CES 2020 Day 2 recap
Worldwide VR, gesture controls, and personalized flight information by Delta
9th Jan 2020
CES 2020 Day 2 recap
We kicked off Day 2 at an Intel event where they showed off the new generation of Project Athena powered laptops, including the prototype folding screen laptops from Dell and Lenovo. New Google Chromebooks will run on it.
We got a sneak peak at the Marvel Avengers game, which Intel has partnered with Square Enix on and is slated for release later in 2020. Intel are extremely committed to serving the 1.5 billion PC gamers in the world.
Speaking of marvels, our next stop was to meet with the team from Spatial, both in person and virtually using their platform that allows users to interact with each other in Augmented or Virtual reality from anywhere in the world. The sense of presence and ability to interact with people and content is impressive and we look forward to beginning to use Spatial for remote collaboration among our teams at Isobar.
After lunch, it was back to Eureka Park for another lap to check out more of the innovative ideas and products from entrepreneurs and universities.
On day 2 at Eureka park, we were able to control the world with the wave of our hand when looking at gesture controls. Kaiku Tek is developing chips that augment any screen into a gesture-controlled experience. These chips are the size of a quarter, and let the user do it all from adjusting the volume on their phone to playing a video game with their hand, by accurately tracking their fingers.
As we went deeper into the park, we saw an emphasis placed on non-invasive analysis. French company Bodyo provides a deep, medical analysis for users, with their booth capable of measuring 19 biometrics non-invasively. The booth then offers next steps for what users can do after receiving results, such as speaking with a doctor or exercise recommendations.
Proov Station takes the spirit of quick, non-invasive analysis and applies it to automotives, developing a station that quickly identifies a car’s exterior damage, no matter how small, at a stunning 1,500 cars per day.
We then swung by Delta’s gigantic exhibit, that showed off everything from enhanced boarding displays, to industrial robotic exoskeletons which Geoffrey gladly tried out. The exoskeleton rig allows a user to lift 200 pounds with one arm, without putting any strain on the operator. Delta also showed off new displays for personalized flight information. Like magic, each person in the room only saw when and where their flight was, nobody else’s information. You could walk around, and never expect that the same screen was showing something different to the person next to you. You wouldn’t believe it until you peaked at the mirrors behind you, revealing that each person in the room was being shown information unique to them alone.
Seeing Delta at CES, a tech show typically dominated by TV’s and gadgets, is an indicator that more industries are understanding the need to think innovatively about how to improve their businesses. Whether that’s how to safely empower workers, or ensuring each passenger feels uniquely catered to, more industries are understanding that there are innovative solutions to each of these problems found in emerging technology.
For day 3 we’re heading back to Eureka Park and will do another lap around the Convention Center floor.
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