Finally, it’s happening! Samsung Electronics announced that it will be showcasing projects out of its secret laboratory known as Creative Lab (C-Lab) for the first time at CES 2016 next week. Since being founded in 2012, the C-Lab has been encouraging creative thinking throughout the company. It has supported more than 100 projects. Of them, around 70 projects have completed. The three projects Samsung is going to demonstrate includes a healthcare belt named WELT. Next is Rink, which is a hand motion controller for games and experiences on virtual reality headsets. And, the third project is TipTalk- a watch strap that enables users to hear sounds through their own body just by attaching with a smartwatch.
WELT-The Belt to Track Your Health:
A wearable healthcare belt which is not as ordinary as it looks. WELT is able to record your waist size, eating habit, number of steps you take and the time you have spent sitting down. This data is then sent to a particular app for analysis. It offers a thorough way of using smart sensor technology to monitor your health and personalize your weight management plan.
rink- Hand-Motion Controller for VR Devices:
You will enjoy a more intuitional and nuanced way to communicate with the virtual world with this advanced hand-motion controller for mobile VR devices. It doesn’t look like a typical pair of gloves, rather it’s a strap worn around your hands. Just by using your hand, you can easily control your game or content that gives you much profound level of mobile VR Immersion.
TipTalk- Ensure The Clarity of Calls:
A remarkable user experience (UX) that will help you listen to the sound from your smart devices without any headphones. It comes in a shape of a watch straps and can be attached to your watch. Just sync them with your smartphone, enabling Text-to-Speech (TTS) functionality and you will be able to hear from your phone just by touching your ear with your finger. It provides clear sound even in the noisy place and there is no risk that you will be overheard.
These projects will be exhibited at CES, from January 6 to January 9, 2016. They are still in the development stage and developers are demonstrating them to evaluate their market potential, gather feedback from the attendees, which will help further development.