Exciting Korean Startups to Be Unveiled at IFA NEXT

Exciting Korean Startups to Be Unveiled at IFA NEXT

Korea's most exciting startups will make their debut at IFA 2017 in Germany.

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The K-ICT Born2Global Centre, a major Korean government agency, announced that some of its member companies will be participating in IFA 2017, the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, scheduled to take place in Berlin from September 1 to 6, 2017.

The participating companies will include Innomdle Lab (https://www.mysgnl.com/), Bagel Labs (https://www.bagel-labs.com/) and MINDs Lab (https://mindslab.ai/), of which Innomdle Lab and Bagel Labs will be going at the invitation of the IFA organizer. The exhibitions for IFA NEXT will be set up in Hall 26a, with the booth of Innomdle Lab in space No. 209, the booth of Bagel Labs in No. 130, and the booth of MINDs Lab in No.104b.

Introduced by the IFA just this year, IFA NEXT is a new space for startups, R&D institutes, and global innovation leaders.

Innomdle Lab is the first spin-off of C-Lab, a startup business program of Samsung Electronics. Innomdle Lab's Sgnl is a new type of smart strap that allows users to talk on the phone simply by placing a fingertip to their ears. Sgnl can be used not only with smartwatches (including the Samsung Gear and Apple Watch) but with any regular watches as well. As Sgnl transmits sound using the human body as a medium, users can take calls without worrying about people nearby overhearing their conversations. Users simply place a fingertip to their ears to listen to the person speaking on the other end and speak into a microphone embedded in the smartwatch strap. Connected to the user's smartphone via Bluetooth, the device activates automatically upon receiving or making a call, requiring complicated settings. The mobile application that comes with it allows users to set call reminders and track their steps using the built-in pedometer.

After being selected as one of the top 10 wearables at CES 2016, Sgnl successfully raised USD 2.1 million in funding through the Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunding platforms.

At IFA 2017, Innomdle Lab will introduce Sgnl S, a model designed for price-conscious customers, along with a more premium product which enables users to take phone calls through their fingertips. The product can now be pre-ordered on the Indiegogo website (https://igg.me/at/sgnl).

Related link: www.born2global.com

Jina Lee

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