CES 2019 Roundup: Wearables and Personal Devices
Matthew Greenwood posted on January 14, 2019 |


CareBand is a wearable and software package that helps people living with dementia and their caregivers through the use of proactive technology. The unobtrusive wristband monitors wandering patients in real time, and the software’s advanced analytics and insights help predict patient behavior.

La-Roche Posay’s My Skin Track pH

This product is a small, flexible wearable sensor that measures skin pH levels through trace amounts of sweat. The company claims the device can provide an accurate skin pH reading in just 15 minutes.

The sensor is placed on a person’s inner arm for between 5 and 15 minutes, or until the device’s two center dots change color. The smartphone app takes a picture of the sensor and reads the pH measurement using an algorithm; it then assesses the user’s overall skin health and recommends a La Roche-Posay skin care product to address any imbalances.


The NeoMano is a wearable, soft robotic hand that enables people with hand paralysis to perform daily activities. The device fits over a person’s thumb, and index and middle fingers. The device helps people with hand paralysis to move their fingers in order to perform activities such as drinking from a cup, grasping a pen, brushing their teeth, or turning a doorknob. The NeoMano provides active grasp to maintain grip, followed by passive release.

QUS Body Connected Smart Textiles

QUS is an exercise shirt that provides accurate body data that is captured while the user exercises. Intelligent sensors in the clothing fibers record data without the need for an uncomfortable chest strap, and then save the data to the cloud. Data tracked includes heart rate, breathing rate and calorie consumption, as well as geodata such as location, route and speed. The information is analyzed and displayed through an app.

Borderless Inc’s CrossHelmet

This augmented reality-enabled motorcycle helmet includes 360-degree visibility via a wide-angle visor and a rear view camera. It also features sound control that allows the rider to reduce road, engine and wind noise—factors that are often responsible for rider fatigue. The helmet is also Bluetooth enabled and can connect to Apple Siri and Google Assistant. The head-up display shows information that can be viewed in a glance, such as route directions, weather and time.

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