Showing posts with label Health Care Gadgets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health Care Gadgets. Show all posts

Medical Devices that can be connected to Smartphones

In the modern world every thing is being done through apps on smartphone and we need everything accessible on our phone. So we have bough some advanced gadgets that can be connected to your iOS or Android smartphones and help you in dealing with your medical needs. Some of these devices might not be useful for you but some might be depending on your personal needs. Accessing medical facilities and tests on your smartphone can save you a lot of time and money, so don't think too much before making your mind to purchase a gadget that you need.

Medical devices for your Smartphone

AliveCor EKG Monitor
When this device is connected to your smartphone via a dedicated app then you can access your medical-grade electrocardiogram (ECG) on your smartphone. Using this device you can access you ECG within 30 seconds.
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Kinsa Smart Thermometer
This digital thermometer can be connected to the headphone port of your smartphone and show you the temperature on your phone screen within 10 seconds. Its app can store previous reading of 8 family members. It is a good gadgets if you have got kids in your home.
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CliniCloud
This gadget is a multi-function device that can act as a contact-less thermometer a stethoscope. Now you can check if the weird gurgling noise is pneumonia or something else even during the midnight without disturbing your kid. This gadget is a combination of two devices which can be connected to your smartphone.

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Nima Sensor
This portable allergen sensor can test if your food is gluten free or not within 2 minutes. If you or your kid is allergic then it is a good purchase to test food in a party or restaurant before ingesting it. The data of Nima sensor can be accessed through your smartphone.
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Ear Otoscope
This mini device can be attached to the camera of your smartphone to take a look inside one's ear to find if any infection is there. It is good to examine a kids ear before taking him to a doctor for any ear related issue. This device supports wifi and can show the ear inside images on your smartphone.
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Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
This BP monitor is a wireless device that can connect to your phone via an app and unlimited readings can be stored which can be used to share with a doctor. This device is an upper arm blood pressure monitor which are considered more accurate.
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BACtrack Breathalyzer
This breathalyzer can analyze your breathe to check if it is safe for you to drive after a possible consumption of alcohol. It uses the same technology which is trusted by hospitals, clinics, and even law enforcement agencies.
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W hope that you like the list of gadgets provided above. We will keep updating this list in future, so keep visiting betterhealthfacts.com to know more such medical gadgets which can be connected to your smartphone.

Gadgets that help in Yoga Meditation

Yoga Meditation is the best practice in world that not just helps in attaining peacefulness but also helps you in knowing the maya of the creator. However this world is maya, but there is no harm in letting this maya be comfortable for you and help you in doing Yoga Meditation in a better way. Those who have mastered the art of Yoga may not need the gadgets that can help in meditating, but most of the users can definitely get benefit from them.
We have collected some of the best gadgets created by innovative people to help you in yoga meditation.

Gadgets that help in Yoga Meditation

Muse
This gadget is one of the best and one of its type. It can track your brain activity, heart rate, breathing, and body movements and then guide you the best meditation experience. Once you wear it, it can check the activity of your mind and gives you instant feedback to control your mind and go into deep meditation. The earphones play natural sounds in your ear that show the status of your mind. You can also review your meditation data on your smartphone and check your progress.
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Yoga Chair
This yoga chair is designed by Swami Dhyan Unmesh, who is a registered Yoga Teacher & Osho Meditation Facilitator. It is available on Amazon under the brand name of Friends Of Meditation (FoM). This yoga chair is best for those who find it uncomfortable to sit in cross-legged postures like padmasana. People with back pain get comfortable support on this chair and also get relief from problems like numbness in legs while sitting cross-legged.
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Spire Fitness Tracker
This fitness tracker is different from other fitness trackers as it can also track your breathing. It can sense when you are tense and also help in breathing meditation. Breathing meditations are the best meditation practice for both beginners and experienced and this gadget can help you in mastering the art.
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Tibetan Singing Bowl
The Tibetan Singing Bowl produces a perfect meditating and soothing sound when the stick provided is rubbed on the rim of the bowl. It can be perfectly used for the purpose of meditation.
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Yoga Bell Chimes - Tingsha Cymbals
These bells are used in Buddhist meditation prayers and it can hold your mind. These handcrafted bells are finetuned for auspicious sound of OM. The sound produced last for 30 to 60 seconds.
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The above gadgets are just meant to help you in your yoga meditation practice. Your actual potential to learn meditation depends on your personal efforts and your trainer. But one thing is for sure that meditation improves your health by improving your immunity from inside.

Best Fitness Tracker Wristbands for those who care for their Health

Fitness tracking is the latest trend among those who really care for their health and want to measure it and improve it. Fitness tracking wristbands can easily do this job for you and also share the information with you on your smartphone. Some of these wristbands can also act as a wristwatch and second screen of your smartphone. The convenience of their usage can be understood by the fact that they can be worn even while sleeping. Apart from tracking your physical activities like walking, running and exercising, they can also track the quality of your sleep. Some of them are just splash proof but some can even be worn while swimming.

We have collected some of the best fitness tracker wristbands for you that you can get to measure your fitness. Features of these wristbands are also mentioned with them.

Best Fitness Tracker Wristbands

Fitness Tracker
Features

  • GPS Smartwatch with Music Storage
  • Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Built-in Sports Apps
  • Supports tracking of yoga, running, swimming, strength training and many more
  • Battery Life of 7 days in smartwatch mode
  • GPS enabled
  • Garmin Pay contactless payment solution

  • Low and High Heart Rate Notification
  • Fall Detection
  • Supports Yoga and hiking workouts
  • Receive phone calls and messages
  • Use Siri through this
  • Battery lasts for 18 hours

  • Activity & Sleep Tracker
  • Call & Text Alerts
  • 24/7 Heart Rate Monitor
  • Touchscreen Display
  • 50m Water Resistant
  • 7 Days Battery Life

  • Best for tracking Swimming Activity
  • Can work 30m under water
  • Tracks exercise, steps, calories burnt and sleep quality
  • Receive Call and text notifications
  • 7 days Battery Life 

  • 5ATM Swim Tracking
  • GPS Enabled
  • Works as Smartphone Camera Remote
  • Can act as phone finder
  • Very Efficient sleep tracking
  • AMOLED Touchscreen
  • Multi-sports mode
  • 12 days battery life with scientific sleep monitor

  • Tracks heart rate and sleep
  • Uses GPS of your Smartphone to track location and distance covered
  • Workout Guidance
  • Changeable Wristbands
  • Color Touchscreen



Most of the Fitness Tracker Wristbands can be paired with a iOS or Android Smartphone and have got apps in apple store or play store to use them. Before purchasing any one of them ensure in advance that it is compatible with your current device. Some fitness trackers are complete phone in themselves as they also provide a sim slot as well. You should choose your fitness tracker according to your usage and properly reading the reviews.

Healthcare Gadgets that are must in a Home

Healthcare gadgets not only help us in dealing with already occurred long term diseases like hypertension and diabetes but help us being fit. There are a number of healthcare gadgets that are must in a home of an educated man. Here we will list some healthcare gadgets that you should purchase if you have not done that yet. Some of them might sound a bit odd but believe me that they are necessary.

Healthcare Gadgets that are must in a Home

Fitbit Fitness Wristband : These wristbands can monitor your heartbeat, steps taken and also calculate the calories consumed. It is must if you want to known your daily calorie consumption and then decide your calorie intake. The measurement of your physical activity also inspires you to break your own record and take more steps daily. Fitbit can also track your sleep quality and can wake you up with a vibrating alarm. Some advanced versions of Fitbit even work under water and can be used while swimming. They look like a wristwatch but they are actually world's best fitness tracker.


Gluco Monitor : These devices are capable of measuring blood glucose level at convenience of home. Gluco Monitors are extremely beneficial for diabetics who need to measure their blood glucose level more often. It tells you the blood glucose level by taking a blood drop out of your fingertip within seconds.



Blood Pressure Monitor : Just like the above device the blood pressure monitors can check your blood pressure without and specific training. Just put the batteries into the device, wrap the band around your arm and press the button to measure your blood pressure. It is a must have device if you are above 40. Weekly or monthly measuring your blood pressure is a good habit to keep track of your health.

Air Purifiers : These devices are necessity of a modern home in a metro city where air pollution level is increasing. PM2.5 filters in these devices are capable of filtering the very small impurities found in polluted air. They can filter dust, smoke and bad odor.

Treadmill : Running is the best exercise to keep yourself fit and using treadmill you can do it at your home. If you like to exercise a lot then you can go for next option as well.

Home Gym : Home Gym is must is must if you true prefer your health over any other thing. This device might acquire some space but if you utilize it on daily basis then you can live a long and healthy life. Just take the necessary precautions about your posture and exercises or better learn them first from a professional trainer at a gym and then do it at the comfort of home.

Apart from the devices listed above, there are lot more that can be listed here. We will try to cover them in our next articles. But those listed here are must if you want to keep yourself healthy.

Meditation Apps for Android Phones (Free Guided Meditation Applications)

Android Phones are the new sensation in tech guys and gals. These phones can do a lot for you apart from from the regular calling. The best feature that android phones has got is the ability to install new apps.
Meditation is the demand of time in this age of technology to keep your mind stress free and re-energize you. There are a number of free android apps that can help you in meditation and also teach you some new meditations that may help you better.

Here we are showing you some good android apps that will help you in meditation for free. They have details of meditation techniques with images and sounds that will help you performing meditation.

Free Meditation Apps for Android Phones


Android App
App Name
Description
Rating
(Out of 5)
Details
Buddhist Meditation Trainer
Buddhist Meditation Trainer
(2.5 MB)
Buddhist Meditation Trainer is your personal trainer for relaxing and enlightening meditation. It features 10 levels of enlightenment with deeper quotes to meditate on in every level. All with a simple to use meditation timer.4.7Details
OM Meditation Song
OM Meditation Song
(573 KB)
Enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation without prior experience. This app makes your meditation feeling with slow chanting of the "OM" song and picture made to rotate for concentration. Perfect app for those who are new to the spiritual world.4.1Details
Vipassana Meditation
Vipassana Meditation
(5.9 MB)
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation.
This application provides the introduction of this meditation technique as well as other material that will be helpful for practitioners of Vipassana Meditation.
4.6Details
Meditation Sounds
Meditation Sounds
(1.8 MB)
Meditation Sounds contains soothing audio files that are perfect for meditation. If you have trouble falling to sleep you can listen to the gentle rain in the forest. Imagin yourself on a deserted island with the sound of waves lapping on the beach. Relax to the sound of a forest stream with birds in the background. The audio files on our app are high quality.4.0Details
RajYoga Meditation
RajYoga Meditation
(1.4 MB)
"RajYoga Meditation" is Dedicated to Prajapita Brahma Kumaries Ishwariya Vishva Vidyalay.
Prajapita BrahmaKumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya (also called Brahma Kumaris in short) is a unique Vishwa Vidyalaya (university) and a well known spiritual value based educational institutional institution which has gained global acceptance and unique international recognition.
4.3Details
Free Meditation Hypnosis
Free Meditation Hypnosis
(42 MB)
Learn the art of pure meditation, find peace, and clear your mind with “Meditation: Power of the Mind Hypnosis and Subliminal,” from hypnotherapist Rachael Meddows. Relax your body and mind, be free and open while meditating, and experience total clarity and relaxation with the power of hypnosis and guided meditation4.0Details
Free Meditation - Take a Break
Free Meditation - Take a Break
(28 MB)
You can enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation now without prior experience. Take a Break has been developed by Richard and Mary Maddux, creators of the popular Meditation Oasis podcast. Featuring two popular meditations from the podcast, the app gives you the option to listen with or without music. 4.3Details
Dharma Meditation Trainer
Dharma Meditation Trainer
(5.2 MB)
Dharma Meditation Trainer is a new and more elegant version of our old and popular Buddhist Meditation Trainer.
Dharma Meditation Trainer is your personal trainer for relaxing and enlightening meditation. It features 10 levels of enlightenment with deeper quotes to meditate on in every level. All with a simple to use meditation timer.
4.6Details
Meditation Helper
Meditation Helper
(1.8 MB)
A meditation timer which allows you to set a target for the length of time you want to meditate each day. It includes a widget that displays the number of consecutive days you have hit the target. It is thus useful not only as a timer, but also as a tool to help motivate you to meditate regularly.4.7Details
Insight Timer Meditation Timer
Insight Timer Meditation Timer
(10 MB)
Insight Timer can help with your meditation practice by allowing you to focus inward, instead of on the clock. Beautiful Tibetan singing bowl sounds will peacefully and serenely guide you though your meditation session.4.5Details



7 Resistance Band Workouts before your Morning Commute

Based on fitness advice from experts, there are some fast morning workouts that one can do in the morning with the resistance band only. If you are a fitness enthusiast, you can try out the following resistance band workouts in the morning before going to work.


Front squat

This is one if the simplest fast morning workouts that you can do with a resistance band. First stand on the band while holding the two ends of the bands with each of the hands. Keep your feet apart so that they will be wider than the shoulders. Sit on your kneel as if you are squatting. Draw each ends of the bands so that they will reach your shoulder. Keep your abs firm, your chest upright and sit straight. Return to your initial position and repeat the exercise eight to twelve times.

Leg extension

Some fitness advice books recommend leg extension with the band. Fasten the loop of one end of the band in a support. The position should be low. Put the other end around your ankle. The band should back you. Create tension on the band by moving away from it. Your hip should be hip-width apart. Lift your right foot while supporting your weight with the left foot. Extend the knee forward and gradually return it to the initial position. Repeat the exercise 8 to 12 times and then change to the left leg.

Prone Leg Curl 

Prone Leg Curl is another example of fast morning workouts that can be done with a band. It is described in many fitness advice books. Fasten one end of the loops to a support or a door and anchor the other end around your right ankle. Lie down with your belly facing down. Create tension on the band from the anchor by moving forward. Keep your legs bend at the knee and then tighten your core. Try to bring your heel to glutes to the extent you can. Go back to your initial position. Repeat the exercise severally and change sides.

Supinated clamshell 

Supinated clamshell is one of resistance band workouts that you can do in the morning at home. Place the band across your legs above the knees. As you’re lying down on your back, flex the hips and knees at angle 90. Contract the glutes while keeping the knees apart. Go back to the starting position and repeat the exercises 10 to 12 times.

Standing abductor

Fasten the loop to a support keeping it at the ankle height. Face the support while standing perpendicular to the band with the left side. Anchor the remaining end across the right ankle. Move forward to create tension on the band. Make a quarter squats and move the right ankle across passing the standing left leg keeping the thigh together. Repeat the exercise severally.

Seated abduction

Tie the loop across your two legs while sitting at a chair’s edge. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart. As you are moving your legs apart, turn your feet in and press your knees out. Hold on for 2 seconds and return to the initial position.

Lateral band walk

Tie the band across your lower legs. Create tension on the band by keeping your feet shoulder-width apart. Shift your weight to the left side while maintain a half-squat position. Use the right leg to move sideways. Bring the standing leg a little bit in. Repeat this walking fashion about 8 to 10 times.

The above resistance band workouts will give you a lot of benefits if you do them very well.

Blood Pressure Monitor Reviews | BP Monitor with iPhone Support

Blood Pressure Monitor is most useful accessory that a BP Patient can have. It not only beeps alarm when BP reaches a threshold limit but also maintains a database of your Blood Pressure Readings. Now these Blood Pressure Monitor are quite easily available in the market, but users are often confused about buying which type of Monitor.

Usually there are two types of Blood Pressure Monitors. First one is tied on wrist, which looks like a jumbo wrist watch. And second one is tied on arm (just above elbow). First one is more handheld and can be used for whole day, while second one can’t be worn for whole day as they are just used to measure Blood Pressure at a certain time.



Some people believe that second one (those worn on Arm) are more accurate BP Monitors, but they can’t be used for a complete day.
As technology is evolving, we are getting new gadgets to measure blood pressure. Some modern Blood Pressure Monitors also come come with iPhone support. They can measure BP by using your iphone or iPad.
Once you have decided to purchase a Blood Pressure Monitor, then you should consult your Physician. He might give you a better advice.