It's no doubt that physical inactivity can lead to a series of physical and mental problems including stress and anxiety, gaining more weight and developing some serious health or chronic issues, and low productivity in daily life activities. Jumping into 2020, with the announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are forced to stay in their homes! As most of the public gathering places are closed, events are getting canceled, we all have been staying in our home without much physical contact or activity!
Even moving around your house - running, walking, doing exercises are counted as physical activity! With the help of wearables and other health applications, you can moderate your physical wellness. As wearable technology, fitness trackers might be the most recognizable examples you could remember. So, let's take a tour on other level up, trendy wearables available in the market:
1. Owlet Smart Socks
There aren't many wearable technologies for your infants or children. And that's why Owlet smart socks gain its popularity - tech wearable for infants, easy to use, and accurate data. Owlet Smart Socks are the product of owletcare, which is the ultimate answer to parent's fear of constantly checking if their baby is doing fine - especially during their naptime! This is an incredible baby health monitor to track their sleep patterns, oxygen levels, and heart rate. The company also offers a 45-day Peace of Mind Guarantee with every pair of Owlet smart socks - which means if you don't love the product, you can return the socks within 45 days for a full amount of refund!
2. Atmos Faceware
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that on average around 7 million people die every year from exposure to highly polluted air. Breathing polluted air is dangerous to our health because it can trigger your asthma and other respiratory health problems. Introduced by Ao Air, Atmos Faceware is the tech-driven solution to the increasing levels of air pollution. Unlike other respirators and face masks, Atmos faceware does not require to have an airtight sealing to be effective. Thus, a person can wear the mask without the irritation of facial hair, sweat, and other factors! As climate change causes the world to heat up more, air filters are getting popular these times!
It may seem dramatic days for Withings ScanWatch as it has been acquired by Nokia, spat out, and again bought back by its founder Eric Carreel. But later that, it has gone under dramatic changes to add innovative wearable technology. The ScanWatch is known to detect signs of sleep apnea using its new SpO2 sensor. And that's not all - the watch also adds an ECG reader, allowing you to check for symptoms of atrial fibrillation. They also claim that with a single charge, you will also get the battery life for 30 days and it has water-resistant up to 50 meters. After taking your ECG levels, if it's necessary it will suggest you seek proper medical attention. With the help of a related application, it will help you to generate a PDF report of your ECG levels!
4. 3-in-1 Blood Pressure Monitor
When it comes to on the go blood pressure monitors, there's nothing stylish than BPM core 3-in-1 wearable technology. It will help you to measure your blood pressure, also tracks ECG readings, and helps you to identify possible heart health conditions before they occur. As a powerful polished package, it includes a three-lead ECG monitor for atrial fibrillation, a wireless blood pressure monitor to detect irregular blood pressure variations, and finally a digital stethoscope to detect valvular heart diseases. You can get the readings on the device directly or you can sync over WiFi or Bluetooth!
5. Brain Sensing Headband
Muse 2 Brain Sensing Headband wearable promises a focus, relaxation, and a calm feeling. Muse is not a tech gadget you see on movies like trying to alter your brain, but instead, it trains you to improve it yourself. This is a great wearable for those who regularly meditate. The procedure is just simple. Put the muse headband on and complete the breathing exercises to the sound of tweeting birds (good), waves (neutral), and storms (bad) which indicate how focused and calm you are. Muse’s EEG system uses signal processing algorithms to detect the range of brain electrical activity and transforms it into a readable format.
6. Atmotube Pro
Atmotube Pro is a personal air pollution monitor that gives you insight on volatile organic compounds (VOCs), presence of harmful gases (CO), and PM1, PM2.5, and PM10 micrometers like soot, mold, pollen, and dust. It also helps you to measure the ambient air temperature, atmospheric pressure, and humidity in the environment around you. This is a great tool for people who have asthma attacks as it can monitor and warn you about the air pollution around you. With a battery life of 2,000mAh, it connects your mobile phone with Bluetooth LE 5.0. The device will keep you updated with its Air Quality Score (AQS) every now and then.
7. SteriPEN Ultra water purifier
This is definitely not a wearable technology but who wouldn't want to drink clean water? On average stat, a person should consume 4-6L of water every day to maintain their body functionalities. As a portable health gadget, this SteriPEN Ultra water purifier is a unique purification rechargeable system that utilizes UV light to disinfect your water. The speed of the SteriPEN Ultra is a huge plus as it purifies .5 liter in just 48 seconds and 1 liter in only 90 seconds. As a reliable travel companion, this easy to use gadget can be a great hit!
8. TechCare Massager Touch 24 Modes
The TechCare Massager Touch 24 Modes is a combination of Powered Muscle Stimulator (PMS) and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS) devices. As the name suggests, it has 24 modes and a plethora of impressive features. Touchcare is a drug-free wearable that can be used to cure tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, back pain, fibromyalgia, shin splints, neuropathy and other inflammation ailments without any other side effects. It has basically two pads per channel so you can adjust with 2 or 4 pads as per your needs.
A trendy scarf that goes well with your outfit and also improves your health? That's what BioScarf can offer! As usual like any other scarves, it is very also lightweight, warm, comfortable, and versatile to use. Made by a fleece material, it furthers helps you to maintain heat around the neck and face. But what makes it different is that it can offer protection against pollutants, allergens, and viral infections. Bioscarf has a special built-in N95 air filter which screens more than 94% of contaminants out of the atmosphere. It's just like using an N95 face mask but with more fashion!
10. Dexcom G6 CGM System
As per the National Diabetes Statistics Report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 9% of the U.S. population currently faces various stages of diabetes. If not monitored properly it can lead to life-threatening consequences. Dexcom G6 CGM system is a great wearable for children with diabetes. It can also be used by adults to monitor their diabetes levels. This is the first type of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system permitted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This wearable is easy to use as it does not require your blood sample to detect the diabetes level.
To Sum Up...
Wearable technologies are a great addition to our modern lifestyle. And there are more innovative technologies that are yet to come. If you happen to see any unusual changes in your health data, do not hesitate to seek medical attention from a reputed physician or an associate nursing degree professional to help you take care of your health. Have a healthy diet and practice enough physical exercises to keep you going in these times!