Published By: Ed Powers

Six Health Gadgets That Might Come Handy

Keeping a bunch of health gadgets is a great way of monitoring your health and putting your mind at peace.

Reticence in getting an annual health screening or opting out a health-check appointment is not advisable, but it nonetheless should not induce anxiety about one's well being. In this era of smartphones and smartwatches, we have an incredible handy means to monitor our health, that too, without having to step out or vie for a doctor's appointment. They are called health gadgets, and they can track & monitor your blood glucose levels, heart rate, gut health, and some more. Not only they can be self-administered, but they also don't require you to puncture your skin with needles or with any invasive procedures.

Here’s a list of essential gadgets that you might like to keep at an arm's length:

Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Monitor

It is perhaps the first adoption of health gadget for most. Do try to look out for one that can measure your pulse rate as well. Find a chair with a good backrest overlooking a table, to act as an armrest and follow the simple instructions. If the device that you have doesn't automatically upload the recordings on a computer or a mobile, you can always maintain a log.

Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

Needless to say, this is much in demand during the ongoing COVID 19 crisis. In order to measures the amount of dissolved oxygen in your blood, the respiration rate, and SPO2, you simply have to gingerly clamp your index finger (or ear lobe/ toe), and the device will send two wavelengths of light to gather the readings.


Diabetes Mellitus or Hypoglycemia is one of the most common Lifestyle ailments that are prevalent nowadays. A periodic understanding of saturation level of glucose in your blood can help to keep diabetes in check.

Pain Relief Devices

Niggles are part and parcel of life. For minor day to day infractions, this portable device is really useful. They work by stimulating nerves by sending electrical impulses that give a signal to adjust pain perceptions.

Portable Personal ECG Monitor

This is almost a must-have if there is a heart patient in the family. Paired up with a companion app, this device will provide ECG records on a daily basis. The historical information proves to be useful for cardiologists as well.

Medical Alert System

An essential device for geriatric care whereby help can be summoned by a soft push of a button.

Though these devices are indeed helpful, existing patient conditioning like peacemakers can affect functioning. It is always advisable to check with your doctor about the applicability, utility and accuracy of the devices prior to buying.