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Using tech to monitor your health


We’ve rounded up some of the best technology and apps that will help you to keep an eye on your personal stats

Keeping track of health is important, even when you’re feeling okay. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best technology and apps that will help you to keep an eye on your personal stats, whether you’re at home or out and about.



Sensilk is a smart sports apparel company focused on helping people to take ownership of their fitness. By seamlessly weaving technology into the fabric of activewear, Sensilk makes it easier to track, improve, and maximise workouts without the hassle of extra devices.

The company has developed a patent-pending conductive fibre technology for comfortable, continuous and accurate biometric monitoring that’s integrated into clothing. In addition to the fabric, they also have patents pending for a proprietary heart rate variability algorithm to show users their level of fitness over time in an easy to use mobile application.

Check out Sensilk here.


Lumo Lift

Lumo Lift is a small device that you wear directly below your collarbone, midway between your neck and shoulder. The neat gadget tracks your daily activity and helps you to gradually improve your posture.

Lumo Lift works with a free iOS and Android app to show you your progress and give valuable insights about your posture and activity. It also provides posture feedback vibrations at a time delay, which you can customise through the app.

The Lumo Lift app also displays your history, so you can view step data and changes in your posture day by day and monitor your progress over a period of time.

Check out Lumo Lift on Amazon here.


Omron Evolv

The Omron Evolv is an easy to use, all-in-one upper arm blood pressure monitor. With the band, you’re able to take accurate readings in any position around the upper arm and track the precise readings via your smartphone.

Product features include the upper arm blood pressure monitor, free of all tubes and wires to make it easy to use wherever you are. Specially designed Intellisense Technology inflates the cuff to the ideal level on every use, giving an easy and accurate reading. The Cuff Wrap Guide indicates whether your cuff is wrapped too loosely or too tightly, ensuring you never get it wrong.

Find the Omron Evolv here.


Kardia Band

The Kardia Band is an FDA‑cleared, clinical grade wearable EKG, which replaces your Apple Watch band for an EKG and can be used anytime, anywhere.

The KardiaBand provides an accurate and instant analysis for detecting atrial fibrillation and normal sinus rhythm in an EKG. Simply place your thumb on the integrated KardiaBand sensor to take a medical-grade EKG in just thirty seconds. Enjoy unlimited history and storage of your EKG recordings, and a monthly summary report to share with your doctor, along with the ability to track your blood pressure, activity, medication and weight.

Integrated SmartRhythm monitoring tech regularly and intelligently evaluates your heart rate and physical activity. When it sees something it doesn't expect, SmartRhythm sends you a notification to take an EKG, keeping you up to date with any changes in your physical health.

Get the Kardia Band here.

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