Paradoxically, the tens of thousands of people who flock each year to the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, the popular CES, are not consumers. They are all professionals - exhibitors, developers, engineers, researchers, scientists, investors or inventors, owners of startups. Many come with a small product, hardly more than an idea. But they dream big. VOA’s George Putic talked with a few of them.
People around the world are living longer, and their quality of life as they grow old is changing. The World Health Organization finds the number of older adults living alone is dramatically increasing which could lead to loneliness, social isolation and depression. VOA’s Elizabeth Lee has details about a solution, a robot companion, available for homes in the not so distant future, featured at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
At CES, the large consumer electronics show happening this week in Las Vegas, companies are showing off their latest products and services amid a crush of visitors. One theme this year – everything can be made better by adding sensors and internet connectivity. Michelle Quinn reports.