Israeli startup Zeekit lets you shop and try on clothing online; an Israeli company turns seaweed into a superfood; new Israeli-US technology protects crops from insects, and much more!
By: Michael Ordman
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Try on clothes on-line
Israeli startup Zeekit’s innovative technology maps your image and then superimposes onto it garments from on-line stores to show you wearing them. It even has Artificial Intelligence “Styler.ai” to recommend items to you. Works with Amazon fashion, Topshop, H&M, Bloomindales and many more stores.
Turning seaweed into a superfood
Israel’s Seakura is one of a few companies that grows seaweed on land (in purified seawater). Seakura’s “superfood” Sea Lettuce and Red Seaweed contain more protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber and anti-oxidants than any other fruit or vegetable. Available in the UK.
Protecting crops against insects
Israel’s Evogene’s partnership with US Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI), has identified microbes with genes that can protect soyabeans and other products against insects. Selected genes are now being advanced to soybean validation in greenhouse and field trials.
Israel’s sixth annual Ecomotion smart transportation conference is attracting an impressive list of auto industry VIPs. They include Volkswagen’s heads of Audi, SEAT and Skoda; a senior delegation from Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and senior execs from Toyota’s AI Ventures and Research Institute.
Fast and accurate subtitling
Israeli startup VerbIT produces a transcription of video content. This can be to add subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, enhancing educational courses, converting podcasts to text etc. VerbIT uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and human monitoring to achieve a 4-hour turnaround. See ILTV video.
It’s how you say it
Israel’s Voicesense has developed a speech analytics program that can predict behavior from speech patterns. It has applications for sales systems, call centers etc. It also recognizes changed patterns which can give early warning of a medical condition. Watch Voicesense’s CEO Yoav Degani on ILTV.
Vegan, dairy-free, soy-free yoghurt
Israel’s Yofix Probiotics produces yoghurts for those who cannot tolerate lactose or soy. They’re made from grains, seeds and fruits with prebiotics and probiotics. They’re now adding yoghurt drinks, desserts, frozen yoghurt and ice cream to the range.
Security for Boeing’s 3D printing
There are several Israeli companies (see here) using 3D printers to print airplane parts and many more globally. Now Israel’s Assembrix has been contracted by Boeing to protect Boeing’s intellectual property during the 3D print manufacturing of parts.
Escaping fires and stopping poisonous gas leaks
Israel’s Salamandra Zone has developed technology that can contain poisonous gas leaks. It can also generate high pressurized air to ventilate lift shafts and allow elevators to be used in the event of a fire in a high-rise building. https://www.salamandra-zone.com/
The view from Heaven
I reported previously (3rd Dec) about the Israeli 3D virtual reality (VR) camera on board the International Space Station. The first episode of “One Strange Rock” aired in the US on March 26, 2018. It is the first ever 3D VR film seen from space. Click the navigation arrows n the top left.
In-car AR navigation
The Israeli iOnRoad team of Harman International (a subsidiary of Samsung) has developed augmented reality (AR) navigation for the next generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class vehicles. It will be the first time AR technology is used in vehicles, displaying the car’s actions in real-time to the driver.
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