Monday, October 20, 2014

Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Wide range of health gadgets displayed at CES

  • Text size: + -
Albany/HV: Wide range of health gadgets displayed at CES
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

As the New Year begins, people tend to focus on bettering their health. At this year's International Consumer Electronics Show, there were plenty of tech gadgets designed to help you track your health.

Not to be confused with all the fitness gadgets at CES this year, there were also loads of health gadgets. The difference is fitness devices are for helping to keep track of your workouts, while health devices help keep track of your overall well being.

The Sleep Number X12 bed is just one example. As with other Sleep Number mattresses, you can adjust the firmness of each side with air you either let in or out. In this bed though, it will actually help tell you which setting is best and give you other tips for a better night's sleep.

"As soon as you lie down in the bed, automatically without you doing anything it'll detect all the motion you have during the night, it'll then pick up your heart rate, your respiration, and how many times you got in and out of bed and gives you and empowers you to make choices to get a better night's sleep," explained Pete Bils, Sleep Number.

In 2014, the Scanadu works in a similarly to Star Trek's tricorder that reads a person's vitals just by pointing at someone.

"You put it on your forehead and it communicates with your smartphone via bluetooth, it gives you your temperature, your SPO2, which is your level of blood oxygenation, your heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, you can also share your information with your doctor in real time," said Sam deBrouwer, Scanadu Inc.

For babies, the Mimo monitor a is onesie that does more for the parents than the babies themselves.

"It's paired with respiration sensors on the front and small turtle that has Intel's Edison inside, and with this guy and the onesie, a parent can see the baby's breathing, skin temperature, body position, activity level while awake and sleep, and also listen to audio," said Dulcie Madden, Rest Devices.

That Intel Edison inside is a dual-core computer chip the size of an SD card. It also powers this concept coffee cup which can do everything from display the weather, stocks, or link to the Mimo monitor so checking on your baby and having your morning coffee are one and the same.

10.11.12.247 ClientIP: 54.87.70.14, 23.62.6.207 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP