Attendees explore the show floor on CES opening day.
Courtesy CES Attendees explore the show floor on CES opening day.

The 50th annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicked off on Jan. 5, in Las Vegas, with product launches from 3,800 companies. Spanning 2.6 million square feet of show floor space, it is the largest iteration in CES' history. In recent years, the show has been the launchpad for groundbreaking products, including self-driving vehicles, wearables, 3D technology, and virtual reality devices. We spotted seven tweets featuring products from this year's show that hold potential for the architecture, building, and design industries:

Mark X, Markforged
This 3D printer uses atomic diffusion additive manufacturing to form durable parts out of metal powder mixed with a plastic binder. The printer has a build volume of 9.8"-by-8.66"-by-8.66", and is available for purchase now, for shipping in September. markforged.com


Flexible lithium-ion battery, Panasonic
The Japanese electronics company is demo-ing a flexible lithium-ion battery that is capable of delivering power even when distorted—a promising capability for wearable IoT. panasonic.com


Quilla, QuirkLogic and E Ink
The lightweight, 42" display uses E Ink's electronic ink technology and the company's connected eWriter to show markings and images. The board can be operated solely on solar power if needed. eink.com


Lego Boost Creative Toolbox, Lego
Set to be released in August 2017, this 840-piece kit allows children—and adults—to create five multi-functional Lego models, including a robot and a guitar. With the help of additional non-traditional Lego pieces, like an interactive motor and a color and distance sensor, kids can connect their creations to a smartphone app and control them remotely. lego.com


Pico Neo CV, Pico Technology
This wireless, lightweight virtual reality headset boasts two 1.5K virtual reality displays at 90 hertz with 360-degree viewing capabilities. A high-fidelity speaker equipped with an AM3D 3D spatial rendering engine helps better the user experience. pico-interactive.com


OfficeIQ, Humanscale
Created in collaboration with with Detroit-based Tome Software, OfficeIQ lets employers gather data anonymously about their employees' sitting and standing habits using wearable sensor technology—all in the effort to promote health and wellness, of course. humanscale.com


Helia, Soraa
Helia is a smart LED lamp that automatically provides light emulating natural daylight during the day and warm, blue light–free illumination at night. A smartphone app accompanies the lamp for optimal performance, allowing users to personalize their location and sleeping habits.

soraa.com