Technology is accelerating at amazing speed all the time. To stay up-to-date with the latest technology, businesses take advantage of a world-class trade show called the Consumer Electronics Show and the medical community is no exception.
Much of the technical innovation and equipment at the 2015 CES crossed the boundary between fitness and healthcare.
Healthcare Wearables, such as the Smart Earbuds by Intel are not only used for musical purposes but can also record health statistics. Mike Bell, Intel vice president and general manager of the New Devices Group comments “The ear provides a great platform for doing this kind of [biometric] measurement… it’s not moving around a lot.”
Wearables are expected to increase up to a use of 61 percent by users by the end of 2015. For those users who engage in a lot of exercise, a biometric shirt that measures heart rate, caloric burn, breathing and other data related to fitness has been developed. The shirt is offered by OMsignal.
Some of the latest devices for the healthcare industry include Bluetooth technology. The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show has several exciting bluetooth items that medical providers a well as health conscious consumers will find useful.
Bewell is a French organization that uses Bluetooth technology to offer products such as MyThermo, a thermometer that requires no contact and measures fluctuating temperatures in patients. MyTensio and MyOxy are also Bluetooth technologies Bewell offers that monitor blood pressure and oxygen levels, respectively.
Latest bluetooth products are also being developed for the visually impaired. Ducere Technologies is a company based in India, and proudly presents Lechal, a Bluetooth insole that links to the user’s phone and guides him or her using vibrations made by vocal patterns.
Other signs of innovation point to an increase in the use of nanotechnology in areas like cancer detection and for the use of precise pharmaceuticals.
Along with the nanotechnology being showcased, key innovations are ongoing in the field of 3-D printing technology, which offers revolutionary developments like artificial prosthetics.
The way business is conducted in the healthcare industry has shown a growing shift to digital technology. SAP (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) technology makes it easy for records to be transmitted among every professional involved in patient care.
If you are interested in finding out more about next year’s Consumer Electronics Show visit http://www.cesweb.org