This Voice-Interactive Device Is Like Having a Doctor at Home

This Voice-Interactive Device Is Like Having a Doctor at Home

(Image: HealMet)
(Image: HealMet)

HealMet is a new, voice-interactive device that can perform an assessment of users’ health by measuring their vital data statistics.

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The device is designed for those who want to be proactive in disease prevention or anyone who wants to monitor their health on a daily basis.

Easy to use, HealMet is held in the hands like a basketball; within seconds, the health data is analyzed and sent to the device’s app. The data is then reported back to the user through Mimi, HealMet’s voice assistant.

Once data is uploaded to the app, users can see the data and are provided a detailed breakdown of the information. Data is reported back in everyday language that average users who aren’t well versed in medical jargon can understand. The goal of the HealMet developers was to make the device as “simple as a bathroom scale” to use, according to CEO and founder Jason Drury.

HealMet is intended to have a significant impact on tracking the unseen progress of disease before it’s too late for preventive care.

Its developers’ greater goal is to create a global community so that if someone starts to get sick, he or she can use collected data to understand the physiological parameters occurring that lead to health problems.

HealMet, which will launch as an IndiGoGo project this year, is one of thousands of innovative healthcare technology products appearing on the market. Many new healthcare devices use sensors, artificial intelligence, and mobile apps to create a complete healthcare platform.

In 2017, the mobile health market is expected to reach 24.2 billion U.S. dollars worldwide. The digital health market is expected to reach 233.3 billion U.S. dollars by 2020, driven particularly by the mobile health market.

While digital healthcare is an expanding market, there is still reluctance on the part of consumers to completely trust the safety of their healthcare information to technology. From Statista:

Mobile health is experiencing a growth trend as consumers demand more accessibility to their medical health professionals and transparency in health care becomes more important. However, some hesitation still exists among consumers in regards to the privacy of personal information and the security of data systems. Approximately 33 percent of females reported that they were not at all comfortable sharing self-collected digital information, while about 12 percent of male consumers claimed to be very comfortable.