Innovation Igniter highlights the top trends in industries like high tech, consumer goods and more. This week, we cover high tech products and concepts like the “exoskeleton” that provides bodybuilder strength, Electrolux’s vision of the Smart Home future, and more.

Lowe’s Goes High on Innovation >

The Lowe’s Innovation Lab created an “exoskeleton” to give employees superhuman strength for heavy lifting. The outfit is made from carbon rods acting as artificial tendons, and is intended to boost productivity.

Offsite innovation labs like the Lowe’s Innovation Lab are becoming a trend for retailers.

LGD Developed a 77” Flexible and Transparent OLED Display >

LG Display (LGD) developed a 77” flexible and transparent OLED display, which can be used for purposes like a smart desk or retail. Keep an eye out for whether/when it is released to the public.

High Tech Products and Concepts

Electrolux Design Explores the Smart Home of the Future >

Electrolux created a video concept of the future smart home. It showcases features such as a flexible and connected camera in the fridge so users know what it is in it all the time, a device that allows people to breathe nature-fresh air indoors, scent pods that wake them up to the smell of coffee, and even a 3D cake frosting printer. Further, it features washing machine that can pick the cycle best for the clothing inside, as well identify when a red clothing item is tossed in with the whites.

Lenovo Teases Notebook with Flexible Display >

At the Lenovo Transform event, Lenovo revealed a concept hingeless notebook with flexible display. Users would be able to speak into it, write on its surface and roll it up for portability.

High Tech Products and Concepts

Our Authors: Matt Suits and Andreya Carlson

About The Author: Matt Suits

Matt has always loved interacting with clients to find solutions for their challenges. He was drawn to business development at Kaleidoscope because of the great potential he saw. After graduating from the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati, he worked with two startups, a marketing consultancy, a financial services company and the non-profit 3CDC. He believes that listening is the most important part of sales. In his free time, Matt enjoys movies, trying new foods, traveling and the great outdoors.

About the Author: Andreya Carlson

Andreya has always been fascinated by language and the written word, which drove her to earn a degree in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She additionally earned a degree in Psychology, which kindled her interest in the healthcare industry. Her experience in marketing, communications, writing and editing includes work with a prominent human rights organization in England and a Cincinnati-based book publishing company. Andreya’s appetite for knowledge and passion for purposeful creation led her to cover design and healthcare advancement news for Kaleidoscope.





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