The fields of connected health and home automation are constantly developing and offering new applications. These technologies aim to simplify daily life and improve people’s health and well-being through the use of connected devices. These can meet many needs and are very easy to use. Zoom on the connected objects essential to monitor your health.
The connected pillbox simplifies and secures the monitoring of treatment. It helps ensure that a patient takes their medication in the right amount and at the right time. Also, this device allows the patient not to forget to take his medication. With artificial intelligence, he can indicate the right dosage and when to take the drug. Thanks to light and sound reminder systems, a connected pill organizer alerts the patient not to take his medication on time. He also reports his relatives by message in case of forgetting or error. This technology is particularly recommended for patients who take many drugs or follow treatment for a long time.
Diabetic smart contact lens
A connected contact lens makes life easier for people with diabetes. Indeed, it can instantly measure the blood sugar level of its user. This technique is much less restrictive than pricks on the fingertip. It is equipped with IGZO (Indium gallium zinc oxide) technology, which constantly monitors the glucose level from tear secretions (tears). According to the data collected, it indicates the need for an insulin injection.
A technology that combines connected health and smart home! Indeed, the connected bathroom is not only a guarantee of comfort but is also beneficial for health. It is made up of numerous technological innovations, particularly the connected mirror, which improves the well-being and health of its users. This type of bathroom integrates several sensors capable of analyzing the evolution of the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, muscular, and integumentary system, in particular:
- A connected mirror measuring blood volume according to variations in skin color;
- A connected mat used to assess heart rate;
- A connected toilet seat capable of measuring blood pressure;
- A connected bathtub to analyze blood pressure and internal tissues;
- A radar intended to check the temperature of the skin, the heart rate, but also the perspiration;
- Of bulbs connected to fight the bad waves and depression (light therapy).
An alert message is sent to the attending physician when the sensor detects an anomaly. This smart bathroom is, therefore, an excellent alternative to prevent certain diseases.
Thanks to this technology, it is possible to effectively and regularly monitor your weight, BMI (Body Mass Index), and your percentage of fat mass, bone mass, muscle mass, and water mass. Connected via Wi-Fi, a connected scale automatically sends information to the user’s smartphone or computer. It allows him to follow his weight chart, set goals according to his ideal weight, and measure the progress made. Besides, some models offer coaching programs and advice to help a person achieve their goals.
Connected electric toothbrush
A true technological revolution, this French invention makes it possible to measure the duration and frequency of brushing, analyzes its effectiveness, and the areas cleaned to improve users’ oral hygiene, especially that of children. It works like a conventional electric toothbrush but stands out for its connectivity. Equipped with motion sensors and a Bluetooth connection, it is capable of:
- Determine its positioning in the mouth;
- Record the duration and brushed tooth areas;
- Evaluate the amount of tartar removed;
- Measure the pressure exerted during brushing;
- Transmit the data to a smartphone for analysis.
Independent sensors or integrated into a connected watch, sleep trackers optimize the way you sleep. They are made up of electronic and computer equipment designed to capture movements during the night. They analyze all the information collected and provide feedback on the duration and quality of sleep. To determine them, these smart devices measure the user’s heart rate and movements. They also make it possible to visualize his waking phases, his breathing, and the surrounding noise. Thus, it is possible to identify a potential problem (restless nights, sleep apnea, insufficient sleep, etc.) to provide the appropriate solution.
Connected blood pressure monitor
The connected tensiometers are used mainly to monitor blood pressure and prevent cardiovascular disease. High blood pressure increases the risk of cerebrovascular accident (stroke) and myocardial infarction. This connected object is, therefore, essential for measuring blood pressure and heart rate. It also detects arrhythmia. It automatically connects to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. Each time you take your blood pressure, a cardiovascular check-appears on the screen. It is also possible to view the complete monitoring of blood pressure evolution over time and share the results with your doctor. Two types of smart blood pressure monitors are commercially available: for the arm and the wrist.
With great autonomy, connected bracelets can be worn permanently. Some measure the user’s level of physical activity: the number of steps and kilometers traveled, calories burned, speed and type of movement, heart activity, etc. Other models analyze the level of exposure to the sun. They also prevent sunburn risk depending on the type of skin of the user, advise him on the sunscreen index to apply, and indicate the need to wear a hat. They, therefore, represent an effective solution to protect against UV rays.
Connected bracelets have different sensors:
- The heart rate monitor measures the pulse and heart rate during physical exertion. Indispensable within the framework of a sporting practice, it allows the user to know his limits, to improve his cardiac performances, to learn to control his breathing, and to graduate his efforts;
- The accelerometer measures movement and measures physical exertion in the form of calories burned. Thus, it is possible to adapt your diet to your level of activity and adopt a balanced diet. This technology can be relevant in a weight loss process;
- The pedometer counts the number of steps taken and the distance covered by an individual.