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By Shannon Flynn

High-Tech Medical Devices For The Smart Home

Your smart home probably has gadgets to help you enjoy more convenience or stay entertained. Why not add to the assortment and invest in things that could improve your well-being? Here are seven high-tech medical devices to consider adding to your smart home.

AliveCor KardiaMobile

This FDA-cleared gadget can detect three of the most common abnormal heart rhythms at home. It gives you a reading within 30 seconds and only requires you to press your fingertips on a small pad to get the results.

You can then see the outcome on your smartphone.

A premium plan is also available. It gives people the option to get periodic feedback on their readings from a cardiologist. Individuals paying for that plan can also share their results with family members, such as to help a caregiver stay abreast of a loved one’s health status.

Withings Body+ Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale

This advanced scale works with up to eight users, and syncs with more than 100 apps, including Amazon Alexa. You can use vocal cues to ask what your weight was last Saturday or how much weight you’ve gained since a particular time.

Besides telling someone their weight, it gives details about fat, muscle and bone mass. There are even digital cues on the scale’s screen that help users distribute their weight evenly for accurate readings.

Quell

When individuals want to relieve discomfort with something other than ice packs and painkillers, virtual reality and neurostimulation are two additional options. Quell is one of the high-tech medical devices people can use at home to get relief.

It’s a wearable gadget placed on the upper calf. An approach called transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation helps block pain in the leg, foot and knee on the side where a person wears it.

Wyze Band

The Wyze Band goes beyond many other fitness trackers on the market. Since it has built-in Amazon Alexa, you can control parts of your smart home with the health-tracking wristband.

Enjoy benefits like 24/7 heart rate tracking, phone and app notifications and compatibility with other Wyze-branded gadgets you already own. This gadget can also help you develop healthier habits. For example, it sends a reminder to move when you sit for too long.

StethoMe Smart Stethoscope

The expansion of telehealth is a substantial driver of public health innovation. For example, doctors in underserved, remote areas can connect with mentors located elsewhere to get advice about challenging situations and developing circumstances. Patients benefit, too, because they have more access to high-quality care without leaving home.

One of the downsides of telehealth is a physician cannot perform exams that require touching a patient. Some high-tech medical devices attempt to address that issue. The StethoMe Smart Stethoscope is one of them.

It’s a clinically validated product that uses artificial intelligence to check your heart and lung sounds and sends the results to your doctor. Artificial intelligence has already brought dramatic and positive changes to health care, and this product shows what’s possible.

One Drop Glucose Meter

This product lets you check your blood sugar levels in only five seconds. It’s a Bluetooth-enabled gadget that works with a paid digital membership plan. The device collects data and shows it on an app. It then makes personalized suggestions to help you maintain healthier glucose levels and make intelligent lifestyle and diet choices to achieve that goal.

People can then use Alexa commands to record daily statistics. For example, they might instruct an Amazon smart speaker to make the glucose meter register that they went for a half-hour run or consumed a specific number of carbohydrates at lunch.

OMRON EVOLV Blood Pressure Monitor

Blood pressure is a crucial indicator of overall heart health. For someone with a family history of blood pressure problems or experienced the issue themselves before, getting checked a few times a year probably isn’t enough.

This upper-arm cuff helps people keep an eye on that health metric at home.

The gadget connects to a smartphone to help people track how their readings change over time. Users with Alexa-enabled Amazon products can also use their voices to get more statistics without typing or tapping on a screen.

For example, they can find out what their average blood pressure reading was for a given month.

High-Tech Medical Devices for Better Health

Staying healthy can sometimes seem like an overwhelming task. It can become a bit more complicated than people think at first. However, these products can enhance your smart home and give you valuable insights into your health that you can share with your doctor and use to make effective adjustments.

 

 

 

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August 26, 2020
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