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We want to connect talents from all over the world

We are iNSYNC from 1/AK Inc. It’s a new way of communicating in dance. We are using AI technology called pose estimation,
which doesn’t require motion capture. You just need your smartphone.

The dance trainer sends to a student a dance movie with their posture data, and then the student practices with apps like KARAOKE. Training like a game. AI supports the student on behalf of the teacher. After copying the trainer’s move, the student requests personal feedback and trainer will resend personal feedback to them.

With a 40 million market, and also a much loved physical activity category, the main way for dance trainers
to earn money has been to teach face-to-face in classrooms and in-person, but iNSYNC allows teachers to earn money
by communicating with their fans wherever they are in the world, taking out regional limitations. We will start with the area of dance.

And in the future, we would like to offer physical movement methods for children and physical movements that
are effective for mental health as needed.

Designing conversations. Driving conversions

How many customers visit a brand’s website and leave without converting? How many customers click an ad with no further action? Up to 80% of customer web traffic exits without activation. What if you had a digital associate to engage these customers before they exit? ZEALS will empower brands to recapture and engage, driving quality conversions from customers that would have otherwise vanished.

Backed by Salesforce Ventures and others, ZEALS is the #1 conversational commerce solution in Japan, driving 9.6% conversion rate and $30M in monthly sales for over 480 large enterprises in a range of industries including cosmetics, food, human resources, education, telecommunications, automobiles, finance, real estate, fashion, and entertainment. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, many brands have accelerated their plans to optimize the online channel experience, a trend that has fueled ZEALS’ growth and solidified the dominance in the Japan conversational commerce market.

How do we do this? ZEALS’ solution uses human-designed conversation flows in Instagram DMs to build a personalized experience. However, we are NOT another chatbot – we combine cutting edge chat technology with exceptional Japanese hospitality for unrivaled service – aka “Omentanashi”. In 2022, ZEALS launched in the US, enabling brands to offer an unrivaled Omentanashi experience in their digital consumer interactions.

Visit www.zeals.co to learn more.

Vie Style launches VIE ZONE -Neuro earphones help you focus and relax

Vie Style launches VIE ZONE -Neuro earphones help you focus and relax- a stylish and portable neuro sensing earphones CES 2023. They analyze brain activity and heart rate and leverage this data to enhance focus levels during various tasks with the customized music neurofeedback to get you in the optimal focus, the zone (a.k.a, flow).

The traditional EEG device is balky, not being able to wear in everyday life, in-ear EEG technology implemented in the high quality bluetooth earphones, make it possible to be stylish, portable, and being able to wear naturally, and collect the data from everyday life.

Every brain is different, so unlike the other EEG devices which analyze the targeted brain frequency (Alpha, Beta,etc.), Vie Zone’s AI learns a user’s specific signal pattern and, in turn, develops a fully customized AI model to train the brain. Vie Zone, the high quality bluetooth earphones are able to distribute their customized music based on the analyzed data  to tune their brain.

To tune the brain, users choose a particular task, duration for an exercise, and music that suits their preferences. As they work and listen, Vie Zone analyzes a brain wave pattern and the AI-powered music player creates customized focused music playlist, and even generates the customized music for your brain, combining neurofeedback and monaural/binaural beats to guide the user into a flow state, and help keep them there.

More information: http://vie.style

SoundFun curved speakers make it easier for elderly to hear

SoundFun, a Japanese age-tech startup, will present “MIRAI SPEAKER,” the speaker with a curved
frame that converts soundwaves into ones that are easier to hear for the elderly and everyone else.
Because the soundwaves produced using the company’s proprietary “Curved Surface Sound
Technology” fade into the distance more gradually in a wider angle than those coming through the
cones of conventional loudspeakers, sounds reach a lot farther and more clearly without requiring the
listeners to turn up the volume. It’s particularly helpful for the elderly, as humans’ talking voices come
through even more distinctively.

LOOVIC is the world’s first Collar bone conduction navigation service

LOOVIC has developed the world’s most intuitive navigation system

It eliminates one’s need to look at maps while walking. Designed as a solution for spatial recognition challenges, the system uses a neckband-shaped device to analyze the wearer’s physical orientation and to provide accurate directions via tactile and auditory prompts.

Asilla AI turns security cameras into smart 24/7 surveillance system

Asillla Inc., a human-centric AI startup company in Japan, announces its attendance at Consumer Electronic Show (CES), specifically at the J-Startup section in Eureka park, Sands Expo; at ShowStoppers LaunchIt, and at ShowStoppers.

Asilla will have a pop-up booth that displays its signature product, abnormal behavior detection AI “Asilla.”  Asilla” is an AI software that turns ordinary security cameras into a smart 24/7 surveillance system, enabling security staff to notice unusual events and respond to potential security threats promptly.

Asilla serves as a cost-effective solution for those who need a full-scale security camera system. Asilla’s able to accommodate 50 cameras per server, coupled with its compatibility with current existing cameras and video monitoring systems, reducing hardware costs for setting up a system significantly. 

Asilla’s most unique characteristic is its ability to observe the common behavioral patterns of a specific location and then use this data to identify unusual and potentially dangerous activities outside of this established norm. While other AI security programs use these cameras to identify predefined set movements or objects that have been flagged as potentially hazardous, Asilla’s unique patented software allows more situational awareness.

Currently “Asilla” is only available in Japan and Vietnam, but we are keen to explore business opportunities in other countries. 

We want to connect dancing talents from all over the world

We are iNSYNC. It’s a new way of communicating in dance. We are using AI technology called pose estimation,
which doesn’t require motion capture. You just need your smartphone.  

The dance trainer sends to a student a dance movie with their posture data, and then the Student practices with apps like KARAOKE. Training like a game. AI supports the student on behalf of the teacher. After copying the trainer’s move, the student requests personal feedback and trainer will resend personal feedback to them.  

With a 40 million market, and also a much loved physical activity category, the main way for dance trainers
to earn money has been to teach face-to-face in classrooms and in-person, but iNSYNC allows teachers to earn money
by communicating with their fans wherever they are in the world, taking out regional limitations. We will start with the area of dance.

And in the future, we would like to offer physical movement methods for children and physical movements that
are effective for mental health as needed.

Try on exoskeleton suit to ‘sit’ while standing

Archelis, a Yokohama-based hardware startup, will demonstrate its exoskeleton assist suits that safeguard medical surgeons and factory workers against lower-back and leg strains from long hours of standing. Made to fit comfortably around one’s legs, “archelis for Medical” and “archelis for Factory” enable wearers to walk and bend their knees freely and to “sit” (rest) anywhere while technically standing – a feature that allows the use of the gear without any workflow interruptions.

“archelis” is the first exoskeleton assist suit series on the market that is focused on reducing the pain, injury and discomfort cased by standing position work. In Japan, employers are also using the suits as a tool to retain their workers, as younger generations are known to stay away from jobs that involve strenuous physical work.

    • archelis for Medical: designed for surgeons and operating room professionals
    • archelisFX: designed for factory workers

Features

    • All mechanical requiring no electricity to operate
    • Supports the body in a standing position
    • Keeps your trunk stable by balancing your body weight
    • Easy to wear, only requiring you to fasten the belts around your foot, shin and thigh
    • Can be easily adjusted for any body types and heights
    • Greatly reduces fatigue from standing, while preventing pains in the leg and lower-back
    • Comfortable fitting that enables you to walk and bend freely and sit anywhere
    • Proprietary design engineering technology that enables customizations

Play fitness games! Burn calories! We are looking for sales channels in USA & EU

Now we are new sales channels to expand Dendama to the USA & EU. We will start to sell around this summer in this year!

What is exactly DENDAMA?

DENDAMA is the improved tech version of the traditional Japanese wood game called  “Kendama” that is now considered a street sport played by people all over the world.

We are Kendama enthusiasts that saw worldwide potential in this sport so we decided to make it more challenging by adding diverse game scenarios and online functionality to it in order to create a new and exciting experience, even for people who have never played with a kendama before.

MOVE, PLAY & HAVE FUN!

Everyday life can be stressful, relax no matter where you are and keep an active lifestyle with DENDAMA! Challenge yourself and coordinate your body through exciting levels of tricks you can enjoy games that keep your body moving and active!

Now, you can enjoy learning and mastering a Kendama trick while being part of a whole new interactive digital experience. If playing alone is not challenging enough you can also connect with other players around the world in exciting versus matches!

The DENDAMA app includes a variety of games to play solo or in versus mode against players around the world. Whenever you complete a game, your final score will be added to the world ranking chart updated in real-time.

Upcoming Games

DENFIT
A fitness game that uses your play data to count calories.

GRAND BATTLE
A daily battle game.

Japanese Startups with disruptive technological solutions

Barcelona would be surprised at new and unique 20 startups from various featured sectors:

Mobile app analytics/Smell digitizing sensor/Portable brain monitor/Earth observation microsatellite/Travel & hospitality chatbot/Heatstroke preventing sensor/Smart urine sensor/3D foot measuring/Protection and encryption data-in-use/Cost-effective  edge AI/Innovative TV recorder/Explainable lightweight AI/Automatic translation/Nature harmonizing IoT/Digital currency exchange/Coronavirus detection from SNS/AD fraud prevention/Democratization of  architecture/Fun living robotics — https://www5.jetro.go.jp/newsletter/iib/2020/4YFN/JAPANPAVILION.pdf

Out of them Paronym  was selected as the only one East Asian semi-finalist of 4YFN Awards with the technology allowing users of videos or photos to access the related information of marked images without searching the web.

JETRO, government-related organization, promotes mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. We offer promising startups opportunities to connect with innovation frontiers and explore links to potential partners. We aim to make winning startups in the global market and bring new value to the world.

The situation is unfortunate, but JETRO hopes to return Barcelona next year with cutting-edge solutions.