Creating wild, revolutionary new products is impressive. But, when the products can actually impact people’s everyday lives, innovation is at its finest. Many of the technologies unveiled at CES 2019 are designed to make life better for people and for the planet.
Watergen’s Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG)
Category: Tech for a Better World
Benefits: Environmentally-friendly, easy to integrate, socially aware
An ultimate combination of technology designed to improve people’s lives and the planet, Watergen’s atmospheric water generator (AWG) is groundbreaking. This technology makes water from the air, which is clean, high-quality, and potable. Only electricity is needed to operate the technology.
Watergen is working to make AWGs functional in disaster zones and parts of the world where a lack of access to clean water sources is a major problem. Since the technology does not rely on tap water and only requires electricity, is also environmentally-friendly.
The company was awarded Best Innovation Technology at CES 2019.
A Universal Wireless Charger for Laptops
Category: Smart Energy
Benefits: Universal, wireless, and convenient
Wires add complexity and inconvenience to everyday life. Energysquare’s new product, a universal wireless charger for laptops, is reducing the frustration and challenges associated with having to plug laptops into specific charging devices. The charger uses conductive energy, which works faster and wastes less energy. Although there are challenges for the technology expanding and truly advertising the charger as “universal,” it is a step in the right direction.
Oticon Kaizn™- A Personal AI Assistant for Your Ears
Category: Software and Mobile Apps
By: Oticon, Inc.
Benefits: Personal optimization, convenience, AI-integrated
Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide rely on hearing aids to support their auditory abilities. Oticon, which developed the first internet-connected hearing aid, has now created the first personal AI assistant to pair with the smart hearing aids. This AI personal assistant will help users optimize their hearing experience.
This technology combines data, AI and mobile app capabilities into a health tool designed to improve everyday life for people with hearing impairments. The technology can automatically adjust users’ hearing experiences based on their environment and learns behaviors to predict and optimize future experiences. The data is real-time and forward-thinking, allowing patients to participate in their hearing-healthcare with more power and personalized preferences.
Tetra- A Compact Countertop Dishwasher
Category: Home Appliances
Benefits: Efficient, energy-smart, compact, and convenient
Handwashing dishes uses hundreds, and sometimes thousands of gallons of water that an efficient dishwasher would not. Many people hand-wash dishes anyway, largely because they do not have enough dirty dishes to warrant a full load in a typical dishwasher (and they cannot wait for a full load to have use of their dishes again.)
Enter Tetra. This compact countertop dishwasher can handle two full place settings worth of dishes. The appliance uses about a half-gallon of water, which is less than handwashing calls for. It is compact, convenient for apartments, and does not require any plumbing hook-up. Tetra is also connected to the internet and works quickly.
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