Health is wealth as the cliche goes. Indeed, it is what people should protect every day of their lives to enable them to lead the life they want and to live longer if possible.
Thankfully apart from practicing a healthy lifestyle and eating the right foods, there are now gadgets that help people monitor their health conditions from head to foot. Kickstarter, a well known crowdfunding platform, has made possible the development of some unique and useful devices.
It is possible to pre-order or buy Kickstarter products online. Note, however, that the new ones are still to be released by early next year.
Instead of using bulky health monitors that involve lots of wires, the Hexoskin is highly recommended. This device is actually a shirt that works as a health monitor at the same time. It is capable of keeping track of a person’s stress levels, sleep efficiency and can even develop an exercise routine.
Hexoskin involves the use of a small and pocket-sized device that connects to the shirt and relays data about an individual’s heart and breathing rates. It also has a GPS feature.
This Insight device developed by the Emotiv team is an advanced type of headset with five sensors. It works by monitoring the brain’s electrical impulses and translating them into usable data.
What’s unique about this product is that it can be used in both gaming and keeping track of one’s health. It also aims to improve brain fitness and performance as well as monitor a person and his family’s cognitive health.
Shield Tech Jacket
This high-tech jacket has various functions. It is named as such owing to its interior protective pocket that blocks RFID scanners used in stealing passport and credit card information.
Other than the special pocket, the jacket is a protective gear that features a carbon fibre-inspired shell, detachable hood, side vents that regulate temperature and the so-called ninja sleeves. The sleeves are called as such because they can extend over the hands during cold weather thereby eliminating the need to wear gloves.
People looking for a lighter and wearable device to monitor their health can count on the W/Me wristband. This gadget by Pyode feature a sensor that keeps track of the body’s nervous system and provides data on various activities including breathing patterns.
But this wristband goes beyond just monitoring physical health (including blood pressure and heart rate) because it can also track an individual’s mental health. With a simple touch, the gadget also provides agility score readings, life spectrum analysis and mental state description. Additionally, it offers a coaching platform covering five levels and one programmable level that helps a user to practice abdominal breathing.
Originally posted on November 26, 2013 @ 9:45 pm