LG at IFA 2018 has made several announcements to wow delegates with some impressive new technology.
CLOi SuitBot, LG’s First Human-centric Robot Designed for Industry and Healthcare
CLOi SuiteBot is a “human-centric” wearable robot. It supports and enhances a user’s legs to allow for more mobility and lower limb strength.
A comfortable fit and naturally rotating joints allow the CLOi SuitBot to move in a more relaxed and natural way to enhance the lower body while walking, standing or working. Its sandal-type shoes and automatic adjustment feature allow the wearer to get in and out of the suit more easily, differentiating LG CLOi SuitBot from many other exoskeletons.
LG has been experimenting with robots for some time. Its Guide Robot, Cleaning Robot and Serving Robot can navigate airport lounges and hotel hallways by themselves.
OLED Canyon – the world’s largest OLED display
Purely to show off it comprises 245 OLED screens with over 2 billion self-emissive pixels.
LG Signature home appliances
LG introduced an expanded LG SIGNATURE ultra-premium product line-up including a new wine cellar, dryer and bottom-freezer refrigerator.
‘The Art of Essence’ is the philosophy behind the LG SIGNATURE brand, first seen in 2016. LG SIGNATURE products have a streamlined look that exemplifies products of the finest quality that delivers a sense of exclusivity to its owners.
The LG SIGNATURE wine cellar can store 65 bottles. Multi-Temperature Control creates the ideal storage conditions for different types of wine. It has an automatic lift drawer for easy access to the wine inside with the press of a button. Use voice recognition to open the door or turn on the interior light to see what’s inside through the darkened glass, saving energy and avoiding unnecessary exposure to sunlight.
The LG SIGNATURE 10kg dryer can detect the amount of laundry inside the drum and adjust the setting to match, with no input from the user. A rapid drying feature is complemented by the advanced Condenser Automatic Cleansing System which uses streaming water to clear away lint build up, allowing the dryer to operate consistently at peak efficiency.
The LG SIGNATURE bottom-freezer refrigerator has an automatic lift drawer. Auto Door Open senses when a person approaches and automatically opens the door twice as wide as before.
LG UltraGear gaming monitors
The flagship UltraGear model 34GK950G has a 34440 x 1440, 21:9 Nano IPS display technology that covers 98% of the DCI-P3 colour space. The same display also accurately recreates colours across over 135% sRGB. With NVIDIA G-Sync and 120Hz refresh, it will offer smooth gameplay.
LG XBOOM shakes the room
LG has a wide array of XBOOM speakers including Google Home, mini components, all-in-one product, Go portable Bluetooth speakers and XBOOM AI ThinQ smart speakers. The XBOOM name has contributed to its 35% global market share among mini components and all-in-one audio categories.
On its 60th anniversary, LG is aggressively driving its audio strategy focusing on sound quality and investing heavily in a wide range of R&D initiatives. The partnership with Meridian Audio has played a fundamental role in the development and implementation of revolutionary audio technologies.
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