Ubergizmo Discovery #003: Excessive-Tech Helmet and Imaginative and prescient Coach

Ubergizmo Discovery #003: High-Tech Helmet and Vision Trainer

In Ubergizmo Discovery episode 1 (Aug 30), I talked with two Korean startups known as Edenlux and Analogue Plus. On the time, they had been nonetheless finalizing plans, and I made a decision to take a re-examination when extra data was accessible earlier than writing about them. That’s now.

Ubergizmo Discovery is a collection that goals to find innovators worldwide. We’re launched through know-how occasions, incubators, accelerators, and media partnerships with international media. This time, we partnered with Korean media Aving in the course of the Digital Content material Firm International Workshop occasion in South Korea to satisfy these startups.

Edenlux OTUS Imaginative and prescient Coach

It’s well-known that utilizing screens for hours and hours might need long-term opposed results on the eyes. One aspect impact is the pressure on the ciliary muscle, which is liable for focusing the attention’s lens. The pressure comes from specializing in a continuing airplane (display screen/cellphone/e book), and that’s an unnatural means for that muscle to perform.

OTUS (means: owl in Latin) is an eyewear remedy gadget that strikes the focusing airplane to numerous distances and acts as a exercise for that eye muscle. It does so through the use of completely different lenses that change in the course of the train. Throughout that point, you may proceed working or studying. In response to Edenlux, it solely takes 5 minutes of use a day to make vital progress. A devoted can observe progress and construct experiences.

I exploit studying glasses with a slight magnification to vary my focus airplane generally. Nevertheless, Edenlux’s gadget needs to be a a lot better option to contract and calm down the muscle. The top recreation is to cut back, handle or keep away from the results of myopia and presbyopia.

To date, the gadget is promoting in Japan and Taiwan, however the firm has plans for additional growth, notably by way of Kickstarter within the USA, for round $399. I discovered it on Amazon as nicely, however it doesn’t appear to be an official import.

Edenlux’s CEO Ryan Park is a medical physician and has gathered a crew of medical doctors and engineers to construct the primary model of OTUS that appeared a few years in the past. You’ll be able to watch my 15mn dialog with him on YouTube or watch him current the primary model of this product in 2018.

Analogue Plus CRNK Helmets

Among the many disruptions induced by the pandemic, “avoiding public transports” has pushed a report variety of individuals to transit by bike up to now couple of years. Sadly, extra individuals become involved in bicycle accidents consequently. Helmet maker Analogue Plus is on the frontlines of that pattern.

The Analogue Plus identify may not sound acquainted, however it’s an in-house enterprise of Samsung Electronics C-lab. Analog Plus manufactures helmets utilizing high-tech design and supplies to make secure and inexpensive helmets.

Analogue Plus is launching three new helmets in its CRNK line: Arc, Artica, and Genetic, to satisfy this new demand. Every mannequin has its function and focuses on a unique use case.

Arc is generally about “trying good” with its minimalist design and light-weight (200g). Artica is made for many who don’t need the helmet to mess up their haircut, as solely 23% of the interior floor touches the top (that’s cool). Lastly, Genetic is for critical riders, and its design minimizes air resistance and maximizes the cooling induced by an excellent exercise.

Typically, the CRNK helmets weigh round 220g and are constructed to worldwide security requirements for this class. Analogue Plus claims to be the most well-liked helmet model in Korea in 2020 and now eyes the US market through an upcoming Kickstarter marketing campaign.

You’ll be able to watch my 15mn chat with Analogue Plus’ chief advertising and marketing officer, and the entire video chat is beneath, together with the timecodes and direct hyperlinks.

  1. Edelux 46:07
  2. Analogue Plus: 1:06:26

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