Digital health and wellness were featured heavily at CES 2020. From wearables to telemedicine and virtual reality, technology has helped advance wellness and overall health. Much of the health tech featured at CES 2020 emerges from the blurring of consumer health and wellness boundaries and is based on rapid development of AI, robotics, sensors and IOT.

Showcase by major companies
Philips launched a new BrushSmart system that it developed in conjunction with California’s Delta Dental. The system includes a toothbrush capable of collecting and sharing brushing data in real time. AARP has launched a new product called HomeFit AR, an augmented reality app that can scan a room and find out how to improve safety for seniors in that area. OMRON Healthcare, Inc., the global leader in personal heart health, released HeartGuide™ wearable for blood pressure monitoring and OMRON Connect 2.0 app for hearth health coaching.

The startup show
Digital health sector of the CES 2020 has seen a huge number of startups focusing on developing health-based technologies for all ages. Neofect received the Innovation Award for “Smart Balance,” a lower-body rehabilitation device. Medwand Solutions developed a gadget Medwand which packs a multitude of diagnostic tools for real-time data collection of vital signs such as respiratory and heart rate; thermometer, dermatoscope, and stethoscope. DNANudge introduced a wearable tracker to analyse activity and determine which food brands are best for an individual’s body. The Pico Go device by Brilliant Company is a digital therapeutic for paediatric asthma patients, offering data tracking in real-time and interventions to help management of asthma.

Self-care and fitness techs found as a major theme
Age tech was also seen as an emerging trend in the digital health sector. Technology to assist the elderly and increase their independence has been gaining attention worldwide as most developed countries have a “super-aged” population. Sana Health is introduced a neuro-modulation wearable aimed at older people, which uses pulsed light and sound with the aim of reducing chronic pain. CarePredict has designed a wearable that can help predict potential health problems aimed at seniors who live in their own homes. Xenoma, a Japanese company presented its smart pyjamas designed for the elderly which monitor all users’ vital signs as they sleep and send an alert if something is wrong.

Tracking fitness, wellness and sleep has become important among people and many technologies and wearables catering to the same were present at CES 2020. Tivic Health has developed a completely non-invasive device that treats your sinus pain by disrupting the pain signals being sent to your brain. Motion Pillow from Tenminds uses sleep-based science to ease your snoring. Embr Labs exhibited Embr Wave, a bracelet that uses ‘temperature waveforms’ to reduce stress and hot flashes and improve sleep.
Digital health continues to grow at an astonishing pace, with innovative solutions for diagnosing, monitoring and treating illnesses and advancements in health care delivery and smarter lifestyles. CES 2020.

Key takeaways:

  • Digital health was a major trend at CES 2020 with more companies focused on providing health care solutions to consumers.
  • Improvements in technologies such as AI, IoT, Wearables has transformed traditional healthcare to a value-based approach.
  • More startups are focusing on health and wellness improvement-oriented technology in a business to consumer model.
  • Age-tech, Wellness-tech, Sleep-tech are pushing the boundaries of digital health.

About CES:
Organized annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), Consumer Technology Association’s flagship trade show has been the perfect location in the technology arena for trendspotting. Over 4,500 exhibitors with nearly 20,000 new transformative tech products have been a part of CES 2020. Emerging technologies such as AI, AR, VR, microelectronics and data are empowering a new wave of precise, on-demand self-care solutions among companies. This year’s show was insightful as it has been observed that companies are focused towards Human Centric innovations that combine hardware and software to create personalized experiences. Technologies oriented towards healthcare, beauty, wellness and lifestyle has also gained limelight at the CES 2020. With consumers becoming more socially responsible, companies have adjusted their products by focusing on sustainability.

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