Gadgets are becoming more stylish and innovative every year – and it’s particularly fascinating to see how smart devices help us live a better life. From monitoring your health at home and having the ability of sharing the results with your doctor – to little gadgets that make sure that your water is neat and drinkable – all this portable and user-friendly technologies are meant to give you more control over your total well-being.
That being said, below are some fantastic personal healthcare gadgets that can really be a life-saver or just help you to reach your health goals.
1. Dental Hygiene
You may be wondering, is there’s really a reason to compare manual vs. electric toothbrushes? Well, don’t let anyone fool you – new technology has introduced some unique changes to both types of toothbrushes so that you can make your choices. If you prefer using manual toothbrushes, they’re becoming much more revolutionary as the interest in sustainable products regularly increases.
Such is the case with Boie toothbrush that is 100 percent recyclable and has silver particles that’s embedded in the head due to it microbial properties. On the other hand, electric toothbrushes are equally advancing as different brands have announced to market mouthpiece electric toothbrushes in 2018.
2. Heart Health
It is now 100% possible to have your very own portable EKG monitor which helps to easily track heart health wherever and whenever you want to. The guys at AliveCor has invented this little, super attractive device and it has been approved by the FDA. You can get a medical-grade electrocardiogram dropped on your smartphone with their app (Kardia Mobile) in just 30-seconds.
With the help of technology, we can hopefully fight the biggest health risk of the 21st century. Muse InteraXon provides a tiny headband that can monitor brain activity easily during meditation and then transmits the information to your tablet, computer, or smartphone through Bluetooth.
This is not simply about data recording, but providing you with actual information about your stress levels and useful strategies on how to achieve a calm state. Aside from that, it’s also designed to encourage meditation as a daily habit, with some inspirational challenges and good rewards.
4. Healthier Eating
Welcome the HAPIFork, a smart fork whose main purpose is to train you on keeping healthier eating habits! It has an in-built accelerometer which tracks the motion of your hand between bites so it vibrates and lights up when you’re eating very fast (which is, undoubtedly, what most people need to be reminded of in our busy world).
It equally has a micro USB connector and a supporting mobile app to enable you track your eating stats on your mobile phone.
5. Blood Pressure
Finally, the Omron Evolv blood pressure tracking and monitoring device is user-friendly, portable, and wireless, and is made for tracking and recording the levels of your blood pressure – which can later be shared through mobile app (it’s compatible with both Android and iOS).
This device is differentiated from every other blood-pressure monitoring devices because it is clinically validated and uses enhanced algorithms so that interference form movement is eradicated and readings are more clinically correct.