CES 2021: Advanced pandemic products featured at the biggest tech convention in the world
The Consumer Electronics Show is still happening this year despite the pandemic. While it is still not allowed for people to gather in one place to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, the CES 2021 is taking place in a fully digital format. This means the show is being presented virtually - via online.
Many major companies in the tech field are attending the CES 2021 to showcase their latest products that were created through cutting-edge technologies and research. Innovative gadgets, appliances, tools, vehicles, entertainment systems, and more are commonly presented in this show. Companies like Samsung, Panasonic, LG, GM, Lenovo, and Sony are revealing products with unique features but will surely be useful to the consumers.
The shift in innovation evident at CES 2021
Now, in this time of the pandemic where health is the main concern and most important thing for everyone, companies that are participating at the CES 2021 have come up with innovations to help protect and fight off COVID-19.
The coronavirus crisis definitely changed the lives of people around the world today. But the change in how people live now was forced as there is no other choice if one does not want to get infected with the dreaded virus that already took the lives of millions.
This is why, at this year’s CES, companies have shown products that will help people cope and fight the disease. At this week’s show, they have presented air purifiers, masks, disinfectants, touchless gadgets, and so on.
“The pandemic forced us to take a step back from a traditional CES, throw out the playbook and transform how we’d bring the tech community together,” Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CTA said via press release. “CES looks different this year but the foundation of the show – innovation, connection, collaboration – remains strong and consistent.”
Some pandemic and all-digital products unveiled at CES 2021
As mentioned, many of the products at the show are related to the pandemic, and these are innovations to fight COVID-19. Some of the things that were revealed include a touchless doorbell.
Alarm.com made the Touchless Video Doorbell since people pick up viruses by touching objects. The touchless technology will help minimize the transmission of these harmful bacteria.
Mask is now a necessity, especially when going outside of the house. AirPop created the Smart Mask that can monitor the air quality.
It is fashionable and also helps in filtering out harmful pollutants. It can monitor air quality and even tracks the user’s breaths per minute, which can be checked through an app installed on the smartphone.
Finally, Samsung presented a robot called Bot Handy. Since people are mostly staying at home these days, the new normal is to work, sleep, eat, and have fun inside the house. Samsung’s Bot Handy will help with chores around the house and can even remind people about their meeting schedules and when it is time to stretch a bit after sitting for too long.