PSFK Picks: Top Five Health Innovations Of The Week
A wristband that reads your mood and a 3D printed ear that could give you super-human hearing.The most innovative stories from the world of wellness.
Each week PSFK.com with its partner Boehringer Ingelheim bring you a snapshot of Five Innovative Ideas that are reshaping the health care industry. This week’s innovations include a wristband that reads your mood and a 3D printed ear that could give you super-human hearing.
Wellness Tracker Takes Mood Rings To The Next Level The W/Me wristband is a wearable sensor that monitors a user’s autonomic nervous system, which provides feedback on body activity that they may not be aware of. In order to provide a more holistic view of health, the device translates the data it collects into three scores: mental state, agility, and ANS age. Mental state can be either passive, excitable, pessimistic, anxious, or ideally, balanced somewhere in the middle. Agility score measures how easily the body adapts to changes in the environment and how much stress the user is feeling. Additionally, ANS age calculates the approximate age of the user’s ANS based on breathing, stress, and other factors. The W/Me project is different from most activity tracking in that it can provides users with a complete picture of mental and physical health.