The Family Doctor is Samsung's vision of a home health diagnostic kit. A person would swallow a small high-tech pill that examines internal organs. The rest of the device monitors the results, feeding data back to a physician.
Samsung deliberately appealed to the fashion sense of trendy, young, upscale females in designing its thin DVD player. The DVD-L100 portable player has an elegant simplicity and is just 23 millimeters thick.
SAMSUNG SYNCMASTERDESIGNERS: Samsung, U.K. and KoreaThe LCD monitor is HDTV-compatible -- and can be hung on a wall.
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Another futuristic concept is the Smart Cooker. A cooking pad is stored inside the unit and unrolled when needed. A touch screen connects to the Net, allowing recipes and cooking times to be downloaded.
Corrections and Clarifications
In ``Samsung shows off'' (Annual Design Awards, July 8), the SynchMaster TV monitor silver award winner is a 24-inch model, not 15 in. and 17 in.