CES 2021

Consumer Technology Association (CTA) on Dec 15, 2020, announced the honorees for CES 2021 Innovation Awards, including the Best of Innovation.

The CES innovation awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. The program recognizes honorees in different consumer technology product categories.

The program recognizes two levels of honorees among the product categories:


A product that scores above the threshold set for a specific category.

Best of Innovation

Given to only the highest-rated product in each category, or multiple in the event of a tie. Best of Innovation in each category is not guaranteed.

A panel of industry expert judges reviews applications in each product category based on specific criteria.

The award gives the honoree a logo and usage rights for the award, a trophy, recognition, and the products are displayed in the Innovation Awards honoree listing on CES.tech and the official CES website.

The products should be available in the market from April 1, 2020, and April 1, 2021, for the 2021 awards.

CES 2021 will be an all-digital event taking place between Jan 11-14, 2021.
This is going to be the first-ever all-digital CES event. As per the CES website, the all-digital CES 2021 will continue to be a platform to launch products, engage with global brands, and define the future of the tech industry. The first CES took place in New York City in June 1967.

As per the CES press release, The CES 2021 Innovation Awards received more than 1200 submissions and those designated as honorees, including product descriptions and photos, can be found at CES.tech/innovation. The full list of Best of Innovation and all honorees will be revealed during CES 2021, on Jan. 11, 2021.

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Best of Innovation

1) 1st Mate Marine Safety & Security System

Brunswick Corporation
Category: In-Vehicle Entertainment & Safety

1st Mate Marine Safety & Security System
1st Mate Marine Safety & Security System

1st Mate is an intelligent hub, wearable device, and mobile app providing safety alerts and boat security, including:

Man-overboard monitoring and alerts

Distress message capability

Theft-deterrent functionality

1st Mate Marine Safety & Security System

2) AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Desktop Processors

Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Category: Computer Hardware & Components

AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU
AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU

AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series processors power the next generation of demanding games, providing one of a kind immersive experiences and dominate any multithreaded task like 3D and video rendering3, and software compiling.

3) BioButton™ medical grade device and data services

BioIntelliSense, Inc., a continuous health monitoring and clinical intelligence company
Category: Wearable Technologies


The FDA-cleared BioSticker medical device is designed to be discreetly worn on the upper left chest for effortless remote data capture and a simplistic “stick it on and forget it” patient experience. The BioSticker is the first single-use medical device for up to 30 days of continuous vital sign monitoring.

  • Respiratory rate, heart rate at rest, and skin temperature
  • Body position, activity levels, sleep status
  • High-resolution gait analysis and fall detection
  • Symptomatic events

4) EES (Electromagnetic Engineered Surfaces)

Category: Smart Cities


E2IP Engineered Electromagnetic Surfaces (EES), developed in conjunction with the Communications Research Centre Canada, are thin, semi-transparent plastic sheets that reflect, redirect, or block specific radiofrequency waves. These low-cost flexible sheets can be deployed on outdoor or indoor structural surfaces (buildings, signage, interior walls…) to augment, direct, or inhibit specific telecom services.

5) Epsy

Category: Health & Wellness
Epsy: App for Seizure Log for Epilepsy


Epsy is your daily companion to help you track the things that matter. This includes staying on top of your meds routine, as well as logging other factors that can affect your condition, like a strong mood or significant event.

6) Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition

Samsung Electronics, Inc.
Category: Headphones & Personal Audio

Galaxy Buds
Galaxy Buds

Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition offers studio-quality audio at an accessible price point. Powered by AKG technology and an innovative two-way speaker system, users enjoy the crisp sound with rich treble and deep bass. New Ambient Sound technology allows users to choose how much background noise gets in, while an innovative three-microphone system offers crystal clear call quality. These earbuds are powered by a long-lasting battery—and can generate an hour of charge in just minutes. Finished in a signature BTS purple, these earbuds don’t just provide a superior listening experience—they also offer bold, game-changing aesthetics.

7) Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G/Galaxy Note20 5G

Samsung Electronics, Inc.
Category: Mobile Devices & Accessories

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Galaxy Note 20

It’s the ultimate gaming experience that goes where you go.
It’s a director-grade 8K video camera.
It’s a multitasking computer suite.
It’s anything but your average smartphone.
The Power phone that forever changes how you work and play.

8) IBM & The Mayflower Autonomous Ship & The AI Captain

Category: Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation

IBM Mayflower
IBM Mayflower Autonomous Ship

IBM, in partnership with marine research non-profit ProMare, built and launched the AI Captain, the key enabling technology for the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), a pioneering project of global collaborative innovation.

IBM is providing the AI, cloud, and edge computing technologies that will enable MAS to traverse the Atlantic in 2021, with no captain or crew.

9) Imverse Live3D rendering engine and volumetric holograms

Category: Streaming


Imverse turns people into live 3D holograms using depth cameras together with our real-time graphics video technology. Their core tech is based on Voxels, where each volumetric pixel is rendered to produce realistic 3D digital humans, viewable on VR/AR/MR devices & light field displays for a complete experience. Proprietary volumetric graphics format can be integrated into your existing products and services through proof of concept projects (PoC).

10) John Deere X-Series Combine

John Deere
Category: Robotics

John Deere
John Deere

The John Deere X-Series combine harvester (machine that gathers ripe crops from the field), is the most productive and efficient technology of its kind. With just one chance to harvest crop they’ve spent the entire year planning, seeding and nurturing, farmers leverage the robotic machine to make the most of that critical moment.

11) LUMI Keys 1

Category: Computer Peripherals & Accessories

Roli Lumi Keys

It’s the world’s first integrated hardware, software, and content platform for music learning.

12) OrCam Read

OrCam Technologies
Category: Accessibility

OrCam Read

OrCam is AI-driven, handheld OrCam Read digital reader. The first-of-its-kind handheld device reads full pages or screens of text aloud from any printed or digital surface, including newspapers, books, product labels as well as computers and smartphones – entirely offline, without requiring an internet connection, resulting in instant audio communication while ensuring data privacy. OrCam Read’s proprietary AI algorithms enable intuitive point-and-click operation, activating two precision laser guidance options, to read the entire highlighted text or target where to begin reading.

13) Origin Health – Remote Patient Monitoring

Origin Wireless
Category: Software & Mobile Apps

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Origin Health – Remote Patient Monitoring

Origin RPM is a powerful Wi-Fi sensing solution designed to provide caregivers with reliable and useful real-time data regarding patients or residents. The “Wellness Pod” devices apply advanced wirelessAI™ signal processing techniques to standard Wi-Fi protocols to track meaningful ambient insights with superior accuracy. These devices are armed with Origin’s versatile Wi-Fi sensing software that analyzes tiny fluctuations of Wi-Fi signals to derive motion data. As the world’s first health product to utilize wirelessAI™, caregivers can now monitor motion, activity, breathing and even sleeping patterns of patients without binding them to wearable devices or installing motion sensors and cameras throughout the homes.

14) P-Next3 InstaView® Door-in-Door® with Voice Recognition

LG Electronics Inc.
Category: Home Appliances

LG Next3 InstaView
P-Next3 InstaView® Door-in-Door® with Voice Recognition

LG InstaView™ Door-in-Door® refrigerators are designed to let you see what’s inside while keeping food fresh.

15) Spatial Reality Display

Sony Electronics, Inc.
Category: Computer Hardware & Components

Sony spatial reality display
Spatial Reality Display

Sony’s Spatial Reality Display with cutting-edge visual and spatial realities combine in an incredible 3D optical experience where detailed texture, high contrast, and luminous brightness come together to create a portal to another world.

Spatial Reality Display

16) The Fifth-Generation Waymo Driver

Category: Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation

Waymo 5th generation driver
The Fifth-Generation Waymo Driver

At Waymo, is building the World’s Most Experienced Driver – with a combination of hardware, software, and compute that powers vehicle to safely get people and things where they’re going.

17) U by Moen™ Smart Faucet

Moen Incorporated
Category: Home Appliances

u by moen smart faucet
U by Moen™ Smart Faucet

Smart Faucet controlled by gestures, voice control, and mobile app. The U by Moen™ Smart Faucet offers convenience, precision, and intuitive voice-activation technology to help complete tasks in the kitchen. Get precise measurements at the exact temperature. Supports tablespoons, millimeter, ounce, cups, pints, liters, quarts, and gallons.

18) Vespera

Category: Digital Imaging/Photography

Vespera Vaonis

Vaonis Vespera the world’s most compact and powerful exploration station. Smart and fully automated, it is the perfect combination between a telescope and a camera, redesigning the experience of a night sky observation. Explore the Universe now in a new way.


Category: Health & Wellness

Vespera Vaonis 1

M2S specializes in creating digital content of VR and AR, not only in entertainment fields but in digital healthcare. VROR Eye Dr. provides 10 different eye test services.

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