Every January, OATS participates in the CES, the annual Consumer Technology Association (19659002). W We are looking for innovation, not specifically in the aging process, but across the technology plateau – to find technologies that astonish, while our age brings with it a tangible benefit. (OATS Executive Director Tom Kamber was also there to outline his view of how technology can benefit us as we get older.)
Unlike last year, where robotics prevailed, [CES2019] showed consolidation and progress for Emerging technologies in the last three to five years. Smart Home products, the Internet of Things (IoT), Health Tech, and advanced displays / televisions (with unimaginable resolutions) stole the show.
A considerable number of drones, self-driving cars, and voice-driven technologies were also bubbling up as representatives from OATS / Senior Planet walked the exhibition hall. On previous visits to CES, the team was thrilled with the promise of a futuristic utopia conveyed through technology, with the required "oohs and aahs". However, this year's focus has been more on refining existing technologies than developing new breakthrough technology trends.
Our top picks from CES 201
JAXJOX – Everyone who wants to work out at home but has little space will appreciate this solution. JackJox developed kettlebells whose weight is adjusted by dropping or adding weight plates from the bottom of the device, all of which are operated via a digital display. An assembly is required. The weights are available in 12lbs, 18lbs, 24lbs, 30lbs, 36lbs and 42lbs steps. There is also an app that lets you track your progress.
Lenovo Smart Clock – A collaborative effort between Lenovo and Google has created an advanced, voice-controlled watch. It works with Google Assistant and can show so much more than just time – like playing music or remembering appointments. It has a four inch touchscreen and is sold for about $ 196,500.
LG Signature OLED TV R – The "R" stands for … rollable. This TV is a tiny 3mm thick and rolls up in a handy drawer. You do not need to mount on the wall to save space. Just press a button and the screen disappears completely. It is pictured here when it has rolled into place. To see it, visit here.
Omron HeartGuide – The company that brought the ping-pong robot from last year's CES is back. This year, it offers a stylish multifunction device for recording blood pressure, heart rate, steps / calories and more with the convenience and ease of a wristwatch.
E-vone – With age, balance becomes more important and worrying, especially for those living alone. This company makes 26 different fashionable shoes that feel crashes and send notifications to a user's emergency contact list through a dedicated app. In order to avoid false alarms, if the shoe thinks there has been a fall, it will first send a vibration to the wearer, and if there is no response within a certain time, the "designated maintainer" will be notified.
Although this was not our top pick list, there is another gadget we liked at CES. D he aladin is a smart lamp that recognizes when someone walks nearby and illuminates the path they walk during the night. It also learns to monitor activities around the clock, which can provide information about diseases, d. H. Excessive bathing visits during the night. Active fall detection also alerts caregivers to unusual activities such as a fall.