5 digital health trends you\'ll see in 2015
2014 is a huge year for health technology.
According to data from digital health incubator start-up health, digital health funds in the first three quarters of 2014 have exceeded $5 billion, almost double the investment for the whole year of 2013 ($2. 8 billion).
\"Digital health funding is expected to double this year,\" said United Stoke.
Founder and President of StartUp Health.
\"Some of the trends we are looking at include the growing interest of businesses in digital health, and more of a global crossover.
The spread of ideas, and the increase in health consumption as people enter the driver\'s seat in nursing.
\"With this capital flooding into the market, the health tech space should be exciting in the next few years, but here\'s a first peek on what\'s coming in 2015 for fast. 1.
Wearable device for clip earmuffs
On the tracker and the bracelet?
Your next wearable device may hang on your ear.
\"Since it is close to the secular artery, the equipment worn on the ear can be completely unobtrusive, and the passive monitoring equipment worn on the ear can be completely unobtrusive and provide more accurate measurements . \"
Vahram Mouradian, founder and CTO of Sensogram Technologies.
\"In addition, in addition to the heart rate or the typical reading of the steps taken, they can also provide a wealth of health information, including real-time blood pressure, breathing rate, and oxygen saturation.
\"We \'ve seen some companies roll out earplugs with basic health monitoring features like IriverOn and freewave z.
Pay attention to improving the complexity of the ear
The next year is based on equipment.
For example, SensoTRACK of Sensogram, which is scheduled to be fully launched in March 2015, is a beautifully designed device that is perfect for your ears and can measure heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and respiratory rate.
It also counts your speed, level of activity, location, height, body posture, and pace, while counting the number of steps and calories you consume.
Also pay attention to the first ear-bit bite
Automatically track your eating habits based on the device and help you with real
Time diet advice.
The BitBite device sits comfortably in your ears and understands when, where and how you eat.
It then analyzes the data and gently pushes you to make adjustments, such as slowing down your diet or drinking more water.
BitBite gives its advice by \"whispering\" in your ear or alerting you through the BitBite smartphone app.
BitBite has just launched the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in November 11 and is expected to be fully launched in 2015. 2.
Sweat sensor striipswant has a deeper understanding of what\'s going on with your body?
You will soon be able to track your internal biochemistry with a simple bio-sensor strip.
Enzymes are developing a printed flexible strip sensor that plugs into the back of the wearable device and measures the metabolic substances secreted in sweat, allowing you to track electrolyte balance, hydration levels, muscle consumption and physical performance.
According to the electroenzyme, the chemical analysis achieved by its one-time biological sensor can give people a practical understanding of their metabolism, which is far beyond the steps and heart rate.
See also: did the FDA approve the app?
Mobile health technology belongs to the gray field \"The advantage of using chemical sensors to track sweat is that it can gain insight into your body\'s chemical reactions and how it responds to exercises that are not available using traditional sensors, jared Tangney, Ph. D. , co-
Founder and chief operating officer of electroenzyme Co. , Ltd.
\"The chemical sensor opens up a whole new world of information that has never been seen in wearables.
\"Downey sees a range of different applications of the technology, including letting you know when to drink water, which most of us may need: According to some reports, up to 75% of Americans may be dehydrated for a long time. 3.
Smartphone case device you already have a smartphone with a protective case with you.
Why shouldn\'t it do double
As a medical device?
Joanne Rohde, CEO and founder of Axial Exchange, said: \"We are starting to see some initial use of smartphones and their cases to measure medical conditions that previously required specialized devices . \".
\"Imagine that an ECG anywhere is not just in your doctor\'s office, it\'s not just a DIY blood test that checks blood sugar in your pocket.
These innovations are already there, but there will be more.
\"One of the first products on the market is the FDA\'s AliveCor Heart Monitor
The approved iPhone case allows you to record ECG and heart rate on the go.
You can put it on your finger or chest, record the ECG within 30 seconds, and immediately know if atrial fibrillation is detected, which may be an early indicator of stroke.
In 2015, please note if more of these devices are available when they pass the FDA approval procedure.
Azoi\'s Wello, for example, is a mobile health tracking device that can be used as an iPhone case and is currently being approved by the FDA.
It can measure vital signs such as ECG, heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, breathing and temperature. 4. Prescription-
Only apps you can find thousands of health apps on Google Play or iTunes.
Soon, some of these apps may need prescriptions.
An early example is WellDoc\'s Blue Star, the first \"mobile prescription therapy\" for people with type 2 diabetes \".
Only apps allow people to input data about blood sugar levels, diet, exercise
The presence of Blue Star automatic analysis and other factors provide immediate guidance and feedback for patients.
BlueStar also analyzes the data for the patient\'s physician and allows the patient to provide a detailed summary of progress to the doctor before or during the visit for review.
Although you may not see a lot of prescriptions
Only apps enter the App Store in January, FDA approval, clinical trials, insurance reimbursement, etc are required to launch the app
Founder and chief medical officer
Suzanne Sysko Clough said we should \"look forward to seeing more mobile prescription therapies for many major chronic diseases in the coming years. \"5.
Finally, have you ever thought about why it\'s hard for you to leave after staring at the iPad in bed?
The culprit may be blue light from your device, part of the spectrum that causes the biggest change in your internal circadian rhythm, which can disrupt your sleep and affect your health.
\"People with insufficient sleep have difficulties in producing, controlling emotions, and responding to changes.
They also face greater health problems such as the risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke, \"said Cameron Postelwait, a developer at Sewell development. blue-
The light drift bulb launched in 5 years this year.
Postelwait believes that in 2015, we will pay more attention to the impact of artificial light on people\'s health and the innovation of new products to solve this problem, especially in clinical settings and hospitals.
\"A patient with unstable condition needs a nurse to return to the clinic all night.
Every time the nurse enters the room, he starts up some sort of lighting to help him check the condition of the patient and carry out medication.
\"This breaks the patient\'s natural circadian rhythm, which can not only disrupt sleep but also affect immune response,\" Postelwait explains . \".
\"Lighting is very much needed, either without blue light, or is a way to change the amount of blue light that a patient receives during the day or at night.
\"But while too much glare can be harmful at night, too little in the day will disappoint you.
But while too much glare can be harmful at night, too little in the day will also disappoint you.
Fortunately, someone is working hard to add some sunshine to your day.
For example, goodux Technology recently launched the first wearable device SunSprite to track daily bright light intake.
According to GoodLux, scientific research has linked strong light exposure to better health benefits such as energy, mood, and sleep.
\"There is so much concern about nutrition and health that mental health is often overlooked.
Goodux CEO Ed Likovich said: \"The bright light sets the internal clock of the body, which controls the basic components of mental health: Hormones, energy levels, emotions, digestion and sleep.
\"Three of our early adopters reported improvements in these important components of mental health. \"The solar-
Powered SunSprite has dual sensors that measure visible and ultraviolet light and let users know when a proper amount of glare has been absorbed to stay healthy, while also providing tracking to monitor UV exposure.
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