Healthy Tech: 5 Devices Designed to Improve Health

July 23, 2013
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Staying healthy is a daily challenge, but you don’t have to do it alone. Thanks to millions of dollars of innovation and research, there’s a bevy of tech gadgets on the market that make it easier to stay in shape and maintain your health. Here are five great devices that have been designed to improve both your health and your general quality of life.

Staying healthy is a daily challenge, but you don’t have to do it alone. Thanks to millions of dollars of innovation and research, there’s a bevy of tech gadgets on the market that make it easier to stay in shape and maintain your health. Here are five great devices that have been designed to improve both your health and your general quality of life.

1. Wii Fit: Inspiring You to Get Off the Couch & Move

health toolNintendo Wii is a game console that offers several fitness games. Wii Fit is the main one and its successor, the Wii Fit Plus, offers several more activities. Follow the on-screen prompts to play the game and receive a workout. Some of the exercises you can do include yoga, strength training, balancing challenges, and aerobics. Customize a workout routine with exercises that you like. The game works with several peripheral devices including the Wii Balance Board and the Wii Nunchuk.

2. LUMOback: Helping You Sit Upright & Fix Posture  

If you have a bad back or have poor posture, the LUMOback device can help. It’s designed to motivate you to maintain a proper posture by sending vibrations to the back when the device detects you’re slouching. There are two components to the device. The first one is a strap that wraps around the waist, and the second is a mobile app that monitors your posture. The strap will send signals to the mobile app about your posture, and the app will record this data. The idea is to improve your posture overtime.

3. Wake Up Light: Helping You Wake Up Feeling Rested

Another device that will help improve your health is the Wake Up Light. This lamp will gradually brighten the room shortly before you wake up. Set it to activate about 30 minutes before your alarm to receive several different colors, including dawn reds, warm oranges, and bright yellows. The changing colors signal your body to move from the sleep stage to the wake stage as if you were receiving natural sunlight. The lamp also has a radio which can play natural sounds to wake you up.  

5. Your Smartphone: Keep Track of Diet & Exercise Routine via MyFitnessPal

Yet another great tech device that will help you improve your health is your own smartphone — that is, if you download the Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker app from MyFitnessPal. It keeps track of how many calories you consume and how many calories you burn while working out or going about your daily routine. It features a large food database that can be used to plan meals. Installing apps, such as this one, on your mobile device is one of the many benefits of byod (bring your own device) policies. Set weight loss goals, review meal preparations, and view progress reports anytime you want. These apps are available on the huge selection of T-Mobile Android phones out now as well as other mobile devices.   

4. The Ionic Comfort Air Purifier: Turning Dirty Air Into Clean Air

Breath comfortably in your home with the Ionic Comfort Air Purifier. It removes harmful particles from the air including pollen, dust, and tobacco smoke. This can reduce symptoms associated with allergies or breathing problems. The purifier doesn’t use replaceable filters, so you won’t have to worry about that. Just clean the existing filter and pre-filter with water and it will work like new.

With these 5 devices, you can help ensure that you have a happy and healthy life. As the technological procession marches ever onward, what other devices do you think will be invented to enhance our lives and health profiles?