Overall, global consumers surveyed by GfK are more enthusiastic about using smartwatches for storing and sharing health information (about 46%). Among other functional features they would least likely to use it for wireless payments (35%).
The competition is open for applicants from over 30 countries until October the 1st.
The special event will be organised in the form of hackaton—the companies will have to present data-driven solutions, based on data provided by Unilever.
The kinetic technology was developed by one of the grant recipients of the UK Shell LiveWIRE programme in 2011, Laurence Kemball-Cook, who later became the founder and CEO of the technology company Pavegen.
Yesterday, at a long-awaited press event at Cupertino, Apple unveiled three new products, two iPhones of the sixth edition and a smart Watch, as well as a revolutionary service of mobile payments Apple Pay.
Each selected pilot project will get a budget of £62,000 as well as support and guidance from startup communities Founders Forum in London and Kite in San Francisco during the first year.
A user can download the #miZXFLUX app from App Store or Google Play, take a picture with an app or use an existing one, upload it, get a 3D preview and order customized training shoes for €150.
The new smartphone will feature an in-built NFC (Near-Field Communication) chip along with a fingerprint recognition system that will allow to make payments with just one touch of finger.