16 Tech-Driven Wellness Innovations
Health and Wellness and Technology
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Product advances enhancing health, sports, fitness, nutrition & personal care to help us live healthy, athletic-minded, weight-wise and more satisfied lives. With all of the excitement and buzz surrounding the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) coupled with the fact that the fall and winter flu, holiday survival and New Year resolution seasons are all on fast approach, now is the perfect time to explore some innovations—gadgets, appliances and other science-based solutions aimed at improving our collective well-being.
Indeed, the health, wellness, sports, fitness and personal care industries are teeming with cool product advances intended to make living healthfully an easier and more impactful endeavor, while also making physical activity more fun, competitive and effective. A great number of those solutions are brought to market thanks to technological advancements relative to the materials utilized, the engineering employed, breakthrough science and, in many cases, all three of these aspects.
With this in mind, here are a few representative, technologically-advanced solutions helping folks achieve the great benefits in the health and wellness realm:
GermAwayUV Junior Surface Sterilizer Wand
I found a nifty portable light-based technology solution that can keep you healthy while on-the-go. The GermAwayUV Surface Sterilizer Wand is a travel-friendly handheld wand that uses natural UV-C light to sanitize and disinfect surfaces no matter where you are: at home, a hotel room, a restaurant, a doctor’s waiting room--anywhere germs are sure to lurk (which is pretty much everywhere)! This device uses the same advanced UV-C light technology that hospitals have been using to sterilize equipment for over 30 years—but now the technology is available to everyone at economical price points. This wand will actually kill up to 99% of bacteria, viruses, fungus, molds and a host of other pathogens! The Ultraviolet (UV-C) light technology is a really efficient and effective way to keep things germ free, and it’s certainly a better option than using harmful and messy chemicals to keep things sanitary. Use on linens, bathroom fixtures, airline seats and trays and nearly any other surface where germs live. Oh, and I should also mention that in addition to its germicidal usefulness, this UV wand also fights unwanted odors and allergens such as mold and dust mites. So, use it on those old gym sneakers, your kids’ grungy soccer bag, anything that stinks really. Its miniature size is convenient for daily life and for travel.
SteriPEN Traveler Portable UV Water Purifier
Whether relaxing in a tropical paradise or hiking through the backcountry, SteriPEN has you covered. This Traveler destroys over 99.9% of disease-causing microbes in a liter of water in just 90 seconds (99.9999% of Bacteria, 99.99% of Viruses, 99.9% of Protozoa). Cities around the world have been using UV light to make water safe to drink for over 100 years, since this kind of light destroys germs' ability to reproduce and make you sick. This SteriPEN will give you Up to 100 treatments per set of disposable batteries and a full 3,000 treatments for the life of the UV lamp! Just stick it into the liquid to be purified with the light on for just a minute or so and it’ll be perfectly purified. This is pretty killer tech...literally!
ATLETO Sports & Fitness App
Exercising with others is more fun and, according to science, ups your fitness game! ATLETO, a free mobile sports app, connects you and others with similar interests, skill levels and fitness goals. You can use it to organize pick-up games with your buddies or to join a match already posted in the app. ATLETO has more than 40 activities from yoga to paddle boarding, and is a fun way to meet friends and schmooze with other like-minded folks. Another huge plus is ATLETO’s global network, making it great for travelers who want to maintain their fitness routine on the road. ATLETO connects everyday athletes together providing the best sports experience possible!