In the future, patients in hospital may be attended to by robots instead of doctors or nurses. The invention will allow doctors who are not at the hospital to remotely check up on and speak to patients using a videolink.
Other gadgets include smart phone apps that keep track of the user's heart rate and blood pressure.
These are just some of the health-related inventions being showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
ITV News' correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:
Car makers are all showcasing their latest driverless models in Las Vegas. But will consumers be tempted to let a computer take the wheel?
With an increasing number of us living in to old age and wanting to stay independent, technology has some novel answers to keep us healthy.
2013 looks set to be a tough year for Cambridge-based ARM as competitors fight for a slice of the mobile market.