Faced with smartphones which everyone is talking about at the Mobile World Congress being held this week in Barcelona, ​​here are 5 innovative concepts we must not pass …

The aisles of the Mobile World Congress 2016 exhibitor lounge is full of companies claiming to have reinvented the wheel.  But there are also manufacturers who are trying to rise to new uses …

Moverio BT-300 glasses Epson: the true return of augmented reality

Available in October 2016, future BT-300 glasses that Epson call augmented reality (or the ability to display images superimposed on other images) on the front of the stage.  Augmented reality was somewhat lost its luster since Google had stored in his closet project Google Glass …

The glasses Moverio BT-300 Epson will be available in autumn 2016

The glasses Moverio BT-300 Epson will be available in autumn 2016. – CHRISTOPHE SEFRIN

Battery powered with a battery life of 6 hours of video playback, they enable embedded in the field of view of the user of fixed or moving images in HD. Nothing to do with Glass which they are monocular. When tested, proven quality is stirring, even if the glasses still seem a bit heavy (75 grams). Epson plans to deploy them in museums to provide information on the exhibited works in operas for subtitling, or with drone manufacturers, for example. In the latter case, the drone pilot would see what films his aircraft while conversing in his field of vision.

Sony Xperia Projector: towards ever touch lives

Project longtime Sony, Xperia Projector seems almost close to being marketed. Pico short-throw projector battery operated sector, it aims to become a family hub.

The Sony Xperia Projector

The Sony Xperia Projector for finger while his everyday life. – CHRISTOPHE SEFRIN

The device is connected to the cloud but not by necessarily requires to be paired with a smartphone. With gesture recognition, it is possible to interact with images projected on a wall or table: it does so through the different screens of its interface: calendar, contacts with whom you can make calls or send SMS; weather or news wire. Each family member can feed photos sent remotely.


And it is even possible to file written messages fingertip to the desired person. Sony communicates no launch date or price, but the demonstration devices on MWC seem already very mature.

Ozo camera VR Cam by Nokia: virtual reality XXL

Meanwhile one day remake of smartphones (it is rumored that this is going on behind the scenes), Nokia engages the pitch of the virtual reality.

Ozo the camera of Nokia, with 8 sensors and 8 mics.

Ozo the camera of Nokia, with 8 sensors and 8 mics. – CHRISTOPHE SEFRIN

The manufacturer is demonstrating its Ozo VR Cam, a professional VR camera for filmmakers and creative. Weighted eight sensors picture / video 2K and 8 microphones, it immortalizes hyperrealistic images at the core of which one moves, turning his head in the desired direction. The demos, with excerpts from concerts, movies and sporting events which we could enjoy prove bluffing. Is the price of Ozo VR Cam: $ 6,000. For the pros, you are told!

Clothing by Qualcomm Wearables soon, sport for all connected

Qualcomm Innovation is not limited to the Snapdragon processors for smartphones.Connected with sportswear, Qualcomm demonstrated its involvement in wearable.

Qualcomm is investing in wearable technology, clothing that is connected

Qualcomm is investing in wearable technology, clothing that is connected

Two motion sensors have been concealed in the tissue at the back of the knee and above the buttocks. Their aim: to analyze every move athletes to perfect their training but also prevent injury. A smartphone interface collects data in real time, says Qualcomm. The firm is already testing his clothes connected in the field of golf, baseball and professional volleyball.

Sports gear is connected to an application that provides access to its own stats.

Sports gear is connected to an application that provides access to its own stats.

The firm provides in discussions with Nike and Adidas to soon propose to the general public. These clothes are of course washable.

Smartphone S60 Cat: The mobile which can save lives

Cat S60 is equipped with a thermal camera. Obviously, the Cat Phones firm that designed it does not intend to make this feature a gadget to film our kids playing hide and seek hiding in the dark.

The Cat S60 is equipped with a thermal camera and withstands drops on concrete.

The Cat S60 is equipped with a thermal camera and withstands drops on concrete.

This smartphone screen 4.7 ” has a professional vocation for plumbers that will detect more easily in water leakage, fire that will identify the people behind a cloud of smoke … and up to 30 meters away . Provided by a 13-megapixel sensor, the S60 Cat images and reveal the differences in temperature contrasts and that the naked eye could detect. In addition, this smartphone screen Gorilla Glass 4 withstands drops to concrete up to 1.80 m high. Its price: 649 euros. Not so expensive.