Smart Health’s a Hit at this Year’s CES
The doors have closed on this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. The world’s biggest consumer technology show, the exhibition showcased new technology and product launches from hundreds of tech companies including global brands to new start-ups.
Celebrating its 50th year this year, the show had a strong focus on connectivity and technological integration particularly through smart home and health related products.
A number of the products exhibited at the event were in some way connected to the Internet, following the increasingly popular ‘Internet of Things’ movement that is becoming the norm amongst homeowners where devices are embedded with sensors and electronics to collect data about the way you use them.
A notable ‘connected’ product that was unveiled at this year’s show came from L’Oreal’s Kerastase brand, which released the world’s first smart hairbrush. Four years in the making, the product is set to establish the brand as a leading innovator in the hair and beauty industry.
The device connects to the users smartphone and when used, sends algorithms to rate the quality of the hair and monitor the effects of different hair care routines. The app also provides other insights, including letting the user know which particular products are working best for their hair.
This trend expands further into the healthcare sector with Oral B having revealed the world’s first interactive toothbrush. Linking with the users Bluetooth through a smart app, the toothbrush records its users daily brushing activity – even providing the ability to program personal brush settings tailored to their needs all via a smartphone.
The range of smart products available to consumers illustrates the rapid growth of connected products that are primed to be the norm in the not-so-distant future.
To keep up with news, updates and events from CES 2017, or for more information about the 2018 exhibition visit: www.ces.tech