CES 2021 Highlights Inclusive MedTech

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In January, CES 2021 took the stage, showcasing countless new innovations. While new gadgets like TVs and phones were prominent, medtech made an impact. With the COVID-19 pandemic influencing new medical and health-based technologies, people with disabilities of any kind will now see some inclusive gadgets.

Inclusive MedTech Matters

Disability covers a range of health topics — impairments, mental illness and chronic health conditions. Disabilities can be sensory, physical, neurological and intellectual. When it comes to the global population, roughly one billion people have some form of disability. With such a large number, it’s now time for technology to incorporate more accessibility.

As the pandemic pushes medtech forward, inclusion has become a primary goal. Technology that uses medical treatment or health data as its basis provides new capabilities for individuals with disabilities. CES 2021 then highlighted both the need for this new tech and the companies that are making it a reality.

Now, with this kind of momentum, it’s becoming more and more clear that tech needs an inclusive makeover. If this year’s CES event is an indication, inclusivity is just the direction tech is headed in. With more growth in individual medtech companies, the industry as a whole can change the lives of those with disabilities who need assistance.

Ultimately, if you’re looking to invest in the markets or companies that are going to take off this year, then medtech is the ideal place to start. Its impact and effectiveness make it a prime industry for growth, while still aiding those who need it the most.

New Innovations at CES 2021

The following gadgets stand out as some of the best innovations from CES this year. The public companies that control these products may make for beneficial stocks.

1. Archelis

For those with chronic pain, illness or physical disabilities, Archelis helps with movement. It entails two brace-like straps that allow the user to sit while still standing. Archelis distributes the wearer’s weight to provide a more comfortable resting position after prolonged periods of standing or moving. Though typically for medical and factory use, it’s now becoming popular for disability. This device comes from the Japanese company of the same name, Archelis.

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2. OrCam Read

Visual impairments, like blindness or dyslexia, can make reading difficult. OrCam Read scans text from a printed or digital surface or screen and reads it aloud. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) to adapt to each surface it reads from. This medtech device comes from OrCam itself and is an example of newer companies coming into the market with accessibility as a priority.

3. HeardThat

Another speech-based app, HeardThat, focuses on larger settings. When surrounding noise is too much, HeardThat helps users hone in on the speech or dialogue they want to hear instead. It uses machine learning neural networks to separate background noise from the important stuff. The app from Singular Hearing works for iOS and Android devices.

4. GoodMaps

When it comes to motion and movement, GoodMaps takes the idea of navigation and puts it on a building-wide scale. Users with impaired movement, vision or memory can listen to the instructions to get around complex buildings or properties. The company puts accessibility first in its design and functions.

5. Oticon More

From Oticon, the Oticon More uses AI neural networks, like other smart gadgets on this list, to imitate how the human brain processes sound. It takes in the information and learns from the 12 million real-life sounds it knows to bring users the ideal experience.

6. Sravi

Liopa, a company that is currently working on AI speech innovations, has rolled out Sravi. This lip reading app analyzes the patterns and movements of people’s lips and shows what they’re saying on the screen. It’s a helpful innovation for anyone with speech or hearing impairments, as well as for communicating across barriers during the pandemic.

7. Blue Frog Robotics

In 2021, you’re going to see plenty of robots. One of these instances is with the company Blue Frog Robotics. Here, the robots adapt to household chores and tasks, completing them efficiently. They can also with educating children or keeping someone company, a necessary aid for mental health, especially during the pandemic.

A Growing Industry

These companies are getting the ball rolling. Inclusivity with medtech means that people with disabilities must be front and center. The gadgets and systems each prioritize taking care of health and medical conditions. Now, investing in this growing industry is a wise decision — it’s only going to expand from here.

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