The Internet of Things

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2015 Consumer Electronic Show Coverage

The Internet of Things, also referred to as IoT, was the catch phrase at the 2015 Consumer Electronic Show held in Las Vegas, January 6-9. It refers to gadgets that connect to the internet and it can include just about anything you can think of from fitness trackers to household appliances.  

Here are some of my favorite IoT’s from the show floor.  

Deuce introduced the HISY, a bluetooth remote for your iphone camera so you can take a proper, flattering, less awkward and obvious selfie.

Companies like TrackR and XY Find It help you keep track of all your personal items and find them when they’ve gone missing. 

Unique trackers like SunFriend make sure you’re getting just the right amount of vitamin D by maximizing safe sun exposure. Upright Pose improves posture instantly and consistently. My Fody provides your own personal weather tracker. 

Children’s toys are making them smarter. The pi lab’s new Edwin the Duck is an app-enhanced smart companion designed to teach and comfort children of all ages through interactive software, stories and songs.

Sleep tracking reached new ZZZ’s with Beddit, an ultra-thin force sensor, mattresses from ReST Responsive Surface Tech and other devices like SleepIQ and Sleep Hat.

Breathalyzers like Alcohoot and Breathometer make it easier to manage your drinking socially, drink sensibly and drive safely. 

Fitness trackers aren’t just wearable. SmartMat helps keep your yoga poses on point. TAO Wellness showed its WellShell, a cellphone-size fitness tracker that also works as a tiny piece of exercise equipment and The TAO Chair, a piece of exercise equipment that seconds as an actual chair for your office or living room. The device lets whoever is sitting in it work out different muscle groups. Innovzen showed an O2Chair that increases breathing awareness and help slow down and deepen each breath for better physical and mental health. 

With more technology comes more exposure to radiation. VestTech makes a series of cases and shields for your headsets and phones to you can limit exposure. They even made a band for pregnant bellies.  

Luxury chargers like Innergie are more compact; accomplishing more, and taking up only a fraction of the space the typical wall charger or car charger does.

IoT’s along with other gadgets seen at CES are making it easier to stay smarter, keep it together and reach your health and wellness and overall lifestyle goals. WF

 

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Nancy Trent is a writer and speaker, a lifelong health advocate, a globe-trotting trend watcher and the founder and president of Trent & Company, a New York-based marketing communications firm.  Trent & Company grew out of Nancy’s personal commitment to helping people live longer and healthier lives.  A former journalist for New York magazine, Nancy has written seven books on healthy lifestyles, serves on the editorial boards of several magazines and travels around the world speaking at conferences and trade shows on trends in the marketplace. She is a recognized expert in PR with more than 30 years of experience creating and managing highly successful campaigns. Nancy can be reached at (212) 966-0024 or through e-mail at nancy@trentandcompany.com.  You may also visit www.trentandcompany.com.

 

Posted on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 2/4/15

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. As technology improves,
    As technology improves, activity trackers will get more versatile. CES 2015 was an exciting show. The most memorable for me was the partnership between Misfit and Swarovski to produce the Swarovski misfit Shine. The world’s first bling tracker.

  2. he most memorable for me was
    he most memorable for me was the partnership between Misfit and Swarovski to produce the Swarovski misfit Shine

  3. . The most memorable for me
    . The most memorable for me was the partnership between Misfit and Swarovski to produce the Swarovski misfit Shine.

  4. The most memorable for me was
    The most memorable for me was the partnership between Misfit and Swarovski to produce the Swarovski misfit Shine.

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