CES 2021 introduced the latest gadgets and devices to the consumer world this January. CES is a global electronics and consumer technology trade show that takes place annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year for the first time, the fully digital trade show had a myriad of products for the health and wellness category – but more importantly, new ways to merge technology and medicine that brings better care directly to people.
Here are a few of the highlights that will make major changes in personal healthcare, we cannot wait to stock the in store one day.
What is it: An all-in-one remote monitoring device that captures important vitals, records and can share directly with the users healthcare provider. The device includes a wireless 7-lead ECG, tracks heart sounds, lung sounds, heart rate, blood oxygen saturation (pulse oximetry), temperature, respiratory rate, and blood pressure – all in 1 compact, wireless device.
What is it: Fluo is a drug-free, all natural treatment for seasonal allergy symptoms. Leveraging light technology, this handheld device will relieve allergy symptoms such as runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and even brain fog. The way it works: “the cells inside your nose react to this light by blocking the production of histamine, aka: that super mean chemical that triggers your uncomfortable allergy symptoms.”
What is it: According to CNET “Nobi looks like an ordinary ceiling lamp at a glance, but it’s packed full of sensors and tricks to try to help senior citizens live independently for longer. Not only can the lamp detect falls and send out alerts to get help quickly, but it’s meant to prevent falls in the first place with activity monitoring and helpful reminders.” The lamp monitors movements (in daylight or dark), lights up walking paths, and most importantly tracks if a person falls. The device will ask if the person has fallen, and can be disabled with a simple “no” response. Based on the setting, if there is no response or a yes response – Nobi will alert a caregiver, emergency personnel or family member.
What is it: AirPop Active Plus masks are equal parts effective and aesthetically pleasing. Each AirPop mask has a sensor that connects to an app to track breathing, air quality and pollutants, air quality index and when you need to change out your mask filter. Its ideal for high pollution areas as well as athletes. The mask is also machine washable and fits seamlessly for most faces.
What is it: Widex Moment is a hearing aid that was named a CES® 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree. It is the first hearing aid to use “dual artificial intelligence engines” to improve listening that makes it almost exactly in real time. The technology has reduced sound delay from 7-10 milliseconds to .5 milliseconds and learns how the wearer likes to hear their surroundings through settings and guiding them through A-B comparisons.
What is is: a companion care robot – part telecommunication, part smart digital assistant in one. In a time where isolation can be just as detrimental as other illnesses, Cutii was created to be an elderly companion created to connect individuals to other people. It allows family members to check in, assist with digital tasks such as finding and displaying a yoga class, movie or book – either in person or online.
What is it: Personal Accessible Dwellings (PADs) are most akin to a custom, fully ADA compliant tiny home that can be added on to most properties. Understanding that not all homes have ADA accessible bedrooms and bathrooms (showers, stairs, and more), WheelPad has created custom, well-designed dwellings that can be used in the short time during the healing process, an ADA work from home solution, or as a long-term home add on. It allows seniors to age in place and not feel uprooted.