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CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is one of the largest technology trade fairs which occurs every year in Las Vegas. (image CES)

8 Health & Well-Being Gadgets For Consumers Showed At Ces 2020

Flying taxis, interactive robots, foldable smartphones, smart kitchens, autonomous cars – every year, thousands of exhibitors show in Las Vegas technologies that will enter the market in the next months. We present a few exciting premieres in the health and well-being category.

Baby’s diary

Following the success of Philips free Pregnancy+ app, which currently boasts close to 30 million downloads worldwide, Philips introduced another free app called Baby+. While Pregnancy+ was designed to support parents from the moment they know they are expecting a new baby, Baby+ provides them with a dedicated tool to track their baby’s growth and receive ongoing advice specific to each stage of their baby’s development from the moment he or she is born.

Baby+ allows parents to create a yearbook or use the app’s face-a-day function to capture their baby’s growth and share precious moments with other family member.
(photo credit: Philips)

Data in front of you

CareOS Poseidon is the first made-to-measure connected mirror. By only looking at and gesturing to the bathroom mirror, everybody can gain access to all of the information to evaluate and improve routines, experiment with the appearance, and learn about health. The presented data comes from connected devices like, for example, wearables. The disadvantage: you have to clean the mirror regularly to read what’s on it.

With CareOS Poseidon, you can make the best possible use of the time you spend in front of a mirror to improve your well-being by organizing and enhancing information from any connected device, digital service, and CareOS’s own AI (photo credit: CarOS).

The measurements under your feet

Mateo is the first smart bathroom mat with a seamless, non-intrusive body and posture analysis. You can monitor your weight, body composition, and posture evolution without a scale. It consists of two parts: a machine-washable bath mat and a thin mat full of sensors detecting numerous metrics. If more people share the bathroom, the smart carpet identifies the user by the foot pressure. It not only measures some parameters but also can guide the user, for example, suggesting some corrective exercises when the “posture score” is low.

Mateo app shows the foot heatmaps, tracks your weight, and many more parameters
(photo credit: Mateo).

Infant monitoring system

Lumi by Pampers allows controlling the baby’s health and needs: sleep, feeding and diaper activity, room temperature, and humidity. The accompanying app informs if the baby is comfortable and if he or she might need feeding or changing soon. Lumi also automatically tracks the baby’s sleep (including naps) and charts it over time to show their patterns and create a routine that works for the whole family.

With Lumi, you can see your baby in HD and seamlessly track their activity, so you can anticipate their needs and build a routine (photo credit: Pampers).

Rolling robot

At CES 2020, Samsung showed off Ballie, a personalized companion that also can act as a fitness assistant. It follows you, controls the smart home devices, advises you (for example, when you exercise), tracks your life to help you in house-keeping. And it’s cute, guaranteeing a good mood and a lot of fun!

Samsung’s Ballie looks like a small ball, but it’s packed with electronics to control everything that happens at smart home, including your life (photo credit: Samsung).

Learn how to sleep

URGOnight is a wearable device that teaches the user to sleep better. You do not have to wear anything to bed at night; all you need is to exercise during the day.  This non-invasive brain training solution uses an electroencephalogram (EEG) measurement device and personalized brain exercises on an app. The app visualizes brainwaves and creates custom training, teaches how to enhance sleep brainwaves, and tracks the progress. It promises to “fall asleep 40% faster and reduce nighttime awakenings by 53%”. The sleep training takes 20 minutes a day. It’s recommended to exercise three days a week.

Developed by neuroscientists and sleep experts, URGOnight uses the same technology previously only available to clinics and sleep researchers (photo credit: URGOTECH).

Stop snoring

The Motion Pillow from 10Minds has been developed for people with chronic snoring. It detects, records, and analyzes the snoring patterns, inflating the airbag in the pillow to create a sleeping posture perfect for unimpeded nasal breathing.

When snoring is detected, the Motion Pillow’s internal airbags inflate, gently repositioning the user’s head (photo credit: Motion Pillow).

New generation smartwatch

Withings has unveiled ScanWatch – a massive smartwatch enhanced with FDA-cleared ECG and Sp02 sensor. Its health features are stronger than these in Apple’s Watch. A PPG sensor continuously monitors the user’s heart rate and alerts users if there is an irregularity. SpO2 sensor, using red and infrared light, measures blood oxygen saturation during sleep to detect a sign of sleep apnea and other cardiorespiratory problems. ScanWatch also monitors patterns and quality of sleep.

ScanWatch from Withings monitors the user’s heart rate and blood oxygen saturation during sleep (photo credit: Withings).

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