9 Gadgets to Help You Live Healthier at Home

Technology gets some flak for its impact on our health, but there are a lot of gadgets out there that can actually enhance your wellbeing. Sleep better, breathe easier and clear your mind with these picks.

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Withings Aura

This sleep tracker system not only communicates with an app to chart your sleep stages, but actually helps you fall asleep in the first place. The under-the-mattress sensor and bedside device combo include music and colored lights to help you drift off.


Could that sluggish feeling be caused by unseen toxins in your air or meals? These thumb drive-style sensors can measure atmospheric EMF, humidity, radiation … and whether your produce contains pesticides (just poke a Lapka into your food). 

Lumo Lift

Other fitness trackers count steps and calories. But this one adds a piece that can make you look ten pounds slimmer in an instant: posture. The wearable button vibrates when you slouch, reminding you to straighten up.


No matter how healthy your body is, if you’re wracked with anxiety or overwhelmed by life, you won’t feel very good. This free app offers meditation training to help align your mind with your fit form.


Why numb your gray matter by playing hours of ordinary games, when you could be honing that cerebellum by playing games developed by a neuroscientist? Train your brain with more than 40 games, and you may improve your memory, processing speed, creativity and more.


In the interest of simplifying fitness, the Human app encourages you to aim for just 30 minutes of activity per day — no 10,000 steps or calorie counting. It employs your phone’s internal sensors to record your movement, and recognizes whether you’re walking, running or biking.


Simple as it seems, breathing well is an art. When we get anxious, we breathe quickly and shallowly, leading to poor focus and a state of overwhelm. This tracker specializes in following your breathing patterns, and sends you in-app reminders to take a deep breath before you realize you need it.

Aria Smart Scale

Created by fitness tracker company Fitbit, this Wi-Fi-enabled scale can help you track your gains and losses via app. Just log on to see your progress, and win digital badges when you meet your goals. Of course, Aria also communicates with the Fitbit band.

Scanadu Scout

So you’ve been out of sorts all day, but can’t find a minute to call a doctor, let alone spend the afternoon in a waiting room. Place this (soon-to-come) scanner on your forehead, and it will be able to give you a read on your vitals at any given moment. It can also reveal why that mega cheeseburger really isn’t good for you.