Technology is not just for the young at heart. At the recent CEWeek, the consumer electronics (CE) industry’s official event in New York City, there were young technology companies showing innovations for all ages.
Gary Kaye, founder of Tech50+, which is filled with information from seasoned journalists in-the-know, moderated a panel on the hot button issues for tech for the over-50 set. According to panelist Rebecca Wasley, director of marketing, BeWellConnect, we’re facing a doctor shortage due to an increasing population of aging boomers and connected technology is going to have to pick up the slack. She said, “Healthcare is at an inflection point. Connected health technologies can bring patients and doctor together to improve outcomes.”
That was evident on the show floor with some great new wellness tech gear that appeals to people of all ages who want to feel and look better and healthier.
Keep your eyes in check
EyeQue has created a miniature optical scope that attaches to the screen of a smartphone (IOS or Android) and allows you to self-administer a state-of-the-art eye test through the myEyeQue mobile app. Results are processed in real-time, generating a vision record and allows EyeQue app subscribers access to a personal EyeQue dashboard to view and compare vision records, access EyeGlass Numbers, and upload prescriptions. Talk about a sight for sore eyes or maintaining healthy ones!
Hold on to your hair
Hairmax is using innovative technology to treat hair loss. HairMax devices are the ONLY laser hair loss treatments with patented hair parting teeth, that part the hair for optimal delivery of laser light energy to the hair follicles. This technology ensures that users of their Laser Comb and Laser Band achieve optimal results in the battle against hair loss. Along with devices that stimulate hair growth, Hairmax also has line of sulfate free, botanically infused products that will keep your hair healthy. Your hair is your crown and Hairmax will help you wear it well!
Stay on your feet longer
Megacomfort is the leading provider of insoles for commercial use and their unique design is what has made them an industry leader. These insoles have sensors that track your steps for the most accurate count. Their products use a combination of high density dual layer memory foam that delivers much needed comfort to those who spend a lot of time on their feet. This memory foam combination is made up of made up of billions of high-density memory cells and is temperature and pressure sensitive, it softens up with heat and firms with cold, to make each step more comfortable and give you the support to power through the day!
Zeeq is merging technology and comfort to help you get those much needed zzzzz’s. This smart pillow allows you to listen to music through it without disturbing your sleep partner! Wireless technology, controlled through the Zeeq app, allows you set a sleep timer so the music will stop automatically as you drift off to la la land and tracks your diet, exercise and other habits to analyze how these factors affect your sleep. This pillow works hard, when you’re not, so you can wake up ready for the day ahead!
Live life in full motion
Planes, trains, and automobiles (boats too) can be the worst nightmare of those who suffer from motion sickness. Reliefband uses wearable technology and the body’s own neural pathways to turn off nausea. Simply, it delivers gentle pulses to the median nerve at a pressure point located at the wrist. The pulses transmit a signal to the nausea control center of the brain to resolve the conflict between what we see and what we feel to dispel all feelings of nausea. Reliefband is making it easy for motion sickness suffers to tackle their bucket list and leave the bucket behind!
Use the power of the sun
The best way to cook a meal outdoors has been right in front of us…actually, above us — the sun! GoSun is harnessing the sun’s rays to create an outdoor solar cooking experience unlike any other. Unparalleled in its speed and reliability the GoSun uses solar to cook a meal in as little as 20 minutes. GoSuns are an incredibly easy way to cook anytime anywhere just insert food and relax, no need to stir and food comes out rich and delicious. GoSun Stoves come in a variety of sizes (that feed 2 to 50) and will instantly bring your outdoor dining experience into the 21st century!
Drink better beer
You can now turn any location into your favorite draft serving pub anywhere thanks to Fizzics. This groundbreaking creation uses fluid & sound technology to enhance the flavor and taste of all beer styles, including IPAs, Pilsners, Stouts, Porters, Lagers, etc. It requires no CO2, Nitro cartridges or ongoing refills to operate — only 4AA batteries! Your favorite “cold one” just got even better!
The next major tech event will be the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 9 – 12.
Nancy Trent is a writer and speaker, a lifelong health advocate, a globe-trotting trend watcher and the founder and president of Trent & Company, a New York-based marketing communications firm with an office in Los Angeles. Trent & Company grew out of Nancy’s personal commitment to helping people live longer and healthier lives. A former journalist for New York magazine, Nancy has written seven books on healthy lifestyles, serves on the editorial boards of several magazines and travels around the world speaking at conferences and trade shows on trends in the marketplace. She is a recognized expert in PR with more than 30 years of experience creating and managing highly successful campaigns. Nancy can be reached at (212) 966-0024 or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit http://www.trentandcompany.com.
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