The next Consumer Electronics Show will be January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas. The prediction is that this year there will be 185,000 visitors.
When I attended last year I visited all the halls. It took days to meet with the nearly 100 companies I had targeted (and probably an equal number I had not known about). I learned a lot about what was new, but I was also able to see for myself how few companies were ready to talk about their new hardware, even at a forward looking event like CES.
This year I believe there will be many new products for hands-free AR experiences. That’s one of the categories for which I’m going to be looking.
I’m also going to be studying everything I can find on wearables because some of the technologies for wearable computing could also be used for future AR-enabled platforms.
Finally, I will be looking at sensor fusion and context awareness systems. This should be in the MotionTech zone organized by the MEMS Industry Group.
Part of the time I’ll be in a stand in the South Hall supporting the IEEE Standards Association communicate about how it is helping to make open and interoperable AR possible through its standards.
If you want to meet at CES, please contact me.