In this edition of my series about wearable health trackers that I use, I have already described Tinké, AliveCor, Pebble, Tickr Run and Withings. Now here is a new device from Viatom Technology that I have been testing for some time now.
The team kindly sent me a CheckMe which I have been using to measure my body temperature, ECG, pulse, oxygen saturation and sleep almost on a daily basis. This is the first device I have used which includes so many measurements at once.
It can measure:
- oxygen saturation
- perfusion index
- ECG including QRS distance and regularity
- body temperature
- sleep quality + oxygen saturation
- physical activities
- blood pressure (indirectly)
It gives feedback about the results with a happy or sad smiley indicating whether we should get checked ourselves with a medical professional based on a measurement.
Although the way I have to wear it for measuring sleep quality is not really comfortable, the data it gives me are very much detailed, plus finally I could see how my oxygen saturation changes during the night.
To be honest, there might be prettier devices out there with better background light for the screen, but for me, the fact that I can measure all these vital signs in quite a good quality led to keep on using the device on a daily basis.
I also talk about Viatom in two of my recent videos:
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News About the Future of Medicine This Week: From mind-controlled prosthetics to engineering human health
This week has also been amazing regarding the developments of medicine and technology. See more news every day on the Medical Futurist Facebook page and check out the latest articles below:
- Medicine Unplugged: The Future of Laboratory Medicine (by Eric Topol)
- Amputees discern familiar sensations across prosthetic hand
- Mind-controlled prosthetic arms that work in daily life are now a reality
- Nine real technologies that will soon be inside you
- Ray Kurzweil claims we can engineer human health
- If computers think for themselves, should they have human rights?
- Creating The Data-Inhaling Health Clinic Of The Future
My mentor and good friend, Lucien Engelen, Director of the Radboud REshape Innovation Center did it again! He transformed a great idea that can save a lot of lives globally into an actual product or service. Today, he announced that Philips will start enrolling Hereismydata worldwide in front of 140.000 people at the 3rd biggest IT event of the world, “Dreamforce” of Salesforce.com.
We at Hereismydata™ are creating a one-stop-and-go place to store your data. Secure, robust and you in control. Connecting apps and devices, creating clinical modules like the COPD module with Philips, and connecting services like Apple’s healthkit and (lateron) Google Fit and back and forth EMR’s will help to create insight in the patchwork of data out there.
They start with COPD but will add many more conditions soon. Combining all kinds of vendors, operating systems, and languages as well as local legislation issues that have been tackled creates the ecosystem he envisioned long ago.
This video explains how it works.