CES Unveiled Paris 2015

Every year takes place in Las Vegas the international CES(Consumer Electronics Show). An unmissable event for anyone involved in the digital and new technologies. The CES has become the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

During the “CES Unveiled Paris”, trends that can be found in January were presented and more than 50 exhibitors were able to unveil their latest products and innovations in preview of the show.

Which innovations should we expect? What will be our future devices ? What is the place of French companies and start-ups in this event?

At CES 2015, La Poste (the french postal services company) created a surprise by announcing the launch of its hub numérique (digital hub) : a universal platform to simplify the virtual life of individuals and companies.

Following this success , La Poste wanted to go further by creating the French IoT (Internet of Things) program . This competition for startups and industrial aims to support the scaling up of innovative projects and thus promote the emergence of a sustainable IoT industry in France . A community of 100 startups / SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprise) will be able to rely on the Hub Numérique and benefit from support in innovation.

“By uniting around the Hub Numérique, startups, major groups partners and territorial ecosystems, all actors of french innovation, La Poste assumes its role of captain of the France team of the IoT.”
Philippe Wahl, CEO of La Poste Group

It is as a partner that La Poste was present at this conference .

Philippe Wahl , CEO of La Poste Group , shared with us how La Poste is preparing for the digital transition. In anticipation of the extinction of the mail within 15 years , La Poste initiated a reflection on the loss of the message. By becoming aware that every day 1.4 million people enter a post office, 3.5 million contacts are conducted between customers and postal workers and 900,000 identity checks are carried out by their agents (representing more controls than security officers). La Poste deduced that their future lies in digital and humans. It has therefore equipped its 80,000 postmen/postwomen with connected smartphones. And will present at CES 2016 Las Vegas its new postal services related to IoT .

THE 15 WINNERS OF THE FRENCH IOT CONTEST THAT WILL BE LEADED BY LA POSTE TO CES LAS VEGAS

It is at the CES Unveiled Paris that La Poste announced the 15 winners of the French IoT . Here are the projects selected as the most promising for the development of IoT new opportunities. These 15 startups will have the opportunity to present their prototype at CES Las Vegas 2016 .

SMART HOME / SMART BUILDING

Air Serenity, a connected air purifier following the quality of the air we breathe and provides appropriate advices
Gablys Locker, a security solution for the computer, which through analysis of real-time activity becomes a coach well being at work
Smart&Blue, with Hydrao, a smart showerhead for better water management

SILVER ECONOMY

Auxivia, a range of connected objects for health and wellness, such as the connected glass, accompanying the elderly and their caregivers every day
Telegrafik, a Big Data startup, on the border of the Internet of Things and the Silver Economy, which offers intergenerational connected services
Hakisa, an innovative intergenerational Social Hub technology

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Medissimo, the connected pillbox
e-takescare, the connected thermometer
Jagger-Lewis, the connected dog collar

ENERGETIC TRANSITION

IQSpot, a lightweight solution to reduce its energy consumption by encouraging better energy use of the building
Sensing Labs, sensors to encourage energy savings

TECHNOLOGY / LEISURE

Craft ai, an artificial Intelligence platform that allows developers to design and integrate a customized and contextualized automation in their IoT applications
Plussh, the livestream application made ​​in France

SMART CITY

Parking Facile, a parking management service
Aguila Technologies, with EZI Sharing, the first connected object designed to secure and promote the rental of property between private

THE GLOBAL TRENDS OF THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS MARKET

Dr. Shawn Dubravac, Chief Economist and Director of Studies at CEA (Consumer Electronics Association), gave us the trends that will can expect at CES 2016 .

Ambient sensor

The sensors will take even more usage in our daily lives. It will not be new sensors per se, but rather a new usage of these sensors. We think of mimo (a baby monitor) UPright (an object to stand up correctly), EyeTribe (an eye tracker) TZOA (a sensor measuring the air quality, brightness..), Kapture (a bracelet that records audio in a 60-second loop).

This will generate an evolution of our physical and virtual identities and a multimodal human-computer interaction .

AGGREGATED LEARNING

The appearance of connected objects such as wristbands or toothbrushes (Kolibree) allow to accumulate a lot of information . The objects will learn to better interact with humans.

Driverless cars are a good example. Because Google Cars have covered over 1.6 million kilometers. This represents 75 years of driving for an adult, 200 000 stops panels, 600 000 red lights and 180 million vehicles passed.

By consolidating all available data, we get to offer personalized and predictive services. By combining all the elements collected (via cameras, smartwatch and other sensors.. ) , Netflix could deduce the atmosphere, brightness, temperature and the consumer stress level in order to propose the most suitable program for its environment.

BUILDING OUT OF ECOSYSTEMS

Making available the latests technologies like augmented reality (oculus rift) , 3D printing , 4K and UHD (Ultra High Definition). And the development of connected devices and concerns in health and well-being, will create a new ecosystem. End-user experiences will change and with them the viability of the markets. What Dr. Dubravac called “Digital data feedback loop” will determine consumer interest and influence how data will be collected in the future. Indeed, we have passed the stage where we wondered is technically possible. The real question now is whether the technology would be useful.

“Not just that we can digitise it, but if we can digitise it, is it going to be meaningful?”
Dr Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist and Director of Studies at CEA

According to Dr. DuBravac , to make these technologies meaningful, there must be a feedback loop from the analog input method for digitisation and curation which is then used to influence and change behaviour, feeding back to the original input method.

ACTUATION

We are in a massive experimental phase concerning smart watches. This will put into motion this market. Are the use case scenarios sticky? How do physical and virtual identities interact and co-exist ? What changes and opportunities will it create ?

We must expect a questioning of the existence of these objects in our daily lives and how they can be helpful. We can therefore expect advanced features.

FRANCE, A KEY PLAYER

France was in 2015, the European country most represented at CES Las Vegas. With 2482 visitors, 117 exhibitors and 70 startups. This country is a key player in this dynamic growth of new consumer technology sector.

“The french innovation is inevitable and puts France in the center of the global digital economy.”
Gary Shapiro, Président et Directeur Général de la CEA

FRENCH STARTUPS REVEAL THEIR PRODUCTS

With over 50 companies present, here is an overview of what has been observed .

Concierge wants to redefine relationships between man and technology to set the user free when he’s not home. With Concierge, connected objects will work together in a quit and intelligent system designed for users.
Wistiki is a lightly designed connected device made in France that follows you daily, helping you to relax by localizing your items via your smartphone at any time, anywhere. Hook or stick a Wistiki onto your belongings, you can then use your smartphone to make the Wistiki ring and locate it everywhere in the world.
The Snail charger is unique by its design, practical by its retractable cord. Snail will be available for iPhone/iPad, android devices with micro USB port and the new connector USB Type C, which is one of its greatest features. A simple product to use around the world with any devices you have with you.
Yezz develops smartphones where the consumer is not tired to a contract and has the freedom to choose a mobile device suited to his or her lifestyle.
Giroptic is based in Lille (France) with an office in San Francisco, CA, specializes in 360° imaging technology. After six years of research and development and four generations of products, Giroptic has developed and patented a unique real-time image fusion process from multiple sensors.
LSee provides full accuracy, as it takes into account a person’s unique genetic and metabolic condition. L-See lets any consumer understand their metabolism in real-time after eating or doing sports, so they ca adapt food intake and physical exercise in function with goals.
MixStik is a LED stick to help anyone make perfect drinks, no experience necessary. The LEDs indicate the specific amount of ingredients needed for each cocktail. It couldn’t be easier, everybody can mix and have fun doing it!
Prizm plays the perfect song, based on people in the room, their music tastes and habits, and even the current atmosphere. Whether you are alone at home, with family, or partying with friends, Prizm understands the context and predicts the music people want to hear.
Parrot creates, develops and markets advanced technology wireless products for consummers and professionals. The company will be presenting at CES 2016 the new headphones Zik 3 and also a new drone.
Prynt is the first ever photo-printing smartphone case. The Prynt app also embeds video inside of every printed photo, offering an innovative new way to share and tell stories.
With a unique expertise in both footwear and electronics, Zhor-Tech has developed withDigitSole the Warm Series, the first connected heating insole. At the CES 2016, DigitSole will be presenting its smart shoe, with auto-lacing and many other features.

WHY ATTENDING CES 2016 LAS VEGAS

The first CES took place in New York in 1967 with 250 exhibitors and 17,500 visitors. Since then, CES has grown more and more. This is the place were the major trends and innovations have been discoved : VHS VCR (1970) , laser disc player (1974) , the camcorder and CD player (1981) ..

From 6 to 9 January 2016, it will be more than 207,000 m² of exhibition space spread over 3 locations with 3631 exhibitors and 176,676 visitors (including 48,833 international visitors and 153 countries represented).

CES keynotes are also very famous and Brian Krzanich (Intel CEO) will make the keynote of January 6, followed by Dr. Won- Pyo Hong (Samsung President & CMO) on January 7 .

Since 2015, the CES has also found its place in Asia with CES Asia to be held from May 11 to 13, 2016 in Shanghai with more than 20,000 m² of exhibit space, 4 exhibit halls and 350 exhibiting companies.

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