The Wearable Technology Show held in London from March 13 to 14 was more about the technologies and applications, but there are still some interesting medical and health products. Here are three products that would help you sleep and work better.
Having trouble sleeping because of a snoring partner or while travelling?
QuietOn from Finland has come up with a solution that it claims would eliminate the sound of snoring that no other product has achieved.
The QuietOn Sleep earplugs use the company’s active noise cancelling technology to block sound frequencies from snoring and low-bandwidth noise.
“After analysing the ear’s anatomy with the intention of finding a universally perfect design for sleeping, we came to the conclusion that the ideal way to create a comfortable earplug is to focus on size reduction and softness of material. We expended huge effort to miniaturise the signal processing on a scale never seen before,” says inventor Janne Kyllönen.
The earplugs come with changeable soft cushions and in various sizes. They can also be switched to hearing mode. They are powered by a rechargeable battery which can last up to 20 hours with a single charge. Presales have started on Indiegogo at US$199.
Also from Finland, Oura Health introduced what it describes as the world’s first wellness ring and app that shows how your body responds to your lifestyle by analysing your sleep, activity levels, daily rhythms and your body’s physiological responses.
The Oura ring and the free app help users adjust their lifestyle to their natural circadian rhythm. Personalised for the user, the ring guides the user towards better sleep and readiness to perform. The app offers daily advice on a range of subjects, including optimal sleeping hours to ensure more restorative sleep.
With the popularity of smartphones and smart products these days, this device comes in handy. WITgrip (Wearable Interactive Technology grip) has developed a wraparound device that allows users to wear their smart devices, such as a smartphone, on the side of their wrist securely and comfortably.
“While learning to fly as a teen, I noticed that navigators wear their watch on the inside of their wrist so they can see it more easily while holding a clip board. I realised that the side of the wrist would be a more effective, and natural, viewing position,” says Dr Raj Partheban, founder of WITgrip.