Connected wearables were trending big this year. Smart bands monitoring your sleep, steps or heart beats; a smart collar to check your dog’s activity, rest and respiration rate; a designer bracelet letting you know when your skin has had enough exposure to the sun; a connected pillbox to help you take your medication at the right moment, are just a few of the innovative devices that were presented at CES.
Apart from wearables, this issue of e-tech focuses on recent developments in high-performance audio, UHDTV (ultra-high definition TV), the Internet of Things and home automation. It also includes the technology forecast of Shawn DuBravac, Chief Analyst and Director of Research of CEA (Consumer Electronics Association), which organizes the yearly International CES.
Also featured are MEMS, these tiny electromechanical systems that are now an indispensable component of any piece of electronic equipment, from smart phones, to tablets, to wearable devices, cars, aeronautics and much more.
The IEC, through several of its Technical Committees, has worked to prepare International Standards that lay out safety and performance requirements for those technologies.