Back from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s gathering place for innovators and breakthrough technologies on a global stage and even after a few weeks, it's still possible to digest some of the new trends and avenues that tech is heading in the coming year or years. One of the main trends from this year’s CES digital health space was wellness technology advancing modern medicine, healthcare and wellness. The digital health space had three fields that received innovative solutions to assist people with motion sickness, breastfeeding and vision.
Motion sickness can bring symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sweating and fatigue. There are people who suffer from chronic motion sickness are not able to live their lives in full motion. A drug-free, clinically-proven, doctor-recommended FDA-cleared wearable technology for the treatment of nausea and vomiting called Reliefband. It was developed for use in hospitals and alters nerve activity through targeted delivery of gentle pulses to the underside of the wrist. The signals have a rebalancing effect, normalizing nerve messages from the brain to the stomach and reduce symptoms of nausea, retching and vomiting. The Reliefband is currently available at a price of $174.99, if you would like more information on the product and specifications visit the Reliefband website.
After childbirth, when a mother begins making the transition back into the workplace they will usually stop breastfeeding. The two commons reasons being that they do not want to pump in the office because it is uncomfortable or they don’t have a place to pump. Freemie Liberty offers a hands-free, mobile solution to pumping anywhere at anytime. Collection, concealable cups are placed under your shirt and into your bra, those cups are then connected to a compatible pump clipped into the waistband. You can continue regular work, play or relaxation while you pump and then proceed to remove the cups and pour the milk into bottles. The Freemie Collection Cups are currently available for $59.95 and if you would like to learn more information on the product visit the Freemie website.
Finally there is vision, according to the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute, the number of people with visual impairment or blindness in the United States is expected to double to more than 8 million by 2050. A company founded in 2010 called OrCam set their mission to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired and having reading difficulties. The OrCam MyEye 2.0 is a lightweight smart camera that attaches to one’s glasses and then can instantly reads text aloud from any surface along with recognizing faces, products and money notes in real time. If you would like to learn more about the device’s capabilities and pricing visit the OrCam website.
Technology is making astounding strides and with each innovation comes greater opportunity to improve the lives of people who truly are in need of it. The field of health technology is growing in popularity and with it we hope to see more people begin to invest and innovate upon wellness tech. CES always provides a platform for astounding technology that is crucial for improving and sustaining health, we are eager to see what is on the horizon for healthcare in the upcoming year.