From flying cars to robotic gloves, the newest technology was on display at one of the world’s largest tech shows: CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, held January 7–10 in Las Vegas.
More than 170,000 people from 160 countries attended CES 2020 to see some of the latest innovations. Here are a few of them:
The Neofect Smart Glove connects to an app that uses games and other activities to help patients recover from strokes or other ailments that limit movement in the hands. Neofect was founded in June 2010 by two students at the Darden Graduate School of Business in the University of Virginia, Hoyoung Ban and Scott Kim, and by Young Choi at the University of Southern California, according to a database of technology startups.
Medical magic wands
MedWand Solutions Inc., headquartered in Las Vegas, created a handheld device that contains 10 diagnostic tools to measure vital signs such as heart rate, body temperature, breathing rate and oxygen level. By using the MedWand, doctors can carry out examinations over the internet and see patients’ vitals instantaneously. This will allow patients to get medical care without having to travel and enable doctors to help more people.
Creating the next generation of coders
The Code Jumper is a set of physical pods that teaches simple computer-programming concepts to blind or visually impaired children. It was developed by a partnership between Microsoft Corporation, in Seattle, and American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, Kentucky. American Printing House is a nonprofit organization that creates accessible products for education, work, and independent living for blind and visually impaired people in Louisville, Kentucky.
Uber Technologies Inc. and Hyundai Motor Company are teaming up to build a fleet of flying taxis to take travelers above traffic at speeds up to 290 kilometers per hour (180 mph). The taxis take off and land vertically using rotors, like helicopters, but fly using their wings, like planes. They will fly 300–600 meters off the ground, and because of their all-electric design they will be quieter than regular aircraft, according to Hyundai.