Technology has been steadily seeping into every single part of society, and our health is entirely transformed by it. It is now even possible to do many of those pesky check-ups from the comfort of your own home. Telehealth is one of the top emerging healthcare technology trends. Chronic pain, fatigue, the flu – you name it, it can be managed! Let’s look at the best new gadgets out there that will enhance and transform our lives. Time to find out more!
Medical Alert Systems
All over the globe, thousands of people are needlessly dying because they aren’t able to receive access to treatment in time. This could happen to anybody but especially the elderly population. Medical alert systems are a complete change to scenarios like these. Within a single button push, one can call an emergency unit, connecting to a response assistant who can then contact somebody to resolve the situation.
Brain Sensing Headband
The science behind meditation and its positive effects have been ever increasing in scope and popularity. Who knew that one could measure these positive effects – well, now it’s possible. By popping on a brain-sensing headband just before relaxing meditation, anyone, even a Top Mom, can monitor their brain activity and all the magic that those synapses are creating.
It’s an ingenious way of reading activity and then displaying it on a tablet, smartphone, computer, or another device. Keeping track of how meditation is going and progressing on is very easy with this device. It’s a real game-changer and is one of our favorite gadgets out there.
This is one of those nifty gadgets for men or women that can help by tracking one’s health wherever they go. There is a beautiful product from AliveCor, which includes sensors attached to a smartphone case that can give an accurate ECG reading a matter of reconds. One can look at how their readings vary over time and also keep track of things in an app, data of which can be exported and given to a doctor.
No, we’re not talking about people who are going to be tasting the stuff for you, but rather a portable device that will test any food you put in it to see if it contains gluten. It can be done in a matter of minutes, and data can even be shared between different users. All over the globe, people experience celiac’s disease or have a gluten intolerance, so this is a beautiful piece of kit.
When an asthma attack happens, it can be devasting. A nebulizer is a health care gadget, that both the young and elderly can use, especially senior citizens who are prone to asthma complications. Let’s not also forget these are healthcare machines for kids that can save their lives – nebulizers are brilliant for those who aren’t old enough to be able to use their inhaler correctly. Medicine is turned into an easy to inhale mist that also provides much faster relief than with a conventional inhaler.
Blood Pressure Monitor
It’s even possible to measure blood pressure on the go! Nokia has made it easier than ever by creating a cordless device for wireless blood pressure monitoring. It’s just as simple as slipping on the cordless monitor and getting readings to synch up with the app.
A company called iHealth Lab has created a glucose monitoring system that is wireless and digitally savvy. Their FDA approved device contains ten lancets, a glucometer, ten testing strips, and can all be integrated with a unique app that allows one to keep track of their data. No longer will you need to visit the doctor regularly to get your readings.
Air Quality Monitor
Whether one is at home or outside, it’s essential to understand the quality of air around. Forty thousand people a year die just from air quality, so it’s no wonder that gadgets have been developed to alert one to possible health risks. A portable air quality monitor can give an insight into the quality of air around, measuring particulate matter and many other harmful substances in the air. After using it, one can take proper caution, even if they are inside their home.
What’s the first thing you do when your child is sick? Take their temperature. It can be rather time-consuming to do this with a conventional thermometer, but a smart thermometer has a multitude of infrared sensors for detailed reading. One of these smart devices can take over 3000 measurements in just a couple of seconds, even accounting for additional factors such as room temperature that can affect readings. It’s a real no brainer to use as all that needs to be done is to scan the person’s forehead. It can even be used when one’s child is asleep!
Several companies have released products that let us know precisely how long and how much deep quality sleep we’re getting a night. It’s nice to know, and it’s essential because sleeping is necessary for growth and recovery. Not only do these devices measure sleep quality, but they also often measure heart rate, movements, snoring activity, and much more. Why not invest in what you spend a third of your life doing?
Health gadgets – the future of healthcare, today
Hopefully, now that you’ve read this article, it should be clear that when thinking about how to take care of health, harnessing technology and using health gadgets is the ultimate way forward. We hope to have shown you a little glimpse of the great products available out there. Give them a go, and your body will thank you for it!
Are there any fitness gadgets you think we’ve missed out on? Tell us in our comments section below.