In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say people are taking charge of their mental and physical health now more than ever.

Key trends in virtual health, portable health monitoring devices and mobile app technology have changed the way people look after their health by taking a more hands-on approach with innovative health gadgets, the top 10 are on this list.

Core Meditation Trainer

For those of you who enjoy meditation but struggle to get into the regular habit, the Core Meditation Trainer is just the gadget. The handheld meditation trainer uses tiny vibrations and biofeedback technology to track users' heart rates and provide feedback via a mobile app. The device helps users stay focused during meditation by providing analyzes of users' health metrics, mediation suggestions and recommendations and instructor class.

Foreo IRIS

Foreo is a very popular brand of facial massagers, but this year Foreo developed a very unique facial massager specifically for use around the eyes. After applying moisturizer, an oil or a serum around the eye, the Foreo IRIS gently massages the area around the eye to remove puffiness, black bags and alleviate feelings of fatigue around the eye sockets.

Dimension Robotics Dr. CaRo

The Dr. CaRo is a revolutionary device in the physiotherapy process. Designed by Dimension Robotics, the Dr. CaRo was developed to restore mobility and muscle strength and dexterity of stroke victims without needing to pay for professional physiotherapy sessions. The device is a motorized handle-equipped robotic arm attached to a 23-inch screen used to stimulate specific muscle movement and the regeneration of neutral connections by means of entertaining training exercises. Stroke victims can easily choose between assistive and resistive mode.

NANO Sigma

The NANO Sigma is NANO Hearing Aids' latest model that they are proud to say comes equipped with the latest wireless app-controlled technology. NANO Hearing Aids was founded in 2017 and quickly grew to become one of America's top hearing aid providers according to NANO Hearing Reviews. With the NANO Sigma, users can control their hearing aids from their smartphone to suit changing environments. It is a discrete and inconspicuous model, and is also equipped with advanced hearing aid chip technology, noise reduction technology, two direction microphones, pre-set environment settings and bluetooth technology. Other popular hearing aid brands, like Eargo Hearing Aids and Resound for example, do not have all these features.


Come Play Petl

Sexual health has been hot topic of discussion this year and sex toys have been on the top of the list of best health gadgets of the year. The Petl makes it easier for women to experience their sex toys with their partners. Developed by sexual wellness company Come Play, the Petl is a couples-friendly vibrator that is designed to stay in place and simultaneously provides stimulation to both individuals during intercourse.

Hyperice Hypersphere

Hyperice developed the Hypersphere, a body massager that uses high-intensity vibrations to target sore muscles specifically meant to be used after home workouts. For the majority of this year, we couldn't just book a massage appointment to get rid of the aches and pains that result from vigorous exercise. Here's where the Hypershpere turns out to be so useful. It massages core and stiff muscles, improves flexibility, grip strength and blood circulation in affected areas.

PomaBrush Electric Toothbrush

Going green is one of the biggest trends of the year and this hasn't gone unnoticed in the health industry. The PomaBrush Electric Toothbrush is an electric toothbrush with brussels made entirely out of silicone. The silicone brussels prevent further damage to teeth and gums while at the same time reducing plastic waste of regular toothbrushes. Provided by the Kickstarter Campaign, the PomaBrush Electric Toothbrush is five times lighter than your average electric toothbrush, has a four month battery life and comes with additional heads for prolonged use.

Laro DiCarlo Ose

Another sex toy has made it onto the list but this one is a multi-functioning G-spot massagers and clitoral stimulator. The Laro DiCarlo Ose was developed by Laro DiCarlo, another sexual wellness company, to suit all body types, it was designed to be flexible and suitable for hands-free use.

HairMax LaserBand 82

The HairMax LaserBand 82 is a home-use hair growth laser medical device that delivers therapeutic light energy directly onto your hair follicles via 82 medical-grade lasers. Designed by HairMax, the LaserBand 82 nourishes hair follicles to stimulate hair growth and naturally thicken and strengthen hair.

Atmotube Pro Air Quality Monitor

With everything else going on this year, Atmotube also developed a portable air quality monitor designed to detect fine particles and organic compounds in the air, as indicators of pollen, dust or other pollutants via a mobile app. The Pro Air Quality Monitor provides users with real-time data of the air quality indoors and outdoors.