2015CES - Midwestern U.S. Technology Companies Debut Fresh Innovations at 2015 International CES

More than 160 companies from Midwestern U.S. exhibit at world's gathering place for technology innovation

Arlington, Va., December 9, 2014 - More than 160 technology companies based in the Midwestern region of the United States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin) will debut their consumer technology innovations at the 2015 International CES. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2015 CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, will run January 6-9, in Las Vegas, Nevada.


"With the popularity of wearable devices continuing to grow, we are excited to unveil a fresh and elegant take on a fitness tracker that also functions as a personal journal," said Rob DeMento, CEO of Mira, based in Chicago, Illinois. "Inspired by women, and made especially for women, Mira gives personal and real-time recommendations that are relevant to you. With CES setting the tone for the year in the world of design and technology, it serves as the perfect launch pad for our fashion-forward fitness bracelet."

The 2015 CES will feature 20 category-specific marketplaces highlighting innovation across diverse product areas. New marketplaces at the 2015 CES include the Personal Privacy Marketplace, which educates mobile device users on how multiple interconnected gadgets can increase the risks to our personal identity and how products like smart wallets and secure apps can prevent identity fraud, and the Unmanned Systems Marketplace, where attendees can experience how drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) are revolutionizing the way we capture, monitor and assist our world.

"At the Actobotics booth, located in the Sands Expo (#72443) we'll be featuring our innovative new line of precision robotics components and kits. We'll have hands on displays that allow you to interact with the latest and greatest mechanical building system on the market," said Brian Pettey, founder and CEO of Robotzone, based in Winfield, Kansas. "Whether you're designing a rover, a camera slider, a quad-copter or a robotic arm: Actobotics can help make it happen. We look forward to the show and the opportunity to interact with other robotics enthusiasts like us!"

Other popular marketplaces highlighting the latest technology at CES include: Digital Imaging/Photography, Eureka Park, Global Technology, iProducts , Robotics, Smart Home, Sports Tech, Streaming Content, University Innovations, Wearables, and Zigbee. Additionally, lifestyle marketplaces featured at CES include: Fitness & Technology, Health & Wellness, Lifelong Tech, Education & Technology, Family & Technology, and Kids & Technology.

"This will be grandCARE's eighth year at CES," said Laura Mitchell, founding member and chief marketing officer of grandCARE, based in West Bend, Wisconsin. "The 2015 CES will showcase grandCARE's new Risk Management program, focusing on the successful transition from hospital to home using wireless telehealth sensors, a patient engagement portal, secure video chat and remote care coordination."

"Nova, the first Bluetooth, off-camera iPhone flash will be introduced to the consumer electronics community at the 2015 International CES to ensure all iPhone users know they can use this credit-card sized flash to take their photos to the next level," said Jaimie Walnes, CEO of Nova, based in Chicago, Illinois. "We're very proud to let the rest of the USA know how Nova, designed entirely in Chicago, can unleash the next generation of creative iPhoneography."

"The question is not if or even when we should fix healthcare: it's how we fix it faster," said Radu Iancu, CEO of Case Western Reserve Univ. Blackstone LaunchPad, based in Cleveland, Ohio. "At Case Western Reserve Univ. Blackstone LaunchPad we believe the answer is to leverage remote-monitoring technologies to radically change the way care is delivered for patients with chronic conditions. The biggest challenge for us is to bring all players involved in the care continuum in one place. This is what makes CES perfect for us, as everybody is here."

The 2015 CES conference program will feature 250 robust sessions and 750 speakers, including keynotes from the leaders of Samsung, Daimler/Mercedes-Benz, Ford and Intel. Additionally, the Entertainment Matters program, sponsored by Variety, is back for its fifth year with exhibits, conference programs and special events for professionals in the entertainment community and will feature America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon as the program's ambassador.

The 2015 CES will feature more than 3,500 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. For more information on the 2015 CES, visit CESweb.org.

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