1464: Baracoda - CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree


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Did you know that a high percentage of missed school days in emerging markets are due to dental problems caused by poor dental care practices? Or, that 90 percent of global health problems, including COVID-19, would be solved if all of us washed our hands seven times a day?

In this podcast, Thomas Serval, CEO of Baracoda Group, discusses how health issues can be prevented through daily care and wellness practices. His company is creating new smart objects for the bathroom—mirrors, bathmats, toothbrushes, and so on—connected by an open operating system, CareOS. The smart bathroom ecosystem Baracoda and its partners are developing is privacy-first, but the data and insights generated can help people proactively prevent diseases and support better health practices over the long-term.

We talk about Thomas’ 17 years of experience at CES, where Baracoda has consistently introduced award-winning daily healthtech innovations. This year marks the fifth year in a row of garnering CES Innovation Awards.

At this year’s virtual event, Baracoda unveiled the Themis smart mirror, named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree. Themis provides a privacy-first wide range of health and wellness capabilities: skin analysis, product recommendations, makeup and beard tutorials, daily temperature checks, smart alerts, fertility cycle reminders, and more—all in a compact form factor with a 10-inch screen at an accessible price. The company also showcased Baracoda BBalance, the smart bathroom mat that checks weight, balance, and posture—also a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree.

Not many people think of the bathroom as the hub of preventative health practices, but this enlightening podcast will change your mind. New connected objects can help you spot suspicious moles that might signal skin cancer, check your temperature and heart rate, and determine whether or not you are brushing your teeth effectively.

Learn more about Baracoda’s daily healthtech innovations, the company’s strategy, and the impact it could have on your health through better daily care—all in the privacy of your bathroom.

Thomas Serval, Co-Founder Chairman and CEO - Baracoda

Former senior executive at Microsoft and Google. A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, and of the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE), Thomas filed his first patent - a Bluetooth barcode scanner - in 2000, and co-founded Baracoda the following year. Thomas is a serial entrepreneur and a visionary leader. He transforms large companies, as much as the daily life of consumers, through his disruptive innovations. Thomas is a board member of Arte and Younited Credit.

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