Every year, the top technology startups and companies from around the globe gather for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a four-day event hosted by the Consumer Technology Association, which serves as a platform for companies to showcase their products.
This year’s conference runs from Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas, and several Chicago and Illinois tech companies and startups will be exhibiting at the event.
Here’s 10 to keep an eye on:
5. Occly: The local startup creates personal safety devices meant to be worn on the body that are equipped with a panic button, cameras, lighting, impact sensors, a microphone and a GPS. It is designed to protect individuals if they find themselves in dangerous areas, and an accompanying smartphone app alerts them if they are. Additionally, the tech can be converted into a home security system.