CES tends to be the home of the most cutting-edge technology, from new streaming devices and platforms, new 8K smart televisions, and of course the newest developments in video games and computer technology. While we already expect that computer and graphics card technology will be dominated by AMD this year, with AMD already powering the next generation Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X, AMD is also promising to push the envelope with Ryzen this year too.
However, CES is also home to the unveiling of the more creative - some downright weird- innovations in technology. These tend to handle important, non-gaming technologies, such as health instruments or smart-home innovations that don't involve your television. And here are just 5 of them that we're excited to see this coming CES.
Part of Samsung's Creative Lab Project lineup, SunnySide Windows are artificial, easy to install windows used that are healthier than conventional windows. It is able to mimic the full solar spectrum, minus the UVA, which causes skin aging while providing the healthy UVB that the body needs.
SunnySide windows can be used for sunbathing indoors, providing all the vitamin D the body needs, or as natural lights and lamps. Able to mimic natural sunrise and sunset, SunnySide can be used to help alleviate insomnia and seasonal depression.
SelfieType Keyboardless Keyboard
Another item from Samsung's Creative Lab Project, SelfieType is a keyboard without the keyboard. SelfieType is an AI Engine used to solve the need for a large, portable keyboard without having to carry extra hardware. Using just a phone's front camera, the AI is able to convert key presses into input for the smartphone.
So far, it only supports English-Language typing, with support for other languages in development. Development to improve support for personalized typing styles is also on the way, according to developers. It will be available for hands-on testing at CES 2020, along with many other Samsung Creative Lab Project.
Butterfly iQ Vet
Butterfly iQ Vet, from Butterfly Network, is a new application of their groundbreaking ultrasound-on-a-chip technology, but this time it's for pets. Its high-performance ultrasound allows for quick and easy ultrasounds just by choosing from 12 presets for animals big and small.
Everything is accessible with a smartphone, with results easily viewable on a smartphone app. The smartphone app also allows for sharing information in realtime with veterinary colleagues as well as clients securely. Both the Butterfly App and the Butterfly Cloud is protected by AES-256 encryption and more. Butterfly iQ Vet is a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree.
BassMe Wearable Subwoofer
Ever dreamed of being a speaker? BassMe, another CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree, is a wearable subwoofer that hangs on your shoulder and sits over your ribcage doesn't just let you hear the audio, it lets you feel and be the speaker. BassMe is an addition to whatever headphones or VR kit for a more immersive experience.
Delivering rich low-end-frequencies in a way that's truly felt and giving a high-end speaker experience in a compact wearable size, BassMe plans to revolutionize the movie-watching or video-gaming experience.
Smart Kitchen Cooking Machine "Julia"
CookingPal Julia is a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree and Best of Innovation awardee in the Home Appliances category. This smart kitchen cooking machine combines video-guided cooking and AI food recognition making cooking both easy and convenient.
Julia is able to cook with ease, from chopping to mixing, steaming, kneading, emulsifying, and weighing food, and everything is a breeze. Julia can be controlled via a smartphone app or its dedicated Smart Kitchen Hub Tablet, one tailor-made for kitchen use.