The Neuroon is a revolutionary wearable device that combines advanced brain wave and pulse measurement technology with a comfortable sleeping mask commonly used in air travel. Using built-in biometric sensors, the Neuroon system analyzes the user’s sleep architecture, calculates a sleep efficiency score, and offers optimization advice. In addition, the Neuroon mask uses Bright Light Therapy, a technology that can alleviate jet lag, improve sleep efficiency, and help the user to fall asleep faster. The Neuroon is a system comprised of three components: a comfortable mask made of soft, hypoallergenic material, the Smart-pack, which contains the device’s sensors and electronics encased in medically certified silicone, and the Neuroon mobile app that controls the mask wirelessly using Bluetooth.
The Neuroon offers six key features that will help improve the quality of life of its users:
Sleep Analytics is a core feature of the mask and offers the user the unique opportunity to thoroughly analyze their sleep. When the Neuroon connects to the app, it transmits a sleep report that details how long it took to fall asleep, as well as the sleep duration and patterns. The mask then calculates the Sleep Score, a sleep rating based on the objective data measured by the device and the subjective user’s experience while asleep. The data is collected with three gold-coated electrodes that contact the skin on the user’s forehead. The Neuroon is the first advanced sleep sensor on the consumer market with this level of technology. The other currently available consumer sleep measurement devices only measure the user’s movements (actigraphy) and pulse. The Neuroon, with its advanced sensors uses complete polysomnography, the gold standard for medical sleep studies.
Light Boost, or Bright Light Therapy, provides a burst of energy that helps increase focus and reduce sleepiness by regulating the user’s melatonin levels. The light source is located in the Smartpack and interacts directly with the user’s eyelids ensuring a comfortable and discreet light therapy during a typical 20-minute session.
Jet Lag Blocker helps combat the sleep disorders associated with rapid time zone changes. After setting the travel destination in the mobile app, the mask automatically fine-tunes the appropriate therapy and offers a number of recommendations to help the user optimize their circadian rhythm while traveling. For the best results users should start the therapy several days before traveling.
Neuroon Sunrise is an intelligent wake-up program. Using Bright Light Therapy, the program uses light to initiate wakefulness at the correct moment when the sleeper is in a light sleep phase. Normal alarm clocks often interrupt the sleeper in a deep sleep phase resulting in grogginess, disorientation, and an unpleasant mood. With the Neuroon Sunrise, the user will awake feeling refreshed and alert and ready to start the day.
Personal Pause is an intelligent personalized nap program developed for the Neuroon. The program prevents the user from entering the deepest sleep phases alleviating sleep inertia while maintaining all the benefits of a good nap. The mask and the app will plan ideal nap times based on the users historical data.
Biorhythm Adjuster is the last key feature that adjusts the user’s sleep cycles to irregular sleep schedules. The program adapts the user’s circadian clock to changing wake up times and irregular lifestyles often associated with shift work. It also supports the process of falling asleep, which can be disturbed by the artificial blue light emitted by electronic devices.
Radical Transport is redefining a new direction in personal transportation. Designed, engineered, and assembled in the US, MOOV aims to re-imagine 2-wheeled electric transportation from the ground up. With a lower stance, larger wheels and ultra- thin unibody construction, MOOV is a machine, not a toy. Charged with custom ride dynamics and premium mechanics. Harnessing a unibody design with integrated sensors, MOOV responds to your body’s natural sense of balance, increasing rider stability and improving handling. With programmable riding modes, riders can safely master the board before operating at higher speeds. Over the life of the board, the ride continues to suit the rider.
The Penna Keyboard reimagines the typewriter with a high-tech approach married with a unique design and wireless capability. Features include: a macro programmable return bar which will allows users to save frequently used keys and sentences which can be recalled instantly, wireless Bluetooth 4.2, and multi-pairing to support up to five devices. The Penna also supports a variety of popular operating systems like, Windows/Android/iOS/MacOS and comes in four color variations: matte black, pure white, baby pink, olive green, and an option for a special wooden texture.
Keycaps are available in two options: diamond type with gives users added accuracy for key input and chrome type with maximizes the retro feeling of an old-school typewriter.
The Orah 41 is the most easy-to-use camera available right now for live streaming high quality VR / 360 video. With just an internet connection and a smartphone, anyone can start streaming live in 360 to YouTube, Facebook or Twitter using the Orah 41. This is the first live VR /360 camera of this quality (4k) available at an accessible price point. At $3,595 it makes it much easier for professionals to purchase and create VR and 360 content. In comparison to other options, this is the best camera for anyone who wants to live stream events such as music concerts, sports events, news/conferences and entertainment in a professional manner. Orah 41 is the preferred choice of many major brands for live streaming key events in VR / 360, including Intel, CNET, Sony Crackle, Google, Lucky Strike Entertainment, and many more.
THE STARTUP THAT’S DISRUPTING HOW PEOPLE CHECK IN TO AIRBNB
Vacations can be tricky: It’s often an adventure to a new place where one expects to stay at a great hotel or inn that. But what if you’ve decided to take part in the share economy and book through Airbnb? The global hosting giant has turned the hospitality industry on its head, capitalizing on an age where personalized service ranks right up there with traditional, and where entrepreneurs—like the founders of Airbnb—have figured out that the next great business idea may require nothing more than a simple double take on an old one.
The relaxed nature of the Airbnb model though leaves the door open—quite literally—for error, read: lost keys or a potential lack of home security: no daily linen service or little soaps in the bathroom: disheveled, unattractive environs: or, especially, a lack of guidance when it comes to navigating a new destination.
This same line of thinking occurred to Gillian Harding. The Hamptons resident and style maven saw a dearth in the housing market three years ago when it came to luxury accommodations. After listing her own home on Airbnb and, soon thereafter, meeting the firm’s owners at a party in San Francisco, Harding had a thought: What if guests could check in with someone who took care of their every need? With that, Checkkin was born, a business that welcomes guests booking homes through Airbnb. She now takes on the task of listing a residence, creating their story on the Airbnb site, greeting clients, and looking after their every need.
Harding started her company where she resides—on the East End, one of the most sought-after vacation destinations around. The market is ready-made for the investment bankers, Wall Street executives, and the cadre of wealthy individuals she regularly attracts as clientele. Checkkin also offers a concierge service, booking private planes, sea planes, or helicopters from Manhattan or LaGuardia and virtually any other need from a guest’s initial booking to their departure. Harding outfits each home with sumptuous white Frette bedding and beautiful candles and fragrances from Antica, and provides guests with a welcome gift—a bottle of her own line of wine made by one of the oldest vineyards in France. It’s something she started this summer—Muscadat by Checkkin, thinking it best to expand her brand with something very special. “So many people have experienced our new vintage!” she says of the bottles made exclusively for her company. “It will be available in area wine shops by end of year, and we’re now in talks to develop a chardonnay, rose, and merlot as well.”
Checkkin will take this exclusivity a step further with their ultra-premium service, Checkkin Select, for the top one percent checking into high-end Hamptons homes. Besides staging the residences, Select garners staff, like private chefs, and services, such as transportation to and from a client’s Blade Helicopter or ExcelAire Jet. Dan Kahn, Vice President of Charter Sales for ExcelAire the private jet company that works closely with Harding to deliver top level service to the wealthy business people and families they serve, notes that Harding is the consummate professional. “She can almost predict what clients require and makes sure every request is attended to, which falls in line with our philosophy. For us, ‘no’ is never an answer,” he says. “We’re also in constant communication, especially in the summer in the Hamptons. Working with Gillian is just a pleasure—she’s a great person. It’s almost not work!”
Airbnb is also planning to step into the luxury market this year with the launch of Airbnb Lux, a more sophisticated arm of the business catering to those with unlimited budgets. “Because we’re already in that market, we’re positioned in the right place for the launch of Airbnb Lux—and some are already experiencing its services,” Harding adds. “Beyonce stayed at a $10,000-a-night Airbnb Lux for her recent Superbowl performance.”
Despite running Beta testing in the Hamptons market, Harding plans to set up in other locales around the U.S. and internationally next year. Her clientele is a jet set one already, with those wanting to recharge looking to experts like Harding to help.
“It’s very important that guests meet someone instead of arriving in the dark and foraging for a key in a mailbox,” says the entrepreneur, who had a successful interior design business as well as fashion company prior to her hospitality venture. “It makes them feel right at home. What moves her most though is the way Airbnb is transforming lives. Harding met a 90-year-old gentleman in her neighborhood, a Mr. Frederick Brown, who owned a beach cottage in Sag Harbor that had been shuttered for 25 years. When Harding told him about her relationship with Airbnb, and that she could make him a handsome profit, Brown had the house fixed from top to bottom—including redecoration—and had Harding promptly list it. His cottage is now part of the Airbnb community, to the tune of $400 dollars a night. “What Airbnb is doing for the older generation is incredible,” he says. “It’s giving us the financial freedom to enjoy our final years. At 90, I’m an Airbnb host and loving it!”
Harding realizes that guests never know what to expect in a new place. “Having someone plan everything is crucial,” says the Trinidad native who utilizes her interior design background for staging, and has a line of towels, bedding, and Checkkin magazine on the horizon. “We offer bespoke experiences and five-star-services to the host and guest,” says Harding. “They’re taking a closer look at how booking a luxury home could compare to booking a high-end suite at a five-star hotel. We’re changing the way the one percent vacations.”
Ahead is an attachable Bluetooth device that mounts to virtually any helmet to provide a safe, hands-free audio system to listen to music, make phone calls and follow GPS navigation. With Ahead, wearers have the power to turn virtually any helmet into a smart helmet. The attachable Bluetooth device easily mounts to a user’s helmet. Using a special algorithm and two angled microphones, Ahead’s unique technology reduces wind and other surrounding noises at speeds of up to 40 MPH. As the noise is reduced, the angled microphones are able to intake sound directly in front of the user’s mouth. One of the most unique features of Ahead are the vibrations emitted from the device which clarify the sound quality that penetrates the helmet. Additionally, the device’s app allows users to customize the device’s buttons and enables features like push-to-talk.
With IP45 water and dust resistance, Ahead is safe to use in rain, snow and desert conditions. The rechargeable device also comes with a charging cable, has a three-day standby battery and can last eight hours while on a phone call. Detachable for easy charging or for transferring to other helmets, Ahead also comes with a second mount for at-home usage and offers an app that is compatible with Apple and Android devices.