Connected Health: This week in health and fitness tech


The health and fitness tech market is growing rapidly, from wearable tracking devices like the Fitbit to more obscure medical gadgets that could have a big impact on those living with disabilities.

Each week we’ll be bringing you a round-up of the best from Connected Health, our sister site that’s dedicated to the world of health tech, fitness gadgets and awesome apps:

Cyclist must-have: Helmet sticker that calls for help if you fall

The ICEdot sticker (In Case of Emergency) is a little sticker for cycling helmets, which uses motion and impact sensors to send out an alert if you fall off your bike.

Scosche launches RHYTHM pulse monitor fitness gadget

Scosche’s new pulse monitor and workout gadget allows you to track exercise, keep an eye on your heart rate and record runs.

The Amron Rinser is a toothbrush and a fountain

A quirky toothbrush from Amron that’s an interchangeable brush AND a water fountain in one.

Can Cardiio really monitor your heart rate using your phone’s camera?

A new app called Cardiio promises to read your heart rate just by taking a look at the colour of your face, but will it work in practice?

Fitbit launches improved Ultra fitness gadget called One

Fitbit has revamped its Ultra tracking gadget with wireless data syncing and a splashproof exterior and has named it the One.

Fitbit launches the affordable new Zip fitness gadget

Fitbit launched a compact and more affordable device this week called the Zip, which tracks your steps and keeps a record of the calories you’ve burned.

Kinect interface allows stroke victim to send basic emails

Blogger Chad Ruble has created an interface for his mum using a Kinect, which allows her to communicate solely with gestures and send emails about how she’s doing throughout the day.

Becca Caddy