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ITRI to Showcase Innovative Technologies for Smart Living at IFA 2018


The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI),
Taiwan's largest and one of the world's leading high-tech applied
research institutions, is exhibiting its innovative technologies at IFA
2018, Berlin, from August 31 to September 5. This is the first time that
ITRI has exhibited at IFA, one of Europe's largest trade shows for
consumer electronics trade and home appliances. Attendees are welcome to
visit ITRI's booth Messe
Berlin, Hall 26C/229
, at IFA NEXT.

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At IFA NEXT, ITRI is presenting innovative solutions for smart living
and demonstrating its commercialization results along with its partners
and spinoffs, including Asensetek, Eleclean Co., Ltd., and Taiwan
Biophotonic Co. (tBPC). Exhibits on display are the Intelligent Vision
System for Companion Robots, as well as smart devices for detecting
pesticide residues, disinfecting drinking water, and optimizing sleeping

ITRI's Intelligent Vision System (IVS) for Companion Robots at
IFA 2018 will be able to play chess with human opponents and hand out
gifts. Visitors will have a chance to personally experience the
human-machine interaction and explore the robot's ability in integrating
AI, 3D vision recognition, and eye-hand coordination. To enable the
robot to grip and move objects smoothly, ITRI uses HIWIN Technologies
Corp.'s gripper controller, which is integrated into ITRI's IVS system.

Pesticide Residue Detection Technology developed by ITRI provides
a real-time pesticide detection solution for consumer use for washing
fruits or vegetables. It determines if the amount of pesticide residues
is safe and lets the user know when washing is complete. Featuring its
patented optical detection and dynamic degradative algorithm, the
technology has been transferred to Asensetek and developed into the
product HALO, which will make its debut at IFA 2018.

ITRI will also demonstrate the Intelligent UV Direct Drinking Water
, which is designed to disinfect household drinking water
and reduce the risks of bacterial contamination by killing 99.9% of
germs such as E.coli. Its UVC LED light disinfection module includes
small size, low power consumption, and long lifespan features as opposed
to the conventional mercury lamp disinfection systems.

Genki Bot, a non-invasive sleep-aid system, can learn and
optimize the sleep environment for individual users. Through the
interaction between the device and users, the AI algorithms enable Genki
Bot to recommend the best environmental parameters, such as songs,
sounds, and lighting. It can also measure temperature and humidity and
detect CO, making it a multi-functional household device for smart

ITRI's spinoffs ELECLEAN and Taiwan Biophotonic Co. (tBPC's) also
presented their products along with ITRI at IFA 2018 to showcase their
smart innovations in healthcare. ELECLAN Disinfectant Spray uses
nano-catalysis electrochemical technology to produce a disinfectant
within 15 minutes. Without the addition of harmful preservatives, the
device can effectively destroy viruses and bacteria by an oxidizing
method. tBPC's Wrist Pulse Oximeter oCareTM
Pro 100
is the world's first and only pulse oximeter that measures
pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation directly at the wrist. It
eliminates the need for fingertip probes, and thus provides a
non-invasive, simple, and reliable way to check and record physiological

Video of ITRI's highlights at IFA 2018 is available here:

Find the fact sheets of ITRI's IFA 2018 exhibits at

About ITRI

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is one of the world's
leading technology R&D institutions aiming to innovate a better future
for society. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in
transforming Taiwan's industries from labor-intensive into
innovation-driven. It focuses on the fields of Smart Living, Quality
Health, and Sustainable Environment.

Over the years, ITRI has incubated over 270 innovative companies,
including well-known names such as UMC and TSMC. In addition to its
headquarters in Taiwan, ITRI has branch offices in the U.S., Europe, and
Japan in an effort to extend its R&D scope and promote opportunities for
international cooperation around the world. For more information, please

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