The medical innovations presented at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 are mind blowing. The event, commonly known as CES, happens every year at the beginning of January. It includes thousands of presenters who thrive on the business of consumer technology.
Many of the health related gadgets for this year’s event had to do with self monitoring your well being. As technology further advances, it will be easier to manage our own health. Not to say we won’t need doctors, but siting in a waiting room to have basic vital signs and tests done might be in the past. Your physician will just read the information on your wearable device to provide input.
The Medical Futurist gives their top 10 health tech innovations in the follow article, but this one caught my eye because of its size, which makes it very discreet:
8) One to rule them all – the ultimate fitness ring
Do you find fitness trackers and wearables too big, too visible, too uncomfortable and never matching your outfit? For a long time, companies and start-ups are experimenting with the idea of stuffing all their features into a tiny ring. Now, I believe Motiv succeeded. Its ring acts like a fitness tracker – with step counter, heart rate monitor or sleep tracker. It also withstands the elements – so you can wear it during swimming as well as on the North Pole. The ring is elegant, stylish and tasteful.
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In this video, which was filmed at CES 2017, Dr. Oz is at an interactive display for HTC Vive. This use of virtual reality is different from the typical gaming adoption in that it allows a patient to visually see what is going on inside of their body. One company interviewed is creating training for life saving methods and another designs 3D models to help educate people on the anatomy of the body. This is truly fascinating technology:
So many people have experienced or know of someone who has had a stroke. The rehabilitation that follows is critical to recovering daily functions, but having to go to a rehab center isn’t easy when you are recuperating from such a traumatic event. With the following device, which was presented at this year’s CES, it allows a stroke victim to rehabilitate their hands from the comfort of their own home:
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Stroke patients who require hand rehabilitation can do it from home using a smart glove. Neofect’s Rapael smart glove uses games and artificial intelligence to increase mobility in hands. The goal is to allow stroke patients, for the first time, to rehabilitate their hands from home.
The glove and its homecare system can help patients rehabilitate their hands by imitating activities like chopping food or ping pong and increases the difficulty based on how well the patient performs. It analyzes data through Bluetooth from the glove’s sensors to create an exercise plan for the patient, allowing them to have one to two 30-minute exercise sessions a day.
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The medical technology at CES 2017 was above and beyond past years. Even though some of the more popular displays are self driving cars and TVs, the medical industry is quietly moving forward with advances that will help everyone be healthier and happier.