This week, NBC News' Wilson Rothman highlighted cutting-edge technologies and gadgets that developers are showing at the Consumer Electronics Show, and a Chattanooga-made product caught his attention.
Dr. George Yu, founder of Variable Technologies, is in this video segment at the 39-second mark. He is showing off his product called NODE, which is a wireless sensor that can measure everything from a person's temperature to dampness in a basement from two feet away.
Rothman reported that the device costs $149.
The Consumer Electronics Show, which is held in Las Vegas every January, is the place where developers preview and show off the newest technologies.
Earlier this week, Jim Weigert, local vice president and general manager of Comcast, said that he almost doesn't like to read about all the interesting gadgets because it makes him want to see them in person.
The publicity for NODE isn't new. Forbes called NODE the gift that "every techie wants for Christmas," and Bloomberg Businessweek said the gadget can measure anything.
Businessweek also profiled Yu in the article and delved into how well the product might do on the market.
Yu's company recently won the Early Innovator Award at the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce's 12th annual Spirit of Innovation Awards.
He also won February's local Will This Float? contest with the development of NODE, which drew attention from TechCrunch last month.