What is the CES?
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a yearly exhibition organised by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). They showcase groundbreaking innovations for consumer technologies. It is a global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced into the marketplace.
What innovative assistive technologies did Samsung announce?
Samsung’s “Age of Experience” keynote showcased the company’s plans for innovative assistive technology built for the elderly and the disabled.
Termed life companions during the exhibition. Samsung is taking personal care to the next level with a personal robotic companion. Ballie, a small rolling robot, is designed to assist an individual around the house. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), Ballie is built to move around autonomously and manage other smart devices at home.
A virtual cardiac rehabilitation solution. The app sends reminders to workout, track data and displays a patient’s heart activity throughout their workouts. This data is then uploaded to their chart for their doctors to monitor. This saves patients’ time and costs travelling between home and hospitals/clinics.
Gain Enhancing & Motivating System (GEMS) technology pairs with Samsung products to create a personalised fitness experience for its users. GEMS is built for people living with certain health conditions. For example, helping users to improve their balance, encourage them to take longer walks or decrease their fear of falling.
What will the future look like?
Samsung’s groundbreaking innovations show us a more accessible future.
- State of the art personal care to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals
- Intelligent homes tailored to your needs
- Better living for all with heightened security and accessibility
The company’s vision for a people-centric future is one we can all look forward to. In the wake of the global pandemic, innovative assistive technology like this is just what we need to help us navigate through our day.
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Samsung Newsroom (2020) Samsung Electronics Declares “Age of Experience” at CES 2020 [Accessed: 30 June 2020] Available at: https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-electronics-declares-age-of-experience-at-ces-2020#:~:text=Samsung%20showcases%20human%2Dcentered%20technologies,the%20opening%20keynote%20at%20CES.
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