Samsung today announced that it will showcase its new Creative Lab (C-Lab) projects – WELT – a smart wearable healthcare belt, rink – a hand-motion controller for mobile VR devices and TipTalk – a new user experience (UX) that enables people to listen to the sound from their smart devices, transmitted through their own body.
WELT is a healthcare belt that helps people manage their waist size by measuring their daily habits and behaviors. It is capable of recording the user’s waist size, eating habits and the number of steps taken, as well as time spent sitting down. It then sends all the data to a specially designed app for analysis and offers a range of personalized healthcare and weight management plans.
rink is a hand-motion controller for mobile VR devices that lets you intuitively control a game or content. It promises much deeper level of mobile VR immersion.
TipTalk is a new user experience (UX) that enables users to hear sounds, transmitted through their own body without headsets or earphones, simply by touching their finger to their ear. “This enhances the clarity of calls, enabling them to be taken in public, even in noise-sensitive or loud environments, such as a concert hall or building site – without the risk of being overheard,” said Samsung. It is shaped like a watch strap, can be added to analog or smart watches and sync with smartphones, enabling Text-to-Speech (TTS) functionality.
These new C-Lab projects will be showcased at the CES from January 6 to January 9, 2016. “These projects are still in the development process. They are being showcased to assess their market potential and to gather hands-on feedback from CES attendees, enabling further improvements to be made,” said Samsung.