Self-Awareness through Wearables
While the 2014 CES had everything from 3D printing to dancing drones, it was wearable technology and mobile health that brought practical innovation. There were devices that could monitor sleep patterns, and even stylish bracelets to track sun exposure.
The QardioCore is a strap that users wear around their chest that can be worn all day to monitor ECG, heart rate, heart ECG rate variability, intensity of physical activity and body temperature. This monitoring enables doctors to have more comprehensive details about the user’s health.
June from Netatmo is a wearable bracelet that contains at its center a shiny, diamond-looking gem that’s meant to be worn to protect against the sun’s harmful rays. June allows users to measure sun intensity in real time as well as monitor total daily sun exposure, thus, avoiding sun damage and preventing premature wrinkles.