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Netexplo 100 2014 – 100 outstanding innovations

Netexplo Forum 2014



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.

Netexplo 100

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Project NameActivityRegionWebsite
3d printed batteriesInnovation & TechnologyNorth Americahttp://lewisgroup.seas.harva

3d printed bones

3DoodlerInnovation & TechnologyNorth America

42Management & Digital societyEurope

AfriVoteManagement & Digital societyAfrica & Middle East

Age Reduction FXMarketing, Consumption & MediaAsia

AirrealInnovation & TechnologyNorth America

ALFsManagement & Digital societyEurope

AnyTouchInnovation & TechnologyEurope

Aquatop DisplayInnovation & TechnologyAsia

BackchatMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth America

BitwallMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth America

BlinklifierInnovation & TechnologyLatin America

Braille phone projectManagement & Digital societyAsia

BRCKInnovation & TechnologyAfrica & Middle East

BreathometerManagement & Digital societyNorth America

Brown MosesManagement & Digital societyEuropehttp://brown-moses.blogspot.

Camera pulse monitorInnovation & TechnologyAsia

CIDESI autonomousManagement & Digital societyLatin America

CignifiMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth America

Clic & WalkMarketing, Consumption & MediaEurope

Coffee WhoManagement & Digital societyNorth America

Contour CraftingInnovation & TechnologyNorth America

Cry AnalyserManagement & Digital societyNorth America

Digital LollipopInnovation & TechnologyAsia

DisplairInnovation & TechnologyNorth America

DropifiMarketing, Consumption & MediaAfrica & Middle East

FireMe!Management & Digital societyEuropehttp://fireme.l3s.uni-hannov

FluturaMarketing, Consumption & MediaAsiahttp://www.fluturasolutions.

GigwalkMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth America

GingerManagement & Digital societyNorth America

GiveO2Marketing, Consumption & MediaLatin America

HAPIforkInnovation & TechnologyEurope

HappifyMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth America

HotseatManagement & Digital societyNorth America

ImmersionMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth America

inFORMInnovation & TechnologyNorth America

InnozMarketing, Consumption & MediaAsia

iSpeech HomeInnovation & TechnologyNorth America

JellyMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth America

LenddoMarketing, Consumption & MediaAsia

LivesOnMarketing, Consumption & MediaEurope

M-KopaMarketing, Consumption & MediaAfrica & Middle East

MatatibuManagement & Digital societyAfrica & Middle East

MelonInnovation & TechnologyNorth America

MenthalManagement & Digital societyEurope

MindrMarketing, Consumption & MediaEurope

Mobile 3D scannerInnovation & TechnologyEurope

MoodiesMarketing, Consumption & MediaAfrica & Middle East

Motorola Password PillInnovation & TechnologyNorth America

NeurocamMarketing, Consumption & MediaAsiahttp://www.dentsusciencejam.

No More WoofManagement & Digital societyEurope

NymiInnovation & TechnologyNorth America

Omote 3D Shashin KanMarketing, Consumption & MediaAsia

OMsignalInnovation & TechnologyNorth America

OpenDeskMarketing, Consumption & MediaEurope

OrcamManagement & Digital societyAfrica & Middle East

OsitoMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth America

Owlet Smart BootieManagement & Digital societyNorth America

PeekVisionManagement & Digital societyEurope

PhoneBlocksInnovation & TechnologyEurope

PollyManagement & Digital societyAsia

PremiseMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth America

PrimoManagement & Digital societyEurope

Project LoonInnovation & TechnologyAsia

QunbInnovation & TechnologyEurope

RoboEarthInnovation & TechnologyEurope

RoboRoachInnovation & TechnologyNorth America

RTMDxManagement & Digital societyNorth America

ScenteeInnovation & TechnologyAsia

ShareboxManagement & Digital societyEurope

ShodanInnovation & TechnologyNorth America

SimsenseiManagement & Digital societyNorth America

SkinprintInnovation & TechnologyEurope

SLSWA shark twitter feedManagement & Digital societyAsia

Smart DiapersManagement & Digital societyNorth America

Smart ToothInnovation & TechnologyAsia

Smarty RingInnovation & TechnologyAsia

Social CopsManagement & Digital societyAsia

Sociometric SolutionsManagement & Digital societyNorth Americahttp://www.sociometricsoluti

Soma AnalyticsManagement & Digital societyEurope

SonoInnovation & TechnologyEurope

SprafflMarketing, Consumption & MediaEurope

Stir Kinetic DeskInnovation & TechnologyNorth America

SweetieManagement & Digital societyEurope

Synqera SimplateMarketing, Consumption & MediaEurope

T.JacketManagement & Digital societyAsia

Thinker ThingInnovation & TechnologyLatin America

Tongue-drive wheelchairManagement & Digital societyNorth America

Touching CareManagement & Digital societyAfrica & Middle East

TrueCallerMarketing, Consumption & MediaEurope

Twitter personality analysisMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth America

UChekManagement & Digital societyAsia

UniqulMarketing, Consumption & MediaEurope

VIgoInnovation & TechnologyAsia

VocativMarketing, Consumption & MediaNorth America

WallyHomeManagement & Digital societyNorth America

WibbitzMarketing, Consumption & MediaAfrica & Middle East

YadwireMarketing, Consumption & MediaAfrica & Middle East

ZipdialMarketing, Consumption & MediaAsia