Digital health for kids, seniors and workout buffs


Any pedometer will count how much you’ve walked, but a good, connected mobile app can push, encourage and sometimes even shame you into putting down the milkshake, getting out of the beanbag chair and meeting a fitness goal.

Sensors that record data about your fitness, daily routines, vital signs, weight or sleep habits have been around for years, but at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the spotlight is on devices that wirelessly sync data to the cloud and smartphone apps and how they use that information to effectively promote and maintain good health.