CES 2020 is designed to give an insight into the progress that today's consumers are most looking forward to.
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The hottest consumer tech event is just around the corner. CES 2020 will take place in Las Vegas from January 7-10.
Entrepreneurs who participate get more than a brief glimpse of the coolest devices on the market. You will also see how much the competitive environment has changed within a year to gain new insights into where other disruptive opportunities are.
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Vegetable burgers, 8K televisions and intelligent toilets thrilled the audience at last year's CES event. This year, five technical innovations are likely to take center stage:
1. Remote monitoring of the condition
So far, most devices for remote health monitoring have used biometric sensors to read vital signs, e.g. B. Heart rate monitor. Thanks to advances in image processing, relatively inexpensive devices can now measure health status remotely. Earlier this year, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's IBM Watson AI Lab configured computer vision models to run on low-power devices.
Thanks in part to this research, the health monitors shown at CES 2020 will be smarter, smaller and more portable. For example, Cocoon Health is showing its latest intelligent baby monitor, which uses computer vision and AI technology to record respiratory rate, movement and noise. Parents can receive notifications via the connected app when their baby falls asleep or wakes up and keeps track of sleep data over a long period of time.
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Computer Vision applications with low power consumption go far beyond the area of baby monitoring. Entrepreneurs will develop it for hospitals to monitor patients overnight, retailers to prevent theft, and security systems to detect faces.
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2. Wearable AR
Another location for computer vision with low power consumption is the augmented reality market. Early AR technologies were smartphone and tablet based applications. Entrepreneurs are now building AR into next-generation portable devices.
Human Capable's glasses were recently recognized at CES Unveiled New York as the “Best of” innovation in the CES 2020 headphones and personal audio files category. Although Norm Glasses includes an Android-based computer, it feels and looks like normal frames.
When voice control is enabled, Norm Glasses generates a heads-up display that allows users to listen to music, send text, make calls, and more. The glasses have two speakers and are lighter than many glasses that do not contain electronics.
3. IoT kitchen appliances
Last year the Impossible Burger 2.0 stole the show and was named "Top Tech at CES 2019" by the leading technology provider Digital Trends. Instead of technical foods, the top candidates this year will be the devices with which they are stored, prepared and cooked.
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Although smart devices were featured at previous CES events, this year’s attendees see more than just food in the fridge. The PantryOn IoT appliance is scheduled for release in February 2020 and not only monitors stored food, but also automatically creates shopping lists, surfs the Internet to find the best price, and suggests alternative ingredients.
Smart appliances are likely to enter the healthcare sector in the future. Consumers expect their smart fridges and pantries to plan meals, balance macronutrients, and point out malnutrition.
4. Personal translator
once The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy In order to make consumers aware of the idea of a Babel fish, personal translators were sure that this would happen. But mobile translators have only recently become viable for real use.
The Langogo translator to be shown at CES 2020 improves the translators shown in previous years in two ways. First, it is fast: within a second, the Langogo device can translate language from more than 100 languages. Second, it has an embedded eSIM, which means it does not rely on a smartphone that may or may not be offering services in another country. The Langogo device also serves as a WiFi hotspot for up to five devices simultaneously.
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Although translators still struggle with idioms and slang, they will improve quickly. The more training examples are analyzed by translation algorithms – and pocket translators, the more precise they become.
5. Autonomous agriculture
As the world population grows and the arable land shrinks, investors rely heavily on indoor agriculture. Earlier this year, Korean IoT startup N.Thing raised $ 2.2 million in Series A to build Planty Cube, a modular indoor farming solution.
In 2015 N.Thing launched the Planty Smart Pot, which monitors the light, temperature and moisture level of the potted plant. The Planty Cube from N.Thing is much more ambitious: The autonomous cultivation system uses an isolated, modular environment to grow greens in dry environments. Planty Cube is currently being tested in the United Arab Emirates.
AgTech entrepreneurs will develop similar solutions for other environments and cultures. Tropical fruits may be grown in arctic environments. Stackable indoor solutions will be particularly popular in cities where real estate is important.
The finest entrepreneurs are constantly watching the technical field. Take the time to attend CES 2020 and get an insight into the progress that today's consumers are most looking forward to.