2017 CES Innovation Awards: 'Best of' Winners Announced

CES, the world's largest gathering of connectivity and innovation concluded this past weekend. Over 175,000 industry professionals convened in Las Vegas, NV to behold the future of their respective fields and the groundbreaking work of their peers. From the field, 28 'Best of Innovation' Winners were selected among topics including Virtual Reality, Wearable Technology, and 3D Printing to name a few. 

"CES 2017 wasa global showcase that demonstrated that we are in a new era of innovation where technology is valued not just for the devices it produces but for the experiences it makes possible," said Bridget Karlin, managing director, IOT, Intel. 

Over 600 startups had the opportunity to showcase their work for a crowd which included distinguished leaders such as US Senator Dean Heller, as well as the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Energy, and the Federal Aviation Administration among others. Global leaders in attendence included Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, French presidential candidate Axelle Lemaire, and Navdeep Bains, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Innovation. 

"CES educates public officials about our industry," said John Godfrey, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Samsung Electronics. "It was great to see so many key officials at this year's show."

Here are a few of this year's 'Best of Innovation' honorees and their categories.

(Left) Wearable Technologies - LINK AKC Smart Dog Collar - More than location and activity tracking, the LINK AKC collar is designed to secure and strengthen the bond between dog and owner. It represents advancements in a burgeoning category that combines sophisticated smart home, wearable and mobile technologies with valuable personalized insights.

(Right) Wearble Technologies - Motiv Ring - Motiv Ring effortlessly tracks your activity, heart rate and sleep. Designed to be worn day and night, we capture the minutes that matter most. Motiv Ring is available in seven sizes in two colors: Slate Gray and Rose Gold. While only 8mm wide, Motiv Ring features the most cutting-edge technology.

(Left) Accessible Tech - Aipoly Vision - An artificial intelligence allowing mobile phones to recognize thousands of items in real-time to assist the blind and visually impaired with exploring their surroundings.

(Right) Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies - Zera Food Recycler - The Zera™ Food Recycler by WLabs is a solution to help reduce food waste in landfills. Built to convert household food waste into homemade fertilizer, it can handle a week's worth of discarded food for an average family. *Based on estimated 3.5 kg weekly household food waste for average U.S. family. 

Additional Winners:

Portable Power - Cota Tile

Smart Home - Cubit - Thinking Problem Solving Tool that Guide DIY Users

Fitness Sports and Biotech - EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker

Embedded Technologies - Goodix Live Fingerprint Detection Sensor

Computer Hardware and Components - HP Spectre 13

In-Vehicle Audio-Video - Integrated Connectivity Cluster

Tech For a Better World - K'Track G

Wireless Handsets - Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

Tablets, E-Readers, and Mobile Computing - Lenovo Yoga Book (Android)

Video Displays - LG Signature 77-Inch OLED 4K TV (77W7)

Home Audio-Video Components and Accessories - Mars by CrazyBaby

Wireless Handset Accessories - Moto Mods

Computer Accessories - nemonic

Computer Peripherals - Nighthawk X10 R9000 Smart WiFi Router

Digital Imaging - Obsidian 3D Panoramic Camera

Headphones - OSSIC X

High Performance Home Audio-Visual - Paradigm Persona 9H (Part of the Persona Series)

Drones and Unmanned Systems - POWERUP FPV - Paper Airplane VR Drone

Computer Peripherals - Predator Z301 CT Monitor

Accessible Tech - ReSound ENZO2

3D Printing - Robo R2 High-Performance Smart 3D Printer With WiFi

Vehicle Intelligence - S3 Solid State LiDAR Sensor

Video Displays - Samsung Lifestyle TV

Home Appliances - Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed

Smart Home - Smart Remote by Sevenhugs 

High Performance Home Audio-Video - SVS SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

Gaming - The Z - Gaming Mouse

Virtual Reality - Tilt Brush by Google

Tech for a Better World - Tobii Dynavox PCEye Mini with IS4 EyeTracker

Wearable Technologies - UBolt - A Secure Personal Identity Wearable Bracelet 

Portable Media Players and Accessories - XGIMI Z4 Aurora Screenless TV

Software and Mobile Apps - Xooloo Digital Coach

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