Sennheiser has an advanced research and design center in Zurich Switzerland, they are working on implementing future trends for what Sennheiser might do in 5-10 years.
The Libri by BlueLibris uses the Freescale Xtrensic MMA9550 solution, the Freescale Xtrinsic MAG3110 Magnetometer and the Xtrinsic MPL3115A2 Pressure Sensor, fusing together all the sensor data for Activity Monitoring, Voice Monitoring, TeleHealth Gateway, Location, Fall Detection and more. They say it's the worlds smallest, simplest 3G speaker phone.
Diesel Dogs develops Bluetooth Smart Weights, records the movements of weights into an Android application, to be used for people working out and who want to try to optimize their workout. They were invited by Freescale to exhibit at CES 2012 as being in the top-10 winners of the Freescale Third Annual Bluetooth Innovation World Cup.
Remnart Technologies presents the Baby Health Monitor, they want to use Freescale sensors and low energy Bluetooth to make it thin and light enough to be put on the wrist of babies to monitor their health signals in realtime. Monbaby was also in the top-10 at the Third Annual Freescale Bluetooth Innovation World Cup.
This ARM Powered device is for deaf and hard of hearing people to communicate with hearing people to interact with each other face-to-face.
Tobii shows their latest eye tracking technology in the form of a thick bunch of cameras and detectors to be placed under a screen, after calibration, it can detect where you are looking on the screen, providing a new type of user interface for computing. Do you think we'll soon have this technology automatically-calibrated and into all computer screens, into all smartphones and tablets also?
AQ Corporation shows some of their latest NFC solutions for tablets, they sell tablets which stores can buy to receive NFC payments in store.
Huintech presents their latest RF based touchpointer device, to use for presentations, for putting mouse functions and certain controls in a remote.
iRiver and the South Korean telecom company KT have introduced this robotic playmate for kids called Kibot. The price in South Korea is something like $40 plus a $30/month subscription contract with KT over 2 years which includes new educational apps and videos through the KT robot portal in South Korea. It's based on Android and also comes with the full Google Marketplace. The pricing for it is about the same as an iPhone 4S. iRiver plans to do more robots, to take care of old people, and maybe at some point they'll release an Android robot that cooks food, takes out trash and washes dishes. The Android robots are invading the world! So what do you think, should I start a new ARM Powered Robots category on my website?
Judy Chen, Director of Marketing at MHL presents the latest developments at the MHL Consortium, the latest list of devices to support the new standard. It looks like most new high-end phones, HDTVs and new types of devices are using the MHL connector and are part of the MHL Consortium, the reason being having everything go through one Micro-USB connector on the side of devices makes them simpler, thinner, cheaper to manufacture.