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Health Sensors & Trackers

5 Ways for Sleep Tracking: A Week-Long Experiment With Apps And Sensors

Sleep tracking is not an easy business. There are plenty of options on the market, while choosing and paying for a sensor, an app or both is a serious commitment. I decided to carry out a week-long experiment by testing various sleep apps, sensors and their combinations in order to help you with my own results. Check it out!

Health Sensors & Trackers

Sleep Tracking 2.0: My Viatom O2 Sleep Monitor Review

One of my duties as The Medical Futurist is testing new healthcare sensors. I tested the Viatom O2 which promises to closely monitor your heart rate and blood oxygen level, while you are dreaming about a holiday in Hawaii. Moreover, it offers to warn you with a smart vibration, if the SpO2 level drops too low. Here is my verdict about the device.

Health Sensors & Trackers

How Fitbit Helped Me Change Lifestyle: The Great Fitbit Surge Review

I had a serious injury in 2016 which completely destroyed my workout rhythm and ruptured my dreams about being able to achieve the training level of an astronaut – in case I’d need to. After I could start my recovery, I turned to Fitbit Surge to help me shape up again. Here is how.

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My 6-Months Sleep Tracking Experiment – And What I Learnt From It

I have been working for years on how to optimize my sleeping pattern to be able to wake up well-rested in the morning. Through a 6-months sleep tracking experiment carried out with the Pebble Time sensor and the Android Sleep app, I increased my sleep quality significantly. Check out what I learnt from it!

Health Sensors & Trackers

How I Optimized My Sleep With Technology

As a data geek, I have been quantifying my health for over a decade, measuring different aspects of my life in order to improve it. Although it has been a long process, I also managed to optimize my sleep with technology. Are you curious, how? 

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Millennials And Their Views About Living a Healthy Life: Survey Results

Millennials are more prone to health issues than their parents and more eager to urge others to change their habits to live a healthier life. These are just some of the findings of a survey about health attitudes, the result of the first collaboration between me and a talented, curious high-school student. I believe it is the beginning of a beautiful friendship…

Health Sensors & Trackers

10+1 Commandments For Companies Developing Wearable Health Trackers

Throughout the last couple of years, I have tested and used about 40 devices and gadgets that measure health parameters or vital signs. Here are my advices for companies and start-ups eager to develop wearable health trackers.