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Consumer Lifestyle
Published: 11 Jan 2017

VIDEO: CES 2017, Family Wellbeing

Consumer Lifestyle editor Kate Johnson gives an overview of two exciting trends from International CES, the world's largest consumer electronics event.

This year saw the arrival of health-conscious cars that enhance drivers’ wellbeing. Both Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai presented concepts that can read the driver’s state of mind and react – for instance, via mood-boosting motion seats or a burst of cedar aroma for energy.

In personal electronics, there has been a host of new innovations in baby care. British brand Philips Avent launched a smart bottle sleeve, an air purifier for nurseries and a lamp that acts as a pacifier – creating an entire ecosystem of connected parenting devices.

Some of the most interesting wearables on display were also aimed at children. For example, the Octopus smartwatch from US start-up Joy teaches kids good habits – such as by reminding them to feed their pets and get ready for bed – as well as how to tell the time.

CES runs from January 5-8 in Las Vegas. Don't miss our full analysis of key themes from the event, publishing on January 18.

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