Technology, Design – At CES – Consumer Electronic Show, brands, start-ups, and innovators launched cutting-edge and human-based tech design products looking after people’s happiness and well-being. From fatigue-reducing eco-skeletons for manual labour to a TV application for visual impairment and a holistic face-less watch tracking health data to help people improve mental health and physical well-being.
- RELATED STORIES: Read more about CES 2023 on Archipanic.
Assistive makeup applicator
Beauty tech is not a new frontier for L’Oréal. In Las Vegas, the French personal care company focused on inclusivity and launched HAPTA, a hand-held, ultra-precise smart makeup applicator specifically developed for individuals with motor disabilities and limited hand or arm movement.
Thanks to motion controls and a suite of customisable attachments, HAPTA gives the user a range of motion so that they use it to apply lipstick smoothly. Everybody deserves to feel beautiful.
The Playstation set for all
Project Leonardo is Sony’s new adaptable PlayStation controller that allows gamers with limited motor control, including difficulty holding a controller for long periods, accurately pressing small clusters of buttons or triggers, or positioning thumbs and fingers optimally on a standard controller. It consists of a robust kit of swappable components, such as analog stick caps and buttons in different shapes and sizes.
Players can use these components to craft a wide array of control layouts. And the distance of the analog stick from the gamepad can be adjusted to suit the player’s preference. These components allow players to find a configuration that works for their strength, range of motion, and particular physical needs.
Fatigue reduction eco-skeletons
German Bionics released an exoskeleton that could help to revolutionise manual labour. Named Apogee, the lightweight suit works by being attached to the back and thighs where it will go to work, helping wearers reduce load weights by as much as 35 kg. The suit also offers real-time data readouts and monitors ergonomic performance to ensure the user is lifting safely.
TV setting for visually impaired people
Samsung launched Relumino Mode, an accessibility setting that draws object outlines, sharpens contrasts, and sharpens images on a display for those with visual impairment to best receive the on-screen content. This technology will be embedded within 4k and 8k display Samsung TVs released later this year.
The face-less watch for the body and soul
NOWATCH unveiled a screenless watch that provides real-time feedback about movement, sleep, and stress, alongside recovery tools to restore balance and help users to live more fully in the “now.” Powered by Philips EDA (Electrodermal Activity) Biosensing Technology, it helps to break the cycle of overstimulation, anxiety, and stress liberates the wearer from ‘always-on’ culture, increases mindfulness, and opens them up to the potential of every moment.
NOWATCH comes with a fashionable, interchangeable ethically-sourced gemstone face. It delivers gentle vibrations throughout the day that bring the wearer back to the present, reducing stress, increasing awareness and mindfulness, and, ultimately, helping to improve mental health and physical well-being.