Samsung has released three interesting products by startups incubated under its incubation program, C-Lab (Creative Lab). These solutions include an indoor smart greenhouse,a directional speaker, and a research platform which are developed by Agwart, Catch Flow, and For Makers respectively.
With this announcement, the tally of projects developed by startups under Samsung C-Lab since 2015 has increased to 34.
Plantbox by Agwart
The smart indoor greenhouse which allows you create a tiny kitchen garden inside the house. Plantbox resembles a small refrigerator in terms of shape and dimensions and the users only need to add a seed-containing capsule for the choice of plant and the gadget takes care of all the other requirements itself.
Once the seed is planted, Plantbox takes care of parameters which influence its plants’ health, including the amount of light, temperature, humidity, air quality, and the levels of different nutrients. The startup has also created a dedicated app to help you closely monitor the growth of the plants and override automatic controls if necessary.
S-Ray by Catch Flow
S-Ray is a portable directional speaker which can emit sound waves in a specific direction instead of radiating it all directions equally. This is very convenient when the speaker is being used for a video conference or a similar communication which engages a group of participants.
The Samsung spin-off also managed to make the speaker smaller and lighter after multiple iterations and Samsung claims it to be only one-tenth the size of a typical directional speaker. Catch Flow has also perfected the prototype and the final design is very power-efficient.
AppBee by For Makers
AppBee is a platform designed to share insights about users’ mobile usage with potential clients. Users can opt into sharing their data with the platform and an AI algorithm automatically matches them to suitable clients by determining key characteristics. The main motive of the startup is to make research more economical to independent researchers and to help them create more contextual surveys, which in turn can be used to provide better services.