Top Pocket Size Healthcare Gadgets: Are you want to check your health on the way you want? It’s a new age for healthcare, medicine is obtaining a lot of advanced technology that take better care of ourselves.
As a lot of Smart-wear are becoming set for observation one’s fitness, their health apps, this opens opportunities for apps that assist you monitor your health issues as well.
Here are some medical gadgets that integrate with your smartphone to assist, monitor and manage serious health conditions like asthma, heart issues, diabetes and low blood oxygen levels. They are tiny and moveable, therefore you’ll be able to keep them with you in any times.
1. Smartphone Ultrasound Device
The first smartphone ultrasound imaging device in the world today, MobiUS SP1 System allows medical professionals to diagnose patients in remote areas.
Developed by medical company Mobisante, the small, transportable ultrasound wand isn’t compatible with iOS or android devices, however works well with Toshiba TG01 smartphone running Windows Mobile 6.5. It can be used for monitoring pregnancies, but also for various abdominal, cardiac, pelvic, and peripheral vessel scans. Images are stored on an 8GB microSD memory card and can be shared via Wi-Fi, cellular networks, or USB.
2. Tinké Body Monitor
Tinké is a health monitor that allows you to see your heart rates, respiratory rates, blood oxygen levels and heart rate variability. These features allow you to monitor your fitness level and at the same time, also teach you how to relax and manage stress.
It is made for iOS devices and comes with 30-pin and lightning connector versions. Plugging it in and launching the app allows you to view the scans of the details and readings of your body.
Price: $119 – Visit website
Alcohoot is a portable breathalyzer, powered by a rechargeable battery to measure your blood alcohol levels with the accompanying app. Consistent use throughout a drinking night can help track alcohol levels in the blood and help the user make better decisions at the end of the night.
The app also has a list of nearby restaurants for you to sober up and also allows you to easily call a taxi to take you home safely.
4. Emotiv Insight
The Emotiv Insight is a headwear that monitors brainwaves and translates electroencephalography (EEG) into meaningful data. With the data received, it will facilitate to enhance your attention, focus, engagement, interest, excitement, affinity, relaxation, and also scale back stress levels.
Readings are sent to a smartphone app, giving you a better idea of all the readings and at which point of the day you are most productive.
Price: $229 – Visit website
5. Dario portable glucose monitoring system
Within this smart glucose monitoring system, there’s a glucometer (glucose meter) that connects to the audio port of your smartphone. To use a Dario, just remove one of the 25 blood test strips and insert it into the meter. Dario also has a lancing device to draw blood for the test strip.
The smartphone app will then tell you your blood sugar level and also tell you how much insulin is required based on the food information that you entered into the app.
Price: Starts at $25/month – Visit website
6. Biomeme DNA Lab
Biomeme turns an iPhone into a mobile DNA lab that can detect diseases with its real-time qPCR (quantitative polymerase chain reaction) thermocycler – a lab-grade equipment that’s as powerful as it is costly. However, Biomeme hopes to keep the costs of this device down, allowing small clinics to be able to own and use one as well.
It works with an app that allows recorded data to be sent and retrieved. There’s also an Android-compatible version in the market.
Price: TBA – Visit website
7. Portable Gluten Tester
Designed by San Francisco-based startup 6SensorLabs, Nima is that the world’s 1st smart protein detector. Complete with several use test capsules and an app that allows you to track and share data with other users, the pocket-sized sensor could be a lifesaver for people with gluten allergies or celiac disease.
8. Germ Eliminating Travel Wand – A Germ Killer
The UV-C light emitted by Verilux CleanWave UV-C Portable Sanitizing Travel Wand eliminates up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses found on the surfaces we touch every day by destroying their DNA.
This 10 inch long sanitizing travel wand is effective against harmful germs like MRSA, H1N1, and E-coli. All you have to do is simply hold the device over the surface for 30-60 seconds and this will be completely germ-free and safe to touch.
9. AliveCor (ECG)
If you wish a fast electrocardiogram (ECG) reading on the go, AliveCor has created a smartphone case to help with that. The case has 2 sensor points at the back of the case. By placing the fingertips on them, the device can give you an accurate ECG reading in 30 seconds through the app.
The app also tracks your readings and can print it for a doctor to assess. It has compatible cases for the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4, and a universal attachment plate for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4, HTC One, and the 5th generation iPod Touch.
Angel can not only work as your workout tracker and sleep monitor, it also acts as a heart timekeeper that detects irregular heart rates and alerts you accordingly. The temperature sensor also detects ovulation, to help improve pregnancy chances, and sends a text alert if the person wearing it is about to have a fever.
One of the top property, it is able to track blood oxygen levels. It is supported with a smartphone app where data is transferred via Bluetooth.
Price: $135 – Visit website
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