Coronavirus pushed Las Vegas' annual Consumer Electronics Show online, but there was still plenty to see. Here are seven highlights, including heated sex toys, an AI pet robot and a toilet with its own app.
Drift, Sway and Tilt by Lora DiCarlo
LoraDiCarlo has produced three new sex toys, named Drift, Sway and Tilt. Designed to recreate "the warmth of human touch," the products use thermally conductive plastics to increase users' blood flow and enhance sexual pleasure. Sway is pictured here.
The women-led sex-tech company made headlines at CES in 2019 after winning a CES Innovation Award in Robotics for its Osé massager, only to have the award revoked.
Organisers claimed that the product was "immoral." Lora DiCarlo successfully campaigned to have the award reinstated, claiming that gender bias and sexism within the tech industry had led to the company initially losing its award.
Wellness Toilet by TOTO
The world's largest toilet manufacturer brought a new lavatory concept to CES this year. TOTO's Wellness Toilet is designed to analyse its user's faeces, their "key outputs," in order to access their health.
An accompanying app allows you to view the toilet's assessments and offers information about how to improve your diet in the form of meal-planning suggestions.
The Wellness Toilet is expected on the market within several years.
MOFLIN by Vanguard Industries
Vanguard Industries received the Best Innovation Award in Robotics for MOFLIN, the company's AI pet robot. MOFLIN uses an algorithm to allow the robot to learn and develop an individual personality from interactions with its owners.
Soft and warm, MOFLIN is like a real pet animal that is programmed to make loveable sounds and charges in a wireless charging cradle resembling a basket.
Health Smart Trainer by Samsung
Samsung Health has designed a new Smart Trainer function for Samsung 2021 televisions. Intended to operate as a personal trainer, the function tracks users' movements and analyses their posture in real-time.
Video and interactive training are provided by voice control using Bixby, Samsung's intelligent assistant. Detailed feedback is also provided in order to help users improve their workouts.
Project Hazel by Razer
The concept design includes detachable active ventilators that can be recharged, with a transparent and light-up design means that users would be able to communicate with people around them more easily.
Beauté Rouge Sur Mesure Powered by Perso by L'Oréal
Distributed by L'Oréal, the lipstick mixer allows users to create their own individual lipstick shades.
An app lets users experiment with making shades onscreen, and can create new colours based on users' outfits and images that they upload.
Bot Handy by Samsung
Another concept Samsung brought to CES 2021 was Bot Handy, a one-armed robot with the ability to move around your house on a rolling base, and assist with housework. With a clamp-like hand, this robot can even bring its owner a glass of wine.
The robot has cameras on its body and single hand that interpret its surroundings. The project is currently in development.
CES 2021 was a digital event ran that ran from 11 – 14 January 2021. See Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events taking place around the world.