Humanscale started 2017 at CES as the only office furnishings company at the world’s largest technology tradeshow. The occasion marks an opportunity for Humanscale to look ahead at the future of the workplace and the role design, ergonomics, technology and sustainability will play in the evolution of the office. The designer and manufacturer tapped into five experts — all leading authorities in their respective fields — to share their predictions alongside thoughts of what they hope to see in the years ahead. Todd Bracher shared his insight as a prominent industrial designer in the office arena; Dr. Alan Hedge and Dr. Bethany Barone-Gibbs each weigh in with their findings in ergonomic research; Tome founder and CEO Jake Sigal imparts his perspective on the lasting impact of new technologies; and James Connelly, Living Product Challenge Director at the International Living Future Institute, reveals his forecast for the impact sustainable design is likely to achieve on the workspace in the coming years.Read more
Among the up-and-coming technical innovations of particular interest to radio broadcasters at CES 2017 is Otto Radio, which debuted in 2016 and has now received funding from Samsung NEXT, the venture capital arm of the Samsung Group. The funds will help push Otto Everywhere, a personalized radio app that plays news and podcasts, among other innovations.
Displaying its wares at the CES Eureka Park Marketplace—the conference’s primary destination for up-and-coming products—Otto aims at CES to find new partners and content providers to expand its footprint in the personalized media space relating to connected and autonomous cars, smart audio devices and appliances.Read more
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