The Future of Home Health Monitoring!
A bathmat that talks to your toothbrush. A bed that tells you how to sleep better. A camera that measures your stress levels. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 Annual Meeting, inventors touted dozens of such new devices for monitoring people's health as they go about their daily business. The innovations offered a snapshot of the day when dozens of previously inert household objects, animated by artificial intelligence, begin monitoring their owners' every heartbeat and wirelessly reporting back to physicians (a day that is probably closer than we realize).
@simar By collecting a continuous stream of measurements, such monitors can provide a more complete and consistent picture of a patient's health than could be obtained through occasional doctor visits, Serval and other entrepreneurs argue.
Among the new health monitoring devices touted at CES:
Omron's VitalSight, a combination scale and blood pressure cuff, sends data directly into a physician's electronic medical records system without the need for Wi-Fi or cellular connection.
Smart Meter adds blood glucose monitoring to weight and blood pressure measurements using AT&T's Internet of Things cellular technology.
FaceHeart features a camera designed to measure heart rate, heart rate variability, blood pressure, blood oxygen level, respiratory rate, and stress index value in 60 seconds or less by analyzing an image of a person's face.
Aktiia's Blood Pressure Monitor, now in a US clinical trial, offers 24/7 measurement in a wristband. "Cuffs require the patient to interrupt their day, while Aktiia's solution automatically triggers 150 readings per week in multiple body positions, while awake and sleeping," according to a company press release. "It is the only solution able to measure a patient's 'time in range' ― the percentage of time their blood pressure is within a healthy range."
For patients who consider a wristband too bulky, Movano's "smart, sleek and comfortable" finger ring, now in beta testing, is designed to measure heart rate, heart rate variability, sleep, respiration, temperature, blood oxygen, steps, and calories ― with glucose and blood pressure measurements available in the ring's next iteration.
Beds, too, are becoming watchful. Ergomotion's smart bed monitors heart rate and respiratory patterns ― including snoring.