Envisioneering Announces Top ShowStoppers @CES 2014 Innovation & Design Award Winners
SEAFORD, N.Y., 15 Jan. 2014 –After three weeks of careful deliberation by five judges in North America and Europe, industry research firm Envisioneering recognized 18 companies for 22 innovations that break new ground in technologies for work, home and play.
Envisioneering judges selected the winners of the Innovation & Design Awards from more than 120 companies that launched new products during ShowStoppers, the product showcase event for journalists at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV.
The winners spanned from high-efficiency miniature power adapters to self-balancing robots, inflatable lighting to Ultrabook workstations, USB video adapters to Android-powered home computers, contactless scanners, and 360-degree cameras.
"The solder is still hot on many of the candidates evaluated by the judges,” said Richard Doherty, Envisoneering's Research Director and lead Judge. "They are pushing the boundaries of product and services design, often cramming in multiple technologies to deliver a maximum wow factor."
Award candidates were judged for innovation, design and style in 26 categories of social benefit ranging from advanced audio and video delivery technologies to health and wellness to energy efficiency. “Notable this year among the Honorees are increased use of biometrics for business and personal ID, and even an app which makes a game out conserving energy on your mobile device,” said Doherty.
“Our judges were excited to assess the bold companies that bring emerging technologies to market at ShowStoppers,” said Doherty. "Startups and multinationals alike have long recognized that ShowStoppers is one of the world's finest venues to introduce new products to top reporters and influencers from around the world.”
Envisioneering Innovation & Design Award Winners
Brother International Corp., ScanNCut Home 2.5 D Craft Printer
Cambrios Technologies, ClearOhm Fine-Dimension Touch Screen Technology
Damson Ltd., Incisor Diffuser Ambient Audio Technology for DLNA
DisplayLink, 4K USB 3.0 Adapter
Escort, MediaFlair Personal Mediacaster
Escort, Laser ShifterPro Signal Discrimination Technology
FINsix, High Efficiency VHF Compact Power Adapter Technologies
HP, ZBook Portfolio Mobile Workstation
Honeywell, Smart Thermostat with Voice Control
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, ScanSnap Rapid ix500 Color Duplex Scanner
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, SV600 Contactless Object Scanner
Geonaute, 360-Degree Action Camera
Lenovo, N308 Android Home Computer
Lenovo, ThinkVision 28 4K2K Smart Display
Lenovo, ThinkPad X1 Carbon
LiveScribe, LiveScribe 3 Smartpen
Magellan, Echo Personal Training SmartWatch
TCP, Smart Lighting System
The Gun Box, Fingerprint Security Lock System
Tivitas Interactive Inc., Haptic Mouse Feedback ViviTouchTechnology
Touch Jet Pte Ltd., TouchPico Interactive Video Projector
WowWee, Balanced Robot with Mobile Inverted Pendulum Technology
Envisioneering Innovation & Design Award Honorees
AGNITiO Corp., KIVOX Biometric Voice ID Software
AudiFly Hybrid, Triple Audio Drivers In-Ear Monitors
Dacor, Discovery IQ Cooking App
Fromm Works Inc., Quik Pod Explorer 3 Tripod
GTech, AirRam 100 Watt Eco Vacuum Cleaner
Hoyos Labs, ID Indentity Assertion Platform
Physical Enterprises Inc., Mio LINK 2
Mpowerd Inc., Luci Inflatable Solar Powered Lantern;
MetaMoJi, Virtual Workspace
simple human, Personal Sensor for non-Touch Grooming Convenience
MetaMoJi, Share Anytime Virtual Workspace
My Open Road Corp., Social Energy Conservation Game
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Now in its 20th year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to help generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES, CTIA and Mobile World Congress, among others, and the official press events at IFA, GITEX, NAB and Sandbox Summit; and partners with the CEA LineShow
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For the highest awards, Award applicants will be contacted to resolve judges’ questions not clarified by the candidate application materials provided.
Submit candidates by 20 December 2013 on the website. Payment of the $150 Award Judging Application fee (supporting 1 to 3 submissions) is completed here:PayPal Pro Payment Form
Late submissions up to 27 December will carry an additional $100 charge covering last minute judging costs.
Envisioneering's Innovation & Design Award Judges
Richard Doherty is a co-founder and Director of The Envisioneering Group. Doherty’s prime focus is on researching and articulating the impact of advanced digital technologies, services, products, industry initiatives and standards efforts on consumers, industry and society. During Doherty’s 40 year career he has garnered more than a dozen U.S. patents, while holding a multitude of career-defining positions, such as Director of the Urban Vehicle Design Group at Pratt Institute, Engineer for Data General Corp., Chief Engineer of Lourdes Industries, Inc., Founder and President of Optronic Labs and since 1983, Co-Founder and Director of The Envisioneering Group.
Elisabeta Durica is content creator, curator, researcher and psychologist working for Envisioneering Group for the past 3 years. She is focused on social media, neurosciences' breakthroughs, psychology's latest discoveries and the way technology combine with the humanistic approach in a futuristic outcome. Elisabeta covers events like World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, IFA Berlin and TEDx. Her stories are trying to capture beyond the physical products and into the wide frame of possibilities.
Gert Svendsen is a business analyst with focus on new technologies and business development. He has been publishing a lot of articles and videos for different media during the last couple of years from all kind of events and from January 2014 all the activities will be consolidated in his new consultancy company. He is holding the position as Chairman of the Technical Working Group of the Danish Electronic Association (BFE DTU), member of the European Broadcasting Union Forum for Advanced Media in Europe (EBU FAME) and member of The Digital TV-Group in UK.
Renata Gataveckaite has a Ma in social psychology and is working as consumer electronics industry analyst since 2006. Her working spectrum involves analyzing data, conducting market research, gathering data, making analytical insights and writing reports. Renata's fields of interests are innovations in technology, consumer behavior, industry marketing and comparative analysis in field.
Auri Rahimzadeh is an accomplished technophile writer and book author. He has written three books: Hacking the PSP, Geek My Ride, and co-authored Hacking Digital Cameras. Rahimzadeh has contributed to many digital entertainment technology standards, including HDTV and DVD, and is former west coast research director at The Envisioneering Group, a prominent consumer electronics research firm. Having taught side by side with Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Auri continues to share a passion for technology education for children and teens. Currently Mr. Rahimzadeh is president of The Auri Group, an Indianapolis-based mobile application development firm.
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