A neuro-meditation kit, Helium XR uses virtual reality to encourage the user to think positively and decrease stress. The kit includes the Original Muse headband, which through EEG monitoring, results in changes to the virtual environment the user inhabits. Virtual environments include a waterfall, a plant, and a solar system, among others. The users' positive thoughts (measured by gamma asymmetry) can "float" them up a waterfall, attract butterflies to a plant, and increase the light of the sun.
This centralized portal allows patients to request Personal Health Records (PHRs) from anywhere in the world through their smartphone or computer. The idea is to overcome the process of logging on to various different portals in order to obtain medical records and instead have them in one place. The Company claims Got Health-e insures secure data transmission that meets Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
Rapael Smart Glove
Turning rehabilitation into a game, the Rapael Smart Glove's sensors are picked up by a computer allowing the user to play rehabilitation games and track their progress. The gamification aspect is designed to keep the patient motivated and give them clear rehabilitation goals.
This drug dispenser notifies and reminds users when to take their medications. If the patient is not in the same room, an alert is sent to their smart device. Caregivers can also receive information concerning medication adherence.
A Samsung start-up, 1drop uses a smartphone camera and plasma separating biosensor. The user can obtain and save blood glucose test records by depositing a drop of their blood on the sensor. The accompanying app sends the data to the user's doctor and also facilitates telemedicine.
HearAngel is an app that calibrates to any earpiece and informs the listener of possible dangerous sound levels. The app tracks daily sound allowance (according to the WHO, 85 dB for a max of 8 hours is the sound level you can reach before permanent damage begins); the user can also decide to automatically adjust their levels to keep it in a safe zone.
This wirelessly charging ultraviolet light is designed to disinfect commonly touched devices such as smartphones, tablets and computer keyboards in healthcare settings; it actively monitors and disinfects targeted surfaces. UV Partners, the company behind the technology, states that UV Angel can improve clinical safety standards hospital-wide.
Philips Cares Aging & Caregiving
According to Philips, this "digital experience" helps to "easily form and activate a care circle of trusted family and friends". The platform essentially shares medical information, through smart devices, between aging individuals and caregivers. It is an extension of the existing Philips Lifeline, a medical alert service used by seniors to gain fast medical assistance at the push of a button.
Claiming to be the "world’s smartest air purification system," this clock-like device hangs on the wall and disinfects and monitors air quality in real-time. The filter consists of 3 parts; a HEPA filter, a carbon layer, and a copper layer. It also functions as a certified regulatory carbon monoxide and smoke detector unit.
These prescription frames let the user know when their posture is poor by emitting a small light, thereby helping them potentially reduce neck and back pain. The frames are specifically intended to help people who spend a lot of time on their phone or tablet. The frames also connect to an app that sends messages to the device regarding user posture.
This wearable, worn on the wrist, uses low-frequency pulses to manipulate brainwaves in a process known as entrainment, synchronizing brainwaves to activate the natural process of sleep. This is done through emitting the signal of deep sleep from the wristband. A companion app helps track sleep quality.
Elonav provides radiologists and neurosurgeons with fully automated analysis and clinical reporting of functional magnetic resonance imaging scans. The data is uploaded to the secure Braincarta website. According to the Company, "With Elonav, clinicians can now plan surgical and radiotherapeutic treatment being better informed about risks and perform treatment with more confidence."
Like a pair of glasses without the glass, Pocket Sky rests on the bridge of the nose and contains 54 LED lights that allows users to supplement with near-natural light when sunlight is unavailable in sufficient quantities.
The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2019) was held this week in Las Vegas. This year, over 4500 companies exhibited their latest advances, which included a wide range of new medical technology for both consumers and healthcare professionals.