CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, USA is the first and largest show of technological innovations of the year. Almost 175,000 people attended CES last year, and the show became a virtual exhibition in 2021, which hasn’t diminished its potential.
20201 technologies are focused on health: all devices associated with them will generate predictably high interest of all users. The market is waiting for innovations in health and wellness monitoring – right down to portable medical devices that detect early symptoms of COVID-19. All manufacturers of wireless headphones, voice assistants and robot vacuum cleaners have received a boost. All devices for creating comfort in the home are also extremely important. Smart city and safe travel technologies are also gaining momentum. We will see many inventions that help to learn fun and independently.
1 Smart masks
Companies are actively releasing products to help people cope with COVID-19 fears. Companies are competing to create the most advanced protective equipment. For example, Airpipe launched the release of a face mask, the functions of which are supported by a mobile application. The Smart Mask Airpipe Active +, developed by the San Francisco-based company, tracks your face like Fitbit, but instead of steps and calories, it counts your breathing rate and air quality.
The invention of VROR EYE Dr. – a headset for eye health based on virtual reality: the technology stimulates the eyes, and the eye-tracking sensor detects their movement. The sensor transforms the data into an algorithm and analyzes it. After that, the device generates the data of the ophthalmological examination in the form of a digital report. Survey data can be checked and details viewed from a mobile phone through the M2S mobile app.
In connection with the pandemic, there is an accelerated development of programs related to remote monitoring of patients (including in nursing homes) – the Origin Health software and hardware solution has appeared, which helps service personnel to receive information about the status of patients using Wi-Fi-connected monitors to track motion , activity, breathing and sleep.
2 Magic TVs
The trend for impressive Micro LED TVs and “magic” remote controls speaks to how quickly tech companies are responding to the changing needs of home entertainment. New entrants to the fast-growing market include Micro LED 8K TVs, Gaming TVs and NexGen TVs. For example, Samsung has been introducing massive Micro LED displays for the past few years, but the technology has yet to hit the wider consumer market. However, it has already been announced that the company will release Micro LED 4K TVs with a diagonal of 110, 99 and 88 inches by the end of 2021.
3 Hygienic refrigerators
A large and reliable refrigerator is again in the center of the kitchen: the emergence of new giants was triggered by growing consumer demand – the pandemic has almost ruled out lunch and dinner outside the home. For example, Samsung has announced a line of Bespoke refrigerators that support customers’ non-standard aesthetic desires.
4 Contactless assistants
Cleaning robots are just a part of new devices designed to make your home more comfortable. With millions of people living, working and learning within the same walls, smart home trends and products are once again gaining interest, including a variety of disinfectants and robots to help cook meals. The main difference between new inventions is that they usually do not need to be touched. For example, the LG cordless vacuum cleaner automatically cleans itself when docked. Bathrooms are also getting smarter: Kohler showcased a voice-controlled smart bathtub that, according to Cent, “combines light, mist and aromatherapy to create a spa experience at home” and “is more expensive than a used car.” Kohler’s new lineup includes a shower head with built-in smart speaker, smart toilet and touchless mixer.
5 Smart cities
EES Surface E2IP was developed in partnership with the Communications Research Center of Canada to enable the development of smart cities where infrastructure, devices and people are seamlessly connected. 5G technology will be the backbone of this development. The company says the inexpensive sheets are flexible enough to be deployed on exterior or interior structural surfaces such as buildings, signage, or interior walls. This is necessary to expand, direct or limit certain telecommunications services.
6 Autonomous transport
One of the most important problems of the near future is transport and movement, therefore, more programs aimed at the development of autonomous movement can be expected. So far, WeMo
Showcased the fifth generation of WeMo Driver’s autonomous driving technology, designed to enhance safety and deliver a new quality of mobility. The WeMo Driver software can be applied to multiple transport platforms and energy use cases, such as travel by car, trucks, local delivery, and in a private vehicle. The newer system is more powerful and is designed to scale to provide safer and easier transportation.