CES 2018 Staff Technology and Innovation Favorites

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219’s CES 2018 Staff Favorites

Alex Wood
01/25/2018

Every year, 219 gets the whole team together to review last year’s accomplishments and plan next years goals. This year, we decided to meet up at CES in Las Vegas so we could see the latest consumer technologies and innovations first hand, some of which were from our clients!

Some of Our Team

It’s not often that you get to see the latest technology being showcased on “The Global Stage for Innovation.” Here are a few of our group’s most notable finds in no particular order:

 

Tobii VR Eye Tracker

“When integrated into a VR head mounted display, this eye tracking tech provides an extra input for use by game and VR world designers. This demo worked really well and could open a lot of doors for cool new ways to interact in VR.”    Kuan Li

Tobii VR Eye Tracker

Tobii VR Eye Tracker

 

Brinno Time Lapse Camera

“Brinno makes really cool time lapse cameras that can do time lapse upwards of 80 days on one set of batteries. The time lapse video is made automatically so no additional post processing is required.”    Kuan Li

Brinno Time Lapse Camera

Intel’s Light Show Drones

“Intel was showing off some of their light show drones. Each drone provides one pixel of light in the night’s sky. An entire fleet of them can be orchestrated to carry out dazzling light shows. Expect to see one of these shows featured in the upcoming Winter Olympics!”    Alex Wood

Intel’s Light Show Drones

LG OLED Canyon

“The huge array of 4K OLED curved displays with high def videos of waterfalls and glaciers was quite amazing.”    Alex Wood

LG OLED Canyon

Backyard Brains

“Backyard Brains creates hardware kits for demonstrations and experiments to develop interest in neuroscience and engineering. The code and schematics are open source. One of the products we tried was the claw, which measures the EMG signal of the forearm muscle and accordingly actuates a claw. The same signal can then be used to drive someone else’s forearm.”    David Guiterrez

Backyard Brains

Backyard Brains

Panasonic AV Solutions

“My “favorite train-wreck” of the show was the “Panasonic Advanced AV Solutions” booth. This exhibit started with a bizarre video showing a dystopian future where the young protagonist’s only friend is a creepy robot. You were then ushered into a second room, where you were shown a demo of some Panasonic laser, hologram, and lighting technologies for concerts. There was virtually no theme or storyline connecting the two rooms to each other, so the experience felt disjointed. To top it off, the experience was chaperoned by an actress pretending to be a robot from the future. All in all, it was extremely entertaining and memorable. Mission accomplished Panasonic!”    Miguel Piedrahita

Panasonic AV Solutions

Panasonic AV Solutions

Desktop Robots (various)

“My favorite thing was the desktop robots.  Even though I don’t see a compelling application for them right now, I’m excited that I will have a robot on my desk in the next decade.”    Larry Miller

Dobot Desktop Robotic Arm

CES Robotic Arm

uARM Desktop Robotic Arm

Thermal by FLIR

“The large wall at the FLIR booth and their virtual reality demo were very cool.”    Dave Bim-Merle

Thermal by FLIR

Thermal by FLIR

 

Sennheiser AMBEO® VR MIC 

“I am excited to experience a conference or other performance with spherical audio and video! Next, we will expect 4D A/V! CES 2030?”    Andrew Sauter

Sennheiser AMBEO® VR MIC 

Sennheiser AMBEO® VR MIC

Lattice Semiconductor | FPGA

“The Lattice Semiconductor has small FPGAs that enable ‘edge-processing’: machine vision, microphone beam-forming, natural language pre-processing.”    Andrew Sauter

Lattice Semiconductor | FPGA

Lattice Semiconductor | FPGA