The NODE is an answer answer's life's nagging questions: What's that smell? What color paint is on my wall? How hot is this coffee?
The bluetooth-enabled NODE device, produced by
How great is the NODE? Good enough to stand alongside curved TVs, wireless surround sound speakers and smart watches, according to the judges that honored it among others in the "
"It definitely validates that, as a device and as a product, that we're on the right track," said
This year, the company is working to expand beyond the consumer market to distribute NODE sensors to commercial and industrial customers, who can use it for research and development or quality control. The company is also seeking developers to build apps for its hardware, which now includes a handful of different sensors that can detect everything from barometric pressure to carbon dioxide levels.
"This is great validation of the NODE's design and functionality," Bragdon said. "You couldn't ask for much bigger of an honor in the consumer space."
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