Similar stories are happening in the region all the time, but it might be hard to keep an eye on history while it’s happening. So here are a few selected companies from Skåne with some exciting technologies – to keep your eyes on.
Control smart phone by gesture
Smart devices are everywhere and in the future connectivity will penetrate our lives even more. Crunchfish from Malmö is working on technology that might change the way we interact with mobile phones and other devices, they are creating touchless technology.
Imagine silently waving your hand to give your smart devices explicit action commands. It might take some getting used to, but already now quite a few manufacturers have shown interest. Crunchfish expects to install their the next generation mobile phones. GoCam is the first app they developed to allow users to take a selfie by just waving their hands. We can expect that further integration of touchless technology into everyday life will make a huge difference to user experiences of the future.
Practical IoT in your home
IoT (Internet of Things) is still one of hottest topics on the tech scene. Though not widely applied in our lives just yet, the possibility to conveniently connect to technology is immense. Sensative from Lund is working on something that could help bring IoT one step closer to becoming a norm of our homes.
Strips, Sensative's first product, is a wireless magnetic sensor that is pretty much invisible on windows and doors. Without a complicated installation, Strips help home dwellers keep an eye on their home security while away. Sensative is also working on a series of new products that will widen the possibilities for intelligent homes.
Tech-care for the elderly
With a larger aging society the issue of lack of good care for the elderly who wish to stay at home becomes more and more acute. Tryggel‘s founder got the business idea when her own grandma had fallen a few times while alone at home. The result? Tryggel currently develops a system of home sensors to create a safer environment at home.
Next Step Dynamics from Malmö has taken this even further. Their technology predicts and monitors the risks of falls, develops a recovery program and provides remote care solutions.
Thanks to the progressing technology staying at home in the future might not necessarily translate to increased risks. In the short-term the solutions increase the quality of life of the elderly.
For a better world
Household food waste is major concern in the developed world. Consumers in high-income countries discard up to 30 percent of fruit and vegetable purchases and trim products up to 33 percent by weight during household preparation. Furthermore, waste from food packaging is unlikely to be recycled at the household level, having been the least affected category by the four-fold increase in recycling since 1990.
According to Innoscentia terms like 'Best Before' or 'Use by' are rather misleading and fuel food waste. Consumers throw away products even when perfectly edible. Innoscentia's solution is a sensor technology integrated into packaging that could detect food degradation. Their first product is packaging for meats informing the consumers if the meat is still good to eat.