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CES 2021 is all about pandemic technology

CES 2021 is all about pandemic technology

The robot, Samsung’s Handy Bot, represents the company’s vision for a “new, better normal,” as more people work, cook, eat and drown in dishes at home than at any time during the global pandemic. As we saw in a video that was shown at the 2021 CES Virtual Consumer Technology Show on Monday, Bot Handy is handy around the house; Not just to do some unfinished chores but to remind you of upcoming meetings and stretch your legs if you’ve been sitting for a long time.

It’s only under development at the moment – no price or release date has been announced – but Samsung has said it’s part of a larger effort to make the technology simplify your life at home. “The technologies in your home need to work harder to help you adapt to this new normal,” the company said in describing its session on the CES website.

Companies large and small showcased their new innovations at the closely watched technology trade fair that kicked off Monday, and many of the features are linked to life during the pandemic. over there MaskFone, A face cover marketed as having a built-in N95 filter, headphones and microphone for making calls, and a wearable device for ears called Cove Which claims its gentle vibrations regulate anxiety and stress.
For the kitchen, manufacturer Kohler has offered voice control features for its sinks and other fixtures, so homeowners can operate the faucets without touching them. A startup in the UK Handsteco Sinks with built-in artificial intelligence to guide people through hygiene technologies in hospitals, offices and public places.

The topic of epidemiological technology has taken a step outside the home, too. Riding on the growth of online deliveries, lock manufacturer Yale announced that it is now shipping its smart delivery box to keep packages safe from balcony hackers upon their arrival. The delivery person places the package in the storage box, which is locked automatically, and the homeowners receive a notification.

While some of these products, like Bot Handy, may sound a little odd, ABI Research analyst Jonathan Collins said there is definitely money to be made on items that help automate household tasks. Market research company have found The smart home market in 2020 grew by 6.7% compared to 2019 to $ 88 billion. However, this is $ 11 billion less than pre-pandemic projections.
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Even products that haven’t been specifically linked to the pandemic may still benefit the way we live in now. The flashy new TVs, which are a mainstay of CES events, seemed more appropriate this year because we’re stuck at home, glued to the TV and more aware of our surroundings. LG, for example, has sparked excitement about its new 55-inch device Transparent TV, The latest company to offer screens that you can see when off.

Meanwhile, the Panasonic hair dryer that you don’t need to move – a built-in oscillator that does all the work for you – also generated some buzz, at a time when many people just didn’t get a proper haircut or blow out too. Long.

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People watch CES events to learn about technology trends in the coming years, but this year’s event is arguably about the industry keeping pace with the ways in which the pandemic reshaped our lives in the past year.

With vaccines on the horizon, it’s unclear how long we’ll be largely stuck at home, but it seems these tech companies are betting that even if the pandemic ends, our habits won’t change completely.