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CES 2017: The Wearable Tech You Can Expect On The Event

By Monica U Santos , Dec 26, 2016 02:57 AM EST
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The next emphasis of wearable technology that is powered by sensors, solar power, apps and AR have arrived and will be showcased at the long-awaited CES Wearable Tech Summit. (Photo : James Cooke/YouTube Screenshot)

This week marks the beginning of the holiday season of 2016. It means we are just two weeks away from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, the annual event held every first week of each year in Las Vegas. The event will set the tone for the next 52 weeks’ worth of hardware announcements.

CES 2017

Showcasing popular themes and emerging technologies, CES conference tracks comprise multiple sessions that hone in on the essential industry trends. The 2017 CES will be held January 5 to 8, 2017 in Las Vegas. The first CES was held in June 1967 in New York City. It was a spinoff from the Chicago Music Show, which until then had served as the main event for exhibiting consumer electronics. The event had 17,500 attendees and over 100 exhibitors; the kickoff speaker was Motorola chairman Bob Galvin.

According to the CES site, the upcoming event will be the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Here are some of the reviews of the popular person in the business.

"Big energy. Big ideas. Big opportunity. CES delivers it all." – Joellyn Gray, director of marketing, Fujifilm North America Corporation

"There’s no other place I’d launch a startup." – Mara Lewis, CEO and co-founder, Stopped.at

"As an active angel investor, there is no better place than CES to discover early stage companies in CE and related area and to learn the latest trends in technology." – Larry Richenstein, CEO, Peak Ventures

"CES is a great gauge of where the industry is headed." – Jack Sheng, co-founder and CEO, eForCity Corp.

"There is no place in the world where you get so much done is so little time. Fantastic show!" – Randy Fry, president, Fry’s Electronics

The Wearable Tech You Can Expect On The Event

"Your body is the new habitat for technology," notes the press release for the Wearable Tech Summit. "You are what you wear." Some 84 million wearables were sold in 2015, and the forecast is for threefold growth to 245 million by 2019.

According to Brand Channel, brands such as Speedo, FashionTechForum, Evrythng, Fossil, Richline, FashionWare and a Wearables Marketplace will offer 80 wearable products in action including hearables, outdoor sports location trackers, light-up and signaling clothing, and LINX smart cycling helmet. The new health-related wearable techs from OrCam, QD Laser as well as Ming Young BioMedical along with wearable payment systems from Wearapay.

Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, will show a new wearable device that puts measurement of alpha wave brain activity into the hands of the users. Using the electroencephalography to record the brain’s alpha-wave activity, the device called Relax measures the level of alert relaxation with an installed electrode system without sensors attached to the scalp.

What To Expect On CES 2017?

According to CES site, here are the three topics the will be discussed on the event.

  1. The Crown Jewels: Learn how next-gen jewelry will let you interact as well as look great
  2. The Science of Wearables: They're changing your behavior -- how you sleep, shop, get entertained and even work
  3. Wearables and Work and Play: A look at the hottest wearable tech yet

It also identifies the other conference programs presented by Living in Digital Times.

  • BabyTech Summit
  • BeautyTech Summit
  • Digital Health Summit
  • The Digital Money Forum
  • FitnessTech Summit
  • Kids@Play and FamilyTech Summit
  • TransformingEDU

According to CNET, at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, you'll see two types of wearable technology, shown in two very distinct areas of the show floor. The first type is the fitness-tracking device that's designed to measure user's foot steps, strides, strokes, and stamina. The second type is the designer "pieces" that sparkle on your wrist, clip to your lapel or hang, pendant-like, from that imitation gold necklace that looks like it's worth $300.

 

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