From Pain-Relieving Menstruation Wearables to Smart Allergen Sensors

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 20, 2016
The May 2016 health trends reveal a growing demand for products that help consumers take control of common health issues. Whether it is menstrual cramps or allergies, smart products are empowering consumers to live more comfortable lives.

One of the biggest innovations when it comes to connected health is the attention being paid to female-specific issues. Indeed, women face a number of unique health concerns that are now being addressed by researchers and healthcare companies. Some examples of connected health products designed for women include a smart device that helps relieve menstrual cramps and a conceptual tampon that can monitor a women's overall health.

Beyond female-specific products, there are a number of other home-based devices that are giving consumers greater control over their health. This is particularly true for those with allergies, asthma and other breathing issues, whose symptoms can be dramatically reduced by air-purification devices. Some of the May 2016 health trends addressing at-home air quality include handheld mite vacuums, anti-allergy nasal devices and child-friendly humidifiers.