Best New Clean Technologies Exhibited at CES 2021
Deep-cleaning technologies were taking centre-stage at this year’s CES, the world’s most anticipated technology conference. As consumers demand evidence of enhanced hygiene practices in the face of the coronavirus crisis, global organizations are looking for the next advanced sanitation technology that will give them a competitive edge. The demand is sparking what some are calling the ‘clean-technology boom.’
Keep reading for the top clean innovations exhibited at this year’s CES.
CES Shows a Growing Demand for Ultraviolet (UV) Devices
Ultraviolet (UV) technology has been used in hospitals for decades, but now a growing number of premium hospitality businesses are interested in it to prevent the spread of infection while also attracting new customers. This also requires that the devices become more consumer-friendly.
“There’s a paradigm shift in how customers approach hygiene and the role businesses play in public health,” said Ronen Benin, CEO of Glissner. “We’re seeing that customers are expecting a hospital-grade level of cleanliness across all industries. Businesses that invest in advanced sanitation solutions now, are going to be best poised for recovery.”
The Best UV-C Disinfectant Solutions Exhibiting at CES
Glissner was able to explore some of the UV disinfecting technologies exhibited virtually at the CES 2021 conference. Here are some of our favorite UV-C technologies that joined us:
The Best UV-C Solution for Mobile Phones
Glissner debuted the CleanPhone™ technology at CES as the only UV-C solution designed specifically for mobile phones. The device sanitizes mobile devices within 20 seconds without damage to touchscreens caused by disinfectant wipes. It combines science and design to deliver a premium offering that delights users, limits the spread of viruses, and enables healthier living.
UV-C Innovation for The Home
NS Nanotech, Personal Air Purifiers
NS Nanotech launched their ShortWaveLight Purifier in 2021 that claims to use UVC to deactivate coronavirus in your personal airspace. NS Nanotech boasts that the device is the price of a coffee mug.
LG Electronics, Disinfecting Fridge Dispenser
LG refrigerators are known for their flashy features, but now the company is launching a new model that opens the door with voice command, and includes a water dispenser that uses UV light to sanitize your drink.
UVC Innovation for Vehicles
This UV-C solution lives in your car and is used for key fobs, wallets, masks, and any other small objects. It’s compatible with most phones that support wireless charging. The design is used in cup holders in the car and includes a USB cable.
UV-C Innovation for Large Indoor Spaces
LG Electronics’ Motion Sensored Room Cleaner
LG’s much anticipated device has a built-in motion sensor that shuts off when people are around. The technology was designed for use in restaurants, corporate offices and retail stores and can navigate around furniture to disinfect a room’s touchable surfaces in 30 minutes.
Glissner Debuts CleanPhone™ Technology
Glissner is using the platform to debut its CleanPhone™ technology, an advanced touchless smartphone sanitizer. The device uses powerful UV-C light technology to eliminate 99.99% of bacteria and viruses living on mobile devices in just 20 seconds.
The solution is already garnering attention from leading luxury travel and hospitality brands looking to elevate their innovative guest experiences such as mobile phone check-ins and payments. CleanPhone™ offers guests a heightened sense of health and safety protocols they seek when making travel plans, important to note as the hospitality industry works to rebuild consumer confidence.
Mobile phones are known to carry harmful bacteria and viruses. An article published in June 2020 found that mobile phones act as trojan horses for epidemics and pandemics. The article examined 56 studies done on the subject, finding a contamination rate of mobile phones was 68%.