Device of the week: Navly

In september this year an experimental free shuttle service featuring electric, driverless busses launched in Lyon, France, the first of its kind in the world! The bus transport 15 people at the same time and are run completely autonomously and don’t have pedals or a steering wheel, though for now each have a human operator on board.

It features a 1,350 meter (about .8 mile) route with five stops around the neighborhood Confluence in the French city, and can drive up to 45 kilometers per hour.

The autonomous equipment on every shuttle includes LiDAR, sterovision cameras, GPS and motion sensors to prevent running into pedestrians.(LiDAR is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth.)

Read more about Navly here.

Device of the week: HAPIfork

Eating too fast leads to poor digestion and poor weight control. The HAPIfork, powered by Slow Control, is an electronic fork that helps you monitor and track your eating habits. It also alerts you with the help of indicator lights and gentle vibrations when you are eating too fast. Every time you bring food from your plate to your mouth with your fork, this action is called: a “fork serving“. The HAPIfork also measures:

* How long it took to eat your meal.
* The amount of “fork servings” taken per minute.
* Intervals between “fork servings”.

This information is then uploaded via USB or Bluetooth to your Online Dashboard on to track your progress. The HAPIfork also comes with the HAPIfork and apps plus a coaching program to help improve your eating behavior.

HAPIfork is a connected smart fork which lets you adopt healthy eating habits:

  • Eat at the right time
  • Eat at the right pace: not too fast
  • Follow a coaching program
  • Share with the community

Patents: The technology is covered by four patents

  1. Measure of hand-to-mouth movement
  2. Capacitive detection
  3. Specific mechanical cooperation between the electronic key and fork
  4. Interaction between apps and data platform


Device of the week: CubeSensors

A smart device that tracks your living conditions. Place one CubeSensor in each room at home and you will receive information about how to improve things such as temperature, light, sound and so on.


Measuring activity, sleep and food intake helps you build better habits. Yet it becomes harder to make the right choices if your home or office are working against you.

CubeSensors help you discover how small changes in your environment also affect your wellbeing.

Read more here.

Device of the week: Smartmarker

Smartmarker  – No more photos of whiteboards

Directly sends the written information from the whiteboard to an app where other persons can follow the lecture live.

Watch the whole article here.

“Using the Smartmarker, everything you write, draw, and present can be instantly stored and shared. This enables you to connect with meeting attendees all over the world who can experience the meeting in real time. When the show’s over, the saved details can be uploaded to the Equil app and distributed among students, colleagues, customers, and more. Simply pop in the traditional whiteboard marker of your choice, attach the sensor to the surface, and begin writing.”