Is seems that every year is dubbed more exciting than the last when it comes to technology in health care. Entrepreneur told us to watch for startups in 2013, and justly telemedicine companies popped up everywhere. In 2014, Forbes declared it the year of tech wearables, and the much-anticipated Apple iWatch was unveiled. Last year was all about design, according to Wired—there were wellness products galore. So what’s in store 2016? We’re going to take the liberty here at HealthComU to crown this the year of the health consumer.
Last week at CES, the annual global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow, we learned of lots of new gadgets that will improve lives and further advance the field of health and medicine. In case you didn’t make it out to Las Vegas where the conference was held, we’ve scoured the web to bring you some (non-fitness tracker) fan favorites and some things you never thought you needed but now have to have.
LEVL measures the chemicals produced when burning fat so you kso you can make informed decisions about your weight-loss routine.
For #techtuesday we're looking at a new #device called #MOCAheart, which makes keeping track of your #heart’s vital signs easy. The @kickstarter staff pick #gadget is simple to use; you just place your fingers on it and wait a few seconds for your #health data to show up on the connected #app. Brought to our attention by @techcrunch #tech #healthtech #hearthealth #bloodpressure
MOCAheart instantly measures your heart rate, blood oxygen, and blood flow to provide a snapshot of your heart health.
A Wi-Fi-connected temporal artery thermometer with a revolutionary 16-sensor array that provides one of the fastest, most accurate, non-invasive temperature readings available.
The Quell is a battery operated device that relieves pain by delivering a small current of electricity to the body. This device might be able to help people with arthritis, back pain, diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia and other conditions relieve their pain without drugs. Quell has been approved by the Federal Drug Administration and it is currently available on Amazon for $250. "We are hacking the central nervous system," said Quell spokesman Frank McGillin. #tech #quell #pain #fda #future #medicine #help #progress #awesome #bestof #wearable #technology #science #relief
Quell is a revolutionary new technology, wearable intensive nerve stimulation (WINS), that is clinically proven to help you manage chronic pain. Quell is FDA cleared for use during the day while active and at night while sleeping, helping people who suffer from chronic pain regain control and get on with their lives. – See more at: https://www.quellrelief.com/#sthash.WabW1nEe.dpuf
First Response™ Pregnancy PRO Digital Pregnancy Test
Price: $15 – $22
First Response™ Pregnancy PRO is the first and only Bluetooth Smart-enabled pregnancy test on the market. It connects to a woman’s smart device through a mobile application. Once synced, the app provides her with pregnancy-related content only available with Pregnancy PRO and delivers a personalized user experience throughout her entire pregnancy journey.
My UV Patch
PCH and @LOrealUSA have formed a global #strategic relationship to #develop personalized #beauty products and #connected #devices. #CES2016 Read the full story at pchintl.com/pch-and-loreal-form-global-strategic-relationship #LOreal #MyUVpatch #skincare #uv #tech #technology #design #engineering #fashion
L’Oreal unveiled My UV Patch, the first-ever stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV exposure and help consumers educate themselves about sun protection. The new technology arrives at a time when sun exposure has become a major health issue, with 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers being associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sun in addition to attributing to skin pigmentation and photoaging.
Veta Smart Case for EpiPen®
The Veta smart case has sensors built-in and communicates to a paired smartphone (iOS and Android) to make sure EpiPen’s not left behind. Whenever the phone stops receiving a proximity signal, it sounds an alarm and lets you know the GPS location of the spot where it was last heard from.
Liftware is a stabilizing handle and a selection of attachments that include a soup spoon, everyday spoon, and fork. Liftware is designed to help people with hand tremors eat more easily.
With Lumify, high-quality ultrasound is available almost anywhere. Just subscribe, download the Lumify app, plug in the transducer, and you’re set. Meet patients at the point-of-care, get a faster diagnosis, and deliver care whenever it’s needed.
FITGuard, un protège-dents connecté contre les commotions cérébrales. Créée par deux américains, l’objet est destiné à tous les sportifs pratiquant des activités où il peut y avoir des contacts physiques violents. L’objectif étant de les prévenir lorsqu’ils sont soumis à un risque de traumatisme afin qu’ils ne retournent pas sur le terrain et qu’ils voient un médecin. Connecté au smartphone, le protège-dent va mesurer la force du coup reçu et, selon la puissance, la lampe à LED située devant affichera une couleur. Un coup minime la fera devenir verte, bleue en cas de choc moyen et rouge lorsqu’il est suffisamment violent pour provoquer une commotion. #FitGuard #connectedrugby #rwc2015
A “smart” mouth guard that detects when a player receives a hard hit. If a football player gets knocked with a 21-g impact to the head, for instance, the mouth guard will light up red after the play, also sending the data to a smartphone app via Bluetooth.