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Wearable Technologies Conference: gate als Medienpartner bei Award Ceremony der Innovation World Cup Series

16.02.2018 - Parallel zur Ispo hat kürzlich die WT | Wearable Technologies Conference EUROPE in München stattgefunden. Das zweitägige Event hat nicht nur die Zukunft der Wearables für die Bereiche Sport und Fitness beleuchtet, sondern auch bahnbrechende Technologien aus anderen Marktbereichen (beispielsweise Gesundheit und A.I.) sowie neue Technologien für zukünftige Anwendungsbereiche vorgestellt. Das gate Garching unterstützte die Wearable Technologies Conference auch dieses Jahr wieder als Medienpartner und gate-Geschäftsführer Christian Heckemann war bei der Award Ceremony der Innovation World Cup Series vor Ort, bei der knapp 30 Startups ihre innovativen Produkte und Prototypen vorstellten.

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Dr. Sonja Sulzmaier und gate-Geschäftsführer Christian Heckemann

It was a blast! Coming from all over the world, 28 young companies and techpreneurs presented their extremely innovative and groundbreaking products on stage at the pitch and award ceremony of the IOT / WT Innovation World Cup 2018. AI glasses assisting blind and visually impaired, an intelligent game ball improving your stress level, smart shoes saving the worker´s life, fashion headpieces capturing your brain data, and many more great solutions took the stage. The finalists of the leading open innovation competition for IoT and wearables solutions demonstrated the vitality and innovation happening today in the industry. But only seven Wearables World Champions 2018 made the race in the four categories ‘Lifestyle’, ‘Sports & Fitness’, ‘Healthcare’, and ‘Industrial’, as well as in the EBV IoT Hero Special Prize, the Geeny Connected Living Challenge and the AIQ Smart Clothing Challenge.


The Champion in Lifestyle is SimyLife Gamifaction with SimyBall (Austria):
With its mission “Play Stress Away” the SimyBall, a mobile game controller and biofeedback device in ball form, helps to better understand your body. The ball’s integrated sensors provide feedback on the personal stress level in a matter of seconds and the coaching app and corresponding gaming app enable to reducing the stress level.

The Champion in Sports & Fitness is Tracktics with their TRACKTICS device (Germany):
The TRACTICKS is a football performance device, allows all football players to measure their athletic performance on the pitch, not only for professionals. TRACKTICS provides information concerning the most relevant athletic data of football players, e.g. on activity and distance, speed zone and spirits and on the tactical behavior of the player.

The Champion in Healthcare is Ayata Intelligence with ViShruti™ (India):
ViShruti™ is a smart eyewear with assistive artificial intelligence capabilities for the blind & visually impaired. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the environment that can assist them to navigate independently, search & manipulate objects and provide facial recognition capabilities.

The Champion in the category Industrial is Intellinium with IO – 4.0 safety shoes (France):
IO is a unique smart and connected industry 4.0 safety shoe. The safety-as-a-service solutions allows the worker to send and receive messages without using his hands and without the need to have a smartphone. Alerts can be sent as well as other types of messages thanks to an alphabet based on 2 characters and by using his toe foot.

The Winner of the AIQ Smart Clothing Challenge is CardioID Technologies for CISM (Portugal):
CardioID developed a technology for non-intrusive acquisition of the heart signals that enables pervasive health monitoring, emotional state assessment, drowsiness detection, and identity recognition. CardioiD Smart Monitoring (CISM) is a solution for lone worker monitoring based on AiQ Smart Shirt.

The EBV Elektronik’s IOT HERO 2018 is Luke Roberts with their Smart Lamp (Austria):
Luke Roberts develops the world’s first smart design lamp that allows you to move the light in any direction without moving the lamp. With simple paint gestures on the phone you can have bright light on the couch for reading, dimmed light on the table for dinner and colored indirect light for relaxing. The lamp also learns from your behaviour and turns on the most likely light scene based on usage pattern, time of day and surrounding light.

The Winner of the Geeny Connected Living Challenge by Geeny is the Neurotech Fashion Project from Joanna Hir & MuArts (Poland):
Designer Joanna Hir and the brain-computer-interface company MuArts created accessories linking braintech with fashion design. Headpieces and earrings use EEG technology, capturing and providing the users with the information about brain data, allowing them to be conscious of their mental state in real time e.g. for reducing anxiety, depression or increasing focus or relaxation of the user.

The IOT/WT Innovation World Cup is part of the Innovation World Cup Series, the largest open innovation platform worldwide that supports breakthrough innovations to become reality. The Series is the world leading IoT competition that welcomes contestants from all over the world to submit their innovative solutions in the Home, City, Retail, Transport, Lifestyle, Industrial and Healthcare categories. A panel of industry experts selects the most potential solutions based on criteria such as level of innovation, marketability, and usability. Participation is free of charge. The IOT/WT Innovation World Cup was initiated by Navispace AG in 2003. Current partners include STMicroelectronics, LoRa Alliance™, EBV Elektronik, Geeny by Telefónica NEXT, Gemalto, AiQ Smart Clothing Inc., VARTA Microbattery, and Cicor Group. For further information about IOT/WT Innovation World Cup, visit: