Highlights from a visit to CES 2017


Last month some of the team from the Paris office travelled to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the 50th edition of the global Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It’s the place to see what’s next in tech as it showcases innovation that will set the tone for the rest of the year.

This year at the CES it was automotive technology alongside virtual and augmented reality systems and smart home products which shared the spotlight at the event. Automotive technology companies made up about one fifth of the exhibitors, and the exhibitors were creating huge excitement showcasing off their self-driving cars, car technologies and futuristic ideas. The event this year was all about the maturity of the technology sector and the exciting quest to incorporate technology into our everyday lives to make processes and concepts simpler and more useful.

The team were very excited to have had the opportunity to be a part of such an awesome event, so we’ve decided to share a few of the innovations which caught their eye below:

Under Armour Athlete Recovery Sleepwear 
The CES is a popular place for sports equipment manufacturers. This year it was Under Armour that stole the show. They have developed the world’s most advanced sleep system that actually rebuilds the body while you rest – Athlete Recovery Sleepwear. The sleepwear leverages the power of Far Infrared. Far Infrared is a type of energy on the infrared spectrum that has several benefits for the human body. The soft bioceramic print on the inside of the garment absorbs the body’s natural heat and reflects Far Infrared back to the skin. This helps the body to recover faster, promotes better sleep and reduces inflammation and regulates cell metabolism. Win win situation – ‘Rest.Win.Repeat.’

Vivint and Airbnb smart home service
Vivint.SmartHome who operate within the smart homes market made the wise decision to partner with Airbnb to create a newly responsive hosting experience to make hosting easier and more convenient. They have created a smart home service which means that the Airbnb community can have reassurance and simplicity during their stay. The smart home service gives users of Airbnb keyless access to rented properties, the capability to greet and verify customers via its doorbell camera, and 24/7 home security and monitoring. This really stood out because it was refreshing to see brands coming together to create a piece of smart technology that really improves the user experience for the better.

Flow by Plume Labs
FLOW is the first smart, connected mobile accessory to track, monitor and reduce your exposure to air pollution – indoors, outdoors and on the go. The company has created a piece of technology that empowers users by equipping them with a sensor that can help them to discover ways of escaping pollution and to find those ideal moments for outdoor activity. Not only that, but it allows users to become part of a global movement – they can build better routines to find clean air hotspots and join a community of citizens helping to make the air we breathe more transparent. A true example of ‘Tech for a better world.’

The event was a true eye opener of what an exciting time it is for innovation and tech. Who knows what may be around the corner. Watch this space.