We are very excited to announce that Siren Care won TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield 2017! We showed a LIVE DEMO on stage of the Siren Smart Socks at CES in Las Vegas! The competition was fierce. But we were able to convince the judges during the main pitch event and in the finals.
Thank You TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield Team!
We want to thank the whole TechCrunch team who did an awesome job. Neesha Tambe fearlessly handled a sleepless bunch of startup founders. Anthony Ha smoothly moderated the whole event. Matt Burns, who also was one of the judges in the finals. And Matthew Lynley for a great write-up! And last but not least, Sam O’Keefe, who gave invaluable advice to sharpen our live demo!
The 4th edition of TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield at the CES saw a push in health & wellness products. Let’s take a look at the other finalists.
Smartypan make a smart pan to improve nutrition and overall health. You can also track your own recipes.
Shape Scale is creating a personal body scanner to help you track workouts and visualize progress. Keeps you motivated!
Munro‘s booth was next to ours. Munro creates and produces a super-lightweight E-Motorcycle, styled after iconic Indian motorbikes.
Judges TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield 2017: Thank you!
The judges in the semi-finals were Cyril Ebersweiler (HAX Accelerator/Boost), Ken Washington (Research and Advanced Engineering Center of Ford), Jeff Richards (GGV Capital) and Anthony Ha (TechCrunch)
Helen Greiner (Cyphyworks), Michelle K. Lee (Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)), Wendell Brooks, (President of Intel Capital) TechCrunch Senior Editor Matt Burns were the judges in the finals. Some tough questions!
Hardware Battlefield & Eureka Park @ Sands
We exhibited at Eureka park. Eureka Park represents the best, most innovative and sometimes weirdest sample of hardware startups in the world.
Phonotonic changes the way we listen to live music with a funky looking polygonal device that turns movement into music in real time.
Rohan Dixit from Lief Therapeutics makes a smart biosensing patch for stress relief. It measures your heart and breath and improves your body’s natural stress response through gentle, safe biofeedback exercises.
Arthur Health (500 Startups Batch 18!)
We met up with our fellow 500 Startups Batch 18 batchmate Arthur Health. Arthur Health makes a connected pharmacy with a smart pill bottle. The pill bottle includes and app and software for caregivers to simplify and improve medication management.
Hardware Club – Community of Hardware Startups
Ryan Shearman from Fusar stopped by our booth to say ‘Hi’. Fusar stands for the fusion of technology and adventure. They make your favorite technologies accessible by creating connected mobility products that can accompany you wherever and whenever you need them!
Eureka park was buzzing and lively. The many startups attracted a lot of attention away from big players, just a floor above. Companies such as Fitbit, Under Armour, Honeywell, Philips and others had amazing booths, but missed the buzz of Eureka Park.
While the startup world has some really exciting and innovative as well as questionable products to present and is ever growing, many big brands seem to simply iterate on ongoing trends in tech, communications and design instead of bringing ground breaking innovations. Interestingly enough, older brands like NVIDIA are showing their capabilities more than ever for example as a pioneer in the development of autonomous driving. (Copy Right: Nvidia Blog)
Nevertheless, Sony, Panasonic, Volkswagen or Toyota among others showed their ambitions to make a push innovation with their own lab projects and company internal incubators as well as a high trend and technology awareness. Volkswagen picked up a collaboration with Amazon’s Alexa and is planning to make it your personal assistant through intelligent voice command. Sony presented a series of projects that their experimental labs are working on like the next generation of AR devices which focuses on voice & audio rather than putting holograms between us and the world.
Toyota Concept-I “Yui”
Toyota envisions the future of mobility with cars that can not just drive autonomously, but that will get to know us as a person and uses collected data to assist us in practical as well as emotional ways.
See You Next Year at CES 2018!
It was definitely an exciting CES! Worth celebrating with cocktails and friends on the Las Vegas High Roller! Here’s to next year’s TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield!
– The Siren Care Team
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