From left to right: Kim Jong Min (Big Picture), Lee Min Gu (The S) and JuYoun Lee (Gaze Lab)
As we attended the Korean Tech Event MIK1111, Ubergizmo picked three companies that are working on cool/interesting products. Our site is a media partner of MIK 1111, and we contributed in the Awards process by nominating cool products. We focused on tech-oriented companies of course, and of the ones we looked at closely.
Gaze Desk by Gaze Labs
Gaze Labs is working on a smart desk called Gaze Desk which can be used in sitting and standing positions, thanks to electric motors that can push the table top up and down. But there’s a technological twist: Gaze’s table has sensors that detect how long you have been working in either position, and will remind you to change position for an optimal alternate between sitting and standing. The project has been public for ~5 months, and is fully funded via Kickstarter, but very few people have seen it in action.
The functionalities are controlled by the mobile app, which serves as a remote control to perform the initial setup but will also track your various position changes. The app also estimates how many calories have been spent while in the standing mode. Korea is a country where many people work long hours in the office, but the same is true for many companies in the west as well.
We talked to other Korean companies, but unfortunately, we don’t have enough time to report on all of them. If you are curious, they are: Nanobiz, PLAYLAND, THE EDUCLOOUD, Clair and Who’s Good.
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By Hubert Nguyen on 11/15/2016 21:00 PDT