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"It really allows you to customise what kind of tea you make and drink. It gives you much more richer flavor with a touch of a button."
When it comes to ideas, the sky is the limit regarding what’s on display at the CES in Las Vegas.
Chip making giant Intel has teamed up with Ninebot to create a Segway Robot, which becomes a voice-recognising personal assistant at the touch of a button. The Ninebot Segway can be ridden – arriving at the destination, the transportation device turns into a self-balancing robot
Also powered by Intel, health and wellness wearables such as the Fitness and Sleep Tracker.
“Relay,” a delivery robot by the start up company Savioke, was among those drawing a crowd on the floor. While lacking in personality the sturdy device more than makes up for it with a willingness to please character.
Other items creating a buzz included Teforia’s personal tea brewing robot
that allows you to make your perfect cuppa.
“It really allows you to customise what kind of tea you make and drink. It gives you much more richer flavor with a touch of a button. So you can control all the flavor profiles, savory or sweet, earthy etc. as well as the caffeine and the anti-oxidents,” said Teforia’s Kris Efland.
Samsung thinks a big touch screen in our kitchens will revolutionise how we shop cook and communicate. It demonstrated an internet connected fridge with a built in camera so while your out fetching groceries, you can check what’s missing on your mobile.
Start up Uraniom presented a technology that uses a 3D infrared camera to put gamers as their own personalised avatars in the game – and in the process raises the enjoyment factor.
Skiing made safer
An airbag for skiers was one of the very practical gadgets on show at CES in Las Vegas. It’s designed to inflate on impact in less than 100 milliseconds to cushion your fall.
“Basically it’s absorbing the energy around the vital part like torso, neck, spine and going down a bit down to the hips and also bringing some extra stiffness during the crash when you can have some tumbling,’‘ said Pierre-Francois Tissot of In&Motion
The “vest is worn underneath a ski suit”:
http://www.cnet.com/news/wearable-smart-ski-airbag-vest-ces-2016/ and is automatically activated by a device that analyzes the skier’s motion to anticipate a fall and inflate before impact.
Approved by the International Ski Federation, it was worn by cross racers in 2015 and will be in stores in time in the 2016-17 ski season for an estimated 1,200 euros.