Senior Planet Goes to CES


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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), an annual event in Las Vegas of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® showcases the latest in tech innovation, so naturally Senior Planet is part of the excitement! This year’s show offered several innovations among the more than 4300 tech innovators worth singling out for older people.

AI (Artificial Intelligence)

AI or Artificial intelligence was almost everywhere on the show floor thanks to its popularity via services like ChatGPT, DALL·E, Google Bard and MidJourney. Here are some tech pieces we saw on the show floor that incorporated AI into their products

GUIDi AI Path Guiding

The GUIDi is an AI smart belt for visually impaired folks that uses AI technology to create a personalized navigation system that works for their needs. It uses cameras, sensors, AI, voice command and more to power its technology. Check it out here.

Bonus: Ballie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehV0yTqxBrE Check out this modern-day AI powered roving personal assistant.

Samsung Galaxy Ring Watch

This ring harnesses AI to to help track your health; it’s a very portable wearable for tracking, measuring, monitoring, and uploading health, fitness and sleep-related information.

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NVIDIA ACE AI

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Digital Health

Withings Beamo

One of the products that wowed us was the Withings VitalScan – a 4 in 1 medical tool with a stethoscope, an oximeter, an ECG and a thermometer – and it communicates with your doctor; a real asset to telehealth visits. Look at it here.

LG Intelli-FiT

LG, a maker of TV’s and home appliances, offers the Intelli-FiT,  a personalized workout device and digital healthcare delivery system. It gets its information from your TV using a built-in camera and mat sensors.  It also has the imbed potential to offer a wide range of services, including insurance, telemedicine and senior daycare services. Learn more here.

DeRUCCI T11 Pro Smart Mattress

Yes, you read that right, a smart mattress! The DeRUCCI T11 Pro is the first Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) digital health smart mattress. It’s AI technologies use 23 sensors to track changes in position, body temperature, and heart rate. You can sleep and get a reading on your health at the same time. You can find more info here.

Artificial Reality 

XReal Air 2 Ultra AR Glasses

The Xreal Air 2 are AR glasses that are lightweight, comfortable and slight bigger than a pair of regular eyeglasses. They show you information in Full and trick you eye into seeing a 154-inch display.

Link: https://us.shop.xreal.com/products/xreal-air-2-ultra

Xander Captioning Glasses

Xander Captioning Glasses, or “XanderGlasses,” uses the principle “sight for sound.” In essence, when you can’t hear what someone is saying, the glasses let you see what they’re saying.

The product has one primary purpose: to assist people who have hearing challenges, enabling them to understand speech and participate in conversations in a natural way. XanderGlasses translate speech to text in real-time, and project accurate captions of conversations that are visible to the wearer only. Check it out here.

Live From CES rebroadcast

Check out the re-broadcast of our program here:

Digital Equity

Lastly, besides exploring CES, Senior Planet Founder and Executive Director Tom Kamber, and OATS Staff Member Jeff Rose were on a panel discussion with the CTA’s Foundation President Steve Ewell that covered Digital Equity and Inclusive AgeTech.

The CTA foundation has long been a supporter of Senior Planet programming. For those of you who don’t know, CTA Foundation funds programs, connects stakeholders and promotes technology every day to better our world for all people.

Jeff Rose is the Director of Special Initiatives at Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) from AARP. His 15+ years in the field of aging spans a range of settings, including life-plan communities, community-based organizations, and an age-tech startup. Based in Chicago, Jeff is active in a variety of local aging and community organizations and enjoys sharing his knowledge about how technology can impact and benefit older adults.

Top photo: CES floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Courtesy of OATS)

 

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