Health Tech Companies on the Rise
So many new health technologies are available. They help people overcome their health problems without having to go to a rehab center or a physical therapist.
One of these new technologies is called ReWalk. The idea is simple: it’s a set of battery powered legs. Crutches are used to help people keep their balance. The whole purpose of the system is to allow those who are in wheelchairs or paralyzed to be able to meet the world, eye to eye. The battery is contained in a backpack that users wear while they walk. It’s controlled by a remote on the user’s wrist.
Another technology changing the health world is uMoove. The system is a software that tracks face and eye movement. It began as a way to help those who had a facial disability. However, it has now evolved to help detect disabilities and illnesses. Attention levels can be analyzed and video games can respond to gazes now. (If any reason that America has an obesity instead of hunger problem, that would only be adding to it. Video games and other sedentary lifestyle choices keep people in their seats.)
A third technology changing health for the better (or the worse) is iCouch. This is an online therapy app. While it helps those who have a difficult time getting to treatment centers – such as those in more remote parts of the world – it also promotes sitting on the couch while in therapy, in the comfort of your own home. However, the entire process is online. Booking, treatment, and payment are all done through the app. Participants have the ability to recieve SMS reminders about their appointments, and searches can easily hook the user up with the right coach or therapist for them. They have profiles for the therapists and coaches as well.
For diabetics who need a little support from a peer, the HelpAround app is what they need. It’s a peer-to-peer support app. It offers the ability for those who might need extra supplies or are in need of emergency help find other diabetics in the area who can help them. The app lists those who are closest physically at the top, while those who are further are further down the list. Considering that most apps for diabetes are never or barely used, the fact that HelpAround is being used by 30% of downloaders daily is pretty good.
Fitocracy is a site that allows users to keep up with what they do. It’s essentially a video game. Exercise done in real life (such as running, jogging, or weight lifting) is entered into the site. Points are awarded based upon the site’s fitness benefit ratings. A certain number of points must be gained to level up – like experience is often collected before a person levels up in an online game or a traditional video game. There are mobile apps so that it can be kept up to date no matter where the person is.