As we go into the second wave of the pandemic and adjust to the ‘new normal’, it’s more important than ever to remember to take care of ourselves as much as we can. Both physically and mentally.
Mens sana in corpore sano.
That’s why it’s important to make small changes in your daily life. Maybe you decide to jog outside, rather than in a crowded gym. Or perhaps you start to meditate once or twice a day. All of these small changes can have a big impact on your overall well-being.
So how can you use technology to help you stay healthy, at home and on the go? Luckily for you, there are several new gadgets that may help you monitor or improve your health during the pandemic.
Improve the Air Quality in your Home Office
During the pandemic, most of us start working from home. So when you spend most of the day in a room you start to think if the natural light is good enough or if you need to open the window every 2 to 3 hours for some fresh air.
Air purifiers for homes aren’t a new thing, but they’ve never been more relevant. Especially, when your office is located in a small room. The benefits of using an air purifier are varied. It cleans the air of dust, smoke, mold, and allergens.
Molekule’s Air Mini+ is a small and quiet air purifier. It removes airborne viruses that travel in tiny suspended droplets and linger for hours before they settle on surfaces. The portable gadget can be moved from room to room to help you keep the air clean.
Molekule says its air purifier product meets the performance criteria recommended by the FDA guidelines. It means, its product can be used in healthcare settings to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19).
Disinfect your Workstation
The unit detects when you’ve been away for 5 minutes and then goes to work. The light emits a purple ambient hue indicating that it is in use. The gadget uses UV-C rays to disinfect your keyboard, mouse, and anything in the surrounding area.
When you come back to your desk, the device detects your presence and stops the cycle. It’s perfect for any workstation because it keeps germs away from all your gadgets.
Clean your Phone with Ultraviolet Light
The smartphone might be one of the most unhygienic items you own. Researches reveal that our phones could be as much as seven times dirtier than a toilet seat. So, let that sink in for a moment.
Because of the constant use, smartphones can be a hotbed for germs and bacteria but with the right approach, you can easily keep them clean.
The Homedics UV Clean Portable Phone Sanitizer is a small pouch in which you can easily place your smartphone. It can even fit large devices like the Galaxy S21 or the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Once you zip it and press a button, the sanitizer starts the ultraviolet light. It kills up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses at the DNA level.
Control Water without ever Touching your Faucets Handle
It has become commonplace to see touchless faucets in many public restrooms. There are many benefits to it, especially during the current Coronavirus pandemic. So, now you could also buy and install one for your home.
Moen’s new U by Moen Smart Faucet it’s a smart gadget you could install in your kitchen. With a wave of your hand, you can turn the water on and off. If you have an Alexa or Google Assistant-powered smart speaker nearby, you can use your voice and ask for the desired temperature and specific volume of water.
As easy as that, you could place your mug under the faucet and ask your Assistant to pour one cup of hot water, in order to make some tea or coffee.
But the most interesting thing is the handwashing feature. Ask Moen to wash your hands and the water will turn on to get your hands wet, then it will turn off for 20 seconds, and turn back when it’s time to rinse. That’s smart.