In Las Vegas, the US kicked off the new year with gadgets, with the annual CES Consumer Electronics Show kicked off here. Visitors to the exhibition “talked” with their sneakers, spread their “wings” like butterflies, rolled up displays and controlled a car with gestures like conductors.
This is the 49th annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The first venue was New York, and in 1978 she moved to Las Vegas. Whereas in the early years of the Consumer Electronics Show were presented mainly VCRs, optical discs, video cameras and sound cards, today the list of electronic novelties has significantly expanded. There were even more TVs at the exhibition, the number of smartphones and tablets, new products in the field of auto, virtual reality increased. Household appliances for the home are "getting smarter". And one of the main trends is “smart” clothes. What surprised us at CES 2016, which took place in Las Vegas from January 6 to 9?
Digitsole introduced a line of three models of smart shoes. One of the models - Smartshoe - is able to warm a person's feet in the cold season. These sneakers, while lacking laces that tie on their own, are very reminiscent of the shoes from the Back to the Future trilogy. They know how to "tighten" on their own feet using a special mechanical drive at the command sent from a smartphone. The Smartshoe, naturally, knows how to count the number of steps and calories burned, illuminate the road with LED flashlights and even warn the owner of severe wear. The cost of a pair of smart sneakers is $ 450.
Intel also presented smart clothes, which together with the fashion designer Chromat developed the Adrenaline dress. The dress monitors the physiological state of the hostess. If she is very aroused or depressed, then the dress "swells", spreading the "wings" behind her back. This happens thanks to sensors sewn into the garment. The sensors are triggered when the electrical conductivity of the skin (for example, due to sweat) changes. The entire system is built around a tiny Intel Curie Module designed for wearable electronics.
In the field of household appliances for the smart home, the Family Hub refrigerator was presented at the exhibition. The Korean company Samsung has built a 21.5-inch 1080p touchscreen display into the refrigerator door, as well as inward-facing camcorders. The owners of the refrigerator, even using a smartphone, can track whether the food has gone bad. A special application on your smartphone will remind you what to buy in the store, as well as inform you about discounts on groceries in the nearest supermarkets.
LG Display has unveiled a prototype roll-up OLED display. The world's first 18-inch display can be folded like a newspaper. OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) screens use organic LEDs. Devices based on this technology are distinguished by increased clarity and color saturation of the image, as well as high contrast. LG's plans for curved displays are not limited to the mobile and TV market. The South Korean giant is seriously considering using such displays in car interiors.
Among the automotive innovations is the concept of the AirTouch gesture control system from BMW. This version of the system is used in BMW 7 Series vehicles. The new technology will allow certain functions of the car to be activated without touching the screen anywhere in the driver's or front passenger seat. AirTouch scans people's gestures in three dimensions.This is made possible by numerous sensors in the car's interior. In theory, this will allow you to be less distracted from the road, for example, when searching for a suitable radio station.