Japan’s largest owned media “Future Media” and portal site “Top Ten” sticking to the ranking “format jointly collaborate award” USEFUL GADGET AWARD ”
Top 10 in each media site operated by Mirai Media in Japan The award-winning companies will receive a product, trophy, and certificate worth ¥ 100,000.
A total of up to ¥ 3,000,000 in prize money for all media!

We will announce the results of “USEFUL GADGET AWARD” !

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[Equivalent to prize money of 100,000 yen] Notice of holding “USEFUL GADGET AWARD”

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[10th place] leafee mag

You can easily check the door lock with your smartphone
. You can check the opening and closing of various things in your home.
It can be attached to almost anything that physically opens and closes, such as door windows, entrances, refrigerators, air conditioners, and drawers.

It can be installed by simply sticking it on the window using the attached double-sided sticker, and by linking it with a smartphone via Bluetooth, and the price is in the 2000 yen range, which makes it easy to install.

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スマホでホームセキュリティleafee (リーフィー)、OYO LIFEと連携。初期費用無料・30日間無料体験プランを新提供

[9th] “D Free”

Notify the timing of the toilet (urination) in advance!
You can check the timing of urination and the amount of urine accumulated on your smartphone!
The swelling of the bladder can be constantly measured with an ultrasonic sensor, processed, and displayed in 10 steps on the app.

The rechargeable and lightweight design allows you to go out while wearing it, reducing the burden on the user.
Elderly people who feel frequent urination can manage the timing of urination by themselves and can apply it to optimize assistance, so they are highly evaluated by users.

[8th place] volia!

Smartphone accessories that support what you are looking for By
linking your smartphone with the Bluetooth function, you will be notified of your current location on a sound or map.
It seems that it can be applied when it is lost at home but it is hard to find it, or when you want the whole family to find it.

It’s a great product to attach to something you share with your family, like a car key, or to find something you’ve forgotten at home.
Whistiki also sells accessories for bags and pets.

[7th] “KDDI IoT Cloud-Toilet Vacancy Management-“

Eliminate wasted time searching for a vacant toilet!
The operational status can be visualized, and it can be applied to the early detection of accidents and criminal acts.
By using it in an office building, work efficiency can be improved, and cleaning timing can be managed in commercial facilities.
It is still in operation at railway companies and office buildings.

[6th place] “GUM PLAY”

Propose the optimal brushing method just
by attaching it to the toothbrush It is a device with a new concept that makes toothbrushing fun by attaching an attachment that recognizes the movement of the toothbrush and linking it with a smartphone.
The attachment has a built-in accelerometer, which sends data while brushing teeth to a smartphone.
You can maintain the health of your teeth and mouth by brushing your teeth while having fun.

An app that allows you to brush your teeth at game intervals and an app that reads out the news while brushing your teeth are designed so that you
don’t waste your tooth brushing time and make it a fun time.

[5th] “TISPY”

Measure the alcohol concentration of the guest from yourself! Enjoy the drinking party!
When you breathe in, depending on the alcohol concentration contained in the person’s exhaled breath, you will not get a hangover at this pace, you should drink water, you are very drunk, and so on. It’s a device that gives advice in a casual way so that you can have fun with your heart.

It is also possible for “TISPY” to learn its own drunk tolerance by sending a signal to the main body to end drinking and inputting the measurement again and the state of sickness after a certain period of time.

It would be perfect as a gadget that can refrain from making the true last cup of judgment.
Furthermore, it seems that the application will be effective as a device for refusing the word “drink more”.

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[4th place] Sports bra with heart rate sensor

Image quote: Wearable official website ( https://wrb.co.jp/ )

Simple design with outstanding practicality that does not burden the user By
linking with the smartphone application, it is possible to check the information sent from the built-in sensor within the application and monitor heartbeat, respiration, and calories burned in real time. ..
You can check your own health condition and manage your own amount of exercise.

With the increasing demand for wearable devices such as smart watches and IoT products year by year, and the fact that it is becoming increasingly commonplace to
equip wearables with computers, Wearables handles many other wearable products. There is.

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[3rd place] OMRON “Nemuri Hour Meter”

OMRON Official HP https://www.omron.co.jp/

Check your daily sleep! Non-contact, easy and comfortable measurement of natural sleep
Easy breathing training while sleeping with the app. It encourages relaxation before sleep.
It is a product that strongly moves the hearts of users who are supposed to be sleeping but somehow feel dull and tired during the day, and users who are concerned about their sleep.
Although it is a personal subjectivity, I would like to recommend it to working people who work long hours and sleep time is unavoidably shortened in order to improve the quality of sleep.

[2nd place] “Amazon Echo series”

Image quote: Amazon official website ( https://www.amazon.co.jp/ )

Smart speaker that can be operated by voice You can operate
“home appliances, lighting, music, clocks, news, weather” etc. just by talking.
It is equipped with artificial intelligence, and the more you speak, the more you learn and the more vocabulary you have, the more accurate you will be and the more you will remember your tastes.

The more you use it, the more it can become an indispensable part of your life.

[1st place] “QR-Link”

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Rental properties and guest rooms can be instantly converted to IoT just by reading the QR code! Japan’s first! Successful development of new technology “QR-Link” -Making cutting-edge added value “standard”


Immediate IoT conversion of rental properties with smartphones and QR codes
Just by reading the QR code, you can immediately operate IoT products.

Both my home and hotel will be converted to IpT.

It is a realization of “what is IoT”.

“USEFUL GADGET AWARD” 1st place is “QR-Link”

I think that IoT will become more and more familiar in the future, but among them, QR-Link, which is easier and more closely related to daily life, was ranked first.