The interest of international community to IoT devices inspired us to cover more innovations made in Ukraine. We collected the most impressive software and hardware samples that make our lives easier. Enjoy discovering Ukrainian tech world!
Ukrainian entrepreneur Oleksiy Vynohradov and cardiologist Dmytro Fedkov have been working on mobile cardiography technology for more than 5 years. Recently they have presented a smart T-shirt HeartIn that does electrocardiogram in real time.
Together with a mobile app it helps to make sport exercises more effective and monitor cardiac abnormalities. Their ultimate goal is to provide early heart disease detection.
But people aren’t eager to buy a T-shirt for diagnostics only. That’s how an idea came to their minds – inventors presented a beautiful and convenient app that measures pulse and heart variability rates accurately, sends reports on workout results and, additionally, performs diagnosis.
Vynohradov says that consumer trackers for checking heart rate show rather imprecise data with accuracy rate varying from 40 to 60%. That’s why these devices suggest you wrong exercises for a workout. On the other hand, HeartIn accuracy is 99%.
Now the T-shirt is undergoing certification process, and the company expects to get all the documents by the end of the year. On the current stage you cannot fully rely on their arrhythmia diagnosis service, only use it as recommendations; but after certification the result you get will be considered as an official diagnosis. The entrepreneur predicts that insurance will even cover the sum of money spent on the T-shirt.
Ukrainian developers from RND64 company created an interesting gadget for smart kitchen, HelloEgg. It’s a kitchen voice assistant providing “first cook aid” in real time. The egg-shaped device has a display on the top for watching step-by-step video recipes. It even can talk to you and hold a conversation due to build-in AI technology.
Voice commands are absolutely enough to control a device, though it is still partially controlled by support team when AI cannot process a command properly. If you feel bored just talk to a cute HelloEgg and it will not only respond to you but also express emotions by twinkling its single eye 😉
HelloEgg can entertain you with songs from Spotify or other music services, news, weather forecast and so on. Of course, timers are a must-have for such device – they will prevent you from burning dishes.
“We conducted a research and it appeared that a person spends on cooking about 400 hours, or 3 years. We understood that modern kitchen assistant shouldn’t limit itself only to voice commands and music streaming, it should have option of streaming video, live customer support and many others”, explains Dmytro Shemet, CEO of RND64 company.
Interactive Restaurant Technology
Kodisoft founder Dmytro Kostyk has launched a project called Interactive Restaurant Technology, big and bright interactive tables for restaurants. You can make orders, do online shopping, watch how they cook your meal and communicate with restaurant visitors. According to Mr. Kostyk Kodisoft is the only company in the world producing interactive tables for restaurant industry.
Nowadays this technology works in 7 restaurants all over the world. Several months ago they opened an office in Toronto. And Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among the first to try the table.
Moreover, it is company’s invention that makes the very existence of such table possible. Unique technology lies in the fact that sensitivity of sensors stays high despite thick (up to 20mm) protective glass. In this way it saves interactive tables from humidity, temperature fluctuations and load impact.
Ukrainian startup Senstone produces fashionable pendant that records your speech and turns it into organized notes. The pendant’s diameter is 29,53mm, and it weighs only 26g. To take notes on the go all you need is to click on the device and start speaking.
What is more, Senstone categorises notes into topics (diary, blog, to-do lists, commentaries about conference etc.) The device is able to recognize 7 languages and holds charge up to 3 days.
The company launched their Kickstarter campaign to raise $50 000, but the idea appeared to be so innovative and popular they got the needed sum in 36 hours.
Ukrainian company Techware together with Concepter (the one that is known for iBlazr smartphone flash) made Grovio, a smart device for watering plants.
It consists of a 30cm cylindrical water tank with a small tube. The end of the tube has a special sensor you put into soil. Pour water into a reservoir, and sensor decides how much water a particular plant needs to supply water via tube. Sensor also monitors soil and air humidity, temperature and light conditions.