- Title: Tech startups lure investors with latest gadgets at CES Las Vegas
- Date: 10th January 2017
- Summary: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (RECENT) (REUTERS) VIEW OF LAS VEGAS STRIP PEOPLE GATHERED FOR THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES) SIGN FOR EUREKA PARK MARKET PLACE PEOPLE TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF DISPLAY BY BRITISH STARTUP KINO-MO'S HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY
- Embargoed: 25th January 2017 00:49
- Keywords: Las Vegas CES Kino-mo holograph Eureka Park Marketplace National Science Foundation Techstars Vagenie PowerUp
- Location: LAS VEGAS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: LAS VEGAS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Science
- Reuters ID: LVA0015YD2DZV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: With literally hundreds of thousands of products on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, it can be a little overwhelming for those investors looking for the next big thing.
Offering tech startups the opportunity to showcase technologies not yet on the market and which are borne out of fundamental science and engineering innovation, the Eureka Park Marketplace was co-founded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Techstars at CES in 2012, with the aim of bringing startups and their new gadgets and technologies directly to investors.
One such company showcasing their innovative technology is the London-based 'Kino-mo,' which wowed CES crowds with its holographic displays.
"It's an LED-based technology and people perceive it as holograms because it allows videos and images to appear floating in the air. Technically it's not holograms but people call it holograms and we don't really object," said Kino-mo Co-Founder Art Stavenka.
Called 'Hypervsn,' the holographic display technology uses what looks like a propellor covered in LEDs. Once it starts to spin, three-dimensional visuals appear.
Another gadget hoping to attract attention at CES was PowerUp Toy's paper airplane drone.
The Miami-based company's device turns a sheet of paper into a drone so even if there is a crash, the drone never breaks.
"So every flight ends with a crash with this product," said PowerUp Toy's CEO Shai Goitein.
"So paper is not a big deal, if it's crumbled or something happens to it, you know, just fold another one. It's not ... nothing happens, it won't really break," he added.
Another head turner at the Eureka Park Marketplace was the 'Vagenie,' a device for women to strengthen the 'pelvic floor'.
"So basically when you have a few minutes you put the device in your body, part of it stays outside. It connects via Bluetooth to the app and then you play videogames using your kegels, we track and chart your progress and when you're done you take it out and you're done," explained 'Vagenie' CEO and Founder Julie Rose.
According to their website, the "Vagenie" 'strengthens the core, restores feminine control, builds confidence and betters your sex life.'
CES 2017 closed on Sunday (January 8).
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