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CES Goes Full Pandemic with Smart Masks, Stickers to Detect Covid, Biggest Wi-Fi Update in Years

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The Petit Qoobo, a robot with a tail and a subtle heartbeat to provide the comfort of a pet.

The annual consumer tech conference in Las Vegas was forced online this year, but that hasnt stopped the flow of new products.

Credit: Yukai Engineering

The 2021 Consumer Electronics Show is highlighting innovations spurred by Covid-19, such as the Active Plus face mask from the AirPop air wearable device company. The mask can monitor the user's workout and outside air quality while exercising, through a "Halo" sensor that connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth.

BioIntelliSense's BioButton can detect Covid-19 symptoms by tracking the wearer's skin temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate, activity level, and sleep, culling a few days' data into a diagnosis.

Meanwhile, the Wi-Fi 6E update is basically a new industry standard for routers and wireless devices, which can now access the 6 gigahertz wireless spectrum for added reliability, in order to remedy spotty connections. Said Sandeep Harpalani at Netgear, "It's solving this issue you have today of the huge number of devices in the home."

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