Panasonic Center In Tokyo: From Concept To Deployment

Panasonic Center In Tokyo: From Concept To Deployment

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While attending CEATEC 2017 in Tokyo, I stopped by the Panasonic Center (Tokyo) where the company has 15k square meters (~162k square feet) of demo space and offices. I had been there some years ago and wanted to check the latest demos and concepts that Panasonic is working on. There is a lot going on there, but five items have caught my attention, here they are:

Panasonic Worlds First Makeup Design Tool Utilizing Image Recognition

Panasonic Develops Worlds First Makeup Design Tool Utilizing Image Recognition and Processing Technologies - Fareastgizmos
Panasonic has developed an industry-first “Makeup Design Tool,” which lets users intuitively and easily design makeup by using a touch pen and applying makeup to a facial photograph. Working closely with professional makeup artists, Panasonic has transformed “makeup,” which has traditionally been an analog technology, into digital. User can design makeup as though she is actually applying makeup. The tool replicates the colors and textures of cosmetics, and the brush tool can actually respond to pen pressure to apply a denser colored makeup. The brush tip size can also be adjusted.


Using facial recognition technology, the tool analyzes the proportions of one’s face, which is fundamental when applying makeup (the balance of each part of one’s face such as the eyes or nose) and displays tips on how to apply makeup. For example, the tool analyzes the balance when one’s face is divided vertically into 3 parts (compared against equal proportions), and can show tips on how to apply makeup for a better balance using any facial image. The makeup designed can also be superimposed on moving facial images captured by the same tablet to simulate what it would look like under actual lighting.

The tool may be used for a wide range of applications, for example, as a communication tool that can be used by beauty advisors to speak to customers at cosmetic counters, to recommend makeup to customers at photo studios, wedding venues, beauty salons, and by beauty and cosmetology schools to create educational materials and for makeup technique training. The Panasonic Makeup Design Tool is available to experience in the Panasonic booth at CEATEC JAPAN 2017.
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Feature-boosting Panasonic Gh5 Firmware 2.0 Is Officially Live

Feature-boosting Panasonic GH5 Firmware 2.0 is officially live

The long-awaited 'Firmware Update Version 2.0' for Panasonic's GH5 is officially live today. The update was teased when the camera was first unveiled, and more details about the update were released in August. But even then, the official release date was a mystery. We only knew that it would drop at 'the end of September.'

Well, it turns out 'the end of September' meant today: September 27th, 2017.

Panasonic Eluga I4 4g Lte-enabled Android 7.0 Smartphone Launched

Panasonic Eluga I4 4G LTE-Enabled Android 7.0 Smartphone Launched

Panasonic has launched another 4G LTE-enabled Android 7.0 smartphone namely the Eluga I4. Specs-wise, this budget-minded smartphone packs a 5.0-inch 1280 x 720 HD 2.5D curved glass display, a 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit processor, a Mali T720 GPU, a 2GB RAM and a 16GB of expandable internal storage (up to 128GB).

Rugby: Ioane Hat-trick Sees Panasonic Ease Past Ntt Comms

Rugby: Ioane hat-trick sees Panasonic ease past NTT Comms

Panasonic Wild Knights showed Sunday just why one Japan Rugby Top League coach has called their early season form "unbeatable."

Digby Ioane bagged a hat-trick as Robbie Deans' side ran in five tries in a 39-12 victory over NTT Communications Shining Arcs at Miyagi Stadium to pick up their sixth straight bonus-point win of the season.

Panasonic To Start Mass Production Of Intelligent Electronic Rear-view Mirrors

Panasonic to Start Mass Production of Intelligent Electronic Rear-view Mirrors Jointly Developed with Ficosa - Fareastgizmos
Panasonic will start mass-production of electronic rear-view mirrors this month -the first product jointly developed with Ficosa International S.A. The electronic rear-view mirror integrating Ficosa’s mirror technology and Panasonic’s camera and liquid crystal display technologies have been adopted by Toyota as genuine parts. Using a wide-angle lens camera, the electronic rear-view mirror shows a wider rearward area at a longer distance (horizontal direction) behind the vehicle and improves visibility of hard-to-see areas diagonally behind the vehicle, compared to conventional rear-view mirrors.


By installing the camera inside on the rear window, the electronic rear-view mirror reduces rear blind spots. Unlike conventional rear-view mirrors, this rear-view mirror provides a rearward view, fed by the camera, unobstructed by rear-seat passengers or objects present in the vehicle.
The camera with high-sensitivity obtains clear images during nighttime driving or when driving through a tunnel. The camera switches to the nighttime mode in conjunction with the headlight switch and reduces headlight glare seen when using conventional rear-view mirrors.
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Panasonic Issues Promised Gh5 Firmware Update With A Host Of Unexpected Extras

Panasonic issues promised GH5 firmware update with a host of unexpected extras

Panasonic has revealed the full extent of its planned feature-boosting firmware update. In addition to the enhancements announced at the camera's launch, it will also add a range of extra features and performance improvements not previously expected. The update is free and will be available at 'the end of September.'

The firmware update gives access to the full range of features set out at the camera's launch as well as making some changes in response to user feedback.

Panasonic Develops Technology To Detect/control Drowsiness Of Car Driver

Panasonic Develops Technology to Detect/Control Drowsiness of Car Driver

Panasonic Corp developed a technology to control drowsiness and prevent drowsy driving.

The technology enables to detect unconscious slight drowsiness, predict the transition of drowsiness and realize drowsiness control for keeping awakefullness. For detection and prediction of drowsiness, camera images and data collected by an infrared sensor are used.

Panasonic Eluga I2 Active 4g Lte-enabled Android 7.0 Smartphone

Panasonic Eluga I2 Active 4G LTE-Enabled Android 7.0 Smartphone

Panasonic hits back with another 4G LTE-enabled Android 7.0 smartphone namely the Eluga I2 Active. Adopting a metal body, this budget-minded smartphone packs a 5.0-inch 1280 x 720 HD IPS display, a 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit processor, a Mali-T720 GPU, a 1GB/2GB RAM and a 16GB of expandable internal storage (up to 128GB).

Panasonic Supplies Li-ion Battery For Toyota 'camry'

Panasonic Supplies Li-ion Battery for Toyota 'Camry'

Toyota Motor Corp's new "Camry" sedan with specifications set for the Japanese market is equipped with a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery as a battery for its hybrid system.

Some models of the Camry designed for the North American market are equipped with a nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) battery. The different batteries are used for different fuel efficiencies.

Panasonic Drowsiness-control Technology Detects A Person's Level Of Drowsiness

Panasonic Drowsiness-Control Technology detects a person's level of drowsiness and allows him to stay comfortably awake - FareastgizmosPanasonic has developed a drowsiness-control technology for detecting and predicting a person’s level of drowsiness and allowing to stay comfortably awake. The drowsiness-control technology, can help prevent drowsy driving, detects a driver’s shallow drowsiness at the initial state by accurately measuring the driver’s states without physical contact, including blinking features and facial expressions, etc. captured by an in-vehicle camera, and processing these signals using artificial intelligence.

Using measurement data from the in-vehicle environment, such as heat loss from the driver and illuminance, Panasonic’s new technology also predicts transitions in the driver’s drowsiness level. The technology also combines thermal sensation monitoring function, allowing the driver to stay comfortably awake while driving. This technology has made it possible to develop a driver-monitoring system that detects the driver’s current level of drowsiness and predicts transitions in the driver’s drowsiness based on the in vehicle environment, as well as a drowsiness-control system that allows the driver to stay comfortably awake. These systems prevent the driver from falling asleep while driving.
Panasonic’s newly developed technology, with 22 patents on file, is suitable for applications in human- and environment-monitoring systems for use in such places as private and commercial vehicles, offices and educational institutions; drowsiness-prediction systems; and drowsiness-control systems for keeping people awake. Samples will be available from October 2017.

Panasonic P55 Max 4g Lte-enabled Android 7.0 Smartphone Launched

Panasonic P55 Max 4G LTE-Enabled Android 7.0 Smartphone Launched

Panasonic has launched another 4G LTE-enabled Android 7.0 smartphone namely the P55 Max. Adopting a metal body, this budget-minded smartphone sports a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 HD 2.5D curved glass display, a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit processor, a Mali-T720 GPU, a 3GB RAM and a 16GB of expandable internal storage (up to 128GB).

Panasonic To Release Deodorizing Hanger

Panasonic to Release Deodorizing Hanger

Panasonic Corp will release a hanger that can deodorize clothes by decomposing the odors of sweat, cigarette smoke, grilled meat, etc as well as reduce the amount of cedar pollen allergens.

The hanger, "Deodorizing Hanger MS-DH100," has the "Nanoe X" OH radical generation function. It will be released Sept 1, 2017, with a monthly production volume of 1,000 units and an expected retail price of about ¥20,000 (approx US$179, excluding tax).