skin to identify and prevent skin problems
Tag+ is a button-type IoT device that kids can easily use. A digital companion that connects to toys and a smartphone app through Bluetooth LE, it introduces children to intuitive interactions. Depending on whether kids click, long-press, shake or bump the smart tag, the companion application responds accordingly, opening new doors for kids to have fun. With Tag+, kids can have multiple experiences with a toy without losing interest.
S-Skin is a consumer skincare IoT solution that saves time and cost associated with professional dermatological care. A microneedle patch and a portable device that analyses and cares for the skin are the 2 components of the solution.
- the microneedle patch can deeply penetrate the skin to deliver effective ingredients and enhance absorption
- the device can measure the hydration, redness, and melanin of the skin to provide customized skincare using LED light.
The condition of the skin is saved in the accompanying app to track changes over time.
Lumini is a portable IoT device that spots skin problems before they happen. After taking a photo of a face with Lumini, the device analyses the picture with its own algorithm and sends the information to a smartphone app. The device identifies issues under the surface of the skin, like pimples, freckles, increased pores, wrinkles, redness, and sebum. Lumini also recommends cosmetic products based on the analysis and provides a remote consulting service with a dermatologist or a skincare specialist.
Five additional C-Lab projects that have successfully spun off will be exhibited, all seeking global business opportunities through CES 2017.:
- MANGOSLAB – a compact printer that prints memos from smart devices to Post-it note paper
- Jameasy – a solution that helps users practice an acoustic musical instrument through a sensor module attached to the instrument
- MOPIC – a smartphone cover that helps view 3D content without glasses
- Analogue Plus – a hands-free device for headgear
- WELT – a fashionable belt for healthcare
What else is IoT focused at CES? Visit our CES 2017 – IoT – Internet of Things page.