Wellness Innovations Surge to Meet Consumer Demand
This shift in focus on health and wellness can be seen in most every place in the tech industry, from wearables and apps to the smart home. It all points to consumers’ heightened awareness of preventive heath. From wearing health monitors to introducing technology into the home, wellness innovations will only surge in the coming years. Here’s a look at some.
The SleepScore app
uses Sonar Sensor Technology to track your breathing and body movement through each sleep stage. This data, combined with the user’s profile and lifestyle information, provides insights into your unique sleep patterns as well as actionable, customized advice that’s delivered through the Sleep Guide. In addition, users can access sleep history and receive sleep solutions in the form of product recommendations based on sleep needs.
With Omron’s HeartGuide
uses Sonar Sensor Technology to track your breathing and body movement through each sleep stage. This data, combined with the user’s profile and lifestyle information, provides insights into your unique sleep patterns as well as actionable, customized advice that’s delivered through the Sleep Guide. In addition, users can access sleep history and receive sleep solutions in the form of product recommendations based on sleep needs.
TOTO’s Wellness Toilet
is in the works, to be released in the next few years. It uses multiple sensing technologies to support consumers’ wellness by tracking and analyzing their mental and physical status. Each time the individual sits on the Wellness Toilet, it scans their body and its key outputs, then provides recommendations to improve their wellness. Users will see their current wellness status and receive wellness-improvement recommendations on a dashboard in an app on their smartphones.
The Oura Ring
delivers personalized sleep and overall health insights daily in its app, which can be linked to Apple Heath or Google Fit. During the day, the Ring monitors activity level, calories, steps, inactive times, and naps. Measured during sleep are: Resting Heart Rate; Heart Rate Variability (HRV); Respiratory Rate; Body Temperature; Light, Deep and REM Sleep; Nighttime Movement; Sleep Timing and Quality. The user also receives scores for Readiness, Sleep and Activity.
The Bosch air-quality sensor
is designed for private households. Along with conventional indicators, including temperature, humidity and air purity, this new sensor can also measure the amount of exhaled air and aerosols present in a room. Based on these readings, it can alert users when ventilation is needed, as both can be a risk factor in COVID transmission. The new sensor is being built into two of the company’s existing smart-home products: the Twinguard intelligent smoke detector and the Spexor mobile alarm device.
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