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S. Korean university students' start-up companies get featured at CES
Updated: 2022-01-11 17:08:49 KST

The user dances in front of a laptop. and in a few clicks, their movement is digitized, which is then easily converted into an animation character, using "pose extraction" and deep learning technology.
This startup company was launched last year by two juniors at the Pohang University of Science and Technology
After raising $(2.56)two.five-six million U.S. dollars in a Pre-Series A Funding last year, PLASK debuted at this year's CES.

"PLASK runs on a technology that captures and digitizes the user's movements. So it's a product that makes it much easier, faster and cheaper to produce movies or create games and animations."

This is HUGgy, an air-inflated smart vest that provides psychological stability to people that need assistance from caregivers.
Physiological indicators incorporated in the vest send any abnormal biometric signals, which not only notifies the caregivers, but also gives the wearer relief by inflating the vest.
This product received recognition for its potential practical use in a variety of fields, becoming a CES Innovation Awards honoree.

"This is our first exhibition overseas, which I think will be a stepping stone for global expansion. We will continue our efforts to further develop our vests so that they can help more people around the world who need care."

Also featured at this year's CES were 10 companies from KAIST, and 13 companies from POSTECH.
Dubbed a "eureka park" for startups, CES served as a platform for startup companies of South Korean university students to showcase their ideas and technology.
Lee Eunjin, Arirang News.
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