The Hapifork was unveiled this week in Las Vegas at the CES. This Bluetooth-enabled fork uses a combination of sensors to measure just how much a person is eating and how quickly. The product then will translate those metrics to either an iOS or web app.
Several innovative healthcare products were recognized at the Consumer Electronics Show. A standout winner is Able Planet's just-launched Personal Sound amp, the "first ever" near-ear canal personal sound amplifier. This nearly invisible device was designed to improve sound quality in noisy environments. Another hearing device earning accolades is the AMP from Starkey. This tiny hearing aid fits into an ear canal, so it is essentially hidden from view. Another winner: the Rydis H1004-II robot from Moneaul. While rolling around, this futuristic-looking device can play therapeutic music and allow Internet access — all while purifying the air.
Ignoring the adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," organizers of the McKnight's Online Expo are changing the formula to their highly successful virtual trade show for long-term care professionals. McKnight's is kicking off its expo with two days of educational sessions March 23 and 24—and extending the experience with six more months of new educational sessions and exhibits.