CNN featured NODE—which Chattanooga entrepreneur George Yu developed with his locally based company Variable Inc.—in an article called "What will be Wal-Mart's next hot product."
Click here to see the CNN write-up.
Yu, CEO of Variable Inc., invented NODE, which is a wireless sensor that can measure everything from a person's temperature to dampness in a basement.
It uses a variety of sensing attachments to create data for attributes of the environment, including gases in the air, color, humidity and barometric pressure.
Yu raised $76,000 via Kickstarter to provide the first NODE, and Variable Inc. has sold several thousand devices since Node hit the market last August, according to the CNN article.
And the product may have a chance to be sold at Walmart, which is hosting a contest that allows individuals and businesses to submit projects they want to offer to Walmart customers.
Click here to read more about that.
The NODE is in the "Made in the U.S.A." category of the contest, and a finalist will be chosen on Oct. 22.
Yu said that 60 percent of his product is made in the United States, according to CNN.
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