Startup enterprises, including but not limited to tech-focused ones, were the attraction at this exhibition, held at the Javits Center last week. Here’s some of what we saw there. To view the photos, click on the blue bar at right.
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Danielle Michel of EyeTemp described the company’s $49 alert device that attaches to heat-generating objects such as candles, and to appliances such as cooktops and ovens, space heaters, curling irons and barbecues, monitoring their temperature and sending alerts to a smartphone when they are left on too long, or reach dangerously high temperatures. Smartpone alerts issued include Unattended, if the item is left on for too long, Location, if the smartphone owner leaves the residence and the item is still left on, Dangerous Temperature, if certain temperature levels are reached, and Emergency Contacts, an alert that lets the smartphone owner set up a list of who to notify by text message if the owner is unable to respond to an alert. The app instructs the user with suggestions on where to attach EyeTemp on each monitored appliance. The device comes with a charger and is available on Amazon, NewEgg.com and the company website, with expanded distribution planned, says the company.