Electrifying consumer technologies at CES

Each year, the latest and greatest consumer electronics astonish attendees at CES. This year’s show, which took place from Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas, was bigger and better than ever before – featuring the largest exhibit floor yet.

From wearables and digital health to smart cities and virtual reality, many groundbreaking technologies took stage at CES 2018, drawing in more than 184,000 attendees and nearly 4,000 exhibitors.

Latest Innovations at CES 2018
CES 2018 highlighted the latest innovations in consumer electronics, from wearables and digital health to smart cities and virtual reality.

Our polycarbonates can be found in a wide variety of consumer electronics, offering a combination of aesthetics and performance that satisfy consumer demands. With an eye toward “what’s next,” Covestro experts were at CES to catch a glimpse into the future of consumer electronics and discuss how polycarbonate materials can bring these designs to life. Here’s a peek at a couple of the electronics that took the show by storm.

Vital USA Inc. is bringing health monitoring to consumers’ fingertips with the Vital Moto Mod – a modular platform that snaps onto Motorola’s Moto Z smartphones. This device, which users can control through an app, monitors five vital signs: heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen level, non-contact core body temperature and blood pressure.

Meanwhile, OrCam Technologies Ltd. demonstrated how it is taking technology to the next level with the MyEye 2.0. This wearable platform is placed on the temple of eyeglasses and utilizes a lightweight smart camera to improve the lives of those who are blind, visually impaired or have reading difficulties. The MyEye 2.0 reads printed and digital text, and can recognize faces, products, simple hand gestures and money notes in real time. When designing the MyEye 2.0, OrCam shrunk the functionality of its original MyEye to the size of an index finger, and made room for an efficient, quick-charging power source.

To learn more about these and other eye-catching electronics trends at CES, visit Plastics Engineering - February 2018

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