"Magic mirror, tell me one thing: 'Who is in this kingdom the most beautiful?" This was the question asked every day by Snow White's stepmother to her magic mirror. More than two centuries have passed since the Brothers Grimm wrote this story and, to this day, there are many entrepreneurs who try to create intelligent mirrors able to speak and even value the style of those who look at them. These products together with a car with legs, a mobile phone case that turns into a drone to take off selfies and a robot capable of making a loaf of bread every six minutes are part of the most curious inventions presented at CES 2019, the largest fair of consumer electronics in the world.
The CareOs company she wants to take her Artemis smart mirror to homes and beauty salons. Thanks to augmented reality, the device allows customers to test how different hair colors would look on the spot. In this sense, JD.com has created an augmented reality system that allows customers to try on clothing virtually. And whoever wants to take a picture with the best look, Selfly it's a good option. It is a mobile phone case that it becomes a drone capable of taking selfies.
The intelligent mirror developed by Capstone Connected Home, which has a touch screen, allows you to download apps from the Google Play store, watch videos on YouTube, ask questions to Google Assistant and even write emails by writing directly on the mirror. All this could be done while you comb, make up or even brush your teeth. Although there are also companies that work so that it takes less time to clean their mouths. The French company FasTeesH He has created a brush to brush his teeth in just 10 seconds. This device, with a shape similar to a mouth guard for sports, cleans half of the mouth at a time.
Screens, robots and clothes doublers
Like CareOs and Capstone Connected Home, Bosch is also committed to turning household objects into smart appliances. The German firm is working on the development of a technology that allows you to put a touch screen on any flat surface so that pantries, doors and even shelves can be interactive. Another machine capable of transforming a house is Scribit, a robot capable of turning any wall into a work of art. The machine can draw on the wall with markers and then erase its designs.
Many other inventions presented at the CES are focused on improving and making life at home more enjoyable. For example, the company Foldimate has created a machine capable of folding clothes, Continental has presented a robot dog Home delivery and Square Off, a classic version of chess in which pieces move by themselves on the board.
For those who prefer to leave and even travel, different means of transport have also been presented. One of the most striking is Elevate, a car with legs on the wheels able to walk. This vehicle Hyundai allows users to drive, walk or even climb any terrain. Solutions have also been presented for the clueless who leave the house and forget the keys. The company KeyHero It scans the image of a key and links it to a phone number or email. If someday a user loses the key, he can go to an associated store and ask for a new key.
Without leaving home
Some products allow users to do activities in the home that years ago it was unthinkable to do without leaving home. For those who are too lazy to go to the eye doctor, EyeQue's VisionCheck has created a device so that anyone can get a visual test from home with the phone to know what graduation their glasses need. And if instead of going to the bar, someone prefers to drink something at home, LG has created The first machine to make beer using capsules.
In the kitchen, the smart oven can also be useful Whirlpool, that learns from the culinary tastes, suggests recipes and has an internal vision system that allows to verify the cooking of the food without opening the door of the same to obtain ideal results. To make bread, highlights the Bread Bot, a completely autonomous machine mixes the ingredients, kneads and cooks up to 235 loaves a day.
Several products control what you eat to help you eat a balanced diet. For example, Lumen and FoodMarble are handheld devices that analyze gases in people's breath in an effort to reveal how they should improve their diet. This technology, according to the BBC, yet has not been validated by scientists. In the same line, the belt Welt Smart Belt measure the size of the waist, count the daily steps and report on the amount of hearty meals you have ingested through an application.
Among the rest of wearables curious presented at the CES, highlight the iGlam jewels, which can change color with a app; Smart Diaper, an intelligent device that alerts when a diaper needs to be changed to a baby; Y Dfree, a device that controls the bladder and warns when to go to the bathroom. This latest invention may be useful for people with urinary incontinence.
A sex toy for women has been the subject of controversy in this edition of CES. It is the oscillating robot Osé Robotic Massager, developed by the company Lora DiCario. The company received a letter last October in which it was informed that it had been awarded in the robotics and drones category of the fair. But finally he has not received the award and he has not exhibited the toy at CES because, as he explains The Verge, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) told him he did not follow the rules.
The organizers told him at first that, according to the regulations, the products "immoral, obscene, indecent, profane or that do not agree with the image of the CTA will be disqualified". Later they retracted and explained that the product did not fall within the category of drones and robotics. Dozens of Twitter users have reacted to the decision with the hashtag #CESGenderBias (gender biases in CES).