We hope you enjoy this year's CES health tech highlights!
Check out some of the medical and health technologies featured at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
From SELVAS AI, this CES Innovation Award-winning technology is a deep learning-based medical service that predicts the probabilities of incidence within four years for six most common cancers (including lung and liver cancers), and major adult diseases, including cardio-cerebrovascular disease and diabetes. It is provided as part of a health checkup.
This CES Innovation Award-winning platform is the first hearing aid app dedicated to hearing fitness. The new app tracks hearing aid use, listening environments, and other behavior, gathering and collating data with measurements of heart rate, sleep patterns, and other health markers for other wearable devices.
Cardiomo is a wearable patch that monitors vitals such as heart rate variability, cardio stress level, and vital energy activity. The received data is analyzed by artificial intelligence trained to detect different arrhythmia events or cardiovascular diseases. It sends push notifications to the user or observers as a dangerous problem is detected, and advises to schedule a doctor’s appointment as necessary.
The smart shoe features embedded textile pressure sensors at the plantar area of the foot and on a detachable electronic device. Users can monitor pace, speed, ascent/descent, cadence, contact time, foot-landing technique, and impact to help improve performance while reducing risk of injuries.
imec and Holst Centre's electroencephalogram (EEG) headset can measure emotions and cognitive processes in the brain. The headset combines user comfort with low-power technology, active high-quality EEG dry-electrodes from Datwyler, and advanced software to accurately monitor frontal EEG signals related to emotional state in real time.
BoneTag is an electronic device that uses battery-free RFID technology as well as pressure and temperature sensors. As soon as it is incorporated into a knee prosthesis at the time of surgery, BoneTag has three main functions: Precise identification of the prosthesis in vivo, traceability over time, and early detection of infections and loss of adhesion of the prosthesis to the bone.
GYENNO Spoon II is an intelligent stabilization utensil that counteracts tremors as food is picked up and carried to the mouth. It works to smooth out movements even if hands are shaking horizontally and vertically, and the fork version has a rotating handle that lets patients twirl spaghetti onto their utensils. The utensil can tell when it reaches the mouth and reduces the shaking even more so food doesn’t spill. Motion sensors capture tremor movements throughout a meal, and data can be analyzed and assessed by doctors.
GYENNO also launched Gait Aid Equipment to help the 60 percent of later-stage Parkinson’s patients who experience ‘gait freeze’ and are at risk for falls. The GYENNO device’s smart sensors detect when the problem may occur and the device provides audio and visual alerts, so a patient knows to take precautions to avoid a fall.
3M's new product selector tool aims to ease medical design engineers' adhesive selection process. The online resource uses a series of project-specific questions to identify a list of the most appropriate medical adhesive suggestions. Each question is centered on an important consideration, such as the adhesive’s purpose (stick-to-skin, hold device components together or overlay/cover the device) and needs, such as wear time, the material needed to stick to, and intended user, which works to narrow down the adhesives recommended for use.
Oska Wellness' mobile app has new features such as integration of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for remote control of the Oska Pulse Active non-drug pain relief device while in use. The mobile app, developed for iOS and Android, will be fully integrated with Oska Pulse Active as a "pain tracker," so people can follow their progress on the personalized focus area of pain specific to the user, desired time for a session, and the ability to better manage pain relief.
Bitbrain's technology is designed to optimize the functioning of brain areas related to cognitive performance, and is oriented to health and wellness professionals. Through a patented process, Elevvo adapts individually to each user’s state, physiology, and evolution of brain activity throughout interventions and trainings. The medical application includes neurotechnology to improve working memory, sustained attention, and processing speed in patients with mental disorders.
The Sleep Number bed with SleepIQ technology inside tracks how well users sleep each night, giving them personal insights into the quality of their sleep. It connects to health and wellness apps as well, so users learn how life affects their sleep, and how sleep affects their lives.
THK unveiled a humanoid sensoroid prototype able to grasp various conditions of the surrounding environment. Sensors can be embedded all over the object, enabling the environment in which a person is situated to be visualized on the basis of a diversity of factors. The smart sensing seat measures a person´s respiration, heart rate, and stress levels using high-sensitivity piezo sensors.
TempTraq's new 48-hour body temperature monitor doubles the run-time of its existing patch. To help parents care for sick children, especially through the night, the TempTraq wearable, Bluetooth temperature monitor continuously senses, records, and sends body temperature for up to 48 hours to a mobile device through its free downloadable app.
BeBop Sensors launched the first hand tracking system to accurately and rapidly track fingers and fingertips with haptics. The company also demoed a foot mat and trackpad designed for medical and consumer electronics applications.