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10 hot new home medical devices that are lifesavers

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The baby boomers are becoming seniors, and Generation Z is showing an increased interest in staying healthy. So it's not that surprising that the field of home medical technology is booming these days.

Triacta estimates that the number of people using home health tech globally will grow from 14.3 million in 2014 to 78.5 million in 2020 — with the North American and European markets responsible for most of that. And companies are rushing to get a piece of that pie.

Whether it's devices to monitor your heart rate or a gadget that makes it easier to check someone's temperature, there are a wide variety of MedTech items due out this year (some with FDA clearance, some not). Here are some of the ones that have recently hit store shelves or are on the way in 2016.

— By Chris Morris, special to CNBC.com
Posted 29 January 2015

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