The I-Zone at SID Display Week 2017 was sponsored by E Ink, returned for its sixth year, and showcased cutting-edge demos and prototypes that will lead to the products of tomorrow. I filmed 29 of these startups which you can see in the playlist over all the SID Display Week 2017 videos that I have published here This year's winner of the "Best Prototype" is IGM, University of Stuttgart who I filmed here, who partnered with Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. to develop a novel headlamp with fully adaptive, driving beam technology that incorporates both active-matrix LCD and LED technologies. For the first time, there are also two honorable mentions at I-Zone, those went to:
- Jasper Display Corporation and glō for its megapixel silicon backplane (4k x2k) and spatial light modulator technology for microdisplays
- Turtle Beach and Nepes Display for its HyperSound Glass, the world's first highly directional and transparent parametric speaker
NovaCentrix talks about how their customers are using their tools for the emerging flexible display and flexible IoT and sensors industry.
Qeexo shows their FingerSense which elevates the user experience of touch-enabled devices by understanding how a user is touching the screen, making them more intelligent, more powerful, and easier to use. Powered by Qeexo’s lightweight, high-speed machine learning technology, FingerSense is the world’s only software solution to provide touch-enabled devices the intelligence to know what is touching the screen. FingerSense allows devices to distinguish between a fingerpad, knuckle, nail, or passive stylus tip and eraser, revolutionizing the way we interact with touch surfaces. Filmed at the SID Display Week.
NTL shows their narrow viewing angle display which controls the light beam not using the narrow film but controlling the viewing angle by an electrical switch within the smartphone. So when you want to do something privately you can switch on the narrow viewing angle mode on your smartphone. NTL is a spin-off from NEC now part of Chinese Tianma which I have also filmed here. Filmed at the izone at SID Display Week.
HoIst Center for Innovation is working on a model of shared knowledge and R&D for various industrial partners, where they work on cutting edge technology like flexible OLED displays, In-mold electronics like capacitive touch sensors, OLED lighting, NFC and switch and gates. They are also showing the stretchable printed electronics PCB which can be use in the textile and sports industry. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
ilika Technology is a UK based company who is mainly working in Material science and innovation in various electronics products.They have collaboration with Rolls Royce and Toyota for research and development.here they are showcasing their Solid state sub milliamp hour battery for the constant temperature measurement and broadcasting via Bluetooth beacon. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
AGFA Group provides the technology solution to Health care and Printing industry. Here they are showcasing the Nano silver conductive Ink for printed electronics. They use this silver metal mesh for making the transparent conductive plastic surface. On the other side of the booth is the inkjet printable Solder mask for high accuracy and low pollution PCB manufacturing and digitally printed nano silver Ink on paper with the same conductivity as plastic. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
Icohup is showcasing Rium which is a consumer device for measuring the pollution level and the radio activity at the home, it's a radioactivity sensor, a powerful gamma spectrometer, it can also detect the nature of the different type of radioactive rays. The device can be connected to the mobile app via Bluetooth and keep them updated about the environment, that informs users about the level of risk and proposes protection means adapted to each situation, as the Rium instrument is geolocated and connected to the Internet, the data received allow us to build radioactivity maps in real time. Icohup also develops tailored sensors in different fields such as fluids leaks, gas, anti-counterfeiting, etc.
Next to them is Ikalogic who is making the wireless oscilloscope probe which can be connected to desktop or mobile phone via WiFi and sends the data to it wirelessly. They also made the software to view the in detailed pattern of the signal. Ready to make uncompromised measurements, right out of your pocket. Anywhere. Anytime.
CPI Is the Center for process innovation company based in UK who collaborates with universities and SMEs to help them bring the new and innovative products to the market. They support their partner starting from the Concept to the market including but not limited to business support for the technology, manufacturing, supply chain management etc. Here they are showcasing the Inject printed copper PCB. One of the product is harvesting the energy from the NFC filed to glow the LEDs in the flexible PCB. There is also a giant OLED screen, Ethane sensor, breath sensor, and TB sensor. They are also showcasing the temperature and humidity logging circuit which has printed battery, microprocessor and two sensors inbuilt. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
http://smartshuttle.ch provides public transportation in areas where it not widely available or difficult to provide. The shuttles are autonomous and provide a small amount of seats. The service is currently operating as a test service in Switzerland and some units have already been deployed. The shuttle can turn around automatically and can run on narrow streets and narrow turns. PostBus and the Mobility Lab Sion-Valais (City of Sion, Canton Valais, HeS-So, EPFL, Swiss Post) intend to use the SmartShuttle project to learn how to deploy autonomous shuttles in the public sphere.