iF trend exhibition 2020: Information Intelligence
Internet of Things (IoT), industrial manufacturing through robotics, artificial
intelligence: just three of the many applications in our living and working
environments. But how should we deal with these innovations and challenges? How
can we not simply accept help in everyday activities but rather gratefully
acknowledge it? Information Intelligence enables digital transformation and its
understanding at the same time. It archives knowledge, multiplies it and helps
people to make sustainable decisions, both for and against a product. The new
networked technology is a helper and companion. It offers digital natives just
as much added value as it does absolute beginners – including the fun factor.
Five Design Highlights of Information Intelligence
EM-V100 (EM-Tech, Republic of Korea) | AI Smart Hearing Enhancer with Bluetooth
When the Walkman made its very successful appearance on the market, it became the symbol of instant privacy in public spaces. The fact that you could listen to music when no one else had any idea what kind of sound was coming out of your earphones had people amazed. Almost 50 years passed from the time of the tinny, wired cassette player to TWS technology with in-ears. Changed, intuitive operation, the integration of smartphones and, maybe best of all, noise cancelling included. A look at the EM-V100 would probably have the target group, 30- to 60-year-olds with moderate hearing loss, shaking their heads back then!
“Measuring the World” is not only the title of a fictional novel about the mathematician Gauss and the natural scientist von Humboldt. We humans have always been able to grasp and understand our surroundings at different levels. With all our senses, which need to be trained – and with the aid of increasingly technical devices, whose highly precise functioning today leaves us with more room for the evaluation and interpretation of the data collected. As with the BLK2GO imaging laser scanner from Leica Geosystems. Digitizing rooms professionally and brilliantly in real time – the famous scientists would have been delighted.
Balance elements series (Midea Group, China) | Sous-vide cooker, soda maker, lunchbox etc.
From nouvelle cuisine to fast food, from slow food to regional seasonal products: cooking and enjoying food are subject to the zeitgeist. Food that promotes good health is now often called “body food”. The gentle sous-vide process is a proven technique for preserving nutrients in professional kitchens and is used here: the minimalist and functional Balance element series can be used to control the daily nutritional requirements via the IoT and an app and to provide immediate transportation for the healthy meal.
Relumino Glass (Samsung Electronics, Republic of Korea) | Visual aid app for people with poor vision
An important goal of information intelligence should be to make innovation successes accessible to different users. The frequently-cited out-of-the-box thinking has become very important in the context of digitization. This means that things can take on special tasks in different areas of application. In this example, VR glasses support people with impaired vision. The moving image captured by Relumino Glass is individually filtered according to the impairment and makes it easier for people to participate in social life.
HUAWEI Sound X (Huawei Technologies, China) | AI speaker
High-end equipment has become an indispensable part of our everyday life: we demand professional standards in our own four walls as well – not least made possible by the miniaturization of electronics. Devices have become smaller and more compatible, with WiFi and Bluetooth came freedom of movement, with streaming independence. In the HUAWEI Sound X AI speaker, audio expert knowledge is concealed in a reduced appearance. The bundle of energy made up of eight speakers and six microphones produces a rich 360° sound – for that disco feeling and concert enjoyment alike.