Everything We’re Buzzing About After CES 2017

Before we jump into CES 2017, let’s think about how much technology has advanced within the last few years. In 2014, Tesla started offering the first version of its “Autopilot” to dedicated drivers. The following year, Boeing unveiled the 777X, a greener plane with a 235-foot wingspan and more affordable seats. Samsung also released the affordable SUHD Series, a 4K television that sold at half the price of its competitors. And in 2016, Officials made progress on Buffalo, New York’s SolarCity Gigafactory, which will eventually produce 10,000 solar panels a day. Researchers at Penn State also used CRISPR-Cas9 to make button mushrooms stand the test of time.

CES sheds light on all of this technological innovation. The CES 2017 Conference, sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association, explored this kind of changing technology through the eyes of industry leaders. This year, those leaders included folks such as Huawei CEO Richard Yu, Condé Nast CBO Jim Norton and Alison Lewis of Johnson & Johnson.

The CES 2017 Conference took place in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, from Jan. 5 to 8, and gave attendees a taste of emerging technology that’s sure to change the world.

Here are a few of our personal favorites from the conference.

The Occly Wearable Safety Device

Occly is a startup based out of Chicago with a big mission — keeping you safe from harm. The company, which launched this month, was a featured exhibitor and also pitched during HSN’s American Dreams initiative.

This wearable personal safety device does it all. It includes “a panic button, four cameras that provide nearly 360 degrees of coverage, sirens, a microphone, LED lighting, wireless capabilities, and a number of automatic alarm sensors.”

The visual deterrent will also warn you when you’re in or approaching an unsafe area. And when you’re at home, the device converts to a home safety system. If the alarm is triggered, Occly’s trained staff will assess the situation, provide support and dispatch local authorities to the scene, if necessary.

Occly covers all your bases, and we think that’s pretty neat.