In this year's CES 2023, visitors were treated to a host of amazing innovations that got them gushing.
CES is an annual technology trade show that was initialled for Consumer Electronics Show at inception time back in 1967, in New York.
The event is primarily organised in January each year by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
This year (Thu, Jan 5, 2023 - Sun, Jan 8, 2023), it was held as usual at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Winchester, Nevada, United States.
The event typically hosts presentations on new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry.
It is reputed as the most influential global tech event, where global innovators and their breakthrough technologies are tested and proven.
In this mega event, the world's renowned brands strike off deals with new partners, while the sharpest innovators take the stage and display their inventions.
CES presumably features all aspects of the tech sector.
While quite a number of innovations and inventors were represented, we will review four carefully selected innovations that truly made the marks.
This invention debuted courtesy of Bavaria-based mobility company, German Bionic, with Norma Steller as the Chief Product Officer.
According to Norma Steller, "It's designed for workers in a physically demanding job and what it does is it keeps people healthy when they lift.
"This is a 40lb weight. The device enables me to lift it, obviously.
"But what it really does, is it helps me to keep my back healthy. It supports me with 66 lbs on every lift.
"That means the 40lb I have here is not on my back.
"The specialty about the product is it's AI-enabled. That means it learns how I move and it can support me in the way that I need to be supported as an individual."
Unsurprisingly, this Cray-X-exoskeleton device won the CES 2023 'Best of Innovation' award for the wearable technologies category.
During his product tour addresses, Andrew Van Gorden, Product Marketing Manager at Kohler, the manufacturing organization, said thus: "With our Kohler Numi 2.0 smart toilet, you'll never leave the lit up again.
"It's a completely touchless experience that closes and flushes automatically as you leave the bathroom."
Kohler's Numi 2.0 toilet includes a built-in Amazon Alexa that can play music, news, and weather reports.
It will also offer users personalised dryer functions as well as a self-cleaning feature using UV light as both bacteriacide and germicide.
Nova is the company behind this wonderful technology.
Laurence Gaubert, Nova CEO stated: “They are using the directional sound technology that we have patented and we send the sound from the pearl into the ear and the ear canal is free.
"That means you have... like music surrounding you. It's a new sound experience and you can be connected without disconnecting to the surroundings.”
While the plated gold option retails for around $740, the plated silver type would go for about $640.
Quoting Mikael Mahlberg, the Head of Communications for the Swedish company, Candela:
"So behind us, we see the Candela C-8 which is the first long-range and high-speed electric boat.
"It flies on hydrofoils and these hydrofoils reduce energy consumption by 80% compared to our conventional boat.
"So, that means that we can squeeze out more miles at high speeds."
"Electrification in boating hasn't really caught on. And the reason is that it's hard to electrify conventional boats.
"So if you have a boat hull, planing boat hull, it uses about 15 times more energy than a car per mile at high speeds because it has to displace so much water just going through the water, it basically goes through water.
"So what we've done is that we have as aircraft wings or hydrofoils under the water which makes this boat fly above the friction."
While the events, organizers, visitors, and participants of the CES 2023 have come and gone, the impressions created in the minds of witnesses to the above-mentioned innovations will linger for a long time to come.
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