Published on March 4, 2014
Health gadgets: Shaping the future © CureMD Healthcare
Health IT Technology • To say that technology is helping improve our health would be an understatement • It has a much bigger impact than that. • It is transforming our lifestyles the way we eat, drink, sleep, breathe, walk, run and the micro movements we make during our sleep are all being shaped by technology in a way that we could never imagine before • Our smart phones are becoming more hygienic and capable of telling us the exact amount of sun exposure we need next time we visit the beach
Health Gadgets • Google Contact Lenses – Good news for diabetics! Technology giant Google is developing contact lenses which are capable of measuring a diabetic’s glucose levels through his/her tears. No more pin pricks, no more test strips and no more electronic readers. All you need to do is to wear these lenses and they will be able to tell you blood sugar levels in your body every second
Health Gadgets • Kolibree toothbrush – This one would be a favorite for dentists.This smart toothbrush is capable of recording every brush stroke, how long have you brushed and whether you are brushing in the right places. It comes with an accompanying smartphone app and sends your dental report to your smartphone via Bluetooth
Health Gadgets • Withings Aura – It is built for people suffering from insomnia. It comprises of two parts – a sensor that goes under your mattress and a lamp and audio system for your bedside table. It provides detailed information about your sleep and the alarm uses various lights to help trigger release of melatonin the sleep hormone. It then automatically produces soft sounds to wake you up subtly when you are about to wake up
Health Gadgets • LG heart rate headphones – These headphones use the blood flow into the external part of an ear to provide heart rate and oxygen consumption data via Bluetooth. Wearable gadgets have recently picked up pace and there are numerous options available in the market to choose from
Health Gadgets • Netatmo wristband – This device is another wearable gadget which will help a lot in preventing skin cancer. As the name suggests, it is worn on a wrist and through its embedded UV sensor under its hood, automatically sends information on your Smartphone about the sun exposure you are getting. This is helpful for people who are not sure what the right amount of sun exposure is and can even take information based on your skin type
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