CES 2022 wraps on a high note
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 concluded on Friday, following a week filled with thousands of product debuts showcasing innovation that seeks to better the world and solve global challenges.
After nearly two years of virtual-only events, the CES returned to Las Vegas this year, welcoming well over 40 000 attendees in person.
More than 2 300 exhibiting companies from around the world, including around 800 start-ups, introduced products featuring innovation across artificial intelligence (AI), automotive technology, digital health, smart home and more.
The annual trade show, organised by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), has been running since 1967.
“Innovation came to life last week at CES 2022 – with technologies that will reshape industries and provide solutions to pressing worldwide issues from healthcare to agriculture, sustainability and beyond,” says Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CTA, owner and producer of CES.
“The CES show floor buzzed with the joy of human interaction and a five-sense innovation experience with products that will redefine our future and change our world for the better.”
CES 2022 featured transformative technologies aimed at spurring business innovation and shifting markets, with major brands including HTC, LG, Bosch, Canon, Hisense Electronics, Nvidia, Samsung Electronics, Sony, Panasonic, Qualcomm and more showcasing emerging technologies.
More than 800 start-ups from 19 countries were featured at Eureka Park, the start-up hub for CES 2022, including the SkyDrive air taxi; ScenTronix with its EveryHuman algorithmic perfumery, and Orbisk,an AI-powered fully automated food waste monitoring system. The Venetian Expo also featured a first-time European Pavilion highlighting the latest tech advancements from Europe.
Prevalent throughout the show was AI used to make products and technologies smarter, more efficient and customisable, advancing nearly every major industry from agriculture to healthcare, automotive, manufacturing and entertainment.
Companies included John Deere, which featured the first fully autonomous tractor, and Beyond Honeycomb, which showcased an AI-enabled robot to prep and cook customisable meals.
Vehicle technology was front and centre at the show, with more than 190 automotive companies exhibiting autonomous and electric vehicles, including BMW, Hyundai,Stellantis, VinFastand the Indy Autonomous Challenge – an autonomous vehicle competition.
The latest in telemedicine, connected health devices and improved health features on wearables were some of highlights, allowing consumers to take better control of their own health. Exhibitors such as Abbott, Essence andBaracoda Daily Healthtech unveiled bio-wearable solutions, diagnostic testing products and COVID-19 testing devices.
The CES keynote stage featured leaders across global industries. Top executives delivered addresses, including JH Han, vice chairman, CEO and head of the DX (Device eXperience) division atSamsung Electronics; Mary Barra, chair and CEO of General Motors; and Robert B Ford, president and CEO of Abbott, who delivered the first healthcare keynote in CES history.
Emmy-award winning Fox Business anchor Liz Claman and owners of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Erin and Faith Ozmen, spoke during the ‘CES Leaders in Technology Dinner’.