CES that you might have overlooked

Sling TV brings welcome changes to menu system

Sling is completely overhauling its user interface, bringing it closer to what a user of Netflix or another top-end streaming service might expect today. Judging from what we saw in a hands-on demo, the new interface is a big improvement.

Sling TV, the live TV streaming service that provides 20 channels for $20

It’s all about the experience and interface.



The first smart lighter and app to help you quit smoking.
Think of it more as a scale – measuring how much you smoke by the number of times you light up. It then tracks and measures your smoking behavior in an app that lets you see any patterns so you can set a goal to stop or cut back.


Withings Thermo, is a Wi-Fi connected temporal thermometer (on the side of the head) that gives accurate, fast and non-invasive temperature readings. It’s loaded with 16 infrared sensors that find and measure your infrared signature
and heat being emitted from your temporal artery.


Under Armour reveals ‘HealthBox’ 24/7 activity monitor

The HealthBox is a kit that includes a chest strap that monitors heart rate, a wristband and a circular scale.

The fitness wristband has a unique design that makes it comfortable to wear all day, even while sleeping. The touchscreen is also discreet and surprisingly responsive and accurate.

The circular scale is a sleek looking device. You have the option to sync the scale to corresponding apps so that it remembers who you are each time you step on it. The scale can also measure body fat percentage and keep track of weight loss goals.

HealthBox will retail for $400 and is available for preorder now and will be available starting January 22.


Philips strengthens collaboration with Amazon Web Services to expand digital health solutions in the cloud

AWS IoT enriches Philips HealthSuite digital platform with greater Internet of Things capabilities

HealthSuite Digital Platform on AWS allows for the ramp up from the currently seven million connected devices to the connecting of hundreds of millions of devices and sensors



New Balance announces Android Wear smartwatch for running smartphone-free

New Balance has announced that it will be among the first to release an Android-powered smartwatch that doesn’t require you to bring your phone along.


Garmin brings google glass like technology to cyclists.

The Varia Vision is similar to Google Glass. It’s a small wearable computer that clips right onto a pair of sunglasses. A small color display hangs over the right eye and shows performance data and turn-by-turn directions from a compatible Garmin Edge bike computer.


Lenovo’s Yoga 900S sacrifices nothing to be thinner than the MacBook Recognizably different from the competition, the Yoga 900 is unbelievably thin and elegant. From the 360° watchband hinge to the eye catching color options, this 2-in-1 will turn heads. Packed with the latest Intel processing power and customizable features of Windows 10, your Yoga 900 will be your constant companion.


Qualcomm on Smart connections

Snapdragon 820, the "most advanced SOC in the world”

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 602A is coming to Audi’s latest fleet,

"Today, Audi Connect is recognized as the leading connected car technology." Truly radical words from an Audi executive.


Also Qualcomm’s CIO – Norm Fjeldheim just left for Illumina

CES 2016 things you might miss… Hidden with the big players

Just thought I would update you all on, some interesting new tech from Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

There are some interesting things on show so far and we are only 18+ hours in to it.

Thin TV’s and OLED is quite big LG showing off 2 mm thick TV, Samsung announce Smart things home automation integration and new range of Super Ultra HD SUHD TV range.

But with all this there are also the mid and smaller players and some innovation and cool tech that we might really see be major mass market very soon.

Smart Point-of-Care Mobile Solutions

The Patient Touch system is a smart point-of-care mobile solution that orchestrates people, data, and processes in real-time. The Patient Touch system handles all point-of-care workflow and collaboration needs on a single, smartphone-based device.

Barcode medication administration

Specimen collection

Infant care

Care interventions

Clinical communications



Mapwize allows users to instantly visualize the interior of any building, position themselves in certain locations, discover their surroundings and get directions. Besides helping in everyday activities, the app can also save lives in the case of an emergency.


Emfit Corp.

Emfit QS is the first entirely contact-free and all-automatic sleep monitor with heart rate variability measurement. We created it to solve the problem of tracking sleep quality, recovery and stress levels with minimum effort. It measures HRV throughout the whole night, giving insight to the efficiency and progress of recovery. Emfit QS is especially valuable for athletes, enabling them to see their recovery level and nervous system balance, thus helping them to choose optimal training intensity every day and avoid overtraining.

Sleep quantity is essential, but quality is also crucial: enough REM sleep for the recovery of the mind and DEEP sleep for the recovery of the body. Emfit QS measures total amount and structure of sleep. It also measures heart rate, respiration rate and activity all night long. Results of training or lifestyle changes can be studied with the long-term trends feature. Emfit QS enables one to identify habits that affect sleep and improve them.


GreenWaves Technologies

We are the first company to connect objects at 1Mb/s over miles, for years on a battery, at a low cost. We enable rich IoT services based on image, sound and motion sensors.

GreenWaves Technologies is a fabless semiconductor startup that develops a high data rate air interface for IoT Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs). The company will sell a low complexity integrated circuit that works together with standard OFDM transceivers in unlicensed and licensed RF bands. Its proprietary GreenOFDM technology solves the well-known high-power consumption problem of OFDM while retaining all its benefits: superior spectral efficiency, resilience in challenging radio channels and low complexity.

We complement and augment Low Power Wide Area Network pioneer solutions. The company has a working demonstrator. It will raise a series A round in the first half of 2016 and will have samples at the end of 2016.


In&motion provides smart protection systems in fields like sports, drones and industry. The company has released the first smart ski airbag vest. The In&motion smart ski airbag, a revolutionary embedded protection solution.

In the form of a vest worn under a ski suit, the In&motion airbag system detects an unavoidable fall and inflates in less than 100 milliseconds in order to protect the most sensitive areas before the impact with the ground.

The intelligence of the system is contained in the In&box (a box placed in the back of the vest), an array of technologies, the veritable “brain” of the airbag. It includes the sensors and the algorithm. The latter can detect an unrecoverable imbalance and anticipate an impact.

Approved by the International Ski federation (FIS), the airbag is now worn by ski cross racers for the 2015-16 season. It will be available in stores for the 2016-17 season.

In&motion smart ski airbag vest has been named as a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree.



RightEye LLC is a health technology company that uses eye tracking to revolutionize vision performance and patient care, improving how you see, how you feel and how you perform. RightEye began shipping its first vision test in October 2015. RightEye Neuro Vision is a first of its kind, 15-second concussion detection tool. At CES 2016, RightEye will be unveiling RightEye Essential Vision, a two-minute, comprehensive vision test that is expected to one day replace standard vision screenings used around the world. Come visit us at CES 2016 in booth #73944 and see what the future of vision care looks like.


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