Mims reports on the Consumer Electronics Show 2022 – from temporary tattoos to smart cribs to gaming
The Consumer Electronics Show is the largest event in the world for displaying new products and technologies. The CES 2022 did not disappoint me. I knew prior to flying to Las Vegas for the conference and show that some of the major players in technology were not going to be attending. Some of those companies included Google, Amazon, Twitter TikTOK, BMW, Peloton and Microsoft. I also felt that attendance would be down in terms of media and trade enthusiasts. The organizers indicated that there was a 75% drop in comparison to the last in person event in 2020. Thirty percent of the attendees at this year’s CES came from foreign countries. The show’s organizers did offer virtual viewing for participants that were unable to attend due to protocols associated with Covid. The show was shortened by one day this year due to concerns associated with the Omicron Virus This led to a reduction in the cost of hotel accommodations for people who made the trip.
This year’s show gave some of the smaller and unknown startups an opportunity to capture the spotlight. Drones, Virtual Reality and Smart Appliances that were designed to monitor health issues took center stage. There was a robot that served as an assistant If you have a bad back or knee, the robot will put your clothes away and lifts heavy items. If you are interested, Labrador will have the robot in full production by the second half of 2023.Other innovations included a smart door that utilizes facial recognition as a form of allowing entry. I also saw wearables that provide tracking information that can be used to alleviate levels of stress.
Prinker is a South Korean Company that has developed the first digital temporary tattoo device – it lets you apply a tattoo for 1 to 3 days. Cradlewise has developed a smart crib for babies under two years old that can detect when a child wakes up. The crib will then rock and play soothing music to put the child back to sleep. Samsung stood out as a leader with its TV and projector line.
The demand for tech products will increase from 300 billion in 2017 to 500 billion in 2022. Growth areas will include tablets, notebooks, lap top computers, smart watches and ultra high definition televisions. Consumer spending on gaming software, including game streaming services and in-game purchases will rise 5% this year.
The future looks bright for tech and innovation:
I would suggest looking at streaming services that offer music, audiobooks, and podcasts as areas to spend and invest. The growth projection is 15% over last year.
Imagine a drone delivering a package to your house.
I expect VR and AR to be utilized in our viewing of sporting events and live concerts. I was able to watch a virtual concert and felt like I was in the audience.
Look forward to more exciting trends from CES 2023