Any of you who are tech nerds will know that this week is the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where the latest and greatest tech inventions often make their public debut. As in the past, this year’s show has an abundance of products that will assist and support seniors who may need some help as they negotiate day-to-day life. Sneakers that can sense you are falling? Wearable airbags that can cushion a fall? These are just a few of the items on display, and you can read more about them Here. One of the most noteworthy products at the show is something called an “active aging companion,” (i.e., a robot) that uses artificial intelligence to learn the habits and preferences of the owner, and then makes suggestions accordingly. Read more about this real-life R2D2 Here. Finally, for those of you looking for a new gadget that has immediate, practical implications for everyday life, check out the new nightlight from the French startup company Domalys that has sensors that can detect a middle-of-the-night fall. Read more about this new product Here. No matter which of these products tickles your fancy, all of them underscore that aging-in-place continues to be a motivation for amazing new technologies.