This month, CES, the world-wide consumer-electronic trading post, has been in Las Vegas, with many Japanese companies showing new products. On: Tech looks at some of them & # 39; s hoping to change the way and use information.
Motorsport keeps speed up
Gadget maker Cerevo is a CES regular and, as usual, several new products appeared, many of which are related to sports.
ZECH-1 is a new setup for Cerevo's sports equipment brand XON and is a motor-sports car sensor device. It connects rotationally to an OBD-II car (Onboard Board Diagnostics II) – the onboard computers now have most of the cars & # 39; A car in real. Its six-axis sensor and GPS record the inverse position, speed, acceleration, speed and other changes in its condition when driven. All this can be viewed through a graphical transmission of dialogs and icons at & # 39; camera footage; a windshield of a car.
Designed to drive team members in single pit real-time races, the device is connected to 3G, LTE or Wireless LAN and is accompanied by both battery and external battery. Plans for leaving in the summer, the ZECH-1 is not for the regular driver, but it can change the face of the race.
Grain pinheads for better health
Do you want to continue your health, but do you look for a little bit of pressure and dodge other details? Tanita, who is well known for creating nice shells and other healthcare equipment, has come up with a way to make it easier.
Tanita Pinball, currently in a conceptual model phase, can take 13 health issues, including weight, BMI and muscle mass, while the subject plays pinball. It uses the professional smart scale of Tanita DC-13C, which takes readings from an electronic stream that goes through the body.
Players enter & # 39; scales and hold two hands & # 39; e near a large screen that is a pinball game. After the measurements are taken, balls appear on the screen and players can check the pinball flip-flops using the buttons on the two handles, while their results are printed. The type of game on the screen depends on which measurements are taken, so every time users users have their measurements, another pinball format is likely to be on screen.
Tanita's goal is to encourage people to control their health by making it less foolish and longing. Although the idea was drafted at CES, the company has not yet announced a Friday date.
www.tanita.co.jp/press/detail/2018/1211/ (Japanese only)
Where & # 39; t is a wheel, there is a way
Autonomous cycle routes are a whole theme of a technical industry for some time, but Whill has found another universal application for the concept. The startup has developed autonomous electric wheelchairs for provisioning them to the public. Design to automatically return to its docking station, the Whill is focused on places such as airports, hospitals, shopping centers and tourist spots.
At & # 39; A wheelchair is a stereo camera that uses a lot of waiting to determine its location and protect obstacles, while sensing emotions. Information collected by the camera's and sensors is also checked against pre-installed card information, to ensure the location of a wheelchair is properly recognized.
Whill is able to get its self-contained wheelchair in reach to reach, dispense, and return to docking stations, and options with various airports and businesses are already in the pipeline. But the longest plan is to see the Whill in more and more situations, where users can simply program and sit back and relax through an app.