Home Automation and the Internet of Things – For Your Health and Wellness

Home Automation - Internet of Things

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is on the rise and with it comes an endless sea of possibilities for you, your home, and your health. People who find it difficult to keep track of what they eat, how much they weigh, or how much exercise they do in a day, can choose from a huge selection of smart appliances and home automation systems to make their life easier. The IoT has already brought us bike accessories that keep track of your ride’s location to prevent theft and home security systems that allow remote video monitoring and control over home temperature, locks, lights, and alarms. Now, we will be able to take care of our own well-being with a simple press of a button.

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The Neo Smart Jar

From SKE Labs, comes the world’s first smart container, which connects to your smart device with Bluetooth. This smart appliance keeps track of your food and your nutrition with its ultra-responsive sensors. When you’re running low on anything, the Neo Smart Jar updates your mobile shopping cart to make sure you never run out of any ingredient. Ever had the problem of forgetting about food before it goes bad? The Smart Jar lets you know the optimal dates to eat your food before it expires. The device even lets you adjust proportions and discover recipes with the ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

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The Smart Rope

One of the best cardio workouts is jumping rope and now, you will be able to see fitness stats right in front of your eyes with the new Smart Rope. This piece of exercise equipment has built-in LEDs to track your jumps and syncs with the smartphone app to give you updates on your exercise. Though still in its developing stages, the design firm, Tangram, plans to have the device track your calories, design workouts, and encourage you to exercise frequently to help you live a healthier lifestyle.

The Smart Rope

The Misfit Flash

Already a fitness band that can track your sleep and exercise, the Misfit Flash Activity Tracker plans to make the device even more useful by connecting it to your home. With its recent partnership with a variety of companies, including Logitech, the Flash will soon be able to control home media, home temperature, lights, and locks. In addition to these new home features, the band will also have messaging features in which you can send quick replies to texts. At only $50, the Misfit Flash will quite possibly be the easiest and most affordable way to control your smart home.

Misfit Flash

The Crock-Pot Slow Cooker with WeMo

For those with an extremely busy schedule, coming home and taking the time to cook dinner can be unnecessarily time consuming. By the time you finish your well-balanced meal, you can become even hungrier than you were before, which can lead to overeating and unwanted weight gain. One of the newest versions of the popular Crock-Pot Slow Cooker brand is WeMo enabled, allowing you to control temperature and cooking time all from your smart device, which you can control with its very own app. No matter where you are or how busy you may be, you would always be able to come home to dinner, hot and ready.

Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo