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The CEATEC INNOVATION AWARDS, "As Selected by U.S. Journalists"Special Award Gadget Nation

The CEATEC INNOVATION AWARDS, "As Selected by U.S. Journalists"

Special Award Gadget Nation Award

YUKAI Engineering Inc.

Qoobo

Comment on the selection

This award is very close to my heart—it’s named after my book “Gadget Nation”—which is all about small companies and individual “Mom & Pop” inventors taking an idea and turning into, hopefully, a game changing new product.                  Searching the CEATEC show floor this year, we were all looking for a product that captured the “Gadget Nation” spirit—and we found it – it’s a pillow— covered in fur with a very life-like tail. This odd looking device is called QOOBO (Ku-Bow) by Yukai (U-Ki) Engineering.  At first glance it seems like a peculiar pillow trying to mimic a cat—maybe something gimmicky that a teenage girl would want on her bed.  BUT when I learned the target consumer was seniors and that the interactive nature of the pillow could actually reduced anxiety, depression and loneliness—that’s when I knew we found this year’s Gadget Nation winner.                                        In addition to the honor, the winning product gets to travel around the US with me and I will be demonstrating “Ku-Bow” on 10 television shows in Washington DC, Minneapolis, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle and more.

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