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BostInno 01/04/2017

8 MIT Alumni Companies at CES This Year

Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has people from all over the world flooding Las Vegas to get a glimpse of the latest cutting-edge products. It’s like a second Christmas for us folks who are crazy about consumer electronics. And it’s going down this week.

My colleague Dylan Martin gave you a list of companies worth noting at CES based on their Massachusetts presence. Now, I’m going to point out the ones you need to check out because of their ties to MIT.

I’ve put together a list of certain Mass. companies founded by MIT alumni that you’ll find at CES this year. Their products range from robotic hands to smart home monitors, and they’re all pretty damn cool if you ask me.

Quell by NeuroMetrix
NeuroMetrix (NASDAQ: NURO) spun out of MIT spin-off in 1996. Now, the Waltham company is offering Quell, a wearable meant to relieve chronic pain without the use of drugs. Quell rests on users’ upper calves, stimulating sensory nerves. As a result, the brain can block pain signals throughout the body and stop aches from persisting. The device comes with an app that lets people track and manage their pain.

BrainRobotics
This Somerville startup was founded by a team of robotic scientists, mechanical engineers and algorithm researchers hailing from Harvard, WPI and MIT. Their mission? To develop a cost-effective, fully functional robotic hand. In doing so, they hope to offer a more affordable solution to improve the quality of life for people in need of a prosthetic hand.

Cambridge Sound Management
Founded in 1999, this Cambridge acoustics and audio tech company recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Nightingale. This new product is a smart home sleep system that can mask noises so you can sleep better at night. According to Cambridge Sound Management, Nightingale adjusts to suit the acoustics of your home and any sleep conditions you may have.

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