2019 Interviews with Innovators
Interviews during the 2019 Edison Awards give a glimpse into the winning companies'
products and services and their thoughts on innovation.
SmartView sensors detect presence and monitor the environment. SmartView’s unique ability to monitor air quality, light, sound, and temperature — alongside occupancy — helps businesses (1) discern the type of environment people need to do their best work in order to improve the employee experience; (2) measure how much space employees use in order to save millions in real estate costs, and even grow revenue by creating and renting out co-working space; and (3) dramatically reduce their environmental footprint.View Interview
CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography system
As the most advanced imaging unit in its category, the CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography system features breakthrough innovations that enable users to produce high-quality images, whatever their level of experience. Video cameras, not lasers, provide live positioning feedback on the built-in SmartPad. Interactive guides are superimposed onto an image of the patient’s face so users can properly position them; this aids in capturing accurate scans the first time, as well as with repeatability.View Interview
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority DEWA
Mohammad bin Rashid Solar Park MBRSP
MBRSP is the largest, most innovative solar park/technologies in one place worldwide. MBRSP achieves sustainability in its 3 pillars (Economy, Society, Environment), as it will nourish UAE economy and society needs by providing 12,000 job opportunities, and will reduce CO2 emissions by 6.5 Million Tons/year upon the completion of the Solar Park phases. MBRSP provided the first Carbon Credits deal in UAE which is an amount countries buy in order to contribute to lowering CO2 emissions. MBRSP is also a complex for innovation which hosts an R&D center, innovation competitions, and the Innovation Museum for the public.View Interview
i3 Operations, Inc.
Artificial Intelligence Maintaining Safety
AIMS- Artificial Intelligence Maintaining Safety is an AI analysis of social media to identify threats to society. i3ops was started to solve a big problem: public safety in an uncertain world that has many unforeseen threats. Many instances of violence and other threats (school shootings, hate crimes, human trafficking) appear to come from nowhere, but social media tends to provide nuggets of information that could have provided an alert. We developed AIMS to unravel the chaos of social media to provide insight into potential threats and alerts that indicate when a threat might be imminent.View Interview
Industrial Research Technology Institute
ITRI's iRoadSafe is the world's first V2X system solution integrating roadside communications, roadside sensing, and changeable message signs to provide safety warnings to road users. With DSRC NLOS and low latency abilities, iRoadSafe provides real-time alerts to avoid potential traffic accidents.View Interview
Posh Wellness Laboratory Inc.
Seat Belt Sensor
A novel seat belt sensor that can detect health anomaly while driving. POSH Seat Belt Cover Sensor saves many people from an unexpected car accident using ‘Smart Impedance’ technology. We have innovated a seat belt cover sensor that can monitor body posture, respiration volume and heart rate without direct skin contact with sensing electrode.View Interview
Powervision Robot Corp
The PowerDolphin is a beautifully dynamic and innovative streamlined design with a robust body featuring state of the art hardware for scientific research and outdoor fun in any body of water. PowerDolphin is an intelligent water drone offering a number of benefits to fishermen, divers, boat owners, water sports enthusiasts, as well as emergency professionals alike. Our integrated software provides GPS mapping, fish finder sonar, and a 4K UHD robotic camera arm that can create content above and below water surfaces.View Interview
BiPolar+ 3D Structure Solid-State EV Battery Pack
ProLogium's BiPolar+ 3D Structure Solid-State EV Battery Pack is a lighter, smaller, cheaper EV solid state battery pack. It's made of inlay(core material of ProLogium solid state battery cell) with 3D structure package tech(Worldwide first BiPolar tech). This game changer design provides EV battery pack with 70% cost, 50% volume, 80% weight and the key is, an intrinsically safe promise to users.View Interview
View Dynamic Glass
View Glass windows let in natural light while preserving views - no blinds required! Natural light is needed to live a healthy and productive life, but the ordinary window is not optimized to provide it. View’s smart glass windows let in natural light and views, and enhance mental and physical well-being by reducing headaches, eyestrain, and drowsiness. They also reduce glare and heat, improving the energy efficiency by up to 20 percent.View Interview
We Care Solar and Arrow Electronics
We Care Solar Solar Suitcase 3.0
The We Care Solar Suitcase provides electrical power to remote medical clinics. It is a highly-efficient solar energy system powering emergency obstetric care in developing countries. The portable, easy-to-use device includes medical quality lighting, fetal monitors, cell phone and battery charging capabilities and headlamps with rechargeable batteries.View Interview