Casio is partnering with NejiLaw to develop the SmartNeji “smart screw” utilizing G-Shock technology. The joint project will combine NejiLaw’s unloosening L/R Neji screw with G-Shock technology to create an IoT (Internet of Things) device with precision stress sensors and low power consumption. Like G-Shock watches, the SmartNeji screw will also be resistant to shock and vibration. The joint development will begin in 2020.
NejiLaw plans to use the smart screws to develop a “God Eyes” AI-powered system that will measure the overall stress state of entire building, as well as machinery, vehicles, and other types of infrastructure such as bridges and pipe networks.
Like G-Shock, NejiLaw has a colorful history, as its president Hiroshi Michiwaki left school at age 10 to pursue his education on his own through work and self-study. He came up with the idea for the award-winning L/R Neji screw at age 19, when the tire of a car he was driving came off because of a bad screw.