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Sharp to stimulate senses at CES
- January 3, 2024
- Steve Rogerson
Japanese electronics firm Sharp promises to stimulate all five senses at next week’s CES in Las Vegas.
Visitors will be able to experience products and components that will extend their sight, please their taste buds, detect the slightest differences in scents, replace traditionally loud household products with quiet alternatives, and even feel their heartbeat with miniature wearable devices to read their vital signs.
“As Sharp celebrates its 111th anniversary, Sharp is proud to lead the way in innovation and game-changing technologies,” said Jeff Ashida, CEO of Sharp Electronics in the USA.
Sharp’s stand will feature a smart living exhibit, where technologies converge to enhance daily life. Central to this display will be the CE-LLM (communication edge-LLM) edge AI technology, powering a virtual tour guide capable of engaging visitors with naturally paced and lively interactive conversations.
The exhibit will highlight a high-speed oven with proprietary quad heating technologies. Combining a carbon heater for charcoal grill flavour, convection circulation, inverter control microwave and intelligent cooking control, this oven can help reduce cooking time to as little as one third of that of a conventional home oven.
Sharp is also showing hair dryers and upright vacuum cleaners designed to operate at or near 50db, approximately as quiet as a household refrigerator. Moreover, non-contact vital signs sensors and the world’s smallest vital signs sensors for wearable devices will be shown.
Sharp will also present technologies designed to boost speed and efficiency across various sectors in the smart industry section. The exhibit will include camera technology featuring polymer lenses and support for XR technology, XR glasses, and AI-powered visual representations of business conversations and ideas.
With technology inspired by the method living organisms use to sense odours, the AI olfactory sensor is designed with a target detection limit of 0.1 ppb (parts per billion). The exhibit will show how the sensor detects the subtle differences between wine varieties. An IMS (ion mobility spectrometry) gas analysis device using atmospheric electron release technology will also be displayed.
Sharp will introduce a safe driving support system with a miniature camera and LCD. Finely tuned to identify situations where the driver cannot maintain a consistent line of sight, the driver monitor camera can help detect drowsiness, unresponsiveness and distracted driving.
Sharp’s commitment to sustainability will be evident in the technologies to be shown in the sustainability exhibit. The display will include reflective LCD signage for outdoor use and e-poster colour electronic paper displays with low power consumption. An indoor photovoltaic device LC-LH, using indoor light for more efficient power generation, will be demonstrated with a battery-free TV remote control featuring the LC-LH device.
Sharp’s Space Solar Sheet, a thin, lightweight and flexible solar cell module, will be unveiled, underlining the company’s dedication to addressing environmental problems through improved power efficiency.
Sharp will be on stand #17229 at CES (www.ces.tech) in the Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.