by Vera Digner Romeiro

February 26, 2018

Lifestyle Changing Gadgets

Missed the January 1st to start new habits? If so, it is still not too late. Why waiting for 2019 if you can go for positive lifestyle changes right now? We know that old habits die hard, hence we have selected some new gadgets for you that will be keen to get rid of unhealthy choices as well as to improve your life. Check them out!

Did you know that tobacco up to half of its users? No exception. According to World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco kills over 7 million people on a yearly basis in the most gruesome ways, such as: lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease, among many others. If you feel like your time to quit cigarettes has come you should learn more about Smokebeat. Smokebeat, powered by Somatix, is a wearable body motion detector that can track if a smoker is smoking by looking for a specific movement pattern: hand-to-mouth gestures other than eating or drinking. Its detector and share features enable physicians to passively monitor the patient, give follow up on and enhance smoker adherence with tailored cessation treatments. Moreover, Smokebeat uses big data analysis and SERF™ (Social, Emotional, Rational and Financial) motivation engine to deliver different combinations of tailored CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy). According to Eran Ofir – CEO of Somatix –, when smokers are exposed to their own smoking statistics they tend to lower significantly their smoking volume.


Lack of sleep can lead to surprisingly severe effects other than fatigue. Weight gaining and even mental health issues (e.g. bipolar disorder and schizophrenia) are also linked to sleep deprivation. With RestOn you can now monitor your whole sleep throughout the night. RestOn is a non-wearable strip-like gadget that can be placed under your bedsheet and measures different sleeping patters such as body movement and breathing & heart rates. Besides that, RestOn can also keep a comprehensive score of your sleep as sleep time and duration, number of times waking up and/or turning over and leaving the bed. These when analyzed can provide the user with important information about their actual sleep quality.  


Low back pain is one of the most common complaints associated with poor posture. Nonetheless, neck, arms and shoulders are also areas that can be highly affected by postural dysfunction – thus causing fatigue, numbness and pain. FitNeck is proven to correct poor posture by strengthening specific stabilizer muscles in your neck and realigning your head back over your body. The device was designed in cooperation with doctors and chiropractors and is the only home device that assists in performing cervical retraction. FitNeck was funded by Indiegogo last November and started its shipping in December – the device has two-year warranty.


There are over 90,000 deaths from alcohol-related causes every year in the US. From alcohol poisoning deaths, car accidents, accidental drowning, to liver disease and chronic pancreatitis – among many others. If you were able to keep track of the amount of alcohol you have been consuming, would you do it? PROOF™ is a sleek wrist band wearable that uses disposable cartridges to track blood alcohol content (BAC) levels through your skin. Alcohol molecules pass through your skin when you drink and PROOF´s technology converts these alcohol molecules into electric signals that can be measure by their application. The bracelet is embedded with LED lights that will be flashed once you have reached your individual limit, alerting you that it is time to stop. Herein, it is important to stress out that drinking and driving is NEVER a smart idea. Nonetheless, keeping real track of your actual alcohol consumption can be considered as a turning point when deciding to adopt a new lifestyle.


Check also our article on wearables that can measure your BAC levels here!