Just one more day remains for one of the biggest tech conventions, CES 2020, to come to an end. This year, we saw flying cars, rolling robots and smart everything - from kitchens, to plant pots. Biggest innovators, the likes of Samsung, LG and others brought their best to the table and truly redefined what tech means to us.
However, there were some pieces of tech that were so pathbreaking that they won hearts at the trade show. To get you up to speed, we have prepared a comprehensive list of technologies that truly stole the show at CES 2020.
ScanWatch is Withings’s first hybrid smartwatch that combines medical-grade electrocardiogram and sleep apnea detection. The clinically validated watch is designed to help users and their physicians monitor overall health and identify largely underdiagnosed cardiovascular and sleep issues early. It is waterproof and comes in a stainless steel case and sapphire glass watch face.
SelfieType is a virtual keyboard using the front-facing selfie camera. Its AI engine analyses finger movements coming from the front camera and converts them into QWERTY keyboard inputs. SelfieType requires no additional hardware and it is adaptable to mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.
NextMind Brain-Sensing Wearable
NextMind showcased its latest gizmo, which the company says is the world’s first brain-sensing wearable (non-invasive) that delivers real-time device control using just the user’s thoughts. The light-weight device rests gently on a user’s head.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has a new wireless audio standard, LE Audio, which will enable previously unheard-of functions — hearing aids with Bluetooth features. LE Audio will allow the development of Bluetooth hearing aids that bring all the benefits of Bluetooth audio to the people with hearing loss.
Lenovo Yoga 5G
The first 5G-enabled notebook in the US, Lenovo Yoga 5G, supports both millimetre-wave and sub-6GHz 5G. That means it could potentially work on any 5G carrier, although Lenovo hasn’t revealed which carrier will support it. It runs on a 5G variant of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx processor, has a 400-nit, 14-inch 1080p display, as well as an IR camera and a fingerprint reader.
Bosch Light Drive System
Bosch Sensortec launched an optical Light Drive system that can turn almost any regular spectacle into smartglasses. The module is an all-in-one technology stack consisting of MEMS mirrors, optical elements, sensors, and onboard processing. Together, they deliver a clean digital interface with bright images that are always in focus, even in direct sunlight.
PowerVision Robot Corporation’s multi-function device, PowerEgg X, can be used as an autonomous personal AI camera, as a handheld three-axis camera and also a high-performance drone. It is also the world’s first consumer drone that can pick up sound.
Sero Rotating TV
The latest from Samsung’s lifestyle TVs, ‘The Sero’ TV can pivot between horizontal and vertical orientations — like a smartphone or tablet. Its display orientation connects seamlessly with the user’s mobile device to naturally display content in traditional horizontal formats, as well as vertical formats for mobile consumption.