Hardware Battlefield 2017

Knocki turns any surface into a switch

What happens when you mix two software dudes, a little kid, and a light switch? You get the Knocki, a clever little device that connects to a wall or under a table. You can tap the surface to trigger

Blitab is a Braille device for visually impaired people

Meet Blitab, an Android tablet combined with a smart Braille surface. It’s one of the most affordable Braille devices out there and could change the way visually impaired people use computing device

Pillar Technologies is making construction sites safer with smart sensors

Construction sites can be dangerous places. And while recent advancements in safety technology have done a lot to help protect workers, there hasn’t been as much focus on protecting the site it

Matibabu uses light to diagnose malaria

Matibabu, which is competing in our Hardware Battlefield at CES today, isn’t looking to cure any diseases. Instead, the Uganda-based company is looking to make it easier to diagnose malaria so t

Munro Motor launches retro-style e-moped

Munro Motor is about to make a big splash in the world of small electric motorcycles. The Chinese company has developed one of the coolest-looking e-bikes around, called the Munro 2.0. The bike is sty

Siren Care weaves electronics into fabric to keep diabetic patients healthy

Instead of tracking your health with a little band that’s on your wrist, Ran Ma thinks that the future is keeping track of your health — or at least parts of it — with technology that’

BloomLife wearable helps pregnant women track their contractions

Today’s wearables are only scratching the surface of what we can learn about our health. BloomLife, makers of a clinically validated wearable for pregnant mothers, wants to dig deeper when it co

ShapeScale visualizes your body fitness with its simple 3D body scans

When it comes to isolating weight loss or weight gain on different parts of your body, it’s a lot more complex than just tracking a single number. ShapeScale, competing today on the TechCrunch

Venneos launches a device for faster, better imaging of individual cells in biotech

The imaging technologies used in the medical and biotech fields may be powerful and indispensable for research and diagnosis, but they also can be slow and clumsy — relics of techniques that go back

Stratio’s portable spectroscope can tell what kind of pill that is

To the untrained eye, most pills tend to look the same. Hell, even to the trained eye, differences can be slight. It's a problem that Stratio — a company competing in TechCrunch's Hardware Battlefie

Japet’s Atlas device uses exoskeleton technology to relieve and rehabilitate back pain

At this year’s CES Hardware Battlefield, Japet announced Atlas, a device designed to tackle back pain, which is the No. 1 cause of employee sick leave. Antoine Noel and Damien Bratic met at e

SmartyPans tracks your meal’s nutrition as you cook it

As you can probably guess from the company’s name, SmartyPans is building a smart frying pan — which it just demonstrated onstage at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at CES. As explained to me

Meet the startups participating in Hardware Battlefield 2017 at CES

We are thrilled to introduce the participants in the Hardware Battlefield 2017. These startups represent what we at TechCrunch feel are the most interesting, most promising early-stage hardware compan

Applications are open now for our Hardware Battlefield at CES 2017

Do you make the hardest of things, hardware? We want you to compete in our Hardware Alley, our premier startup competition at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. You will have the chance to show your amazing produ

Applications are open for Hardware Battlefield at CES

We’re back. Hardware Battlefield is TechCrunch’s premier hardware startup event and is returning to the world’s largest consumer electronic show. Applications are now open until November 3