The third annual Hardware Battlefield at CES 2016 is almost full. Fourteen corporations took to the TechCrunch stage on the Sands Expo with six minutes to show their viability out there.
And it wasn’t simply the viewers that they have been making an attempt to impress. We had professional judges together with Fitbit’s James Park, FirstMark Capital’s Matt Turck, and GV’s Lo Toney ready within the wings throughout shows to place these hardware startups by means of the ringer.
However now, it’s lastly time to announce the 4 finalists who will battle it out tomorrow for the Hardware Battlefield trophy and the $50,000 prize.
The finalists are:
6SensorLab – Nima
6SensorLab has developed a product referred to as the Nima, which helps you to take a small pattern of meals and check it for gluten traces by means of a transportable sensor and disposable pods.
Carbon constructed a robotic arm referred to as Katia (brief for “Kick Ass Trainable Clever Arm”, which is simply $2,000 and could be educated to do all kinds of duties by nearly anybody, whether or not or not they’ve skilled information.
Sentinl Inc. – IdentiLock
The IdentiLock is a brilliant set off lock for firearms that makes use of extremely-quick fingerprint studying know-how to allow you to unlock your weapon the moment you want it and maintain it one hundred pc safe once you don’t.
Wiivv is a totally customized insole in your footwear that may be ordered by merely taking a couple of footage of your ft, with the potential to steal market share from each excessive-finish orthotics and low-finish retailer-purchased insoles.
Judges for the Hardware Battlefield finals embrace TC Senior Editor Matt Burns, CyPhy Works CEO and Founder Helen Granier, Intel CEO Brian Krazanich and Highway1 VP Brady Forrest.
You’ll be able to catch the Hardware Battlefield Finals at 2pm PT tomorrow.