The 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) ended on a high note last week as the largest and most amazing CES in show history, breaking all records with innovators across the show floor unveiling technology services that will solve world problems and improve lives.
This CES vastly exceeded our expectations. The show inspired and likely gave almost every attendee a sense that innovation will provide solutions to a range of global issues from the environment and agriculture to transportation, health and safety,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “CES is the center of convergence among content, services and products, combining to create amazing new technologies to improve our lives and entertain us. It’s been incredible to see thought leaders from many diverse communities come together for cross industry collaboration.”
The 2015 CES featured technology breakthroughs and product launches across the technology ecosystem, drawing the world’s attention to innovation from driverless cars and 3D printers to life-saving body monitoring systems and connected homes. This year’s show featured three venues – Tech East, Tech West and C Space at ARIA – established to curate technology innovation, foster community and satisfy all technology appetites.
Here are some of the favorite promising technological innovations from the show:
Apart from traditional smart bracelets which could record the covered distance and burned calories, what was highlighted at the show were ones that can offer a more comprehensive body parameters. We experienced some of the most weird yet sensible wearables like a pair of socks equipped with sensors, which could collect statistics of the feet so as to give advice for the user to correct the bad running habit of the users.
Visijax, a light-weight nylon jacket embedded with strategically placed LEDs, also drew attention of the visitors. The LEDs keeps flashing when the wearer signals a right or left turn by raising an arm. CES also experienced some exciting wearable product including personal space monitoring vest, Block Watch, Provogue Production Tool, Arc Pendent GPS Device, Intel’s button-sized Curie and more.
The CES 2015 experienced a variety of drone devices too offering brilliant innovative utilities. For example, the Nixie Wearable Drone, champion of Intel’s “Make it Wearable” competition. The Nixie is a flyable drone in a wearable shape. The drone automatically unfolds on users command and takes a flight to capture an image. Apart from this there were dozens of Drones offering several utilities.
The new drones can be controlled via smartphones or tablets. To name a few of the significant drones exhibited at CES 2015 are EHang Ghost, Airdog, Hubsan X4 Pro, Hubsan nano Q4, Maxaero X-Star, Zano, Micro Drone 2.0/3.0 and more.
Virtual Reality, one of the most promising segments of technology, has experienced huge growth in the last few years. This year also there was huge sensation around the wearable Virtual Reality gizmos including Occulus, Razer and more. While the Razer OSVR and Occulus Rift virtual reality headsets received huge acclamation from the visitors, several kickstarter project including Altspace virtual reality headware and castAR Technical illusion glasses.
Autonomous Self-Driving Cars
At CES 2015, luxury car manufacturer Mercedes released a driveless car, F 015 Luxury in Motion. The latest car packs in several displays and controls through touch, gesture and eye tracking.
Another luxury car-maker BMW showcased their latest BMW i3 luxury automatic cars. Equipped with ActiveAssist system the i3 can prevent itself from hitting obstacles. The ActiveAssist system integrates numerous laser sensors for detecting the driver’s accidental probability and can override the accelerator input and apply brakes. BMW claims this system can rescue the car from serious accidents, even by a few inches.
Volkswagen and Audi have also showcased their own version of driveless car. Audi’s pilot Driving system can navigate on open roads without driver’s input and can return back the control while cruising through the urban areas.
Whirlpool put together a new concept kitchen at CES, 2015. In the concept they displayed how your kitchen should look like at 2020. According to them, the entire kitchen surfaces will turn into touchscreens and offer seamless integration with the owner through video conferencing, text or social networking. The kitchen will allow users to ask someone about a recipe through video conference or gets alerted on important social network feeds.
Explaining the concept further, Whirlpool explained the user would be able to put a wok or pan anywhere on the surface and screen will automatically detect the pan and start heating up. The SmartKitchen will also be able to recommend customised recipes according to user’s current stock of foods and will keep detecting the freshness of each food items.
This year’s CES also experienced dozens of new gadgets featuring 4K displays as a key feature. Several big OEM’s including Sony, Sharp, Panasonic unveiled their 4K TV’s, DVD players and many other gizmos. Samsung unveiled a standard in Ultra HD resolution standard, naming SUHD, the technology features nano-crystal technology with an engine to remaster picture quality. Sony released a 4K TV which is slimmer than a smartphone. The TV also manages to run on Android operating system and comes powered by Sony’s X1 4K processor chipset.
With excerpts from the International Business Times