Friday, 6 January 2017
The world’s largest electronics expo is taking place in Las Vegas, and tech companies of all sizes are trying to wow visitors. Apart from getting an early glimpse of the most cutting-edge smartphones, laptops and TVs that’ll launch through the year, CES 2017 also boasts off truly innovative products.
Here are a few products that won CES 2017’s Innovation Awards this year, an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.
Wireless charging ceiling tile
Cota Tile delivers wireless power without plugs and pads. Built to replace a standard ceiling tile, Cota Tile can charge electronic devices within a 30-foot radius. From offices and hospitals to coffee shops and homes, Cota Tile makes power as convenient, safe and invisible as wireless Internet.
Cota Tile has proven safe for operation around people, pets and plants. It is environmentally friendly and does not interfere with Wi-Fi or other wireless technologies and Cota power receivers are small enough to be embedded into smartphones, standard-size batteries or other aftermarket accessories.
AI that works wonder for the visually impaired
Aipoly Vision is an artificial intelligence platform which allows mobile phones to recognise thousands of items in real-time to assist the blind and visually impaired, helping them explore their surroundings.
If implemented well on all handheld devices like smartphones as a default feature, Aipoly Vision’s AI can be instrumental in easing the lives of hundreds of thousands of visually impaired people in India and around the world.
Self-administered eye exams
Through a smartphone app, EyeQue aims to bring the eye exam into the comfort of your palm, with no doctor attached. It does so with a optical device that connects to the app.
The startup is currently raising money for its EyeQue product by taking pre-orders on a Kickstarter. And the project has caught the imagination of a lot of people!
Sense heartbeat for identity detection
Goodix Live Fingerprint Scanner is doing something very interesting. Apart from capturing the user’s fingerprint through the fingerprint scanner, the company also wants to learn sensing the user’s heartbeat and use it as an additional layer of establishing identity.
This is biometric security that determines your heartbeat signature from your finger. Imagine this rolling out on a smartphone later this year? Pretty cool.
Floating in the air wireless speaker
One look at Crazybaby’s Mars levitating speaker makes you wonder whether it’s a music device or some miniature alien spaceship.
The mid-air floating speaker magnetically suspends over the woofer unit of the speaker, which bears an uncanny resemblance to a Mac Pro cylinder desktop.
CES 2017 lasts from 5 to 8 January 2017 in Las Vegas, US.
Source by: Internet