Soon the monitoring of your health condition will also be automated using biomedical gadgets. The new high-tech wearable device like watches, rings or socks will be able to provide you with all sorts of information about your health.
Now, instead of going to clinics or hospitals for costly and sometimes unnecessary tests, wearable devices can monitor your health regularly. These pocket sized devices can act as real medical laboratories to monitor heartbeat, change in weight e.t.c.
Some devices even go a step further, for example, the socks from Sensoria are able to inform you that if while running your feet placement against the ground is proper or not. This will save you from future pains and complications in your joints and bones. Theses socks will be available by spring 2014.
Another unusual wearable device is PerformTek headphones by the brand Valencell. For its designers, ears are the best place where you can make important measurements related to heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature etc. Hence, monitoring one’s health has become as easy as just listening to the music.
New devices are in the making to monitor your health and the quality of your sleep. Withings specializing in wearable electronics has launched its famous smart sleep monitoring system called the Aura. This device monitors your sleeping conditions like noise pollution, room temperature, lightning level and also your health conditions like breathing rate and heart rate.
The other important aspect of these technologies is the emergence of automated and personalized “coaching.” In the same way that the online education and videos have enabled students to learn the best educational courses. According to Ruth Thomason of Cambridge Consultants, same will follow for people like professional athletes who will be able to improve their movements as the new applications will store and analyse previous movements to suggest improvements.
This is the case of Polar V800 which is a wearable watch that will measure your personal performance in terms of running speed, travel time, etc. and according to these results, give you tips for better running, keep your form during an endurance race, etc.., and thus improve your performance.
And this is not all: in order to enable you to have you a healthy posture which is important for self confidence and elegant appearance there is Lumo Lift. It is a ribbon like device that you can pin on your clothes and it vibrates upon detecting if you are slouching for too long. This very nice little object that reminds us of the eternal “Stand up straight!” It will be in the United States this spring 2014.
2014 seems to be a year when the wearable electronics will be the key focus of various high tech electronics exhibits. Which of these wearable electronic objects you expect to buy this year?