Startups show of latest gadets, technology at Consumer Electronics Show

Global Business

The Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest electronics show kicked off in Las Vegas Tuesday. Thousands of big tech and startup companies unveil and give hands-on demonstrations of their latest gadgets and technologies. CCTV America’s Mark Niu reported this story from Las Vegas.

As the convention center’s doors opened, more than 150,000 attendees flocked to check out the massive display booths from some of the biggest names in the industry.

But this year due to the low cost of sensors and the ability to crowd fund projects, more startups than ever are vying to prove they have the next big thing.

Sport and fitness tech showed in never-before seen forms such as the world’s first self-balancing electric skateboard Onewheel.

Meanwhile the XON Snow-1 has eight balancing sensors into the binding of a snowboard to improve the rider’s skills.

For strengthening and stretching, the Tao Well Shell utilizes pressure sensors to guide users through isometric exercises on their mobile devices.

That same technology is available in the all new Tao chair which allows for leg exercises and even other isometric exercises for the back and shoulders.

“I think what you need is you need a good idea, and you need to present it simply so people can understand it and not be overwhelmed by it. You need to think if people feel comfortable to trust you and your company,” President and CEO of Consumer Electronics Association Gary Shapiro said.

The robot MEDi is used to distract children while they receive their injections.

“We’re finding it reduces children’s pain by 50 percent and it gives children a sense of mastery so they can learn how to deal with, cope with, medical procedures,” said Tanya Beran, founder of Rx Robots.

New tech to take care of loved ones also extends to man’s best friend. Tagg GPS Plus is made specifically to track your dog and the temperature of the area it’s currently in.

“To alert you if your dog is ever in an area that’s too hot or too cold. Over 3,000 dogs die per year in a car that is too hot. We can prevent that with our device,” Scott Neuberger CEO of Tagg said.

With more than 10 million dogs lost each year in the U.S. alone, the internet may be proving its value to both the human and non-human consumer.

Haier America discusses its Wi-Fi enabled mini wine cellar

During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, CCTV America’s Mark Niu interviewed Adrian Micu, CEO of Haier America, a global appliance brand headquartered in China that distributes to more than 100 countries.

During the CES Haier America exhibited a Wi-Fi- and app-enabled mini wine cellar designed to chill individual bottles. Haier also unveiled a 105-inch LED (light-emitting diode) television and a 55-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) curved television.