CES 2019 Innovation Awards

The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Fitness, Sports and Biotech

Siren Diabetic Socks


Siren creates Neurofabrics and introduces it's Siren Diabetic Socks which helps people living with diabetes avoid amputations. Sensors are embedded seamlessly into the fabric to monitor temperature 24/7 to find foot injuries early. The socks are machine-washable & dryable and do not need to be charged.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology

2018 Nissan LEAF

Nissan Motor Company

Nissan LEAF is much more than an electric vehicle - the 2018 Nissan LEAF is the most technologically advanced vehicle in the world. With Nissan’s global reach and LEAF’s overall accessibility, the 2018 Nissan LEAF is the surest equation for realizing a better tomorrow.


2018 Samsung 75’’ S9, The First Consumer Micro LED TV

Samsung Electronics America

The S9, the world’s first consumer Micro LED TV, uses groundbreaking technology to outperform existing televisions in every major performance category. Capable of modulating size without sacrificing picture quality, this is the future of TV.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: In-Vehicle Audio-Video

3D Touch Surface Display

Continental Automotive Systems

To enable drivers to enjoy digital content, our 3D touch surface display features optically bonded, topographical elements that create a sense of quality and design individuality. This enables blind interaction, which ultimately leads to lesser distraction for drivers.


Aipoly Autonomous Store Platform


A self contained fully working retail store unit. The Aipoly Autonomous Store uses technologies normally found in self-driving cars to offer a checkoutless shopping experience where you can grab items and go! Bringing fresh local products to offices, campuses, and public spaces near you.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Computer Hardware and Components

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

As a do-it-all powerhouse built to serve the needs of content creators and enthusiasts, AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 1950X supports 16 cores and 32 threads, delivering world-class performance built around AMD’s powerful “Zen” architecture. 


AR4, the revolutionary A.I. security camera

Amaryllo International B.V.

AR4 is the first AI security camera embedded with high-power CPUs with cloud data mining to actively seek and recognize human faces, bodies, vehicles, animals, etc. without local computers. It works with others to share data and form a large cloud network to fast track intruders in seconds.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Portable Media Players and Accessories

Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000


The A&ultima SP1000 is a flagship player from Astell&Kern that features Dual DAC chipsets. octa-core CPU, a bezel-less, 5” HD screen and redesigned music-centric GUI to give users the ultimate sound experience available in Copper or Stainless Steel.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: High Performance Home Audio-Video

BeoSound Shape

Bang & Olufsen

Wall-mounted modular wireless speaker system combines superb sound with customizable design. The hexagonal tiles can be placed in every imaginable size and pattern. You define the size, shape, color and sound performance. Each tile is either a speaker, amplifier, or acoustic damper.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Robotics and Drones

BUDDY, The First Companion Robot for all the family.

Blue Frog Robotics

BUDDY is the revolutionary companion that connects, protects, and interacts with each member of your family. Behind his cheerful & sweet little face, BUDDY acts as your assistant, monitors your house, entertains your kids and interacts with smart home devices, among many other services. 

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Software and Mobile Apps

Camera 3D

HP, Inc

Camera 3D is a groundbreaking 3D scanning software for HP’s Sprout Pro G2 and other soon to be released hardware devices. A user simply rotates the object in their hands to capture stunning visual 3D models for use in Web VR, AR/VR, Office Powerpoint 3D, and Adobe Project Felix. 

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Sustainability and Eco-Design

Dell Ocean-Bound Plastics Packaging Program

Dell, Inc.

As part of the Legacy of Good Program, Dell introduced the industry’s first ocean plastic packaging pilot on the XPS 13 2-in-1 personal computer. This was the first time any company had created a commercial scale ocean plastic supply chain.



Intuition Robotics

ElliQ, the active aging companion, is an AI-driven social robot designed for older adults.  ElliQ proactively promotes an active and engaged lifestyle, with the goal of helping older adults benefit from technology that’s intuitive and easy to use, while empowering their independence.


Ethereal Halo - The Dawn of Hybrid Manufacturing

Ethereal Machines Pvt. Ltd.

The Halo is designed to bring about metamorphosis to the world of manufacturing and kick-off the concept of hybrid manufacturing. Ethereal Halo is the world’s first consumer oriented 5-axis FDM 3-D printer & 5-axis CNC Router.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Computer Peripherals

InstruMMents 01: world’s first Dimensioning Instrument

InstruMMents Inc.

Whether you need quick measurements of objects or 3D reference curves to use in CAD, 01 is a must have tool. Carved in aluminum, and contained within a pen, pencil or stylus, 01 rolls to capture dimensions and 3D reference curves of any object, then logs, converts and shares through your mobile phone.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Embedded Technologies

Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick

Intel® Corporation

The Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick, the world’s first USB-based deep learning inference kit and self-contained artificial intelligence accelerator that delivers dedicated deep neural network processing capabilities to a wide range of host devices at the edge.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Computer Accessories

Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key


Provides simple, best-in-class biometric authentication to protect against cyber-thieves. Prevents unauthorized access on compromised devices & is the world’s first fingerprint security key to support both Windows Hello & FIDO universal second factor authentication (U2F).


Lancey smart and battery-equipped electric space heater

Lancey Energy Storage

Lancey heater is the first smart electric heater equipped with a battery and a native energy management system. By fine tuning heating to user’s needs and storing cheap off peak electricity to power the radiator during peak periods, it is up to 50% cheaper to run than other electric space heaters.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Home Audio-Video Components and Accessories

LG 4K UHD Projector (HU80KA)

LG Electronics, Inc.

The LG 4K UHD Projector (HU80KA) is a revolutionary home cinema 4K UHD projector that delivers high-resolution and convenience with its new compact, portable design

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Digital Imaging & Photography

Light L16 Camera


The Light L16 is the first multi-aperture computational camera that packs DSLR quality and capabilities into a device small enough to fit in your pocket.


Long-range wireless power for mobile and IoT applications

Wi-Charge Ltd.

Wi-Charge developed remote charging solutions that essentially enable mobile and wireless devices to seamlessly recharge themselves without user intervention. Wi-Charge product delivers safely wireless power across the room and mobile devices that are placed with-in range are charged.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Virtual and Augmented Reality


Looxid Labs

LooxidVR is the first mobile VR headset to provide an interface for both the eyes and the brain. Two eye tracking cameras and six brain-wave sensors are embedded to seamlessly measure eye and brain activity and packed in a slick and optimized design making it comfortable for anyone to wear.



NAVER Corp., LINE Corp., and ORFEO SoundWorks

MARS, the world’s first smart TWS earbuds closely integrated with the AI platform ‘Clova,’ allows a real-time translation between two people using ‘only one’ pair of the earbuds. MARS also features perfectly clear phone calls and voice recognition even under the heavy noise.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Tech For A Better World

My Special Aflac Duck


The Aflac Cancer Buddy is a plush social robot and comforting companion for children facing cancer. With lifelike movement (nuzzling, dancing), emoting, and a mixed reality app, it uses therapeutic play to help kids understand and cope with illness. 




The secret to perfect sound is you! The nuraphone is the world’s first headphone to automatically learn and adapt to your unique hearing bringing your music back into sharp focus. An innovative in and over ear architecture delivers deep bass you can feel while preserving the crystal clear tones.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Wearable Technologies

NUVIZ - 1st Integrated Head-Up Display For Motorcyclists


NUVIZ is the first user-controlled fully-integrated Head-Up Display for motorcyclists. It can be used on any full-face helmet & incorporates the functions of Navigation, Still & Video Camera, Infotainment & Telephone Call Management into one device operated through a wireless controller.


Samsung Family Hub 3.0 Refrigerator

Samsung Electronics America

With new Bixby voice activation features, increased IoT connectivity and a premium sound experience, the Family Hub 3.0 is Samsung’s most innovative – and intuitive -- refrigerator yet as it continues to take family, food and fun to the next level.


Trident 3 Arctic

MSI Computer

The Trident 3 Arctic is the perfect gaming solution for those with space constraints or design requirements. It is equipped with the latest Intel 8th gen CPU and Nvidia GTX 1080 for the ultimate performance for a wide variety of applications.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy


Dynamics Inc.

The Wallet Card™ is the first payment card with a network (Visa/Mastercard) certified core, a display showing all standard card information, and can hold multiple cards.  As a cardholder toggles through their cards, the magstripe, EMV & contactless chips data are changed to the selected account.


WHILL Model Ci


Model Ci uniquely paves the way to an independent and connected lifestyle for those who have difficulty walking. Through advanced design and breakthrough functionality, Model Ci evokes a can-do attitude with increased confidence to maneuver their world freely, in style and safety.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Wearable Technologies

Willow Wearable Breast Pump


Willow is the first all-in-one breast pump that fits inside a bra. Mobile, discreet, and hands-free, Willow allows women to achieve their breastfeeding goals without pressing pause on life. Willow’s design reimagines the breast pump and redefines ‘wearable’ by expanding into healthtech.

CES Innovation Award Categories

3D Printing
Any 3D printing device, accessory, software, platform, or any electronic device that facilitates the use of additive manufacturing technologies.

Products and services with innovative features that enable ease of use by disabled persons to improve accessibility for seniors and persons with disabilities, regardless of cognitive, mobile, hearing, or visual abilities.

Computer Accessories
Products designed to enable, enhance, connect, power and/or maintain desktop or portable computer systems.

Computer Hardware and Components
All desktop and notebook computer systems and internal components, including tablets, E-Readers and mobile computing devices.

Computer Peripherals
Products designed to connect to and extend the functionality of desktop or portable computer systems.

Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy
Products that serve to protect, enhance, manage, or analyze digital security.

Digital Imaging/Photography
Products designed to enhance the visual experience and/or allow the user to capture, store and edit still images or video.

Embedded Technologies
Silicon chips and integrated components designed to provide functionality to finished products or subassemblies.

Fitness, Sports and Biotech
Products designed to test, monitor, or analyze the health, wellbeing, fitness and/or medical condition of an individual or provide therapeutic benefit. Products must have significant electronic functionality as a central part of the items operation.

Products (hardware) designed to allow one or more users to interact with electronic games.

Devices that allow users to listen to audio content, such as music, radio, video, TV, gaming and/or telephone conversations. The devices may incorporate microphones for user voice response or input, and do not have to be designed for use with any specific type of device. 

High Performance Home Audio/Video
Separate audio components and speakers that provide for optimal performance and sound reproduction. Items are typically produced in limited quantities and are often handcrafted.

Home Appliances
Products that have a primary function of being used in the home, including major and portable appliances. Products technology may provide home heating and cooling, comfort, aesthetics, convenience, food storage and preparation, and/or cleaning. Products should have significant electronic functionality as a central part of the items operation. 

Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories
Systems and/or speakers designed to provide playback, storage and/or distribution of audio and video signals and content in the home, as well as products designed to enable, enhance, connect, and/or maintain home audio/video systems and components. 

In-Vehicle Audio/Video
Products and components designed to be part of an in-vehicle audio and video system.

Portable Media Players and Accessories
Well as the accessories for enabling, enhancing, connecting, carrying, and/or maintaining them.

Robotics and Drones
Consumer drones, consumer UAVs and other unmanned systems that are able to fly, move, or otherwise be operated from a remote location. May include secondary features such as photo/video recording, movement of materials, mapping, way-finding, search/rescue, or other capabilities. 

Smart Cities
With 70 percent of the world's population forecast to live in cities by 2050, the need for sustainable, livable world cities is essential for a prosperous future. The smart city/community concept promotes a specific vision of modern urban development and acknowledges the growing importance of information technology in economic competitiveness.

Smart Energy
Devices designed to facilitate the powering and/or charging of consumer electronic products.

Smart Home
Products and accessories that provide a home’s inhabitants with sophisticated monitoring and control over the building's functions, and/or enable users to maintain a wired or wireless data network. May also include products and software that provide for remote or conditional access.

Software and Mobile Apps
Programs or operating systems meant to be used on a computer system or mobile device, whether being distributed for free or at a cost.

Sustainability and Eco-Design
Innovative features incorporated into products that make them safe for the environment, e.g., efficient and clean energy use; manufacturing processes that reduce use of harmful environment substances (e.g., lead, mercury); durability/end of-life (reuse, refurbish, remanufacture, recycle); resource conservation.

Tech for a Better World
Products that share a common goal or ability to impact the world in a positive way, whether domestically, or on a faraway corner of the globe. Products may be of any type or category, as long as they share the theme of positive societal and/or global impact. 

Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology
Automotive products and services that integrate technology into the driving experience, whether by enhancing safety, providing navigational aid, improving the passenger experience, or providing/enabling driverless functionality.

Video Displays
Devices whose primary purpose is the display of video content, excluding items marketed and sold primarily as computer monitors.

Virtual and Augmented Reality
Products (hardware) designed to allow one or more users to interact with electronic games and/or provide or facilitate a virtual or augmented reality experience.

Wearable Technologies
Electronic devices typically worn by the user that utilize sensors for navigation, information-gathering and transmission, or other sensory enhancements.

Wireless Devices, Accessories and Services
Smartphones and other items marketed primarily for the ability to provide wireless calling capability. The products in this category, in addition to having voice calling features, may also incorporate wireless data and custom app support, built-in cameras and many other features.