IoT devices, that is to say constantly connected to the internet, are always a great highlight of the CES technology fair. Through sensors that take data that is then processed by artificial intelligence and machine learning, allow to achieve great results, from physical activity to caring for the elderly.
Yoga Mat intelligent
Distinguished in the innovation category of CES 2021, is a connected mat that syncs with the YogiFi mobile app and allows you to practice yoga in a guided way. A skill level and wellness goals can be set in the app by selecting a personal trainer (optional). Then, as the poses are done, you can detect them for guidance through the app.
The yoga assistant has a rechargeable battery and syncs to various home audio systems. It was unveiled last year at CES, is part of a startup that has been collectively funded on Kickstarter and will be released for sale in 2021.
Flō, a device for allergy sufferers
In CES 2021, Fluo Labs introduced Flō, a device that prevents the body from releasing histamines when pollen, dust and other allergens enter the body. Flō is inserted into each nostril for 10 seconds and uses red light and NIR (near infrared) to stop the release of histamines and reduce inflammation.
The device is backed by years of research and has no known side effects, they say. The product is currently in the process of being approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) to be sold without a prescription and would be available for sale by the end of 2021. It would cost USD100.
HealthyU, remote patient monitoring
HealthyU HD Medical is a device with an ECG (electrocardiogram), a temperature sensor, a pulse oximeter, microphones for recording heart and lung sounds, a heart rate monitor, and a blood pressure sensor. All that, in a single small device.
It is designed for remote monitoring of patients with heart problems to monitor their health every day and send that information to the medical team. To measure, you hold the device against your chest and rest your middle and index fingers on the front sensors to obtain an ECG reading and other vital signs.
HealthyU is seeking emergency use authorization from the FDA so that patients in the United States can use it for monitor your heart health, therefore, it is not for sale yet.
Detection of positions when sleeping
Basically, it is a “body sticker” to track sleeping positions. Tatch is a portable sensor wireless that adheres to the stomach and chest to control the respiratory rate, snoring and rest while sleeping.
The sensors can detect which positions you sleep in, what percentage of the night you slept in those positions, and how your sleep has been affected by those positions. All data is collected in a report in the app, allowing a better understanding of sleep habits with recommendations for better sleep. People who sign up for the Tatch pilot program will be able to receive two patches for $ 60.
Nobi, the lamp that cares for the elderly
Nobi is a Belgian startup that presented its smart lamp, which will be on sale in late 2021, for the first time. It monitors older adults who live alone through artificial intelligence, detects for example if the person falls and provides help.
As they point out from the startup, one in three people over the age of 65 falls at least once a year, and 66% of them are seriously injured. Roeland Pelgrims, co-founder of Nobi said: “Our mission is to help the elderly to live alone at home whenever possible. Nobi supervises the elderly and provides communication between the resident and family members or caregivers ”.
Nobi will be available to nursing homes, first with a subscription cost of USD119 per month, including hardware. The cost will also vary based on the size of the home. To be more effective, the startup wants to put a Nobi in every room in the house.
Each Nobi has four RGB sensors and illuminates dark rooms with infrared light so you can see at night. It has motion sensors and will glow faintly upwards if the person wakes up to go to the bathroom, for example, it will light the way.