Seoul, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics’ C-Lab, an in-house program run by the tech giant to develop new and creative projects, wrapped up a successful showing at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018) held in Las Vegas.
C-Lab’s booth played host to over 10,000 interested visitors and fielded a large number of requests for partnerships and investment opportunities.
According to industry insiders, Linkflow, the developer of a first-person 360-degree camera and a product of Samsung’s C-Lab, via crowdfunding website Kickstarter reached its CES opening day target of $50,000 in funding sooner than expected, ultimately leaving Las Vegas with $210,000 in total.
Other noteworthy projects unveiled at CES 2018 were the S-Ray – speakers that play music out loud, but in a manner only discernible to the one holding the device – and the GoBreath, a tool that supposedly helps guard against breathing complications. Both products received considerable interest manifested in real offers for distribution in the U.S. and in partnerships with medical centers and hospitals.
Relumino, what Samsung Electronics calls “a visual aid app for people with low vision”, was an object of interest for members of the U.S. Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and for representatives of societies for the blind and visually impaired. Relumino uses a variety of photo editing techniques to help those with low vision read, among other activities.
Innomdle Lab’s Sgnl wearable, a strap worn on the arm that enables a phone conversation simply by pressing one’s hand to the ear, was singled out as one of the standout innovations at CES 2018.
Samsung launched C-Lab in 2012 with the aim of turning imaginative ideas into usable products. There are currently an estimated 200 ideas and products being developed and tested.