More 15 years ago to do a blood test or an electrocardiogram, it was necessary to call the clinic and sign up, and on the appointed day and even sit in the queue for some time. Now, thanks to a clever gadgets these actions can be performed anywhere: at home, at work or on vacation. For this purpose not only wearable electronics, which collects data about the organism, but also more lasting device aimed at the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Here are some of them.
1. Project Emma
Project Emma - it device in the form of a wristwatch, which helps people with Parkinson's disease to minimize tremor. Initially, it was created for the British designer Emma Lawton. She earns a living by drawing on the hand, and tremors could deprive her career.
Engineers at Microsoft Research have created a wrist device, which contains a few Electric Motors. When they work, tremor becomes much weaker, and the person can manage his hand almost as clearly as before the illness. So far, the Project Emma exists in a single copy, but the developers have plans to release it on the market.
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Wheezo It allows people with asthma to detect any signs of airway inflammation. The device works like a stethoscope, just breath sounds analyzes is not a man, as an application on your smartphone. The user only has to hold the device in throat half a minute to realize he had manifested symptoms of the disease or not.
The app not only explores the breath sounds, but also lets you know what is causing the reaction of the bronchial tubes, and also helps to stick to the treatment plan. Wheezo created primarily for children, but for adults it is also nice: one gadget can use up to four people. Device until that passesClinical trial update clinical trials, but the authors hope for its speedy launch.
3. Siren Socks
Some people with diabetes may periodically inflamed foot. It is fraught with the appearance of infections, gangrene and other complications. Socks Siren designed to monitor the temperature in different parts of the foot and to inform the owner about the signs of inflammation.
Socks send information on changes of finite temperatures on a smartphone, where special application collects data and analyzes them. This helps doctors to more accurately determine the treatment plan, and patients - to monitor the state of the feet.
Every six months, the company sends customers a new batch of socks. That's how much time it takes to charge a depleted.
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4. Apple Watch
Among dozens functions wearable Apple's is also a definition of heart rate, arrhythmias and even electrocardiogram. These capabilities are especially useful for people with heart diseases. Apple Watch in the background reads of a heartbeat, and can send a notification if its frequency is increased or decreased suddenly for no apparent reason, or if the rhythm began to break down.
The user can make an electrocardiogram, putting a finger to the bottom of the clock. Extended information about the heart rate is then passed to the application "Health", and if desired, it can be downloaded as a PDF-file.
5. One Drop
Set smart gadgets One Drop It allows people with diabetes to measure their blood glucose. It consists of a lancet, test strips and the analyzer, which is connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone.
The One Drop app can record the types and quantities consumed food, Treatment plan, physical activity. After a few days of using it will be able to predict when a person's level of glucose rises and falls, and offer solutions based on these data.
Propeller - a smart nozzle in the inhaler for people with asthma, and chronic obstructive lung diseases. The gadget is able to determine when the user has taken medication. With this information, and GPS, temperature data and the application of air as possible and then calculates the triggers of the disease.
Propeller can also remind you of the reception of medicines through a notification on a smartphone. According to the creators, after buying devaysa people suffer from asthma attacks by 78% less than prior to its use.
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7. CoaguChek XS
People who take drugs-coagulants or suffering from diseases associated with the formation of blood clots or bleeding should be checked regularly measure the international normalized ratio (INR) blood.
Until recently, it was possible to make only passing venous blood in the laboratory. But a few years ago there was a gadget CoaguChekThat lets you know INR one drop. Included with the analyzer are pen-puncturer and test strips.
There is also a connect-version of the device that comes with the transmitter. It can be connected to a PC via USB, to conduct measurements diary.
ADAMM It allows people with asthma to prevent attacks of the disease and to determine the events that trigger them. The device is mounted on the user's chest and transmits the data to your smartphone. It reads the heart rate, and a set of parameters breath.
The app is able to remind of taking the medicine, as it can be stored triggers attacks, to make it easier to know when they are supposed to come. All data are then exported to a convenient format for the transmission of the attending physician.
KardiaMobile - it is a small device that allows you to get the ECG without the trip to the doctor. To make the cardiogram with it, just need to attach to your finger for 30 seconds.
The device is able to detect atrial fibrillation, bradycardia and tachycardia. All results are recorded in the graph that shows what days and hours of the heart rhythm was broken. gadget can be attached if you wish to call a special clip, which comes in the kit.
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10. motio HWTM
Medical startups Kyomed and Neogia develop Bracelet Motio HWTM, which is designed to help people with obstructive sleep apnea. For those suffering from this syndrome is characterized by frequent pauses in breathing during sleep, often accompanied by snoring.
Motio HWTM will collect a lot of data about the user, including heart rate and respiration, oxygen saturation, and others. Then the application on your smartphone will process this information and notify the user if his behavior in the dream changed.
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