Gadgets unveiled at the CES tech fair in Las Vegas include smart toilets that can run urine tests and detect health problems within 90 seconds, and rings that can track your menstrual cycle.
The trade fair opens on Thursday, but many brands including Samsung, LG, Panasonic and others have started unveiling new TVs, smart appliances, gaming monitors and other devices ahead of the show.
About 100,000 visitors are expected, and about 3,000 companies will showcase their new products and services.
Post-pandemic, personal health has become a bigger focus for many of the companies and products showcased at CES. In particular, gadgets such as smart toilets from wellness company Vivoo have built-in urine tests and test readers that can return urine test results. Notify the user of the results via a smartphone app in 90 seconds.
According to Vivoo, the system can test four health parameters and highlight specific deficiencies or abnormalities, which can help in early detection of some diseases.
Miray Tayfun, co-founder and CEO of Vivoo, said the product is a “game changer”, allowing users to “take control of their health and wellness.”
Elsewhere, US-based health company Movano Health has created a smart ring designed specifically for women. This helps track the wearer’s menstrual cycle and other health metrics such as heart rate.
Many more fitness, health and wellbeing trackers will be unveiled at the convention, which runs until January 8th.
Alongside a range of high-end TVs and gaming monitors, technology giant Samsung is using CES to introduce a new version of its smart refrigerator. We used digital family bulletin boards, watched TV, and exhibited art.
Meanwhile, LG also announced a range of premium TVs, and Panasonic announced a new flagship camera that will be on display at the trade show later this week.