Here we present our take on some of the most interesting products, prototypes and trends at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) held in Las Vegas this January. Among the available products, we selected those with the highest level of innovation and market potential, and those that best reflect the trends we are seeing among the main technology players.
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Under the concept of “Make It Wearable”, Intel announced “Edison”, its next-generation of small computers designed for wearable devices. Edison is a 22nm 400MHz computer board that fits into an SD card, supports Linux and includes a dual-core CPU, as well as communication capabilities using Bluetooth LE (low energy consumption).
During its launch Intel showed some examples of wearable prototypes like Mimo Baby Monitor, which is a device that monitors a baby’s heart rate and breathing and tracks her movements during the night, and Intel Smart Earbuds, a set of body-monitoring earbuds that checks calories, pace, distance, and heartbeat. Additionally, the system is able to automatically select a song to pump you up or calm you down depending on your target heart rate.
FCV is a hydrogen-fueled vehicle that Toyota plans to launch in the U.S. by 2015. It has a tank of compressed hydrogen and fuel cells that generates electricity from hydrogen and oxygen; its byproduct is water vapor. According the reports, it will produce 100 kilowatts of power (134 hp), and will have an autonomy of 483 km.
Toyota also plans to include an adapter that will allow the car to power a house for a week during an emergency.
NAVIA looks like a normal golf car, but it’s the first fully electric self-driving vehicle available in the U.S. It’s designed for transporting up to eight passengers in airports, or other city centers. Users choose the destination and through laser mapping, cameras and a software module, Navia calculates its position and route, and drives autonomously avoiding obstacles at a speed of 13 mph.
This company presented a prototype called ‘Crystal Cove’, augmented reality goggles that take the technology of inmersive virtual reality devices a step forward. It eliminates the stomach-churning motion blur of previous generations of Virtual Reality headsets, and adds sensors and a camera to track the position of the user’s head and body to provide more accurate simulated movement. Although it is still a prototype, this technology can create new opportunities for businesses to use virtual reality in diverse segments from manufacturing to medical environments.
NVidia announced its next-generation of mobile processor with 192 NVIDIA CUDA cores, and a consumption of just 5W. This is a great news, it brings the possibility of having a processor with the power of consoles like PS3 or XBox 360 inside a tablet or smartphone! K1 promises to empower mobile innovations in gaming, photography, media, and web.