Nest Palo Alto, CA
Nest reinvents unloved but important home products, like the thermostat and smoke alarm. The company focuses on delighting customers with simple, beautiful and thoughtful hardware, software and services. Devices are sensor-driven, Wi-Fi-enabled, self-learning, and fully programmable. The Nest Learning Thermostat™ and Nest Energy Services offerings address home energy consumption, and Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide™ will help keep people safe.
Infinity Augmented Reality Tel Aviv, Israel
Infinity Augmented Reality provides the revolutionary software platform that makes the digital eyewear experience (Google Glass, Meta) a reality. The company is the first augmented reality software platform to connect universally with digital eyewear, smartphones and tablets, integrating multiple devices into one platform. A good way to think of it is to consider augmented reality the bridge between the digital and real worlds, and Infinity AR as the builder of that bridge. The Infinity AR technology advances augmented reality by serving as the brain for augmented reality applications. Infinity AR’s platform will provide the brain to springboard the development of all types of Augmented Reality applications. A number of the most popular and most exciting will be earmarked for the augmented reality eyewear or digital glasses. This application alone will enhance the user’s life by providing information services such as locating good restaurants, providing maps and directional services, voice and facial recognition, but also online gaming, concert viewing, sports venues, and more.
SmartThings Washington, DC
SmartThings lets you know what’s happening at home wherever you are–and at a fraction of the cost of traditional home security systems. Wireless, affordable, flexible, and portable, SmartThings reacts automatically to potential threats and lets you customize it to protect what matters to you. The SmartThings app and Hub will instantly connect to different sensors, locks, light switches, outlets, thermostats, and other compatible devices in your home. These devices can then communicate with you and each other to offer you security, peace of mind, and limitless possibilities. Since SmartThings is compatible with hundreds of smart devices from a variety of manufacturers, once you have a SmartThings Hub and free app, you can add as many other popular smart devices as you want to create a fully connected home.
Spark Minneapolis, MN
A tiny Wi-Fi development board that makes it easy to create internet-connected hardware. The Core is all you need to get started; power it over USB and in minutes you'll be controlling LEDs, switches and motors and collecting data from sensors over the internet! No need to ever plug the Core into your computer; you can write code in the web IDE and download it wirelessly to the Core. Familiar with Arduino? The Core uses Wiring, the same programming language that Arduino uses. Plus, with an accessory called the Shield Shield, you can connect the Core to any standard Arduino shield. Spark is designed first and foremost to be easy to use; you can get started with little to no software or hardware experience.