CES 2019 Shows All Smart Techs You Can Think: From Smart Bras To Robotic Sex Toy
Jyotis - Jan 13, 2019, 5:45 pm IST
There are a lot of interesting smart technologies to attract tech communities all over the world. They are smart bras, robotic breadmaker, and more.
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What can we find in the CES 2019 held in Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan 08 to Jan 11? There are a lot of interesting smart technologies to attract tech communities all over the world. What are they? According to reporters from Associated Press, here are some of the most prominent products.
Amazon’s Door View Camera
The doorbell company Ring acquired by Amazon in 2018 first introduced a new kind of video doorbell that can connect to the Internet and fit into almost all of current peepholes. Its primary users are college students or apartment dwellers who don’t want to have a video doorbell installed next to doors.
With this product, Amazon hopes to enter into the balancing competition with Google’s Nest which manufactures doorbells and cameras. In recent times, the company has submitted a patent concerning a facial recognition system applied to security cameras for the household. The system allows many cameras to create facial composites to define those who are planning to burglarize your house. While Nest is applying this technology, Ring seemingly needs more time to do that.
Door View Cam will be available for $199 in March. In addition to its features as a peephole, the device sends messages to smartphones of the registered users when someone presses the doorbell or knock on the door.
Soma Innofit – Smart Bra
How to find a bra that 100% fits your body is never an easy game. That’s why Soman, an underwear company, has designed a brassiere with some integrated circuits, which is linked with an application.
The four-line circuitry built into the Soma Innofit is connected to a circuit board that is put in the back and use Bluetooth to connect to the app. The smart bra is reportedly sold for $59.
Soma Innofit doesn’t only measure the proper size of your bust but it is also highly appreciated due to the great flexibility when defining cup sizes, from 32A to 44G. According to its maker, women can go to any Soma store to try this kind of smart bra, even if they don’t have the intention to buy it.
Focals by North – smart glasses
Smart glasses are not actually a new term; however, according to the co-founder of North, Aaron Grant, his smart glasses for $999 is completely different. They have the same design with regular frames and can be used with prescription lenses.
Focals by North is expected to come to the market in the coming weeks. Some of its most prominent features include pairing with smartphones, displaying text messages, mapping directions, and weather on the glass. Of course, the wearer is the only one to see the information.
To surf or reply messages with a thumb, users have to put on a ring with a joystick on their pointer finger. Besides, they can control this product via the Alexa voice assistant made by Amazon, but they have to press the joystick down to start listening.
Ose Vibrator – Micro-Robotic Sex Toy
Lora DiCarlo introduced a female-focused robotic sex toy called Ose Vibrator and won a prestigious award at CES 2019. However, the startup was stripped of this award right after that, and also lost an opportunity to showcase itself at the gadget show in Las Vegas.
The Consumer Technology Association, as the organizer of CES 2019, sent an email to the startup and said that it had the right to disentitle any entrée which CTA itself considered as an obscene, immoral, profane or indecent one or which was not suitable with the image of CTA.
That’s why the organizer withdrew the Innovation Honoree Award at CES 2019 for Ose vibrator made by Lora DiCarlo. The President and CEO of CTA, Gary Shapiro, made an apology in a private letter and explained that the startup’s product wasn’t eligible for entry in the Robotics and Drones category. According to the Associated Press, CTA refused to comment on the reasons behind this ineligibility.
While CES 2018 approved a men-focused sex doll, CES 2019 didn't do the same thing towards Ose and its makers. This has made CES face the claims of gender bias and men seems to get more priority over women in the tech field, even in the big tech show like CES.
BreadBot – a 22-square-foot robotic breadmaker
At CES 2019, Wilkinson Baking Co. introduced the BreadBot – a robotic breadmaker which can bake a dozen loaf of bread per hour. Bakers just need to put the ingredients into BreadBot and all remaining steps of bread making are fully automatically conducted from mixing, forming, and baking. Slicing the bread, the last step may be processed by the machine in the near future.
The robotic breadmaker promises to help supermarkets deliver fresh bread to all shoppers while the ingredients in foods are one of the most prior issues of shoppers. With its glass cover, customers can see all the steps of bread making, as well as choose any loaf on the touchscreen.
The machine is available under test at 03 local supermarkets and will soon come to two other big unknown chains.