The CES Tech Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, was packed with health gadgets this year as technology has made great strides when it comes to helping consumers better understand their general health. is included.
Choose the best one on display.
Withings smart toilet
I had to start with the Withings “Urine Laboratory”. This device provides an instant snapshot of your body’s balance by monitoring and detecting a wide variety of biomarkers in urine.
The device is only 90 mm in diameter and fits inside most toilet bowls. Results are delivered to a smartphone app that provides data-driven analysis and recommendations.
The company says it is planning two different consumer products. One is aimed at hospitals and other healthcare environments, and the other is aimed at consumers.
“There are actually more than 3,000 metabolites in urine, so there’s a wealth of information that’s not commonly used today because it’s very difficult,” Withings’ Elizabeth Coleon told the Associated Press.
“Most people don’t like to go for a urine test. Usually, instead of testing that information regularly and providing data over time, people go once a year to see if they can improve their health.” ,” she added.
Healthy selfies with Caducy
Caducy, a device created by another French company called i-Virtual, measures health data in a different way.
Thanks to 30-second video selfies, analytics are done in the cloud using AI and deep learning algorithms including computer vision and signal processing.
The app then provides information such as heart rate, breathing rate and stress level. This is, according to the company, a way to conduct remote consultations.
Gael Constancin, Founder and CEO of i-Virtual, said:
“And what we’re seeing is blood moving through the skin. That’s signal analysis. We measure the purest waves by direct signal analysis on a person’s face and breathing rate.” Look at the chest, count, count the movements.”
German Bionic exoskeleton suit
Another technology that could come in handy in the future, judging by what we saw at CES this week, is the exoskeleton.
More and more goods are being shipped around the world, creating a burden for hard-working warehouse workers.
This is the problem that German Bionic is trying to fix with the Apogee Exosuit.
Apogee, the sixth iteration of the product, is a lighter, stronger version that helps users lift items up to 30 kg more easily.
“So the product is an active lifting exoskeleton, all powered by a single 40 volt battery. We are aware,” said David Mack of German Bionic.
“So when you stand up again, it senses those movements and pulls you up, offsetting about 30kg of lifting force.”
Another robot on the show floor is Aeo, a new robot with a cleaning mission. Despite our busy lives, we still have time to take selfies with visitors, including Natalie Huet, deputy editor of Euronews Next.
The versatile robot can be used for delivery and patrol services currently deployed in Japan, Hong Kong and Taipei.
“Because we created Aeo as a multifunctional robotic platform, it can run so many use cases, one example being UV disinfection,” explains Dan Haddick of manufacturer Aeolus Robotics.
“We responded very quickly during the pandemic a few years ago and created this very unique solution that has been very popular in Aged Care, Hospitals and Public Transportation facilities.”
Chillax Care AI Baby Monitor
Another gadget (albeit a small one) used to check in humans is Chillax Care, an AI-powered baby monitor.
The company says its app provides a high level of accuracy by analyzing minute movements while babies sleep.
It can let parents know if their baby is sleeping on their stomach or has trouble breathing. Eventually, we will be able to measure respiration rate as well.
Chillax Care’s Jon Budgen says the camera is looking for a few different characteristics. The shape of the head when lying on its back or lying on its stomach.
“Baby sleeping in mommy and daddy will be alerted via our Chillax Care app if there is a compromising position. Then baby can come to the nursery to make sure everything is ok .”