It was only a few years ago that Tom and I wandered around the fitness tech zone at CES. It was sparse, it was lonely, and people looked confused. CEOs worked hard to explain how a band you could wear on your arm, your pants, your bra, or your wrist could do some simple tracking and maybe improve your fitness level.
Fast forward to CES 2014, opening next week in Vegas, baby!, and now there’s a new TechZone just for that – WristRevolution – devoted entirely to nextgen wearables. Sensors! Apps! Internet connected!
This – and the “smart home” almost certainly mark the start of the consumer Internet of Things.
Judging by the advance word on the street, wearables, Internet of things, especially smart home and digital health, automatic cars and robots should be in full force next week, along with a healthy dose of bendable OLED displays. Can’t wait!