By Hyunjin Choi
Lululab Inc. has stated that it was named as an Honoree of CES Innovation Awards for two consecutive years. The award winning product is LUMINI Home and the category is Health & Wellness.
It was designated as an Honoree highly recognized in that Lumini Home provides the user’s personalized skin data so that people can have a simple skincare routine at home based on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.
“We are extremely pleased for the innovative value of LUMINI to be recognized on the global stage for two years in a row,” said Lululab Inc. CEO Yongjoon Choe. “LUMINI Home is an at-home skin-care gadget that improves skin condition at ease with systematic skin management.”
Lululab Inc. was spun off from C-Lab of Samsung Electronics which is an in-house venture incubation program and has been a member company of Born2Global Centre since 2018. The beauty device, LUMINI, is comprised of a handheld facial scanning device and an analyzing software. A single photo by the AI-based device analyzes skin status and offers consultation within 10 seconds. The result on the skin condition is shown according to several criteria including wrinkles, pores, skin troubles and melisma. With detailed information on the users’ skin status, it accordingly suggests the most tailored beauty products and therapy by using ‘Skin Big Data’.
lululab, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, was selected as one of the "Winners of Cosmoprof Awards Asia" at COSMOPROF ASIA 2018, which was held in Hong Kong from Nov. 14-16.
The world's largest annual beauty fair, Cosmoprof has been held in Bologna (Italy), Las Vegas (United States), and Hong Kong. The Cosmoprof Awards are given to the best beauty products in each field that excel in terms of innovation, marketability, marketing influence, and brand power.
The grand prize winner in the skincare category, lululab's LUMINI is an artificial intelligence (AI) skincare assistant that analyzes the entire facial complexion in a snap and recommends specific skincare products for each user. It consists of a handheld scanning device and AI technology software, takes only 10 seconds to diagnose the skin and is highly accurate. LUMINI can also create skin big data through helping people understand their skin conditions and track changes, while providing data-based personalized solutions.
In particular, the Korean startup was acclaimed for adopting "data-based IT skincare technology," allowing it to offer customized beauty services that are easily accessible, which has been one of the most prominent trends in the beauty industry in recent years.
An official of the host of Cosmoprof Asia said that LUMINI is the first IT product to win the grand prize in the skincare category, which usually goes to a cosmetic product.
CEO Yongjoon Choe of lululab said, "This win shows that the trend of the beauty industry is evolving. We plan to collaborate with beauty companies around the world to make more customized, data-based IT services accessible to even more consumers."
lululab started as a spin-off of C-Lab, the in-house venture company program of Samsung Electronics. CES 2019, the world's largest consumer electronics fair, selected lululab as the "Innovation Honoree" in the Fitness, Sports and Biotech category. The company plans to accelerate its entry into the North American market by presenting LUMINI at the fair that will be held in Las Vegas next January.
VisualCamp, a Korean startup which is a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, will officially launch TrueGaze, one of the most advanced gaze analytics and smartphone eye control solutions on the market, at CES 2019.
TrueGaze enables developers and smartphone manufacturers to scan information from users' visual gaze and enable eye control for various user applications. The company will offer demos of its visual technology at CES 2019, where visitors will have the chance to use their eyes to play games, scroll apps, and watch 360 video.
As a versatile platform, the potential benefits of eye tracking is virtually unlimited. Not only does TrueGaze present a new way for people to interact with their smartphones, but it also has the potential to change the face of gaming and any visual-based application. TrueGaze also provides novel user insights that will allow developers, manufacturers and marketers to vastly improve user experience all from an easily accessible eye-tracking platform.
"We're excited to be able to show the public and smartphone manufacturers the vast potential of VisualCamp's advanced eye-tracking technology," says CEO Charles Yunchan Suk.
VisualCamp's customers vary from mobile phone manufacturers, to mobile and VR developers, academic researchers, as well as brands who want to implement eye-tracking in their market research. These partnerships include a potential VisualCamp-developed eye tracker for the upcoming Pimax 8K headset.
VisualCamp's TrueGaze low-latency, low-CPU usage, and AI-enabled precision accuracy provides the best eye-tracking on the market. Eye-tracking features will be available to demo by media at CES 2019 and will include the following:
Gaming - Users will be able to control a game interface with their eye gaze.
Eye Scrolling - Users can scroll social media feeds or read a webpage by moving the screen with their eyes.
360 Video - Eye tracking vastly improves the experience of 360 video by letting the user naturally look around with their eyes.
Pimax VR - Foveated rendering presentation with VR partner Pimax.
VisualCamp is also partnering with interactive advertising firms to help develop services using their technology. Partner brands have included a well-known carmaker, which was able to track what part of its vehicles people were most interested in while browsing models online. VisualCamp's technology has also been implemented by Samsung Electronics for their VR products.
The company's demo will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Plaza, Booth 63325 from Jan. 8-11, 2019. Visitors will have the chance to play games, scroll apps, and use 360 video during the demo. Along with the phone demos, there will be a demo with VR developer Pimex at CES, in which a foveated rendering presentation will be provided to visitors on site.
By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Hana
A TV that rolls up into a speaker when not in use and a robot that monitors the user's health and calls 911 in case of emergency. These were among the most exciting tech products unveiled on Jan. 7 by Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The world's first rollable OLED TV unveiled by LG has a screen that can appear and disappear from a rectangular base with the click of a remote control. The TV has traditionally belonged in the living room in front of the sofa but this new model is good anywhere within the home.
The base can be connected to a smartphone and used as speakers. Consumers can also set the screen into the base about three-quarters of the way for use as a clock or monitoring panel for other smart devices. This mode allows users to also look at photos or play videos.
Samsung also showcased its Robot Companions, or AI-powered automated helpers for the elderly designed to serve as digital nurses. Samsung Bot Care, which debuted at this year's CES, is a next-generation health aid that monitors vital signs like blood pressure and heart rate while keeping track of medication intake. It also sends a report based on a user’s health monitoring stats to family members and calls rescue services in the event of an emergency.
Future mobility products featured at CES 2019 included Elevate, a walking car developed by Hyundai Motor Company, and Hover Car, a flying two-seater by Volkswagen. The latest models of AI-powered speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home were showcased as well.
CES, along with the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, and IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) in Berlin, Germany, is considered one of the world’s three biggest tech events. To run from Jan. 8-11, CES 2019 will showcase more than 4,500 exhibiting companies from over 150 countries.