CardioID was present at the Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) Tech Day at Bosch, which took place on September 5th in Renningen, Germany. As the largest supplier of automotive components in the world, Bosch has a vested interest in fostering innovation in the mobility sector and they way drivers and passengers interact with vehicles. In this sense, the main goal of the event is to allow external companies to present their products and services to the various development departments at Bosch, as well as top executives, including the CEO, Mr. Volkmar Denner.
We took the opportunity to showcase our CardioWheel technology, using a gaming steering wheel equipped with our heart sensing hardware. This was connected to a driving simulator, with visitors being able to drive in the famous Daytona race track, while their fatigue state and heart rate was being monitored. The system also automatically emitted a warning when the driver changed. In the afternoon, our CEO André Lourenço presented a talk about biometric identification and its role in the automotive industry, focusing on ECG biometrics.
With over 300 visitors, the event also included exhibitors dedicated to voice biometrics, speech recognition, haptic feedback, instrument clusters, and computer vision. Bosch also had on display the demo car they took to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier in the year, combining eye-tracking technology with haptic feedback interfaces to vividly illustrate the car environment of the future. The only glaring hole in this awesome demo was the absence of a CardioWheel device (wink wink)! We would like to thank Bosch and the organizing team, in particular Janine Schlink, for the kind invitation and warm welcome.