At CES 2019 the biggest topic, almost by accident, was sex tech. That’s because the governing body of the event revoked its Innovation Award on realizing the company behind the winning robotics technology makes sex tech products.That company, Lora DiCarlo, makes a device that taps advanced microrobotics to give women hands-free orgasms. The company still made an appearance at a smaller nighttime show, but nowhere near the main CES show floor where it was denied placement, and not at the Innovation Awards ceremony. On Wednesday, the Consumer Technology Association reversed the award’s revocation, which had gotten sex tech companies, other 2019 CES attendees and the media talking about the placement of sex tech among consumer products.”CTA did not handle this award properly,” Jean Foster, CTA’s senior vice president of marketing and communications, said in a statement. “This prompted some important conversations internally and with external advisors and we look forward to taking these learnings to continue to improve the show.”In a follow-up call, Foster said the CTA is always looking to expand the show into new areas. “One of the benefits of CES … is the fact that we’re always looking at what are the latest innovations in consumer technology and how do… Read full this story
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