CES 2022: 10 Wearable Technologies For Health, Safety, Fitness

Devices from Invoxia, Ava and MyEli caught CRN’s attention this year.

A smart collar for dogs, a fertility tracker and jewelry that alerts emergency contacts when the wearer is in danger joined the usual spate of earbuds, headphones, smartwatches and augmented and virtual reality devices on the floors of CES 2022.

These devices from Invoxia, Ava and MyEli joined bigger name brands such as Samsung, Garmin and Raycon among the standouts in wearables at CES 2022, held live in Las Vegas and virtually this year to accommodate attendees turned off by the ongoing spread of COVID-19.

Major tech companies to drop out of the conference this year due to COVID-19 include Amazon, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.

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Here are 10 wearable devices that caught CRN’s attention for health and safety use at CES 2022.

IMediSync iSyncWave

South Korean company iMediSync brought its iSyncWave early detection and therapeutic platform for brain health screening and precision to CES 2022.

Its dry sensors autofit to various head sizes and shapes, according to the company. It promises early diagnostic insights that can find neuro-related diseases in early stages through the company’s artificial intelligence-driven platform, which provides 3D brain mapping as well.

The iSyncBrain can do analysis in 10 minutes, according to iMediSync. It also measures heartbeat variations and provides light therapy. The headset weighs about 4 pounds.

Ava Fertility Tracker

The Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, also known by its Swiss acronym CSEM, brought a variety of products it collaborated on to CES this year, including the Ava Fertility Tracker, the light green device above, second from the left.

The tracker received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance last year, according to Ava AG, the Swiss company that sells the tracker. The sensor bracelet and accompanying application aims to aid women in ovulation prediction and conception.

The company promises that its device is easier, less invasive and provides more advanced warning of ovulation than traditional tracking methods, according to Ava.

The company was founded in 2014 and has raised $42.4 million to date, according to Crunchbase.


French startup MyEli provides wearable bracelets that alert up to five emergency contacts to imminent danger for the wearer, according to the company. Contacts receive an alert on the wearer’s location and a 15-second alarm is triggered. Contacts also get an alert when wearers are home sage.

The jewelry is made of brass and alerts contacts to assaults, epileptic fits, violent falls and other events, according to the company. The jewelry connects to Android and iOS 13 and higher smartphones by Bluetooth.

In the unlikely event of an accidental trigger, according to MyEli, users can stop alerts by smartphone. The company has plans for jewelry for children in the future.

Invoxia Smart Dog Collar

With an expected release this summer, the Smart Dog Collar by Invoxia promises not only GPS tracking for your dog, but also health tracking.

The collar has the ability to monitor respiratory rate, heart rate and sleep, among other measures, according to France-based Invoxia. Pet owners can track walking, running, resting and other activities to share with veterinarians. Pet owners have access to their dogs’ information through a dashboard.

Pet owners can receive escape alerts and track a dog’s journey, too, according to Invoxia. The collar is meant for medium- to large-sized dogs.

The company was founded in 2010, according to Crunchbase.

Targus Cypress Backpack

Mobile computing accessories manufacturer Targus introduced its Cypress Hero Backpack with Apple Find My technology.

The Anaheim, Calif.-based company’s backpack is built from recycled plastic water bottles and has a built-in location tracker to help owners find the backpack on the Find My application.

Users can press a button in the backpack to ping missing iPhones and receive an alert on its location. The backpack has a replaceable battery rechargeable through USB, according to Targus.

The company, founded in 1983, also showed its Dock720 USB-C 4K Quad Dock, a biometric device and docking station delivering support for single 8K resolution or 4K displays.

RT Stream F Series Cameras

Taiwanese wearable audio-visual equipment maker RT Stream International brought its F series of body-worn cameras meant for law enforcement, firefighters and other high-risk workers.

The devices have full-color night vision and are used in emergency responses and risk management to reduce physical contact, according to the company. The F01 4G body camera has Wi-Fi, 64MB eMMC memory and works with the iCommander cloud platform for application functions.

iCommander users can manage real-time video, sound, positioning, tasks and other tasks from the platform. The devices have built-in Ambarella S5 video compression and a Sony imx385 micro-starlight sensor, according to RT Stream.

The company was founded in 2015, according to Crunchbase.

Jolly Good VRDTx

Jolly Good, another Japanese company to join CES 2022, brought its VR headsets to the trade show to showcase its VRDTx therapeutic virtual reality platform meant to help people with depression, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, social anxiety disorder, dementia and other afflictions.

In December, the company launched JollyGood+, a VR platform for training for medical staff, nursing care and other positions, according to the company.

Jolly Good has raised $22.4 million to date, according to Crunchbase. It was founded in 2014.

Johnson & Johnson is a partner of Jolly Good, according to the company.

Xplora X5 Play

Norwegian company Xplora brought its X5 Play line of smartwatches for children to CES 2022. The watches have all the features of a smartwatch minus internet access, so children can still take pictures, make and receive calls to pre-approved contacts and exchange text messages and emojis.

The watch has a .3MP camera, is waterproof, has 4G connection and uses the Android 4.4 operating system, according to Xplora.

Last year, the company rolled out a more affordable model of the X5 called the XGo2. The XGo2’s camera has a lower image resolution and no video function, plus lower memory.

Reliefband Sport

Wearable technology company Reliefband brought its recently released Sport band that aims to prevent and treat nausea to the showfloor this month.

Reliefband, based in Horsham, Pa., promises 25 hours of therapy and six intensity levels with the band, according to the company. They fit wrists from four inches to eight. The bands can also attach to Apple and Samsung watches, with the watch on top of users’ wrists and the band on the underside of the wrist.

The Sport aims to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting from motion sickness, morning sickness, anxiety, chemotherapy and other causes, according to the company. The Reliefband is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The device turns off after 60 seconds without skin contact.

Abbott FreeStyle Libre 3

Health care technology company Abbott Laboratories showcased its Libre 3 System at CES 2022. The next generation of the company’s continuous glucose monitoring system is small, thin and can be worn for up to 14 days.

The device from the Abbott Park, Ill.-based company provides real-time glucose readings to smartphones. About 3.5 million people in more than 50 countries have used Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre portfolio, according to the company. Users put the sensor on the back of their upper arms.

Abbott is also behind Zone Perfect nutrition bars and Pedialyte formula to prevent dehydration, according to the company.