In 2018, Allied Market Research reported that by 2020, the global health market was expected to grow by 33.5%. Today, the impact of mobile health and wearable devices has far exceeded anyone’s expectations.
At CES 2020, 546 digital health and 635 wearable devices were exhibited at the annual consumer technologies convention in Las Vegas, including a watch that detects sleep apnea, a smart diaper that enables parents to view their baby's sleep, feeding, and bathroom patterns, as well as a VR platform designed to improve people's lives as they age.
Here are 5 of the best digital health and wearable products shown at this year's CES show.
Touted as one of the most advanced wearables shown at CES this year, Withings' ScanWatch is the first watch to include both ECG and AFib detection capabilities. It doesn't just tell its users the time, but using VO2 Max features can detect sleep apnea based on the concentration of oxygen in someone’s blood while they're sleeping. If Withings can get the ScanWatch approved by regulators as soon as Q2 it could be the first 24/7 wearable to offer this particular combination of features. Prices begin at $249, making it a viable option for those looking for an alternative to the typical smartwatch.
DNANudge Band and App
DNA testing has flourished in popularity over the last few years. While traditionally used to discover ancestral roots, DNANudge hopes to use that same data to improve users’ trips to the grocery store. This wristband and accompanying app pairs with a saliva test, creating a shopping guide catering to a person’s genetic makeup. By also taking account of any predispositions to hereditary health conditions, DNANudge tries to make eating healthy simple, with a easy-to-use scanner that indicates a green light for a good option, and a red light for those snacks better left on the shelf. The app and wristband also monitors daily activity. DNANudge also has big plans for its future use of saliva-tested recommendations, including beauty products as well as vitamins and supplements.
iLiving Foldable Electric Mobility Scooter
Most scooters weigh around 150 to 200 pounds, making them difficult to transport. It’s a catch-22 for a device that’s designed to increase mobility for people living with multiple sclerosis, paraplegia, chronic fatigue, or other conditions that make it difficult for them to go on about their day-to-day lives. However, iLiving’s V8 Foldable Mobility Scooter comes in at just 40 pounds. This CES 2020 Innovation Award honoree was celebrated for its accessibility as it’s surprisingly agile, folds easily, and works incredibly well for a small and ergonomic scooter.
Falls are a major concern for senior health and preventative measures are key to keeping fall-related injuries at bay. Zibrio understands this and has created the SmartScale, a device that not only measures balance but looks for patterns of instability and stability. Producing a balance score between 1 and 10, the SmartScale lights up red, yellow, and green to indicate a user’s fall risk. The lower the score, the higher the risk of falling. Combined with its accompanying mobile app, Balance Coach, which offers personalized insights into the balance score, the tool can indicate which lifestyle factors need to be changed to prevent falls from happening again.
Diaper system, Lumi by Pampers made its debut at CES 2020. An innovative system designed to give parents peace of mind, it works by using a Lumi sensor which is placed on a baby’s diaper. This device which includes a smart HD video monitor automatically tracks sleep and feeding patterns that can later be given to doctors and healthcare providers. For many parents, understanding their baby’s needs is impossible, but by collecting accurate data that can be used by professional healthcare providers, this device doesn’t only empower caretakers but opens the doors to medical insights, preventative healthcare and much more.