While at CES 2022, I was brought in to interview the companies at the Next Digital Seoul Pavilion. In the two hours I was there, I interviewed 22 different companies in many different areas of technology.
At the head of the whole event is Yo-Sik Kang, President of the Next Digital Seoul pavilion. We sat down as I learned about how COVID affected the South Korean economy. We discussed how things have changed, and what they are planning for 2022 and forward.
Individual company interviews below.
Algocare is a startup company that provides personalized Nutrition as a Service (NaaS) through an IoT nutrition management device and application.
Allink provides the only solution for mobile businesses to provide an NFC-based interface, even for iPhone. Mirae Asset Pay became the first NFC payment service for iPhone in Korea using the Allink solution.
From 2D to 3D floor plan auto-conversion system, A.I interior design arrangement recommendation system, and 4K rendering engine. With 2D to 3D floor plans auto-conversion system, you will experience that any types of floor plan files such as AutoCAD or images you upload are automatically created in a 3D model.
ArgosVision is developing an ultra-wide 3D depth camera with human-like field-of-view (FOV) named ArgosVue. The wide FOV is an essential element for autonomous machines including robots and self-driving vehicles. ArgosVision succeeded in expanding the FOV of an 3D depth camera to 270° horizontally and 160° vertically. ArgosVue will be firstly applied to smart robots as a self-driving sensor.
Breezm is the world’s most futuristic eyewear brand – We represent the revolution in optics and care for our planet. Breezm offers 100% custom eyewear optimized for each end user’s face, as we don’t believe “One Size Fits All” – We use 3D printing, 3D scanning, and big data analysis. Within three weeks after placing an order, you can receive their custom eyewear anywhere with affordable price of USD 250 including lenses.
Omolle Smart Mat
Omolle developed the multi-fitness smart mat. With this innovative product, you can get connected fitness service at a reasonable price. The retail price of the smart mat & band is $299. https://www.mativfitness.com/
World’s Smallest Directional Speaker. Catchflow’s SRAY products are easy to install, small to transport, and cost effective. http://www.catchflow.co.kr/
Text to Video AI is a way to create videos with text to use for instructional video, promotional video, and more. It searches for stock footage and adds text in different languages to get your message across. https://www.waynehills.co/
Using AI technology, they work with auto companies, and other technology companies to provide logistics to get customers orders within a few minutes. https://www.coconutsilo.com/
Founded by ex-Google engineers, Common Computer creates a global AI ecosystem where any AI developer and users can easily utilize AI as a live service on the web, just like inside Google. They provide ‘AI Network’, the world’s first blockchain-based protocol for collaborative AI, and ‘Ainize’, an all-in-one platform for easy AI development. https://comcom.ai/en/
EDMicBio possesses world-class 3D bioprinting-based tissue/organ development. They developed the world’s first 3D printable biomimetic bio-ink technology for recreating cells. http://www.edmicbio.com/
IdeaConcert is a program that will create content for your social media, website, or YouTube. Toonvie creates web toons (video), whereas Moonlight makes a panel-style comic book. http://www.ideaconcert.com/
KLleon Deep Learning
KLleon’s deep learning generation technology can create new video close to real-time with just one picture. Compared to third-party models that require at least 30 minutes of voice data, KLleon can generate new voices with 30 seconds of voice data. KLleon launched the first video sharing SNS ‘KAMELO’ that anyone can easily produce and communicate with video. https://klleon.io/
Luple Light Therapy
Luple is a start-up company originated from internal venture program, C-Lab in Samsung Electronics that possesses light therapy product and solution development technology with optimal wavelengths for healthy biorhythm. Luple’s smart light therapy brand, Olly, is being exported to countries all over the world including the United States, Japan, Switzerland, and Germany. https://www.luple.co.kr/
Zerema Smart Pillow
MAETEL develops sleep technologies with the goal of making people have their rest time more efficiently. Their first product, ZEREMA, is an AI-Smart pillow that helps stop snoring with pillow height adjustment. AI detects snoring, the air cushions work to lift the neck and re-open the airway to stop the snoring. http://www.zerema.co/
Moais Golf Fix
Moais is an abbreviation for motion+AI+sports. We develop the Golf Fix app service, an A.I. based golf coaching service for all golfers. Existing frustrating self-study golfers can improve their golf skills through accurate, fast, efficient, and fun golf practices with an A.I golf coach http://www.moais.co.kr/
Nuvi labs Food Detection
Nuvi Labs auto food scanner can measure the amount and the type of food automatically. With their own developed algorithms, users don’t need to weigh the food on a scale or take extra action for scanning. This technology enables to collect food data in a fast and convenient way in many different situations. http://www.nuvi-labs.com/
Roborus AI Concierge Robot is a Intellectual interaction robot with touch display, 2 DoF axis motors, sensors and camera. Facial Recognition can identify users, and Data Analytics can predict and recommend for improving the experience https://roborus.ai/
AirDeep is the real-time air quality monitoring system, which consists several sensors that monitor PM2.5, PM10, tVOC, eCo2, CO2, temperature, humidity, and more. AirDeep also has an IoT module that can identify and notify when smoke, Co2, or other harmful elements are in the air. http://www.rtdata.co.kr/
Skia App 3D Image
Imagine having your body scanned so the surgeon can use AR to perform surgery with precision. That is what SKIA is working on with their app. http://www.skia.kr/
Tooning is an app that uses AI technology to convert text into an image. If you don’t know how to draw, you can now choose the character, text, and it can show up as a cartoon. http://toonsquare.co
WARP Solution provides a true wireless charging technology using radio frequency (RF).It relies on a technology called WARPS, which delivers power over the air at a distance and without the need for wires. http://warpsolution.com