Pillows that stifle snores, urine-testing toilets, and “digital twins” for safer surgeries were all on display at a CES gadget fest in Las Vegas Tuesday, ahead of the opening of the consumer electronics extravaganza.
Fueled by the pandemic, a rising trend in remote or home healthcare innovations is expected to be one of the major themes at the annual CES gathering.
“We are going to see some really interesting health gadgets that monitor or improve your well-being,” Avi Greengart, a technology analyst with Techsponential, said of the show.
– Snore-silencing pillow –
South Korea-based 10Minds showed off a pillow with a built-in microphone that detects snoring, then triggers soundless airbags that change size to gently turn a sleeper’s head into a position that makes it easy to breathe quietly.
“When you start snoring, right away it detects it,” company representative Daehyun Kim told AFP at the CES Unveiled event.
“It even distinguishes your snoring from your dog snoring, or your spouse.”
The pillow, which syncs with a smartphone app, collects data which is analyzed to identify snoring patterns to hone its response over time, Kim added.
“It’s (a) very simple solution,” Kim said.
– Turned lab toilets –