Last year saw many exciting inventions in the health tech space, from a robot that fits around the heart to help it beat, to a 3D printer that can manufacture human skin. What does 2018 hold for us? Here are five exciting new gadgets that can improve your health in 2018.
1. Thync Calm and Energy Wearable
Cutting-edge developments in neurology have linked specific brain-wave frequencies to health issues such as stress and sleep disturbances. Devices that measure brain-waves are now on the market, including the Thync Calm and Energy Wearable, which is a monitor that attaches to the head and then helps the wearer control brain waves through biofeedback.
2. Vuzix Blade Augmented Reality Glasses
Augmented reality has the potential to change the way we approach health. From immersive biofeedback courses to athletic training in any condition, AR opens up a wide range of possibilities. The Vuzix Blade look almost just like sunglasses, yet they are enhanced with crisp, high definition AR capabilities. The glasses are linked to Amazon’s Alexa: Imagine improving your golf swing while on an office break, while ordering your next set of clubs at the same time.
3. Electrical Muscle Stimulation With Miha Bodytechnology
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) has been hailed as the frontier of the fitness space. Enthusiasts all over the globe use this tech to boost fitness levels.
Miha Bodytechnology started in 2007 and skyrocketed to one of the fastest growing companies in Europe due to this technology. In 2018, we’re likely to see health gadgets related to EMS pop up all over the marketplace.
4. Improving Air Quality
Air pollution is a significant health concern. Gadgets such as the Monolyth which can connect an air conditioning unit to a Smartphone or Android device, help people breathe healthier air. Modern buildings that use maximal air conditioning during hot months filter out unwanted particles from outside air before circulating it through the building. The Monolyth collects data about air conditioning use and applies it to the unit – so the more you use your air conditioning, the smarter the system gets.
5. Apple Watch Series 3
The Apple Watch Series 3 is a groundbreaking device that makes it easier for people to stay healthy. With this tool, an individual can stay connected while working out. The watch can track a run while monitoring blood pressure and will provide music for the duration. On top of that, it’s pool or ocean-ready, which helps with aquatic sports.
Some people complain that technology is making our global society more sedentary or unhealthy, but when we focus on exciting inventions like the five mentioned above, we see that gadgets can help us improve our health. With tech, an individual can address any area of health, from stress levels to the quality of air that they breathe.