CES 2019: Funai'sMicrofluidics Tech Powers P&G's Opté Beauty Wand And Airia

Posted: Jan 3 2019, 12:31am CST | by , in CES


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CES 2019: Funai'sMicrofluidics Tech Powers P&G's Opté Beauty Wand and Airia

Japanese Funai shows of Microfluidics technology at CES 2019.

Proctor & Gamble will have a news conference at the CES 2019. Some of the products that P&G is likely announcing are powered by Japanese company Funai Electric.

Funai is known for making TVs under the Philips brand, but Funai also is providing technology to other companies. The new P&G products, which utilize Funai’s microfluidics technology.

For nearly half a decade, Funai has invested in the research and development, which has transformed conventional thermal ink-jet technology into a microfluidics solution that can be used in a wide range of consumer and professional applications. “Transforming Funai’s proven thermal printer ink-jet technology into the latest smart consumer microfluidics results in a large number of new solutions which were not realistic five years ago,” says Hisaharu Oura GM of Funai’s Microfluidics Business unit.

Funai’s latest smart microfluidics technology has been incorporated into the P&G Opté Beauty Wand product, which is available today from select retailers and can be found at the P&G booth at Sands Expo Center.

The Opté Beauty Wand is the first digital skin care device to promise instant flawless skin. The wand uses a digital camera with blue LED lights to scan and detect areas of tonal discoloration, and instantly correct imperfections by applying a custom serum where it is needed. The serum utilizes a patented blend of mineral pigments and skin care ingredients, which not only makes age spots instantly disappear but also fade over time. Funai’s microfluidics technology is essential for the beauty wand. After the wand scans and detects an imperfection, Funai’s microfluidics technology helps release the customized serum for natural, even coverage on each imperfection.

Funai has also developed a thermal scent-jet technology and scent-jet nozzle solution for the P&G Airia 4th generation Home Freshener. Funai’s scent-jet technology is designed to fire up to 100,000 gravity-defying scent droplets per second that spread with the natural airflow in the home. Funai’s scent-jet technology enables the Airia to provide a consistent long-lasting scent experience which can be scheduled and monitored with the free Airia smartphone app.

What is Microfluidics?
Microfluidics deals with the behavior, precise control and manipulation of fluids that are geometrically constrained to a small, typically sub-millimeter, scale at which capillary penetration governs mass transport, according to Wikipedia.

The CES 2019 will take place January 8-11, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is the world’s largest and most influential technology event, featuring 4,500 exhibitors across 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space. The hottest trends of CES 2019 include 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, mobility, smart home, smart cities, sports tech and more. Most of the CES 2019 announcements will be released ahead of the show in late December and early January. The next wave of news comes during the CES media days on January 6-7, when news conferences and keynotes are scheduled. Read the latest CES 2019 News.

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