IBM and four universities are planning a research project into cognitive computing, which seeks to build computers that operate in a manner closer to the human mind.
The prototype at the Japanese electronics show can measure a number of vital signs simultaneously like weight, pulse, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation in the blood.
Putting a futuristic spin on the basic elements of a health check-up, Japan's Sharp has developed a sort of healthcare pod that allows people to look cool while their vital signs are measured.
Tizen is for tablets, smartphones and laptops, but the operating system could also be headed to printers, cameras and smart TVs.
3D printing comes to the kitchen, as developers experiment with printing meals to please palates and combat food waste.
The future of mobility lies in low-power devices powered by microwatts, Intel researchers suggested. At that level, high-school experiments become viable.
Now that 3D printing's becoming more popular, the rush to curtail copyright infringement begins.
Academics have responded to Elon Musk's hotly-anticipated transport concept, Hyperloop, by calling it unrealistic and "hyperloopy".
The eventual retail cost of Glass could be one-fifth of what early adopters ponied up for the augmented eyewear, one analyst claims.
IBM researchers have announced a breakthrough software ecosystem to complement their neuron-like computer chips.