The Coolest Inventions From the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show

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The annual Las Vegas event, known as the Consumer Electronics Show, took place recently and showcased many creative inventions. They even brought together startup founders, tech experts, and journalists, among others, and let them witness the newest gadgets out there. Some seemed useful, some rather weird, and others were just amazing. Here are some of the most notable inventions shown at the event.

Walking Assist Robot

The 2024 event was as sci-fi-oriented as every other year, showing wall-crawling robots, AI and solar-powered vehicles, translucent televisions, mood mirrors, and more.

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Walking is not easy for some due to old age, sickness, or muscle problems, so the South Korean robotics company WIRobotics made a device called WIM. It is supposed to be worn around the waist and legs and makes walking easier by using about 20% less energy. It means you can walk longer without getting too tired. The device monitors the person’s walk and becomes even better at helping its user while giving feedback.

Solar-Powered Electrical Vehicle

Squad Mobility is a company that created a small electric car called the Solar City. It is small and surprisingly comfortable but uses solar power to charge itself.

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The vehicle can travel approximately 13 miles on solar power alone, and the panel is placed on the rooftop. It generates 250 watts at its peak and can be charged like a regular electric vehicle. Its maximum speed is around 25 miles per hour.

Targeted Hearing Device

People who have difficulty hearing can face challenges, especially in noisy environments. OrCam Technologies has addressed this issue with its OrCam Hear device.

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It consists of earbuds and an artificial intelligence-powered app. The app captures samples of different voices and creates profiles for each speaker, which users can pick from to focus on the sound they want to hear.

An Emergency Solar Generator

EcoFlow introduced its new product, the Delta Pro Ultra. It is a backup battery generator that operates on solar power and can provide emergency power to homes.

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Weighing 186 pounds, it is portable enough to be used on the go, making it great for powering RVs or tiny homes. Users can also program the generator to take over during peak energy usage times and thus help to save money on electric bills.