LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Living in Digital Times (LIDT) revealed the top lifestyle tech trends of 2018 in a press conference on CES Media Day 1 yesterday. In addition to trends overviews in High-Tech Retail, Fitness Tech, Digital Health, Sleep Tech, Beauty Tech, Baby Tech, Kids & Family Tech, Digital Money and Wearables, four exciting companies (Philips, Neutrogena, Project Nursery and Interaxon) revealed their new products for the first time during the event.
Dedicated to contextualizing how technology fits into everyday life, Living in Digital Times produces nine conferences during CES and oversees more than 110,000 square feet of the lifestyle tech show floor featuring more than 300 exhibitors at the Sands Expo, Level 2, Halls B & C.
The full deck from the press conference is available for download here.
Robin Raskin, founder and president of Living in Digital Times, gave a big picture overview of the trends, which included:
"This year, you risk having the entire show floor start talking to you if you utter the name 'Alexa'," said Raskin. "We're seeing deeper connections between these technologies and tech being utilized in industries that are historically tech-shy, like retail and banking. Our conferences during CES will help to put it all in context."
Four exciting announcements were made by top brands during the press conference:
Philips announced SmartSleep, the world's first and only clinically proven wearable solution for consumers to improve deep sleep quality for people who do not get enough sleep. SmartSleep is the latest addition to Philips' growing portfolio of smart digital platforms and intelligent solutions that connect people, technology and data to give consumers data-driven insights into their health and access to professional expertise and advice.
Johnson & Johnson (Neutrogena) debuted sophisticated skin imaging technology that allows consumers to measure what's happening above and below their skin's surface. The Neutrogena Skin360™ app and the accompanying SkinScanner powered by FitSkin™ give users an in depth understanding of their skin's condition and needs, customized advice to address those needs, plus a clear way to track and assess skin's progress over time.
Project Nursery announced the Project Nursery Smart Baby Monitor System, the first-ever baby monitor to integrate Amazon's Alexa Voice Service (AVS). This newest offering is designed to create a one-of-a-kind nursery system that allows parents to control the nursery ecosystem, track activities, and access information simply by asking.
Interaxon revealed their expansion into new markets in 2018, including EMEA, LatAm, and Australia, and its flagship Muse product will be available in French, German and Spanish as the first new languages in its expansion. Interaxon has also been developing a VR/AR application kit for its brain-sensing technology and will showcase an entirely new category of consumer technology, using advances in low-cost brain sensors for head-worn virtual and mixed-reality systems. Through software development toolkits and licensing, Interaxon is making its core technology and platform available to a broader partner base across all form factors, including the Muse headband, VR/AR and Lowdown Focus glasses.
Special guest Matthew Roszak, Co-Founder & Chairman, Bloq, also joined the conference to speak about trends in the Digital Money space, including the state of cryptocurrencies, blockchain and ICOs.
To download the full presentation, click here. Experts from Living in Digital Times are available for interview on-site at CES 2018 to speak further about these trends. Contact Kristen Joerger (Kristen@LKPRinc.com, 603-494-3295) with interview requests.
About Living in Digital Times
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle. It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals. Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Digital Money Forum, FitnessTech,Baby Tech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, FamilyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Last Gadget Standing and the KAPi Awards. The company also works with various foundations and manages the Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations. For more information, visit www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.
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