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Gadgets That Help Accept, Monitor and Slow Aging [CES 2016]

Gadgets That Help Accept, Monitor and Slow Aging [CES 2016]
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An e-pill a day keeps the grim reaper at bay #CES2016

Rob Kleiman
  • 7 january 2016

That timeless desire to control the signs of and slow aging is particularly human. Now, more than ever, a number of companies are pushing forward to find ways to slow down, speed up or keep track of the aging process. To help make the adoption of these technologies simpler, manufacturers must work within people’s existing habits and health-related behaviors such as eating, drinking or walking. Here are three new health focused gadgets being unveiled by manufacturers at CES 2016 that continue to push consumers into the next wave of health products.

Bodycap

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Did you check your vitals today? Just swallow this pill and the Bodycap e-Celsius will do it for you.

This small swallowable techno-pill monitors the internal temperature of the human body. Appropriately named an e-pill, the device uses these diagnostics to alert users and their healthcare providers of any inconsistencies before an illness surfaces. It can help individuals monitor their bodies’ progressions and track changes in condition. This non-invasive solution will enable development of new strategies to train athletes, monitor patients, to perform wide range of uses and can be applied in an array of fields: clinical research, chronobiology and sleep, sport physiology, hospital usages and performance optimization. This product reveals a big shift in how the world will track physiological data to evaluate and reduce risk.

Nima

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Named one of Time’s Best Inventions of 2015, 6sensorlabs’ discreet and portable device, Nima, allows consumers to test their meals for unwanted ingredients (such as Gluten) in approximately two minutes, helping maintain a healthy diet.

The device-makers promise that their invention brings a social experience to the ritual of eating with the ability to share food test results with other users via a special app. Through chemistry and engineering, this technology takes a new approach to food testing. With time, this technology may affect other industries—and find application beyond food sensitivities, such as becoming a common instrument used in laboratory testing across sectors.

Genworth R70i

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Genworth R70i is made possible by an exoskeleton suit that offers an emulated experience of the effects of aging. These simulated physical effects include hearing impairments, mobility challenges, vision disorders, muscle loss and arthritis. Through employing different technologies such as electronic brakes, a virtual reality headset and audio manipulation, the suit is a capable of demonstrating to the user how aging can change the human body. It does this by applying load to a person’s joints, making it difficult to move, blurring vision and muffling sounds. The purpose of the experience is to help people prepare for aging and its effects and to build empathy for those suffering with these symptoms.

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Bodycap | Nima | Genworth

Get the most out of this year’s CES with PSFK CES 2016 Guide, featuring the best booths and events, as well as daily schedules and recommendations. Check out our coverage on PSFK and head over to our SlideShare page to download the full guide.

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