Health sensors that inspire

I spent some time this weekend look at Athos, which is a wearable sensor suit in the form of compression workout gear.  Basically, by donning a fitted shirt and shorts, I can get direct and immediate feedback on how well I am using each muscle group while I am working out.  The gear has a mini computer that collects the information and delivers it to the phone, but the suit is apparently not weighed down with wires but rather fits normally.  While doing squats, one can see whether all of the right muscle groups are working at the right amount.

I am a cheater.  I'll just admit that now.  I cheat all the time while lifting (which I do far less often than I should).  I use my back, I don't isolate the appropriate muscle, I drop a shoulder.   I'm terrible at this.  I try to lift the right weight so I won't do this, but on the whole I am willing to cheat.  Athos would be the perfect partner in getting me to be honest about what I'm doing, seeing that progress in real time.  It also opens up the opportunity for remote personal training.  Super interesting tech.

Athos suit

Athos suit

Next up in this field of interesting is TempTraq, which today started taking orders of its one-time use, 24-hour, bluetooth-enabled, stick-on thermometer.  For $25 you can put a soft sticker under an infant's arm and get constant tracking of fevers, along with alerts as needed.  I remember being a parent and waking up children to take their fevers.  It looks like peace of mind for parents and possibly also life saving for the children.  Looking forward to seeing this live.