Last January tech companies all over the world reunited in Las Vegas at CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show. CES 2018 focused at improving communication between smart home gadgets, making the car feel more personal and putting screens everywhere imaginable.
Wearable sensors gather lots of data
One of the coolest products at CES is the L’Oréal’s UV Sense. It is a tiny sensor you wear on your fingernail that detects UV exposure. The sensor and accompanying app helps you track your exposure level and sunbathe healthy. From sunbathing we take the transition to AR. To support Amazon’s Alexa the Vuzix Blade Augmented Reality Glasses has been introduced. The display of The Vuzix Blade’s sits prominently in the wearer’s field of view and the glasses looks crisp and colorful.
The Lenovo Smart Display is a voice-activated computer with a screen for displaying supplementary information. The display will pull up information when you ask Google. Lenovo also introduced the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Yoga. Next to a HDR display, a built-in physical webcam cover, and far-field microphones for speaking the laptops are featured with HDR support. Another display at CES 2018 is Samsung’s TV called The Wall. You can change the size and shape of the 146-inch TV and use it as a multipurpose display. The next innovation in the world of TV is the Movi phone. It is the solution when you want to watch movies or TV shows on a much larger screen without a TV nearby. The Android phone includes an built-in projector Wireless Mobi Solution that can project 720p videos.
Honda showed its 3E Robotics concept, which includes several robot companions all designed to serve different functions. The concept is about a society where robotics assist people with a focus on Empower, Experience and Empathy. Another concept to provide comfort to children diagnosed with cancer is My Special Aflac Duck designed by Spruotel. The interactive toy helps childeren mirror their care routines and express their feelings.
Feeling at home in your car
Byton showed its concept car at CES and wants your car to feel more like your living room rather than a just a means of transportation. Most fascinating at the vehicle is its gigantic screen and facial recognition. The last cool gadget is designed by Philips and helps you to get the most out of your sleep, the Philips SmartSleep. They say the headband emits tonal frequencies that improves slow wave sleep. Sensors on the headband detect your sleep and an algorithm customizes the tone that will boost slow wave activity in the brain.