The “transforma X” smart bag produced by the Egyptian start-up Sigma Fit was classified among the 10 best products exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, US.
Omar Al-Munir, CEO and co-founder of Sigma Fit, said the transforma X competed with thousands of new products by major companies participating in the exhibition.
The smart bag is very sophisticated, as it cleans clothes inside a small device using UV rays and ozone gas.
“UV rays kill bacteria and prevent them from multiplying. As for the ozone gas, it removes bad smells and sterilises clothes,” he added, noting that this technology is used in all modern countries to sterilise medical equipment and water stations, but it was never used inside a bag.
The bag is also equipped with a digital scale that tells you the weight of the items inside, as well as solar cells to provide energy for the cleaning device. It is also supplied with a power bank with a capacity of 10,000 amps.
Sigma Fit was established in 2017 and provides its services of sportswear supported by modern technology in Kuwait, the US, and Egypt, according to Al-Munir.
The participation of Sigma Fit in CES 2020 is part of the Egyptian pavilion in the exhibition, which is sponsored by the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and the General Division of Digital Economy in the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce.
The Egyptian pavilion, held under the slogan “Time for Egypt”, hosted nine start-ups.
Companies showcase digital products and solutions based on the latest technologies, including the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, blockchain, smart cities, in addition to other applications that serve electronic commerce, shipping, stock exchange, digital financial services, and smart sports tools.
The selection of participating companies came after studying more than 100 requests from local start-ups. They were also interviewed by a committee that included representatives of the ITIDA, the General Division of Digital Economy, the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, and several experts in the field of information technology and entrepreneurship.
The CES is one of the largest global gatherings of developers for the most prominent and latest technologies and producers of electronic devices, and the most famous global platform for creators and innovators of advanced technologies for more than 50 years. It’s organised by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and includes more than 4,500 companies, including manufacturers, developers, and suppliers of consumer technology, content, and software systems. It’s usually attended by over 180,000 people from 155 countries from all over the world.