Described as the most powerful tech event in the world, the annual CES show which started way back in 1967, usually sets the technology narrative for the year ahead. The 2024 edition (CES 2024) of this international gathering of the world’s breakthrough technologies and global innovators, held between January 9 and 12 at the Eureka Park in Las Vegas, USA. It included a showcase of some stunning innovations in the health sector.
1. BeamO Lets You Check Up on Your Health at Home
BeamO from Withings is a revolutionary device that lets you do a complete health checkup at home in just one minute. It measures your body temperature, heart rate, blood oxygen level and includes an electrocardiogram with a touch of your finger. It also has a digital stethoscope that lets you listen to your heart and lung sounds.
BeamO syncs with your smartphone and gives you detailed reports and insights on your health. You can also share your data with your doctor or use it for telemedicine. BeamO is the world’s first 4-in-1 vital monitor that is easy to use, accurate and affordable. The company’s goal is to launch BeamO in the summer of 2024, but it is awaiting FDA clearance. It is expected to cost around $249.95.
2. Motion Pillow Puts Snoring in Check, With the Power of AI
Motion Pillow, manufactured by 10 Minds, is an AI-powered anti-snoring pillow that won the Best of Innovation award at CES 2024. The Motion Pillow has a range of features, including noise reduction and highly sensitive snoring detection, effectively addressing around 130 different concerns.
The Motion Pillow has three main parts: a pillow, an AI motion system, and a sleep data management app. The pillow has airbags and memory foam that adjust to your head position and comfort level. The AI motion system uses sound and pressure sensors to detect your snoring and inflate the airbags to gently move your head and open your airway. The sleep data management app tracks your sleep quality and snoring patterns. The Motion Pillow has a sophisticated AI algorithm that learns from your snoring and adapts to your needs.
3. The Master Medical Bed Addresses Various Health Issues
The Master Medical Bed by Ceragem Co. is a product that combines massage, modular medical devices, and IoT and AI technology to provide a personalized health management platform. It can address various health issues, such as abdominal pain, lymphedema, and sleep quality, with its innovative modules that can be used within the bed frame or as standalone devices.
The Home MediCare platform is a smart home system that integrates medical devices and home automation to offer customized algorithms, health and sleep monitoring, and remote medical services. The bed, the mattress, and the devices work together with software that you can control with a tablet. The Master Bed Platform tracks your health data and device usage and connects you with online medical services.
4. MyEye Helps People See Better
MyEye by Orcam is a small device that can be clipped to any pair of glasses. MyEye uses artificial intelligence to scan and read any text, whether it is on a screen, a book, a sign or a menu. The device can also recognize faces, colors and money. The device speaks the information to the user through a mini speaker or a wireless earpiece.
You control the device with simple gestures or voice commands. One of the features of the MyEye device is Smart Reading, which allows the user to ask for specific information from a text, such as the date, the headlines or the prices. The MyEye device can really enhance the independence and quality of life of people with visual impairment.
5. GyroGlove Puts an End to Hand Tremors
The GyroGlove is the world’s most advanced hand stabilizer that aims to help people with hand tremors regain stability and control. It uses advanced gyroscopic technology to counteract the shaking and provide instant relief.
The GyroGlove is designed for comfort, durability, and ease of use. It has a long-lasting battery, a washable harness, a magnetic connector, and a user-friendly interface. The GyroGlove is great for people who want to get back to doing what they love without tremors.
In all, approximately 200 brands exhibited products in the Digital Health category.
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the first edition of the CES Show (in 1967) was known as the Consumer Electronics Show and took place in New York city. It had 17,500 attendees and over 100 exhibitors.
The next edition (CES 2025) will take place between January 7-10, 2025 in Las Vegas, USA.
RESEARCH & CURATION: Dele Ogundahunsi