Around 170,000 people visited the renowned International Consumers Electronic Show in Las Vegas. The annual technology and electronics trade show displayed some unusual yet inspiring products this year too.
Volvo developed a partnership with POC, a sports gear maker, and Ericsson to alert a car that a nearby cyclist is approaching. The car would receive a signal from the cyclist’s phone GPS. The flashing helmet of the cyclist would alert him that a car is nearby. Also the helmet would vibrate if the two vehicles are on a collision course. According to Volvo, more tests are required for the connected helmet before the product will be released.
One of the products presented at CES can surely be Inspector Gadget’s storage device. A holster from Tech Slinger presents a pocket for smartphone and accessories on one side and another one big enough to hold a tablet on the other side. The company expresses that it will stop people to forget their devices on a plane or in the car. The holster’s price ranges from $70 to $75.
Ekso Bionic presented a robotic system device, a robotic exoskeleton to be precise, that aided Shane Mosko to stand up and walk. Mosko suffered a spinal cord injury and has partial leg paralysis that keeps him in a wheelchair. The invention gives him assistance to walk for about 500 steps until he is getting tired. Controls on a walking cane helps operating the system that features a mechanized leg braces and a battery backpack too. The ability and fitness of each user can adapt the mechanized gait through weight sensors and software. According to Russ Angold, Ekso cofounder, Ekso GT has provided an important technological support for about 3,500 patients since 2012. The patients were people who suffered from spinal injuries and stroke. The Ekso GT robotic exoskeleton has proved itself to give great support and assistance. Shane Mosko said that “It gives you so much hope that spinal cord injuries are going to be a thing of the past someday.”
Speaking about gadgets of tomorrow, Samsung developed a new smart-watch with a glass interface that appears to be transparent. A new phone from the same company with a hologram interface has fingerprint security and a Bluetooth earpiece built with a metallic frame to ensure durability. No release date was announced, because these were custom-made for Marvel’s upcoming “Avengers” movie. The company didn’t issue a statement for a future commercial release of the products.
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