Amidst the onslaught of tablets, smart-phone accessories, ultra high-definition televisions and 3-D printers on display at last week’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, a handful of gadgets and technologies caught Scientific American’s attention.

Some of these fall in the popular categories mentioned above, whereas others promise to push the boundaries of other domains, such as electric-powered transportation. Still others, like Brothers’ touchscreen embroidery machine, stood out for their ability to symbolically marry the Industrial Revolution with its digital equivalent currently underway. And then there were OhMiBod’s app-controlled personal massagers…

View our lineup of CES’s brightest and oddest technologies.