The Consumer Electronics Association has revealed that CES 2014 will have, for the first time, exhibit areas for 3D printing and motion technology.
“3D printing is one of the most dynamic and innovative categories within our industry,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy.
With the technology becoming more and more accessible to consumers, Chupka and other speakers at CES Unveiled London stressed that 3D printing will be one of the most sought-after tech at next year’s show. Chupka even revealed that the 3D Printing Zone had sold out, expanded, and sold out a second time already.
Another new zone will be the Motion Tech Zone, which will showcase leading innovations from the fields of motion sensors, augmented reality and gesture recognition. The zone will span 3,000 net square feet and will feature exhibitors such as PrimeSense, PointGrab and SoftKinect.
Also announced at CES Unveiled London was the news that there will be two hackerthons held at CES 2014 and two keynotes for the first time – one from Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and the other from Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler.
Taking place on January 7th – 10th in LA, Gary Shapiro, CEO of CEA, predicted that 20,000 new products will launch at the CES 2014. He estimated that 150,000 attendees will visit some 3,200 exhibitor throughout the show.