Organized in partnership with UNESCO, the Netexplo Forum 2014 discovered the highlights of a year’s observation of digital innovation worldwide. The Forum was opened by Mr Getachew ENGIDA, UNESCO’s Deputy Director-General and Thierry HAPPE, Cofounder NETEXPLO Observatory.
Grand Prix 2014 : Wibbitz – Israel
Wibbitz is an iPhone app that allows you to easily create a video using text content from the internet. The idea is to provide, alongside the conventional and comprehensive content available in text form, a summary of the main ideas in the form of images. It is simple to use. Just download Wibbitz from the App Store. The images used are royalty-free, as they come from the Wibbitz photo library or the databases of partner press agencies.
Netexplo 2014 : BRCK – Kenya
The BRCK is essentially a small plastic cube, the size of a brick. It is portable, durable, easy to carry, and can connect to the internet using wifi, 3G and even 4G (the system selects the most suitable configuration), wherever you are in the world. Simply insert a SIM card and as many as 20 devices can connect to its network. It comes equipped with a battery that can last up to 8 hours.
Netexplo 2014 : Digital Lollipop – Singapore
The researcher Nimesha Ranasinghe at the National University of Singapore (NUS), is developing a digital lollipop that simulates different tastes. This lollipop does not yet resemble what we would call a lollipop and its shape is still a bit “rough”: on one side a computer from which you control the virtual taste, and on the other electrodes that you put in your mouth. You simply place the device on the tip of your tongue and let it diffuse the virtual taste to your taste buds.
Netexplo 2014 : Mobile 3D scanner – Switzerland
A group of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have created an app that transforms a smartphone into a 3D scanner. All you need to do is hold your smartphone facing any object whatsoever and move around it. The app will then create a 3D image, adding more details as the smartphone moves around the object and records different angles. The app reconstructs a 3D representation based on a very high number of photos taken from different viewpoints by the phone’s in-built camera. The app also uses the smartphone’s accelerometer to determine the angle and position of the photos, or the scaling required.
Netexplo 2014 : Simsensei – United States
Developed by a research team in the US, SimSensei is a virtual human interview system designed to create an engaging face-to-face interaction where the user feels comfortable talking and sharing information. During the interaction, SimSensei automatically tracks and analyzes in real-time facial expressions, body posture, acoustic features and linguistic patterns to identify indicators of psychological distress (possibly related to depression or anxiety). These indicators are objective measurements of the user verbal and nonverbal behaviors and can allow the clinician or healthcare provider to make a more informed diagnosis.
Netexplo 2014 : Soma Analytics – Germany
A team of German students have developed an app that identifies stress-related behaviour among people at work by measuring the warning signs of a burnout: voice pitch, quality of sleep, and typos on computer keyboards. If a case of depression is suspected, companies can be alerted and introduce a program for well-being at work. Soma is intended to be a “scientific” detector of anxiety, with the ability to predict depressive tendencies in professional situations.
Netexplo 2014 : Clic & Walk – France
Clic and Walk is a digital platform that you can access from a Smartphone, which commercial data for companies collects on the ground through the consumers themselves. “Clicwalkers” sign up to the platform and are asked to pass on information in real time. They can be asked at any time to respond to a request from a brand, label or institution. They accept a specific assignment that they can easily carry out with their mobile and then they are paid for their work.
Netexplo 2014 : Jelly – United States
Need some help? Take a photo and send a question to your social network contacts. Presented by its creator, one of the co-founders of Twitter (a Netexplo award winner 2008), Jelly is described as a way of helping each other in a connected society, offering a new way to search, based on images and the sharing of knowledge on social networks. Jelly is a cousin of classic search engines: the user asks a question, and the search engine provides one or more answers.
Netexplo 2014 : Shodan – United States
Shodan is a search engine that can survey all the devices connected to the Internet, enabling the user to control them. From a home automation device to a webcam, from traffic lights to a baby monitor, from a hydraulic power station to a particle accelerator, a whole host of unsecured connected devices could be hacked into without any major difficulties. Shodan explores the web in search of connected devices.
Netexplo 2014 : Skinprint – Netherlands
SkinPrint proposes producing human skin by means of a 3D biotechnological printer, using the patient’s own skin cells from a biopsy as “ink”. Patients can therefore create, sufficient quantities of their very own skin graft.
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3d printed batteriesInnovation & TechnologyNorth Americahttp://lewisgroup.seas.harva
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3DoodlerInnovation & TechnologyNorth Americahttp://www.the3doodler.com/
42Management & Digital societyEuropehttp://www.42.fr/
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Age Reduction FXMarketing, Consumption & MediaAsiahttp://www.foton.jp/index.ph
AirrealInnovation & TechnologyNorth Americahttp://www.disneyresearch.co
ALFsManagement & Digital societyEuropehttp://www.uc3m.es/portal/pa
AnyTouchInnovation & TechnologyEuropehttp://www.ayotle.com/#page_
Aquatop DisplayInnovation & TechnologyAsiahttp://sngymn.github.io/aqua
BackchatMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth Americahttp://getbackchat.com/
BitwallMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth Americahttp://www.bitwall.io/
BlinklifierInnovation & TechnologyLatin Americahttp://katiavega.com/?page-p
Braille phone projectManagement & Digital societyAsiahttp://dagar.me/
BRCKInnovation & TechnologyAfrica & Middle Easthttp://brck.com/
BreathometerManagement & Digital societyNorth Americahttp://www.breathometer.com/
Brown MosesManagement & Digital societyEuropehttp://brown-moses.blogspot.
Camera pulse monitorInnovation & TechnologyAsiahttp://www.fujitsu.com/globa
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CignifiMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth Americahttp://www.cignifi.com/
Clic & WalkMarketing, Consumption & MediaEuropehttp://www.clicandwalk.com/
Coffee WhoManagement & Digital societyNorth Americahttp://www.coffeewho.com/
Contour CraftingInnovation & TechnologyNorth Americahttp://craft.usc.edu/CC/mode
Cry AnalyserManagement & Digital societyNorth Americahttp://news.brown.edu/pressr
Digital LollipopInnovation & TechnologyAsiahttp://www.nimesha.info/
DisplairInnovation & TechnologyNorth Americahttp://Displair.com
DropifiMarketing, Consumption & MediaAfrica & Middle Easthttp://www.dropifi.com/
FireMe!Management & Digital societyEuropehttp://fireme.l3s.uni-hannov
FluturaMarketing, Consumption & MediaAsiahttp://www.fluturasolutions.
GigwalkMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth Americahttp://gigwalk.com/
GingerManagement & Digital societyNorth Americahttp://ginger.io/
GiveO2Marketing, Consumption & MediaLatin Americahttp://www.giveo2.com/
HAPIforkInnovation & TechnologyEuropehttp://www.hapi.com/products
HappifyMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth Americahttp://www.happify.com/
HotseatManagement & Digital societyNorth Americahttp://gethotseatapp.com/
ImmersionMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth Americahttps://immersion.media.mit.
inFORMInnovation & TechnologyNorth Americahttp://tangible.media.mit.ed
InnozMarketing, Consumption & MediaAsiahttp://innoz.in/
iSpeech HomeInnovation & TechnologyNorth Americahttp://www.ispeech.org/ispee
JellyMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth Americahttp://jelly.co/
LenddoMarketing, Consumption & MediaAsiahttp://www.lenddo.com/
LivesOnMarketing, Consumption & MediaEuropehttp://liveson.org/connect.p
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MelonInnovation & TechnologyNorth Americahttp://www.kickstarter.com/p
MenthalManagement & Digital societyEuropehttp://www.menthal.org/
MindrMarketing, Consumption & MediaEuropehttp://synetiq.net/#section-
Mobile 3D scannerInnovation & TechnologyEuropehttp://cvg.ethz.ch/mobile/
MoodiesMarketing, Consumption & MediaAfrica & Middle Easthttp://www.beyondverbal.com/
Motorola Password PillInnovation & TechnologyNorth America
NeurocamMarketing, Consumption & MediaAsiahttp://www.dentsusciencejam.
No More WoofManagement & Digital societyEuropehttp://www.nomorewoof.com/
NymiInnovation & TechnologyNorth Americahttp://www.getnymi.com/
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OMsignalInnovation & TechnologyNorth Americahttp://www.omsignal.com/
OpenDeskMarketing, Consumption & MediaEuropehttps://www.opendesk.cc/
OrcamManagement & Digital societyAfrica & Middle Easthttp://www.orcam.com
OsitoMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth Americahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/
Owlet Smart BootieManagement & Digital societyNorth Americahttp://owletcare.com/
PeekVisionManagement & Digital societyEuropehttp://www.peekvision.org/
PhoneBlocksInnovation & TechnologyEuropehttps://phonebloks.com/
PollyManagement & Digital societyAsiahttp://www.cs.cmu.edu/~Polly
PremiseMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth Americahttp://www.premise.com/
PrimoManagement & Digital societyEuropehttp://primo.io/#1
Project LoonInnovation & TechnologyAsiahttp://www.google.com/loon/
QunbInnovation & TechnologyEuropehttp://www.qunb.com/
RoboEarthInnovation & TechnologyEuropehttp://www.roboearth.org/
RoboRoachInnovation & TechnologyNorth Americahttps://backyardbrains.com/p
RTMDxManagement & Digital societyNorth Americahttp://rutgerscps.org/softwa
ScenteeInnovation & TechnologyAsiahttp://chatperf.com/
ShareboxManagement & Digital societyEuropehttp://www.sharebox.be/pro/
ShodanInnovation & TechnologyNorth Americahttp://www.shodanhq.com/
SimsenseiManagement & Digital societyNorth Americahttp://ict.usc.edu/prototype
SkinprintInnovation & TechnologyEuropehttp://phia.nl/skinprint/
SLSWA shark twitter feedManagement & Digital societyAsiahttps://twitter.com/SLSWA
Smart DiapersManagement & Digital societyNorth Americahttp://www.indiegogo.com/pro
Smart ToothInnovation & TechnologyAsiahttp://mll.csie.ntu.edu.tw/p
Smarty RingInnovation & TechnologyAsiahttp://www.indiegogo.com/pro
Social CopsManagement & Digital societyAsiahttp://www.socialcops.in
Sociometric SolutionsManagement & Digital societyNorth Americahttp://www.sociometricsoluti
Soma AnalyticsManagement & Digital societyEuropehttp://www.soma-analytics.de
SonoInnovation & TechnologyEuropehttp://id2studio.at/content/
SprafflMarketing, Consumption & MediaEuropehttp://www.spraffl.com/
Stir Kinetic DeskInnovation & TechnologyNorth Americahttp://www.stirworks.com/
SweetieManagement & Digital societyEuropehttp://terredeshommesnl.org/
Synqera SimplateMarketing, Consumption & MediaEuropehttp://synqera.com/products/
T.JacketManagement & Digital societyAsiahttp://gettjacket.com/
Thinker ThingInnovation & TechnologyLatin Americahttp://www.thinkerthing.com/
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Touching CareManagement & Digital societyAfrica & Middle Easthttp://www.touchingcare.com/
TrueCallerMarketing, Consumption & MediaEuropehttp://www.truecaller.com/
Twitter personality analysisMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth Americahttp://researcher.watson.ibm
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UniqulMarketing, Consumption & MediaEuropehttp://uniqul.com/
VIgoInnovation & TechnologyAsiahttp://wearvigo.com/
VocativMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth Americahttp://www.vocativ.com/
WallyHomeManagement & Digital societyNorth Americahttp://www.wallyhome.com/
WibbitzMarketing, Consumption & MediaAfrica & Middle Easthttp://www.wibbitz.com/
YadwireMarketing, Consumption & MediaAfrica & Middle Easthttp://www.yadwire.com/
ZipdialMarketing, Consumption & MediaAsiahttp://www.zipdial.com