So much to see, so little time…that’s the name of the game at CES, the gigantic tech conference held in Las Vegas every year. Digital Health has become an important part of the Conference with one of the highlight’s being the 7th annual Digital Health Summit produced by Jill Gilbert.
I participated in the summit as moderator of a fascinating panel (Ariel Garten, Co-Founder and CEO of InteraXon, creator of the Muse digital “meditation personal assistant,” and Shelly Ibach, President and CEO of Select Comfort Corporation, makers of the Sleep Number beds). No surprise, the panel focused on meditation and sleep and how consumer products can play an important role in enhancing your health, most likely via epigenetic mechanisms that are only now beginning to be understood.
But, I digress. What I want to do in this post is to highlight a few of my favorite things from amongst a crowded field of digital health devices being displayed at the Conference’s huge Digital Health exhibition.
Quell your pain away
Shai Gazani, MD, Ph.D, President, CEO and Director of Neurometrix joined me at the CES 2016 Conference to talk about their chronic pain product, Quell. You strap the Quell device onto your calf to get persistent pain relief for a variety of chronic pain conditions (e.g., osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and back pain). It is similar to a TENS, but it is much higher power and higher frequency so it gives you systemic relief from pain. The product used to be sold by prescription, but it is now sold directly to consumers with a 60-day money back guarantee.
Track your heart health with MOCAheart
Naama Stauber, co-founder and COO of MOCAcare, joined us at CES 2016 in Las Vegas to show off their heart health product, MOCAheart. MOCAheart measures heart rate via a one lead EKG, oxygen saturation, and blood flow, an index correlated with blood pressure. This beautiful device weighs only a little over an ounce and can be clipped to your clothes, attached to your key chain or your mobile phone making it easy to carry with you at all times.
With a Veta Smart Case, you will never forget your EpiPen again
Co-founder, President, and CEO Alex Leyn of Aterica joined me at CES 2016 for a conversation about their product, the Veta Smart Case. You keep your auto-injector pen, such as the EpiPen, in the Veta Smart Case. If the case gets separated from your smartphone, it generates an alarm and also notifies the parent or caregiver. It is available to be shipped in the next few months and can be pre-ordered now.
Other companies we interviewed:
- French tech companies: BewellConnect and Biomouv
- Non-invasive hemoglobin monitor, Cercacor
- Gyenno, makers of a smart spoon for Parkinson’s patients