Wearable and home accessible health technology
Technology has revolutionized every field of the modern world, and the healthcare industry is no exception. Further, the Internet of Things is redefining everything around us and the way we interact with it, including our health.
From the developers of the ultimate medical diagnosis calculator, comes a list of the latest wearable and home-accessible health-tech products.
This is a platform for ordering lab tests online. The users provide samples and get back the results in an easy-to-read format.
The company works with four certified lab partners that cover at-home testing across eight different health areas: sleep and stress, thyroid, metabolism, food sensitivity, women’s fertility, cholesterol and lipids, heavy metals. Users give samples of either blood, urine or saliva to send to the lab and receive back their results through a web platform. The blood tests are done with a finger-prick that provides a few drops of blood for the lab through validated panels.
This wristband is a fitness tracker look-alike but it has function way more important than that. Project Zero’s Omron is a monitor for keeping track of blood pressure in real time with clinical accuracy. The wrist-worn device features other functions such as also step tracking, calories burned record, and sleep quality monitoring, to make sure people have a better understanding of their overall health.
The Omron wristband and armband is paired with Omron’s mobile app for a better visualization of the data.
Through eye tracking and gaming stimuli, these goggles measure vision performance, making it possible to assess eyesight and detect concussions or other performance problems.
This Neuro Vision tool uses vision tracking to verify if someone’s had a head injury within the previous six months.
RightEye was designed for medical professionals, and it’s not available to general public.
Building connected healthcare devices such as blood pressure monitors, wireless scales, glucose-monitoring systems, and fitness trackers is exactly why iHealth made this list.
Additionally, iHealth Rhythm recently introduced a smart electrocardiogram that records heart activity and saves data to an iOS app.
This subtle device can be worn under clothing and it can be prescribed by a doctor to measure cardiac activity for a 72-hour period. If a patient feels something is wrong while wearing the Rhythm, he or she can press a button to note the problem. The iHealth Pro app for doctors and patients records all data and stores it for free on the iHealth Cloud.
Although this isn’t precisely wearable, it’s a great patient health tool. The smart case from Veta for EpiPen holders was created to help people during emergency cases. It holds an EpiPen and is connected to a mobile app that can be downloaded by the patient, their family and friends, or caregivers. It also has a FindMe feature, showing the pen’s last known location and separation alerts that trigger notifications when the case is left behind.
The case also helps letting you know when the medication is too warm, cold, or old to be effective.
Thermo is a smart temporal thermometer, which contains 16 sensors and the latest HotSpot sensor technology for accurately recording body temperatures. This device syncs temperature and advice to a compatible mobile app through WiFi, and it can be used to track the health information of every family member. The gathered data can be saved and shared with your doctor.