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.