In the iLab (Booth 1151), NRF attendees were able to see, touch and experience some of the most interesting and innovative products finding their way into the marketplace (and some that are still on the drawing board) from the worlds of health, food and beauty to home decor, personal technology, wearables, sustainable living and more. MerchandisingMatters was able to pick out some of the most unique and eye-popping products in the consumer electronics industry:
PetChatz is a first-of-kind Greet & Treat videophone that allows pet parents to interact with their pet from anywhere. With PetChatz, you can see, hear, speak to, provide a comforting scent and give your pet a treat using a smart phone or computer.
The HAPIfork, is an electronic fork that helps you monitor and track your eating habits. It also alerts you with the help of indicator lights and gentle vibrations when you are eating too fast. Every time you bring food from your plate to your mouth with your fork. The HAPIfork also measures:
* How long it took to eat your meal
* The amount of “fork servings” taken per minute
* Intervals between “fork servings”
The company was inspired by the work of Ivan Pavlov, is known for his work in classical conditioning. Its makers describe it as a “personal coach on your wrist”, and it can dole out electric shocks if its users are doing something that they shouldn’t. Pavlok uses mild electric shock to help you break any habit. It can also shut down access to your phone and make users pay a fine.
“The Cicret Bracelet: Like a tablet but on your skin.” The bracelet is still in prototype and is not yet available. But a quick video was shown that showcasing some impressive technology that eliminates a number of inconveniences experienced by owning a smartphone. Check out the video here, we think it was the most interesting concept of the show: