CES 2020: Medical technologies you need to know

The mobile health devices and wearables trend is seemingly accelerating this year, with 546 digital […]

The mobile health devices and wearables trend is seemingly accelerating this year, with 546 digital health and 635 wearable devices being touted at the annual CES show in Las Vegas.
Digital health devices and wearables on display are up from the 505 and 620 devices, respectively, presented at CES 2019.
Health and medical devices being shown at CES 2020 — Jan. 7–11 — include surgical robots for microsurgery, handheld electric stimulation devices for pain relief and non-invasive diabetes alert systems.
Here are nine companies exhibiting digital health and wearable products at this year’s show.

Above Care

Above Care is touting a portable medical device that can detect dialysis access stenosis non-invasively.
The San Jose, Calif.–based company’s device works in 10 seconds and can provide intelligent charts to physicians for better decision making. Above Care’s Flow-EZ device can predict 100% completely blocked thrombotic AV shunt with 97% accuracy, according to the company.
The device is easy to operate and features clear color coding to show the level of stenosis in seconds to allow a caretaker to immediately take necessary interventions.
Booth: Sands, Hall G – 51441, Eureka Park


AerBetic is showcasing a wearable, non-invasive diabetes alert system that uses nanotechnology-based gas sensors.
The device uses nano-gas sensors that use exhaled breath to identify diabetic status, according to the company. When paired with a smartphone app or text notification, the device can push visual and haptic cues to caretakers to safeguard users from anywhere.
AerBetic uses inputted glucose levels to continuously learn over time and fine-tune alerts to a patient. Customizable alerts can alert users of glucose levels moving outside of desired ranges. The company says the device can cost less than most glucose monitoring solutions.
Booth: Sands, Halls A-D – 42137, Smart Home

Electromedical Products International

Electromedical Products International is touting its Alpha-Stim prescription device that can treat acute, post-traumatic and chronic pain.
The handheld cranial electrotherapy stimulation device is a drug-free treatment that has been cleared by the FDA as a safe and effective relief from pain, anxiety, insomnia and depression. It delivers a natural level of microcurrent through small clips worn on the earlobe to the brain to stimulate specific groups of nerve cells.
Treatment with the device takes only 20 minutes and can be used at home. Alpha-Stim is portable and the earclips are non-intrusive and appear as earphones.
Booth: Sands, Halls A-D – 45723, Health & Wellness


Grapheal is showcasing its wearable patch that continuously monitors chronic wounds.
The electronic wound patch measures and stores wound bio parameters that can be sent to a cloud-based system through a smartphone app where doctors can remotely monitor wound healing evolution. The device can alert caregivers and doctors of any early-stage infections to prevent complications.
Grapheal’s patch technology synthesizes pure graphene into a non-invasive dressing that can stimulate wound healing. The ultra-flexible properties of the bandage mean it can adapt to any shape of wound and can react to a slight change in wound parameters with high sensitivity.
Booth: Sands, Hall G – 50841, Eureka Park

Knox Medical Diagnostics

Knox Medical Diagnostics is touting its Aluna portable spirometer for asthma.
Knox developed the spirometry test device to help kids develop autonomy over their health while keeping them entertained, according to the company. The device comes with a smartphone app and can provide real-time data that can be shared with a doctor. The device can also provide insights into asthma event triggers.
Booth: Sands, Hall G – 50000, Eureka Park


Microsure is showcasing its surgical robot MUSA that is designed for open microsurgery.
The MUSA surgical robot provides surgeons with micro-level motion scaling, tremor elimination and enhanced dexterity. It can connect vessels as small as 0.3 mm and can be integrated with Zeiss’s Tivato 700 visualization system.
Netherlands-based Microsure suggests MUSA could be used in microsurgical procedures such as lymphatic surgery, free flap surgery, hand surgery and a number of other procedures.
Booth: Sands, Hall G – 51726, Eureka Park

NightWatch Epilepsy

NightWatch is touting its epilepsy detection wearable at CES 2020.
The device is a bracelet that is worn on the upper arm during sleep and can alert caregivers of possible epileptic seizures that could result in unexpected death due to epilepsy, according to the company. The device detects tonic seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, hyper motion seizures and clustered myoclonic seizures and closely monitors heart rate and motion while users are lying down.
NightWatch features an audio and visual alert system with alarms that can be forwarded to cellphones and call systems. It can be connected to the NightWatch Portal where users can see a readout of a wearer’s heart rate and motion data.
Booth: Sands, Hall G – 51726, Eureka Park

RedEye Biomedical

RedEye Biomedical is touting a hemoglobin sensing system that can sense invisible blood in stools from home.
The system is designed to identify early signs of disease like colorectal cancer, kidney disease and bladder cancer.
Booth: Sands, Hall G – 51441, Eureka Park

Tivic Health Systems

Tivic Health Systems is touting its ClearUP Sinus Pain Relief system at CES 2020.
ClearUP is a small handheld device that uses microcurrent wave and low-current electrical stimulation to treat adults with allergic rhinitis. The drug-free solution is an over-the-counter sinus pain treatment that offers no chemical side effects.
Booth: Sands, Hall G – 50527, Eureka Park
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