Innomdle Lab, the first spin-off from Samsung Electronics' C-Lab, is set to present its new Sgnl products at CES 2018, a consumer electronics exhibition in the United States, this coming January. Now ready for mass production after a two-year development process, Sgnl is a watch strap that enables wearers to make and receive phone calls simply by placing a fingertip to their ear.

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A member of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, Innomdle Lab has focused on the development of Sgnl since its inception in 2015 and raised USD 2.2 million (KRW 2.3 billion) in funding through overseas crowdfunding platforms since 2016, drawing significant attention at home and abroad.

Innomdle Lab's Sgnl is a new type of smart watchstrap that allows users to talk on the phone simply by placing a fingertip to their ear. Sgnl can be used not only with smartwatches, including the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Apple Watch, but with any regular watch as well.

As Sgnl uses the hand as a medium for transmitting sound, users can talk on the phone without worrying about people nearby overhearing their conversations.

As it connects to the user's smartphone via Bluetooth, the device activates automatically when the user's smartphone receives or makes a call, requiring no complicated settings. In addition, with the accompanying smartphone application, Sgnl is able to monitor the user's physical activity and give call reminders. 

Innomdle Lab will also present Sgnl S, a watch strap for use with common wristwatches that is capable of monitoring the wearer's physical activity and relaying notifications from smartphone applications.

Visitors of CES 2018 can experience and try Sgnl products at the Sgnl booth (No. 44861) in the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The products will be released into the market in the first half of next year.

For more detailed information on the Innomdle Lab, visit www.mysgnl.com

About Innomdle Lab

Innomdle Lab (www.mysgnl.com) is the first company to ever officially spin off from Samsung Electronics. Pronounced "i-nom-dul", it means "dudes" or "guys" in Korean with a nuance of friendliness and intimacy. Innomdle also stands for "Innovation Medley", conveying the idea that the team's ambition for endless pursuit of innovation by using groundbreaking technology to resolve daily discomfort.

About K-ICT Born2Global Centre

K-ICT Born2Global Centre (www.born2global.com) is a full-cycle service platform for global expansion. Since inception in 2013, Born2Global has been setting the standard for successful startup ecosystem as the main Korean government agency under the Ministry of Science and ICT. Born2Global has expanded and transformed startups to be engaged, equipped and be connected with the global market.

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Marketing Manager of Innomdle Lab
jean.kim@innomdlelab.com

Jina Lee
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Developed by a working mother whose children were studying abroad, the Carah smart safety watch provides comfort for anyone who feels vulnerable or insecure.

 

 

A woman in the US is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds.

 

Unfortunately, the statistics of crime against women are horrifying. In the US alone 1 in 3 women will experience some form of physical or sexual violence. 1 in 4 women on a college campus will be sexually assaulted.

 

Many charities around the world are doing great work trying to tackle the root causes of violence against women - Futures Without Violence and RAINN in the US for instance - but the sad fact remains that anything from going to university to walking home at night can be dangerous.

Carah, a smart, fashionable safety watch, has been developed to help people in threatening or emergency situations get help fast.

 

 

People want an SOS alarm, but they also want more.

 

According to the Chapman America's Top Fears 2016 survey, more than 1 in 5 people fear being sexually assaulted, and according to an Ericsson Consumer Lab 2016 survey, the most requested function for a wearable device was a panic button (32%). But for people's hectic lifestyles, an SOS alarm that does little else is not so appealing.

 

"I wanted to create a simple and effective way for my daughters to get help fast if they need it, so making the SOS functions was my number one priority", said Prof. Grace Kwon, CEO of the company behind Carah, "But my daughters quickly told me they wanted more. Namely it had to be fashionable, and it had to be every day useful, too."

 

That's why Carah is a real analogue watch and comes with useful features such as fitness monitoring, social media notifications, finding your phone, selfies, one-touch timers and more.

 


 

A 2-second push of the watch sounds a siren and immediately contacts guardians.

 

Even though Carah is quite different from most smartwatches in being a real analogue watch with the addition of many smart features, SOS remains the core function. With a simple, fast, and intuitive action, people in danger can sound an alarm, send GPS information and automatically call their guardians, or the campus police, or their community of helpers.

 

"It's taken me well over a year to develop Carah, and at times it's been a real struggle. But whenever I read of yet another college student being raped or a woman suffering years of domestic violence, I can't help thinking that Carah just might have prevented it." Continued Prof. Kwon, "That's all the motivation I need."

 

Carah will launch on Kickstarter in August, 2017. 

 

 

 

 


 

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From Your Finger to Your Heart 

   ─ The watch strap “Sgnl” makes it easy for you to receive calls using just your fingers.

 
Take a look on how its done! https://goo.gl/uBAvyT

 

*Sgnl is the world’s only smart strap.
This strap delivers sound through your body.
Sgnl has been very popular the last few years.
Achieved USD 20 million in funding as of May 2017.
Funding is still in progress on Indiegogo
Pre-order shipping to begin later this year.

 

 
 

From Your Finger to Your Heart 

   ─ The watch strap “Sgnl” makes it easy for you to receive calls using just your fingers.

 
Take a look on how its done! https://goo.gl/uBAvyT

 

*Sgnl is the world’s only smart strap.
This strap delivers sound through your body.
Sgnl has been very popular the last few years.
Achieved USD 20 million in funding as of May 2017.
Funding is still in progress on Indiegogo
Pre-order shipping to begin later this year.

 

 
 

From Your Finger to Your Heart 

   ─ The watch strap “Sgnl” makes it easy for you to receive calls using just your fingers.

 
Take a look on how its done! https://goo.gl/uBAvyT

 

*Sgnl is the world’s only smart strap.
This strap delivers sound through your body.
Sgnl has been very popular the last few years.
Achieved USD 20 million in funding as of May 2017.
Funding is still in progress on Indiegogo
Pre-order shipping to begin later this year.

 

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