A person is not always able to notice problems with his health right away. Sometimes the disease is “hidden” for a long time, but when it manifests, it manifests itself in full. With the development of digital technology, a person got a lot of tools in his hands, allowing him to keep track of his body. And this is necessary not only to monitor and prevent problems, but also to see the result of their training and activities.
The title probably does not fully reflect reality, since an ordinary person cannot heal himself and should not try. But to monitor the state of your body - completely. A huge number of “beautiful and different” gadgets, including the same fitness trackers, says only that many people like the idea of checking themselves and their bodies every day.
Today we'll see what's new on the market for gadgets that are related to the world of health, and at the same time remember those devices that have managed to establish themselves well.
Omron Evolv and QardioArm Cardiometers
Both look stylish, both are designed to measure pressure in any situation, plus all data is transmitted to a smartphone or any other mobile device. These cardiometers measure and record blood pressure, and in the case of QardioArm (its review was published
on GT in January), when recording data, you can also specify where exactly the measurements were taken (gym, sauna, house, etc.).
What can these devices? Measure both systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate (pulse). Work with devices may not even very advanced user. Well, the recorded data is stored both in the cloud and “locally”, which is quite convenient, you can send the testimony to yourself or your doctor in an email.
Omron can be bought in Europe
, and QardioArm - both in Russia
and in Europe. The code HEALTH will be a 20% discount.
This is, at first glance, the usual watch strap for Apple Watch. Yes, the straps for these watches produce a huge amount. But AliveCor Kardia Band was created not only for beauty - with its help, the watch removes very accurate ECG readings. A special application monitors signs of deterioration in a person’s condition that can lead to a stroke. The strap was tested in a clinical setting, so that it can be used without any problems - it removes the exact data. The main disadvantage is that you need to have an Apple watch to work with the strap, and this is not such a cheap pleasure.
If the smiley is cheerful - all is well. If sad - it is worth thinking about in order to reduce your weight. Why upset the scales?
Pulse is a pulse, but you also have to follow your weight. Both conventional and smart scales will help to cope with this. Among the latter, we would single out QardioBase (their review was also published
), because we experienced for a long time and we can say that yes - an excellent device.
In addition to weight, they measure body mass index (BMI) and a full set of indicators that determine the composition of the human body. This is the percentage of adipose tissue, muscle and bone mass, water balance. All this is carried out thanks to the bio-impedance sensor, which measures the electrical conductivity of the body and shows the result. But you can turn it off if you want to see only your weight. Today we thought and decided to give GT readers a 20% discount on this device on the HEALTH code word.
The guys in the pictures are like strange robbers from the main road. Everything is almost so, only they do not rob anyone. The company that developed this scarf, offers its system to cyclists and everyone who lives in regions with dirty air. The fact is that this is not just a scarf, but also a kind of gas mask that absorbs many types of pollutants. Plus, it is equipped with a wireless sensor that sends air quality data to the user's phone. An ideal thing for those cyclists who love to ride on the road. So far it is only going to be released, but a lot of potential buyers have gathered.
For the first time this scarf was presented at CES2017.
FireFly Smart Patch and Lumo Lift Posture Corrector
Now it is fashionable to call all sorts of things smart. In the case of a smart patch, it is meant that the FireFly patch bandage
is attached around damaged joints, tendons, and muscles and tracks their condition in real time. In addition, the device generates low-power electrical signals, which, as the creators of FireFly say, helps to recover faster, because it improves blood circulation.Lumo Lift
helps to correct posture. If something is wrong, the device immediately says that you need to align your back and keep your shoulders right. It tracks the user's walking, running and any movements, so the system should also be used as a light fitness tracker, which keeps track of calories burned, the number of steps taken and the time spent by the user with a straight back. Hanging out will not work - the slightest hint and
electric shock knocks down the
user receives the appropriate message.
Atlas Genetic Test
Only lazy did not write about this test for Geektimes. But he is really good. By sampling biological material (saliva), the test owner receives a detailed analysis of his DNA. This is a transcript with a series of health management tips that are broken down into several categories. These are health risks, dietary habits, physical stress advice, information on the origin of ancestors. There is even a description of personal qualities. An interesting feature of the test is the ability to find out the predisposition to one of 114 common diseases, as well as to understand which medicine is intolerant. Great thing to say. A discount of 10% can be obtained by code HEALTH.
And not only the elderly, of course. This thing not only helps to move around - there is an alert system for friends and relatives of the owner inside. If a fall is suddenly detected (not just a fall, but a long-term stay of the wand in a horizontal position immediately after active movement), then the wand sends a warning to all contacts previously stored in the device’s memory. Inside there is also an accelerometer, gyroscope and even GPS. With such a wand, an elderly person can always feel protected. And yes, if you need help, just press a button. Available Dring SmartCane will be from September.
Fitness tracker Mio Slice
This is not just a tracker that measures steps, pulse and so on. No, it allows you to find out how the current activity of the user is useful for his body. After all, you can wander for hours, and it will bring a minimum for the benefit of a trained person.
To assess the optimal level of physical activity for the day, the creators of the tracker introduced a new indicator for calculating personal activity - PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence). This indicator is derived from the results of many years of research work of Norwegian experts, which is called the HUNT Study
. This indicator is a comprehensive characteristic of the assessment of the impact of physical exertion on the cardiovascular system and the likelihood of heart disease.
Yes, points are also used here, but they will not accumulate just like that, you have to work. PAI needs to be maintained at the level of 100, then the probability that the user is working on himself as long as necessary is high. If you are thinking about buying, then we can help, reducing the price by 25%, only you need to specify the code HEALTH.
Of course, not all devices that help monitor your health are listed in this selection. If you have something interesting and useful in mind - specify in the comments!