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Eric Fouchard, Aeronest from New Pad Maker

One of my favorite things at CES in 2022 was a little fan ventilation system for facemasks.

Joined by Eric Fouchard this week on ‘Tech of Sports’ to talk about the groundbreaking Aeronest.

Attach Aeronest to your mask, push the button : « et voilà » , you are now breathing effortlessly !! Thanks to its magnetic attach system (patent pending) Aeronest adapt at a glance on your everyday mask (N95, surgical, fabric…)

Without altering the mask or its filtration capacities, install the fan that draws air for you. By renewing the air for 8 to 12 hours (3 speeds) inside the mask you forget about tiredness, pimples, mist on glasses… Aeronest : clip it and breathe.

Great for athletes, travelers and anyone who has to wear a mask for an extended period of time.

Aeronest will soon have a campaign up on Indiegogo.

Aeronest is a mask attachment that can be put on any mask thanks to its patented magnetic attachment system without altering both its structure and its filtration capacity. Its built-in fan draws fresh air to the inside of the mask, making it easier for you to breathe and preventing perspiration, glasses fogging up, etc.


Gabby Thomas, Olympian, Lenovo’s ‘Just Watch Us’ Campaign

Rick is joined by Gabby Thomas this week. Thomas won both a silver and bronze in Tokyo and is the third fastest woman all-time in the 200 meters.

A graduate of Harvard University, she studied neurobiology and global health as an undergraduate. While at Harvard, Thomas won 22 conference titles across her three years of athletics in six different events, setting the school and Ivy League records in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and the indoor 60 meters. She is now doing postgraduate work at the University of Texas.

Gabby is partnering with Lenovo for a new campaign.

Lenovo’s “Just Watch Us” Campaign for ThinkPad Z.

Just Watch Us will position the new ThinkPad Z as the technology that has arrived at the most opportune time in history to help create change: a tool that will not only allow Gen Z +Y to excel in the new world of work, but to power their ideas that will imagine, create and define the future. This campaign will activate a call for the trailblazers to rethink and reimagine what’s next; they will be the face, the voice, and inspiration of the campaign.

Gabby is a Lenovo user and her passion for health and technology, including how she is using smarter technology to drive health equity outcomes and reform the healthcare industry to better serve historically disadvantaged communities.

Have a listen and best of luck to Gabby.

Daniel Pidgeon, President of Home Services at Goodman Networks

As part of his look at CES 2020, Rick is joined by Daniel Pidgeon, President of Home Services at Goodman Networks, this week on “Tech of Sports.”

Goodman Networks is a leading provider of premium installation services for electronics brands and retailers.

CES 2020 showcased new improvements to audio and home theater as the home theater market that is projected to grow 8% by 2022.

Rick and Dan talk about the home theater market and how it is growing and relevant to sports fans. Hear what is coming and why this is important.

Daniel has more than 25 years of experience in the installation industry, previously serving as Chief Executive and Chariman at Starpower in Dallas, TX. Daniel and his work have been recognized widely across the Consumer Electronics industry including awards such as Dealerscope Magazine’s “Best of the Best”, “Best Specialty Audio Video Company in America” along with dozens of other trade and retail organization awards. In 2015, Daniel rose to become the Chairman of the Executive Board for CTA. CTA is the owner and producer of the largest trade show in the world, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) held each year in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He is also a member of the Dallas, Texas Chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a member of Dealerscope’s “Hall of Fame”, a member of CTA’s Board of Industry Leaders, a board member of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Consumer Technology Board and the 2018 recipient of ADL’s Torch of Liberty Award recognizing his impact on the global consumer electronics industry. In addition, Daniel is active as a board member of many other high-profile national and local charities. Daniel started in his teens, working at a family-owned furniture company. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Economics.

Have a listen to Rick and Dan.

Kenichi Herano of ASICS Institute of Sport Science at CES

Rick is joined by Kenichi Herano of ASICS, this week. He is Executive Officer and Senior General Manager at ASICS Institute of Sport Science.

What is ASICS doing at CES?

The ASICS Energy Research Lab is at CES to see sports innovation at work – and a look at the research.

This is the first time that we are bringing the ASICS Energy Research Lab to CES, as we celebrate our commitment to innovation and technology in 2020.

Our booth will lift the curtain on the incredible work done by our scientists at the ASICS Institute of Sports Science, bringing their lab into the real world and demonstrating the impact technology can have on performance.

What was going on at the Lab:

Discover ground-breaking science and technology that allows you to run further, faster and more efficiently
Hear (and see) our plans for how we innovate to revolutionize sport and movement, including a world-first reveal of our latest technology
Gain exclusive interview access and insight from our c-suite executives and ISS scientists

Three shoes were at CES, Evoride, as well as two other shoes — the Metaride and the Guidesole (both already released) — their Running Analyzer. The Running Analyzer involves running on a treadmill, wearing each of the three shoes, while a camera analyzes your movements. The Running Analyzer app assess your run to help you learn more about how you run and how you can improve your form (and of course also to determine which of the Asics shoes are best for you).

Have a listen and hear what is going on at ASICS.

Matt Lawler, Director Digital Media at AEG Global Partnerships on Digital Sports Marketing

Rick is joined this week on “Tech of Sports” by Matt Lawler. Lawler, director of digital media at AEG Global Partnerships, is at the head of this. He will be speaking on the panel “The State of Sports Analytics” on Thursday, January 9 at CES in Las Vegas. Lawler gives a preview as to what he may be talking about on the panel as well as a look into the future of digital sports marketing.

AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. Known for staying at the forefront of data and analytics, the company is discovering new ways of boosting fan engagement across 135 topnotch AEG assets, including more than 90 venues, 20 sports teams, events and festivals.

Matt is responsible for leveraging digital assets and creating massive brand partnership opportunities across professional sports teams (LA Kings, LA Galaxy), hundreds of venues (STAPLES Center, Dignity Health Sports Park) and thousands of live events each year including The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Stagecoach and many more. Things Matt can speak on include:

-How advances in technology and data tracking are allowing teams and events to understand their fans to a greater degree.
-How to make sure to capture meaningful data before, after and during an event.
-The importance of sponsorship analytics: how analytics can create more effective partnership campaigns.
-How analytic strategies are driving the future of sporting ticket sales through an improved fan experience, maximizing revenue and overall increased attendance.

With millions of dollars invested in AEG, Matt is integrating cutting-edge digital capabilities into strategic media and marketing campaigns, engaging communities and building partner and fan-generated content.

Have a listen to Matt and Rick!

Omri Lachman, CEO of Humavox

Rick talks seamless charging this week with Omri Lachman, Chief Executive Officer of Humavox. Soon we may be having our devices charged by common ordinary objects in our homes or office.

Humavox, a leader in wireless charging technology, introduces its wireless charging ecosystem for smartphones and other everyday mobile devices, such as wireless headphones, power tools, drones, and IoT connected devices at The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to provide a truly seamless charging solution. Humavox showcased its innovative technology at CES this year, LVCC, South Hall 4, Booth #36035, and presented a variety of wireless charging scenarios by turning everyday storage items into smart wireless chargers so users can stay connected around the clock.

Humavox’s advanced RF based technology and “On Around the Clock™” experience at CES, marks the next step towards the retirement of traditional charging methods, unleashing users from cable dependency and putting an end to draining battery anxiety. Humavox’s wireless charging technology, ETERNAⓇ, is a flexible platform comprised of proprietary semiconductor devices and state of the art algorithms that feature receiving and transmitting chipsets. The company’s technology is built and ready for certain original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate into many types of mobile devices, and can be customized to transform almost any everyday storage item into a smart wireless charger, so that a drawer, toolbox, or backpack, can serve as a charging unit. With the expansion to smartphones and similar applications, Humavox’s innovative RF technology will be able to address a broader range of mobile devices, from ultra-low power consumers such as IoT connected devices, to higher power consumer products, such as smartphones and power tools.

Additionally, Humavox announces a strategic partnership with TennRich International Corp., a leading original design manufacturer (ODM) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the mobile charging market. Together, they will expedite consumer reach for Humavox wireless charging for smartphones and other devices through a new product line of mobile charging solutions that will be designed and commercialized by both companies. TennRich, a partner and a licensee of Energizer, is a leading manufacturer of batteries and portable lighting products, providing its ODM and OEM services to major brands, including Energizer, Mophie, Philips, Away and others.

“We’re thrilled to bring our wireless charging technology to yet another application at the world’s largest tech event. By expanding our wireless charging technology for smartphones, we expect users to finally have the required measure of convenience and reliability they need in order to truly rely on wireless charging and go about their day,” says Lachman, Chief Executive Officer of Humavox. “We’re excited about our new partnership with TennRich as we’re always looking for ways to expand our technology’s reach and address new markets by teaming up with leading manufacturers. TennRich comes with years of unique design and manufacturing experience in the mobile charging market that we see as imperative for the introduction and growth of our technology, and we look forward to a long lasting partnership.”

“This partnership allows us to continue to foster innovation and offer the most advanced products and technologies to the mobile charging market,” says Douglas Chen, CEO of TennRich. “We strive to supply our OEM customers with innovative technologies so in return, they can offer consumers long lasting rechargeable solutions, and help support the on-the-go lifestyle around the world. We’ve been applying wireless charging solutions for a long time now, and believe Humavox’s technology provides a well-needed enhancement of the overall wireless charging experience. We believe that such enhancement can boost consumer adoption and elevate the glass ceiling of wireless charging product applicability.”

Humavox is an innovative developer of groundbreaking technology in the field of wireless power. With its ETERNA platform, Humavox uses near-field radio frequency (RF) technology, in order to provides users with a simple and intuitive charging experience (“drop & charge”). The technology can be implemented in the smallest of devices, such as hearables, wearables and IoT devices. Humavox was founded in 2010 by Omri Lachman (CEO) and Asaf Elssibony (VP Innovation), and is based in Israel. For more information, visit http://www.humavox.com.