CES 2020: The Takeaways

CES 2020 held at Las Vegas this year had some strange creations on display. These included wearables, robos and wearables. We will now see what they are:

Smart mailbox thwarts package thieves

Online shopping multiplied in 2019 and also led to a swell in “package thieves” who siphon off the packaged parcels left on doorways. The issue became severe and hence, police in many US cities tactfully started planting fake parcel boxes to catch the thieves.

Parcel Guard

The box has an anti-theft drop-in slot for minor packages, which opens with a code or smartphone app, and can place phone calls between a parcel courier and a customer if they need to open the box remotely. It needs a Wi-Fi and power connection.

The robot that brings you toilet paper

It has disclosed that an average person spends a year and a half of his life in the bathroom.  Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble came up with a toilet paper brand, Charmin, launched a two-wheeled robot designed for a purpose. The “RollBot” is summoned by a smartphone using Bluetooth and uses technology similar to a robot vacuum cleaner to navigate to its owner, carrying a precious spare roll.

The virtual fence for your wandering dog

A GPS-enabled dog collar lets you “draw” a boundary at any place of desire. If your dog escapes, the GPS alerts you via a mobile phone app and helps you track and find it, even in remote areas like woodland.

It uses two audible tones followed by a mild electric shock, which work by laying wiring underneath the ground, in order to control the dog from escaping.

Light for dealing with dyslexia

French company Lexilife invented a smart light to deal with dyslexia. According to them, the Lexilight lamp emits pulses of light which lead one eye to take precedence over the other.

Solar-powered electric tricycle

French start-up Wello unveiled a vehicle that is a combination of an electric car and a bicycle, opening as a solar-power electric tricycle.

The vehicle is pedal-assisted and doesn’t need a driving license and can travel in bike lanes that can reach a top speed of 25 miles per hour.

Wearable camera boosts hearing aids

Hearing aids can struggle to isolate sounds, often amplifying background noise as well as a person’s voice.

AirSelfie – the drone that takes selfies for you

Getting a big group into a selfie, or even finding the right angle while holding the camera yourself, can be tricky. US Company’s AirSelfie has a solution, with a drone that can do it for you.

This drone latches on to a face by recognizing the shape of eyes, nose, and mouth, and can then follow you as you move. 

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