We hope you enjoy this year’s CES health tech highlights!
Check out the latest medical and health technologies from this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
27 million Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis, and 17 million suffer from allergic rhinitis (hay fever). Tivic Health’s ClearUP is the first bioelectronic treatment for sinus pain. Rather than a pill, spray, or flush, users guide the small, handheld device along the cheek, nose, and brow bone to deliver low-current electrical stimulation to the sinuses, providing welcome relief. It is currently pending FDA 510(k) clearance. (Image courtesy of Tivic Health.)
Philips’ SmartSleep Deep Sleep headband debuted at last year’s CES. This year, the company's suite of sleep solutions has expanded. The SmartSleep Analyzer is a clinically validated digital analysis tool designed to help people learn more about their sleep challenges and obtain information regarding solutions. The company is also featuring its SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band as well as the SmartSleep Better Sleep Program to deliver a fully customized and personalized program that re-trains people to be able to fall asleep and stay asleep with an app. (Image courtesy of Philips.)
South Korean healthcare robotics startup Exosystems has launched exoRehab, an ICT rehabilitation device. exoRehab provides electrical stimulation that helps patients receive therapeutic stimulation and personalized exercises. The program also allows users to execute rehab training exercises based on their own body data and monitor the health status of their affected area. It aims to eliminate the traditional rehab issues of repeating boring movements, out-of-the-way hospitals, and short rehab service supply via portable wearability, gamified exercise, and medical AI data collection. (Image courtesy of Exosystems.)
Flint Rehab has introduced the first commercially available wearable activity tracker specifically designed for stroke survivors. Optimized for movement patterns exhibited by stroke patients, MiGo tracks upper extremity activity and walking. The device is accompanied by a smartphone app that provides motivational support through digital coaching, progressive goal setting, and social networking with other stroke survivors. MiGo specifically addresses the problem of learned non-use by motivating stroke survivors to use their impaired side as much as possible using deep-learning algorithms and acting as the user’s personal cheerleader, giving them reqwards and positive feedback. (Image courtesy of Flint Rehab.)
Australian company Nuheara has created lines of hearing aids that allow wearers to hear what they want to hear in the world around them. Users can control and augment world volume to blend ambient sound and enhance speech. The hearing aids feature high fidelity audio, tap touch controls, hands-free calls, and long battery life. IQbuds BOOST with Ear ID, the company’s latest product, learns and automatically adapt to users’ unique hearing profiles. The Ear ID app measures and analyzes hearing thresholds to create a personal profile, then calibrates the IQbuds to reflect that profile. (Image courtesy of Nuheara.)
Imec and TNO present the latest version of their health patch, developed at the Holst Centre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The patch measures heart rate, breathing rate, and blood oxygen saturation. The user-friendly, disposable solution for ambulant patient monitoring is composed of a mix of skin friendly and biocompatible materials. Most of the electronics were created using printed electronic technologies and integrated dry electrodes. The patch can be worn for several days, and allows a more convenient alternative to repeated hospital visits. (Image courtesy of Holst Centre.)
Addison Care is named after its ambient augmented reality virtual caregiver, Addison. The 3D animated caregiver engages aging and chronically ill patients throughout the home to supplement care. Addison carries on two-way conversations, monitors activity, reminds users to take medications and verifies adherence, rewards patients for making progress, collects vitals, and conducts in-home examinations. Once installed, she appears on 15-inch monitors strategically placed throughout the residence to provide 24/7 in-home checkups. (Image courtesy of electronic caregiver.)
Digital healthcare software and device company Bongmi has launched the Ivy Smart Ovulation Tracker and BonBaby Smart Growth Tracker. The ovulation tracking device measures hormones in urine to determine the point of optimum fertility in a woman’s menstrual cycle. It collects data from the analysis to present a historic and graphical record to help predict the most fertile time. The BonBaby Smart Growth Tracker is comprised of scales with a flexible, extensible tape ruler connected to a hand-held measurement device. The child stands on the scales and the measurement device is placed on top of the head, recording the child’s height and weight in one easy movement. The information is then compared to the Child Growth Standards to indicate if the child is an appropriate height and weight, then provides tailored recommendations. (Image courtesy of Bongmi.)
Israeli firm Intuition Robotics has created a voice assistant meant to aid elderly people living at home. The device moves and lights up (as though it’s alive) and features a voice the prompts natural communication. ElliQ can be requested to play music and games, read messages, set reminders, share photos, among other activities. It can also recommend personalized activities throughout the day to help seniors stay active. (Image courtesy of Intuition Robotics.)
This smartwatch is able to measure blood pressure directly from the wrist. The FDA cleared wearable blood pressure monitor comes equipped with the HeartAdvisor app to help users understand how their lifestyle impacts heart health. In addition to blood pressure, HeartGuide can monitor activity and sleep quality, track trends over time with color-coded graphs, and provide daily actionable insights based on personalized data. (Image courtesy of Omron.)