Cutting-Edge Gadgets

Here's a sneakpeek at telehealth devices



The Siemens Healthcare's MiniTek device taps Bluetooth technology to remotely connect a patient’s hearing aid to audio devices.

Photo Courtesy of Siemens

 

Keeping up with the latest gadgets is pure delight when it comes to design-driven practical solutions like these. Here’s sneak peek at what to expect on the telehealth gadget horizon.

Siemens Healthcare’s MiniTek device, hearing.siemens.com, taps Bluetooth technology to remotely connect a patient’s hearing aid to phones, television, music players, and other audio devices around home and office, enabling its intuitive adjustment of sound levels.

As if wearing a fitness tracker weren’t trendy enough, the Fitbit team has commissioned fashion guru Tory Burch to create a line that will undoubtedly be a coveted match of style and substance: Tory Burch for Fitbit (above) will feature Fitbit Flex trackers in the designer’s signature colors and prints. Visit www.fitbit.com to see more.

The Wello cellphone case is made of polycarbonate plastic that takes readings from your hand with four hot spot sensors that measure blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen, body temperature, and lung function. Compatible with Fitbit, Jawbone Up, and Nike+ Fuel Band, the device is scheduled to hit shelves this fall. 
See azoi.com for information.

The wait time for the Scanadu Scout may be long — it’s still in development — but this sleek tricorder sensor imagined by design star Yves Béhar is engineered to monitor body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, Sp02 (oximetry), respiratory rate, and ECG. Simply press the smooth disc to your forehead. Visit www.scanadu.com 
for more.

 

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