The Taiwanese technology start-up GenkiTek was one of the 100 companies given the opportunity to showcase its wares in the Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) at this week’s CES 2021 event. CES 2021 kicked off on January 11, and is scheduled to run until Thursday, January 14.
GenkiTek is best known as a developer of IoT cameras that take advantage of AI technology. The company itself is a spinoff of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan. GenkiTek has spent the past two years designing its own AI software (and the corresponding hardware integrations), though it uses algorithms from National Taiwan University and Academia Sinica as the foundation for its products and first started adapting those algorithms back in 2015.
The GenkiTek portfolio currently includes an AI Network Video Recorder (NVR) that has been used to power a Baby Cam, a Child Safety Cam, and a Business Intelligent Cam. The Baby Cam (also known as the Genki Cam) provides parents with much more detailed information than a typical baby cam, which offers only an audio-visual feed. For example, the Genki Cam is able to recognize and detect specific events like vomiting, smiling, and breathing, and can similarly determine if the baby has rolled over, or when its face is covered.
The Genki BI+ Business Cam, on the other hand, comes with a slew of biometric capabilities, including facial recognition, people counting, emotion recognition, and age and gender estimation. The broader Genki AI NVR can support a range of industrial applications (such as driver monitoring), and was built to be easy to integrate into new solutions. The NVR offers a smart search function, as well as people and event detection.
Genki has financial backing from Sunplus, and is planning to provide Sunplus AI chips and solutions in 2022. The Industrial Technology Research Institute is one of the organizations responsible for putting together the Future Technology Pavilion at the Taiwan Innotech Expo. In the meantime, ID R&D has developed its own acoustic event detection offering.