AI REDUCES EMISSIONS FROM E-COMMERCE RETURNS| # RETAIL
Sizekick uses one of the world’s largest databases of 3D body scans, Sizekick’s artificial intelligence (AI) sizing solution can help shoppers find the correct size in almost any brand, reducing the likelihood of a return.
ROBOTS HELPING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES STAY ON TRACK| # EDUCATION
Researchers at the Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory at the University of Waterloo in Canada have created a robot to help students with learning disabilities stay focused on their tasks. The robots use jokes and breathing exercises to help students focus.
USING LASERS TO IMPROVE INTERNET ACCESS| # TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Transcelestial Technologies, a Singapore telecoms company, has upgraded the bandwidth of its Centauri 10G product to reach 25Gbps by using laser beams, eliminating the need for underground cables. It is also fast to set up — the system can be deployed in a few hours.
A RECYCLABLE PAPER-BASED ALTERNATIVE TO BUBBLE WRAP| # RETAIL
Indian company EcoCushion Paper hopes to make a difference with its plastic-free packaging. EcoCushion’s packaging material is made from cut kraft paper to create a honeycomb design once it is pulled.
FRUIT A SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE FOR AQUACULTURE FEED | # AGRICULTURE
Italian company Ittinsect produces nutritious fish feed through biotechnological treatment of new ingredients, including insects, microalgae, and agricultural by-products. Ittinsect’s mission is to support fish farmers without negatively impacting the marine environment and provide an alternative to using fish from the sea for feed.