Arab Today, arab today the skys the limit at geneva inventions show
Last Updated : GMT 09:09:25
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

The sky's the limit at Geneva inventions show

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today The sky's the limit at Geneva inventions show

An invention by South Korean inventor Lee Ae Youn, a simple QR code
Geneva - AFP

Shoes that can reunite lost toddlers with their parents and a morphing sofa designed for spur of the moment conjugal relations are among the centrepieces at this year's Geneva inventions show.

More than 750 exhibitors from 48 countries have come together in Switzerland this week for the world's largest event dedicated to new creations.

The shoe for infants emblazoned with a "QR" barcode containing parent contact details and readable by smartphones in the event the child gets lost is the brainchild of South Korean inventor Lee An Youn.

"The QR code shoe is one way of preventing our children getting lost. It's cheap, it's quick and it's easy to use," she said.

Gerard Sermier, press officer for the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, says the annual fair still has something special to offer even though the Internet has made many of the items easily accessible.
"But here, in one place, you meet inventors from across the world and you can speak directly to them," he said.

As many as 59,000 visitors are expected to stream through the doors of the vast Palexpo exhibition centre in the grounds of Geneva airport this year. Almost half are there on business.

"There are professionals, investors interested in buying patents or industrialists researching new products," said Sermier.

Patent deals worth tens of millions of dollars are sealed at the show every year.

A Romanian team became millionaires after dazzling judges at the 2013 edition with a scanner capable of detecting contraband merchandise or hidden weapons on aircraft, winning the show's grand prize. They have since started work on a factory in Saint-Imier, western Switzerland.  

- Dedicated 'love room' -
According to organisers, the show has its best years ahead of it.

"Half of the items and technologies that we will be using in 10 years have yet to be invented," they said in a press release.

The show has particular cachet in the developing world where many governments subsidise the travel costs of their best and brightest to ensure their countries are well represented. More than half of exhibitors are from the Middle East and Asia.

European inventors are under-represented, put off by Geneva's sky-high prices aggravated by the strength of the Swiss franc and without the advantage of state subsidies to offset their costs.

Undeterred, a French inventor is this year exhibiting an innovative neck brace for use by mobile hair salons while washing clients' hair in their homes.  
And for those who hate taking out the rubbish, a Thai inventor has brought the answer to Geneva.

The device helps householders to tie a tight knot on even the fullest bin liner, reducing the frequency of rubbish bag changes.

But one of the most intriguing items on display this year is the "Desire" love-making couch.

The capsule-like red padded platform can be adjusted for maximum comfort during intimate encounters and, according to its Italian creator Mauro Cavagna, could prove to be a breakthrough for people with disabilities and back pain.

The contraption, which resembles a dentist's chair, is even fitted with hand grips and movable supports to limit the physical effort required during sex.

But due to its cumbersome proportions, its creator recommends installing the device in a dedicated "love room".

The International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva finishes on Sunday.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today the skys the limit at geneva inventions show Arab Today, arab today the skys the limit at geneva inventions show

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today the skys the limit at geneva inventions show Arab Today, arab today the skys the limit at geneva inventions show

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation
Arab Today, arab today Barcelona through George Orwell’s eyes

GMT 13:44 2017 Friday ,20 October

Barcelona through George Orwell’s eyes
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Residents get glimpse of Raqa in ruins

GMT 07:10 2017 Saturday ,21 October

Residents get glimpse of Raqa in ruins
Arab Today, arab today Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge

GMT 11:26 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today World's deepest lake in peril

GMT 15:54 2017 Friday ,20 October

World's deepest lake in peril
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'

GMT 16:07 2017 Friday ,20 October

Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Sweden to get biggest car factory

GMT 14:10 2017 Friday ,20 October

Sweden to get biggest car factory
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Actress Mona Zaki praises husband’s role

GMT 08:15 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Actress Mona Zaki praises husband’s role
Arab Today, arab today Massacre fears spark race

GMT 19:09 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Massacre fears spark race

GMT 08:57 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 06:43 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Fake dentists ply brisk trade

GMT 06:49 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 20:46 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday