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!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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…
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.