CES 2015: World's Largest Gadget & Tech Event Kicks Off Jan. 6

A group of fitness trackers
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Tech geeks the world over will be flocking to Las Vegas after the holidays to attend the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's largest tradeshow for consumer electronics.

The event, which kicks off Jan. 6 and runs through Jan 9, promises something for everyone, and Live Science will be covering the tech circus from Las Vegas. Whether you're an aspiring Olympian, an exercise newbie or a health-conscious parent, there's bound to be a gadget featured at this year's CES that will grab your attention.

And besides the thousands of new products that will be on display at CES, the event also boasts a series of conferences and events that will focus on emerging trends in the tech sector. This year, a lot of attention will be paid to the intersection of fitness and technology, with panels focusing on tech for athletes, as well as a presentation by the vice president of Intel's devices group on making technology more "wearable." [Best Fitness Tracker Bands]

There will also be a conference about the next generation of biometric headphones, which measure heart rate and track your physical performance while you listen to your favorite tunes.

Visitors to CES can expect to see products from popular health tracking companies such as Fitbit, Withings and iFit, all of which will have booths at this year's show. And on Jan. 7, visitors can attend a talk with the CEO of WebMD about the future of do-it-yourself health technology.

But not all of the technology on display will be for grown-ups. One of the products that will be featured at this year's show is the world's first Bluetooth pacifier. That's right — it's a health tracker for infants. The pacifier can sync to a parent's smartphone, relaying real-time data on a baby's temperature. Another kid-friendly health product premiering at CES is a headband for swimmers that can send parents a smartphone alert if their kid stays underwater longer than usual.

Stay tuned for updates on the latest trends in wearable technology, fitness trackers, health gadgets and lots more.

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Elizabeth Peterson

Elizabeth is a former Live Science associate editor and current director of audience development at the Chamber of Commerce. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from George Washington University. Elizabeth has traveled throughout the Americas, studying political systems and indigenous cultures and teaching English to students of all ages.