From Sleep-Tracking Pillows to Smart Sensor Canes

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 27, 2016
From sleep-tracking pillows to smart sensor canes, the August 2016 health trends reveal that consumers are increasingly looking for ways to take their health into their own hands. With the rise of mobile technology, it is now easier than ever for consumers to keep track of how their body is functioning.

One of the simplest ways that consumers are keeping an eye on their health is through smartphone apps. For instance, there is an app called 'How Are You Today?' that helps patients manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by tracking their symptoms each day. Another example is the 'SleepBot' app, which tracks the user's sleep patterns to see if they are getting enough rest.

However, the August 2016 health trends reveal that the popularity of tracking health data is not limited to apps. Indeed, smart technology has allowed researchers to add data-tracking capabilities to everything from canes for seniors to discrete headphones.