Healthy Gadget Gift Guide
The 2019 holiday shopping season is in full swing. Have you made your list and checked it twice? You might want to add these healthy gadgets to your shopping list. There’s something for just about everyone: parents, athletes, weekend warriors, cell phone addicts and the grandparents.
You probably touch your cell phone more than just about anything, but how often do you clean it? Give this gadget to your favorite cell phone addict (or yourself) and get your phone squeaky clean. The device uses a UV sanitizer to kill 99.99% of germs. And you can clean anything that will fit inside the case, including keys (another notoriously dirty item) or small toys. It fits all phone sizes. It also includes charging ports, making it a universal charger. Buy it in gold, white, silver, sand, aqua, orchid and black. $79.95 online at the Ochsner Store.
HydraCoach Water Bottle
This device is a little bit like a health coach in a bottle. It calculates how much water you need, measures how much you drink and motivates you to achieve your goals. Available in aqua or clear, it’s dishwasher safe. $39.99 online at the Ochsner Store.
Ochsner Anywhere Care Health Kit
A great gift for families or anyone special to you, this handy collection of devices complements your Ochsner Anywhere Care virtual visit, allowing you to capture physical exam data right from your own home and share it with a doctor using the Ochsner Anywhere Care app. The kit includes an otoscope for checking your ears; a stethoscope for heart, lungs and abdomen; and a basal thermometer. $299 online at the Ochsner Store.
Looking for a great gift for the grandparents? This smart pillbox syncs to smartphones and sends sound and visual reminders when pills should be taken. An app notifies users if the medication was not taken. $49.99 online at the Ochnser Store.
iTens Electrotherapy Unit
This colorful device looks like a toy, but it’s actually a wearable, app-controlled, wireless, pain-relief device. It works by sending tiny electrical signals through the skin to intercept pain signals from reaching the brain, and helping release endorphins, the body's natural pain-fighting chemical. The lithium-ion battery provides 24 hours of use on a single charge, and the peel-and-stick gel pads are reusable and replaceable for multiple applications. $99.99 online on the Ochsner Store.
How about a fitness tracker? Learn all about fitness trackers and which one might be right for you or for the favorite person on your gift list.