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4 Products Show the Meaning of Tech for Good

Overview At CES 2020, products across all categories, from artificial intelligence to vehicle technology, showed the power of creativity in solving challenges. Many of the products emphasized the way technology is positively affecting our lives in more ways than one.

Technology has become integral to our lives throughout the years, and many developments have shown the human side of technology, telling the stories of how tech is enabling social change and improving lives.

At CES® every year, innovators show off products that have the potential to dramatically change the way we live, work and play. Many of them — across the tech ecosystem — are helping to build a better world and help those that need it.

Here are four announcements and products from CES 2020 that show tech for good across the technology industry.

 

Making the World More Accessible

Instant language assistant TranslateLive allows older adults and those with disabilities to better communicate with those they meet, in person or at a distance. The dual-sided screened device was designed to specifically help those who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind. TranslateLive can in fact not only assist communication between those who may have different communication abilities, but also help those who do not speak the same language.

Speak or type to the language assistant and using artificial intelligence (AI), it transcribes the conversation in real-time and can also translate speech to more than 120 languages and dialects. The conversation instantly shows to both parties and can be read or spoken out loud through the software.

 

Keeping Us Healthy

AARP debuted a variety of products and collaborations at CES 2020. Among them was a collaboration with Sana Health, featuring a non-narcotic mask and headphone headset that uses pulsed light and sound with the aim of reducing chronic severe pain.

On the path toward developing Sana Health, founder Richard Hanbury experimented with different neuromodulation patterns and biometric sensors that helped relieve his own extreme chronic nerve damage pain, which was caused by a car crash.

The neuro-modulation wearable helps increase the balance between the left side and right side of the user’s brain through audiovisual stimulation, resembling the effect of meditative practices.

 

Creating a Clean and Sustainable Environment

Enel X presented electric mobility products, showcasing electric vehicle charging stations and focused on renewable energies and recyclable materials.

Its product Juicebox, which is available for both residential and commercial use, offers smart charging features that can be configured as a stand-alone charging point in homes or as part of a group for an entire fleet of electric vehicles for businesses. Three different solution models make the Juicebox adaptable to different corporate needs.

Enel X has also identified different elements of city life that can be embraced as an opportunity to optimize resources. For example, they offer a range of eco-friendly urban furniture solutions. Products like the Enel X JuiceShelter and JuicePark offer new ways to integrate electric vehicles and renewable energy solutions into our current lifestyles.

 

Communicating in Disaster Relief

Blue Innovation and Kyocera announced at CES 2020 that they would be partnering to develop a new drone solution that would aid in disaster relief by establishing remote and mobile communication networks.

The roaming communication platform would help relay information where mobile phone signals can’t reach. Remote and simultaneous control of several drones paired with Kyocera’s wireless communication technology would form a cell tower. The companies plan to field test the system under LTE and 5G networks.

 

Global Tech Challenge

Through a joint global challenge, CES, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, and the World Bank Group aim to mobilize the tech community to create solutions focused on key development challenges.

The Global Tech Challenge focuses on three areas:

  • Digital Health – Matching health tech innovators from around the world with leading health care providers in East Africa to conduct pilot projects resolve some of East Africa’s biggest health challenges.

  • Solutions for Women – Calling on the tech community to help tackle gender inequality through access to digital technology.

  • Climate Change – Calling for innovators to help cities and communities in developing countries build resilience to climate change and disaster – through disruptive technology.

 

From improving education options to enabling telemedicine, technology has become much more than a tool for entertainment.


Learn more about some industry leaders’ commitment to meaningfully influence change.

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