Can't find that perfect gift ....
How about getting that someone special a hybrid surface and underwater drone! (See below.)
Who knows how much they'll longer be on the shelves, given that the Submaran, made by Ocean Aero, won a coveted Most Innovative Award from CONNECT, which helps local startups get off the ground.
According to CONNECT, it's a pretty amazing innovation: "Ocean Aero’s Submaran is an autonomous, hybrid surface and subsurface vessel that is changing how we observe our oceans. This unmanned vessel has the ability to perform long term data-gathering missions, survivable and undetected, without the need to refuel or recharge."
We want one!!!
CONNECT honored eight new products in eight categories during the recent ceremony, the 28th annual one to highlight cool new things being made in San Diego.
See out the slideshow for the other winners and CONNECT's explanations as to why:
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Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Category:
PureWick's PureWick empowers women with safe and simple incontinence management in hospitals, in nursing facilities and at home. A non-invasive, disposable wick comfortably moves urine away from the body. PureWick offers a new standard of care without need for catheters or specialized nurses.
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Sports/Active Lifestyle Category:
Hush Smart Earplugs are the world's first smart earplugs that help people sleep better in noisy environments. Combining a sound machine, earplugs, and smartphone connectivity, Hush allows you to drown out noises that keep you up at night, while simultaneously allowing you to hear the alerts and notifications you need.
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Life Sciences Diagnostics Catgory:
CureMetrix's CureMetrix – An image analysis platform that quantifies the qualities of anomalies in images. As a first target, CureMetrix is focused on doing early and accurate detection of breast cancer in mammograms along with reducing unnecessary biopsies.
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Communications and Information Technology Category:
Mushroom Networks's VOIP Armor is a "Voice over IP" gateway device that automatically heals and works around any network problems that otherwise negatively impact phone calls. You set it and forget it for crystal clear phone calls with unbreakable reliability for your business.
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Mobile Apps Category:
Chalk's Digital instant Mobile Ad Platform. Chalk's Digital offers the only Do-It-Yourself advertising solution (portal and app) that builds locally targeted, affordable campaigns (with mobile optimized landing pages) within minutes. It offers businesses and consumers the ability to build, target and launch their own personal advertisement in minutes that is displayed in thousands of mobile apps based on your location.
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Q Factory 33's B3 Bypass is a device that facilitates 625% increases in energy potential of solar, wind, stationary battery backup systems and electrical generators and enables 30% increases in conductivity, five-fold reductions in soft costs and elimination of expensive electrical upgrades.
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Software/Digital Media Category:
Comhear's MyBeam is a single, portable, wireless 12-18" sound bar device that produces spatialized, localized, and binaural virtual surround sound. MyBeam delivers a fully immersive audio experience through a portable personal device that replaces headphones. The device commercializes a patent-pending algorithm that sends sound directly to your ears precisely the way your body was designed to receive it.