Top Made-In-Singapore products at CES

Top Made-In-Singapore products at CES
A demonstration of how a gosh! Smart Lock on a door can be unlocked with the use of a mobile app. The lock, made by Singaporean accessory maker Appcessory, was shown at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas.

1. Zensorium

Started just over three years ago, Zensorium's most successful product has been its Tinke health sensor.

This tracks a user's heart rate, respiratory rate and blood oxygen level. Its upcoming device is the Being smartwatch (photo 1), which not only monitors your heart rate, activities and sleep cycles, but also keeps tabs on your mood.

The company's spokesman said the Being will track breathing, heart rate and activities and map your mood indicators: Distress, Excited, Normal and Calm.

The company said it has consulted doctors and specialists in Thailand, where it has a second office, to ensure that readings are accurate. The Being is priced at US$199 (S$265) and is scheduled to go on sale in the United States by April.

2. eGeeTouch

This newcomer in the security landscape has patented several features relating to the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) to open locks. The premise is simple. The NFC padlock comes with regular keys and NFC discs designed to open the device (photo 2). These are meant to be used only in an emergency.

Otherwise, a user has an app on his NFC smartphone that will unlock the padlock when he taps the phone on the lock.

With the app, the owner can permit assigned NFC phones to unlock the padlock. This would allow a small business owner to give certain employees access to unlock a padlock and remove that access once an employee quits.

This does away with the need for duplicate keys, and the need to change a lock if keys are lost or if a disgruntled or dishonest employee has a duplicate of a physical key made.

The app also logs the identities of those who activate the NFC device so owners can monitor its usage. This means the owner can tell who was the last person to use the lock, as a user is less likely to hand over his mobile phone to someone else as he might a key.

The company has designed several TSA-approved locks and is in talks with several luggage makers to use these NFC devices.

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