Although the official launch of CES is on Thursday, the pre-show fun begins tomorrow. CES Unveiled, and Pepcom, are two of the pre-show events that are like speed-dating for learning about new products and ideas. Read on to see links to some of the highlights from last year’s event that are still relevant today.
There is an English proverb suggesting that necessity is the mother of invention. In the case of Mike Dooley, it was his mother’s necessity that drove his team’s invention. Dooley, CEO/Co-Founder of Labrador Systems, Inc., talks about the indoor robot that was inspired by his aging mom’s desire to not rely on others for everyday tasks.
Is the solution to long-drive thru lines a robotic carhop? That is just one of the many potential use cases for Ottonomy’s delivery robots. Ottonomy’s robot-as-a-service model helps retailers and restaurants deliver within buildings, to the curbside, via the last mile.
One problem with aging is that it tends to be gradual. To date, the slow decay brought by time has been difficult to measure on a day-to-day basis. The approach that Somalytics is taking with its prototype mat may change the immeasurable part of the decline without requiring a person to change their daily routine.
Here are some additional videos from CES2022 onViodi’s YouTube channel.
- More hands-free health monitoring using a smartphone camera to measure heartbeats and more.
- The 10-second toothbrush from France.
- The Ear Safe Headset is a great idea for anyone wanting to hear their surroundings while listening to music, podcasts, or talking on the phone.
- GMS uses IoT to help secure financing for the unbanked, helping them build wealth through ownership of capital to create income.
- The latest SmartDrivingCars podcast featuring Michael Sena is well worth the watch. Listen as Professor Kornhauser drives the podcast into the cul-de-sac of Elon Musk at least five times. Looking forward to hanging out and sharing an elevator ride with Dr. Kornhauser this week at CES.
As 2022 ends, autonomous technology which lowers the costs of and improves the quality of mobility is still just a promise. Fundamentally, technology must serve the needs of those who will use a given mobility solution. By starting with humans at the center of its efforts, Carolina RIDES+ is providing a foundation for understanding how to automate in the future while beginning to serve its goal of “providing transportation to those in need…”
Pop-up urban canopies from France can bring the beauty of foliage to the concrete jungle, without the expense and schedule challenges associated with infrastructure construction. Urban Canopee’s solution is a self-contained pot with a unique expandable scaffolding that allows various climbing plants to grow anywhere.
Its onboard reservoir automatically waters the plants. When a water refill is necessary, the unit sends a text message to the maintenance team. And like a tree planted in the ground, it uses the rays of the sun via its solar panel to power its onboard electronics.