The 10 most outstanding technological advances of 2019
10. Medical assistantsrn
This year Samsung wants to offer seniors or those who need medical care a better option with BotCare. The medicine does not rest and these robots are designed to be a kind of assistants or a mini doctors that will be available to you and will perform tasks such as measuring heart rate, blood pressure, sleep status, breathing and many others tasks that can simplify your life.
What most attracts attention is its ability to determine an accident such as a fall or its autonomy to request emergency assistance.rn
9. The first portable pH sensor for the skinrn
My Skin Track pH is a sensor similar to a small and very flexible patch that measures the level of pH in your skin in just 15 minutes by simply collecting a little sweat from your pores. Although for now, it is only a prototype, this technology developed by La Roche-Posay, promises to be very important for people who want to maintain the health of their skin.
The device will work through an iPhone application that after the measurement with sweat, will tell you about the health of your skin, the speed at which you sweat and advice on products that you can use to keep it healthy.
8. Climbing and flying carsrn
Hyundai presented within its proposals the "climber car" which has the name Elevate. We know that it is a bit strange, but it was designed for those people who normally make long journeys and climb very steep or rocky terrain, where even some off-road cars are usually trapped.
How does it work? It turns out that this car was able to turn the wheels into articulated arms, giving them more ease of getting on and off the cabin or climbing the steepest hills. Would you dare to use it?Similarly, other brands such as Byton, WayRay and business associations such as Audi and Disney, or Hyundai and Bell Aviation also presented their perspectives on what will be the cars of the future. Screens on the steering wheel, greater use of AR and VR technology, improvements in fuel consumption and even a vision of what will be the flying taxis (courtesy of Nexus) was all that was presented at CES 2019 and that they constitute the most relevant technological advances in the automotive sector.
7. Electrocardiograms (ECG) on the wristrn
smart watches has advanced so much that this year we could see what it would be like to have a monitor on our wrist. Let's not get confused: it is not a physical activity tracker. It is an electrocardiograph, a medical device that health professionals use to diagnose abnormalities in the heart and its cavities. Also read Apple Watch 5, the best smartwatch on the market.
Electrocardiograms (ECG) on the wristThe companies that currently develop this technology are the startup of Silicon Valley AliveCor with its band compatible with Apple Watch, and the health device company Withings. Unlike a watch that monitors cardiac activity with a single sensor, a device like this will work on 12 channels (such as electrocardiographs) and can detect a heart attack in real-time.
6. Food made in laboratories to counteract climate changern
Specifically, we refer to meat made in laboratories. Meat production is an environmental problem that has many companies in trouble in the world. Due to the enormous amount of carbon dioxide generated by livestock - in addition to the other problems presented by its consumption - many brands have sought more friendly solutions with the planet. One of them is Impossible Foods, a company that develops plant-based meat substitutes. Although they had already presented their first Impossible Hamburger - a product made with soy protein -, this year they launched an improved version (now gluten-free).Burger King and his Impossible Whopper popularized the concept, but will this product be enough to counteract the devastating effects that meat production has on the environment? What do you think?rn
5. Cinema in glassesrn
TCL, the well-known Chinese television manufacturer, launched a pair of glasses at IFA 2019 that promise to give you the experience of a cinema in your eyes.
This concept of a portable screen is not like what Google Glass offers, a display screen that can be used while performing other actions. Rather, what TLC seeks with this prototype is to offer the experience of a TV in the eyes. Since they consist of sunglasses, polarized and with UV protection, they are intended only for your entertainment, that is, you can not use them while walking or doing household chores, but when you want to see your favorite serious on Netflix after A long day at work.