High-Tech Peephole, Smart Bra, and Other Interesting Gadgets at CES 2019

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Lora DiCarlo, which is based in Bend, won the show's Innovation Award for its product, "Osé", which the company describes as "micro-robotic technology that mimics all of the sensations of a human mouth, tongue, and fingers, for an experience that feels just like a real partner".

The Consumer Electronic Association (CEA), which is holding its CES show in Las Vegas this week, is under fire for taking back an innovation award it gave to Lora DiCarlo's Ose personal massager, a sex toy the organization retroactively classified as "immoral, obscene, indecent, [or] profane".

Its maker, the startup Lora DiCarlo, was also banned from exhibiting on the show floor (though it's in Las Vegas at a separate media event).

Haddock claims they have been cagey on the reasons why, claiming they have cited "immorality" and "obscenity" and that "anything not in keeping with CTA's image will be disqualified".

Daily Star Online has approached CES and CTA for a response.

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But it had the honor stripped and found itself controversially banned from the exhibition floor after it was deemed to have broken the rules. A CTA representative told BuzzFeed News that the product "does not qualify because it does not fit in to any of our existing CES 2019 categories".

The market for sex products such as vibrators and lubricant is projected to grow to $37.2 billion globally by the year 2022, according to British sex toy retailer MysteryVibe.

CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro and Executive Vice President Karen Chupka reportedly followed up with a memo stating that Lora DiCarlo's product-designed with university robotics engineering labs and a team of engineers-was "actually ineligible" for the robotics and drone category.

Furthermore, the presence of women at the tradeshow is relatively less, be it female-focussed products or female presenters.

If you ask us, a product created to empower women's sexuality and health is far from "profane", and as Haddock made clear in her blog post, it practically screams robotics.

Sex toys and CES have an unusual history.

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