The best of CES health-tech: 7 not-to-miss innovations

  • Baracoda Daily Healthtech’s smart bathroom — Make way for the bathrooms of the future, which are envisioned as spaces for daily health checks and monitoring. Baracoda Daily Healthtech debuted a host of bathroom devices at CES 2022, all centered around its philosophy that the bathroom of the future will be “dedicated to preventative healthcare.” Products include a BBalance-connected bathmat that can measure weight, posture and balance; a smart mirror that monitors skin; and a toothbrush that “teaches us how to brush efficiently and effectively.”

    Baracoda Daily Healthtech’s smart bathroom — Make way for the bathrooms of the future, which are envisioned as spaces for daily health checks and monitoring. Baracoda Daily Healthtech debuted a host of bathroom devices at CES 2022, all centered around its philosophy that the bathroom of the future will be “dedicated to preventative healthcare.” Products include a BBalance-connected bathmat that can measure weight, posture and balance; a smart mirror that monitors skin; and a toothbrush that “teaches us how to brush efficiently and effectively.”

  • Opteev’s ViraWarn COVID-19 detector — In the wake of endless lines for PCR tests and a shortage of at-home COVID-19 test kits, Opteev debuted a handheld COVID-19 breath analyzer, Freedom by ViraWarn. The device, which the company claims can identify the virus in five or fewer seconds, is designed to counter the seemingly endless need for testing.

    Opteev’s ViraWarn COVID-19 detector — In the wake of endless lines for PCR tests and a shortage of at-home COVID-19 test kits, Opteev debuted a handheld COVID-19 breath analyzer, Freedom by ViraWarn. The device, which the company claims can identify the virus in five or fewer seconds, is designed to counter the seemingly endless need for testing.

  • LG’s telehealth-equipped smart TV — LG is attempting to capitalize on the continuing surge in virtual care by pushing telehealth beyond the laptop and smartphone. At CES, the company debuted smart TVs that come with a built-in health education and telehealth platform from Independa. The bigger screens should help individuals with sight limitations, as well as allow doctors to see a patient’s full body during virtual sessions.

    LG’s telehealth-equipped smart TV — LG is attempting to capitalize on the continuing surge in virtual care by pushing telehealth beyond the laptop and smartphone. At CES, the company debuted smart TVs that come with a built-in health education and telehealth platform from Independa. The bigger screens should help individuals with sight limitations, as well as allow doctors to see a patient’s full body during virtual sessions.

  • Sleepme’s sleep trackers — Sleepme’s CES debuts included the Dock Pro, designed to regulate users’ body temperature while they sleep, and Insight, a tracker that slides underneath a sensor-connected mattress pad to monitor heart and respiratory rate. Sleepme’s products are part of the overarching theme at CES 2022 of at-home health tech that’s becoming far more detailed in monitoring vitals – as well as making home spaces more comfortable.

    Sleepme’s sleep trackers — Sleepme’s CES debuts included the Dock Pro, designed to regulate users’ body temperature while they sleep, and Insight, a tracker that slides underneath a sensor-connected mattress pad to monitor heart and respiratory rate. Sleepme’s products are part of the overarching theme at CES 2022 of at-home health tech that’s becoming far more detailed in monitoring vitals – as well as making home spaces more comfortable.

  • Evosonics sonic vibration products — South Korean company Evosonics unveiled 12 sonic vibration products at CES, including ones with sleep, rehabilitation and obesity management functions. Among the most promising is Evo Sleep, a device that improves sleep via the pairing of sonic vibration and the company’s Rolling Pillow cervical spine management product. There’s even a Sonic Scalp Massager.

    Evosonics sonic vibration products — South Korean company Evosonics unveiled 12 sonic vibration products at CES, including ones with sleep, rehabilitation and obesity management functions. Among the most promising is Evo Sleep, a device that improves sleep via the pairing of sonic vibration and the company’s Rolling Pillow cervical spine management product. There’s even a Sonic Scalp Massager.

  • Pedia_Roid, the robot that simulates a pediatric patient — Japanese company tmsuk designed a robot that replicates a child patient undergoing treatments. The robot, a tool to help train clinicians, moves and flinches, aiming to “simulate the jittery movements of a child who is reluctant to receive treatment.

    Pedia_Roid, the robot that simulates a pediatric patient — Japanese company tmsuk designed a robot that replicates a child patient undergoing treatments. The robot, a tool to help train clinicians, moves and flinches, aiming to “simulate the jittery movements of a child who is reluctant to receive treatment." Pedia_Roid can also be used to train clinicians in drawing blood, measuring blood pressure and performing dental work.

  • Happy Mama’s telehealth expansion — Described by the company as a “biopsychosocial” wellness platform for expectant or new mothers, the Happy Mama app provides a wealth of resources for pregnant women, including support around weight management, mental health, lactation and postpartum depression. Powered by Samsung’s Harman Remote Care Platform, Happy Mama was named a CES 2022 Innovation Award honoree.

    Happy Mama’s telehealth expansion — Described by the company as a “biopsychosocial” wellness platform for expectant or new mothers, the Happy Mama app provides a wealth of resources for pregnant women, including support around weight management, mental health, lactation and postpartum depression. Powered by Samsung’s Harman Remote Care Platform, Happy Mama was named a CES 2022 Innovation Award honoree.

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Smart bathrooms and sleep trackers were among the CES 2022 debuts that captured the imagination of in-person and from-afar attendees.

This year’s CES was unlike any other in the event’s 54-year history, given its sizable in-person component amid the Omicron surge. But with around 2,000 companies debuting new products, the CES health-tech track once again proved the place to look for true innovation. 

In particular, wellness, wearables and work-from-home devices. Here are seven innovations that captured attendees’ imagination.

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