As the crowdfunding of remote health devices increases, another vital sign monitor has launched on Indiegogo.
Scanadu Scout analyzes and tracks temperature, respiratory rate, blood oxygen, heart rate, blood pressure and stress trends. The company states that it accomplishes this in 10 seconds.
The device is still pre-FDA approval but quite promising. They claim that they can read systolic and diastolic blood pressure at 95% accuracy. It looks like they are not reading oxygen saturation level. We hope they’ll add it in the next version.
The W/Me sensor has the ability to capture electrical impulses relayed from the sinoatrial (SA) node, a group of specialized cells in the right atrium. It uses a proprietary algorithm to measure heart rate variability, map the autonomic nervous system, and indicate mental state.
Lively is an in-home sensor network for connecting elderly loved ones to their families. The system combines a series of wireless sensors, a data-collection hub and biweekly printed mailers that serve as kind of an analog social network. The basic setup measures medication compliance, food and drink intake and general activity outside the home.
Lively is crowdfunding on Kickstarter, with a goal of $100,000.
Startup Interaxon has announced that it will ship a $199 headset called the Muse next spring. It will let people use their brainwaves to directly control videogames and other computing operations.
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