After a year defined by COVID-19, CES 2021 richly illustrated the evolution of home-based digital health devices into an end-to-end wellness ecosystem. Products like the BioIntelliSense BioButton wearable, Bosch’s mobile Hemoglobin Monitor and Samsung’s Health Smart Trainer feature on their 2021 TVs provide robust examples.
CTA Research forecasts 14 million connected health monitoring units will ship in 2021, up 35% from 2020.
With the growing urgency of environmental challenges, innovations around climate action emerged as another prominent theme at CES. The electrification of vehicles and mobility solutions stands at the forefront of this sustainability megatrend. GM’s keynote was perhaps the most substantial as it announced plans to release 30 electric vehicle (EV) models over the next five years, emphasizing industry’s push to make EVs available to everyone.
More, the presence of IoT chip designers for smart infrastructure like Fibocom, and new household solutions like Samsung’s solar remote control and Lasso’s automated recycling machine, revealed a growing portfolio of sustainable technologies for cities and consumers alike.
CES 2021 showcased the future of immersive experiences and on-demand escapism. Razer’s Project Brooklyn concept gaming chair prototype features a 60-inch rollout OLED display for full immersion. CES brought more immersive display technology including Micro-LED, laser projection and even rollable screens across TVs, laptops and smartphones.
CES 2021 also affirmed the ongoing shift to on-demand content distribution. Warner Bros. Entertainment announced that their direct to streaming movie release strategy will continue through 2021. Even more exciting, the virtual concert showcases held during multiple CES keynotes showed us the interactive content experiences we’ll soon be able to access from anywhere.
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