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Category: Health + Fitness

Pocketbands Let You Carry a Key and Cash on Your Wrist

Pocketbands Let You Carry a Key and Cash on Your Wrist
Let’s say you go out for a run and you don’t have any pockets? Where do you put your keys? Some might hide their keys outside of the house, tie them to their shoelaces, or use…
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Review: Microsoft Band Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker

Review: Microsoft Band Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker
For the longest time, I thought of Microsoft primarily as a software company. But over the last couple of years, they’ve released some really good hardware that can keep up with the best players in the…
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Review: Basis Peak Titanium Edition Fitness Tracker

Review: Basis Peak Titanium Edition Fitness Tracker
I’ve had the opportunity to try out a number of smartwatches and fitness trackers in the last couple of years, and while there are a handful that work as advertised, I’ve had several complete duds as…
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OrCam Helps Visually Impaired Read & Recognize Faces: Hey Listen!

OrCam Helps Visually Impaired Read & Recognize Faces: Hey Listen!
A couple of years ago we checked out OpenGlass, a prototype software that used Google Glass to help the visually impaired identify objects. OrCam has a very similar function. It has a camera that clips on…
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Exoskeleton Simulates Aging: Inevitable Reality

Exoskeleton Simulates Aging: Inevitable Reality
While many companies and universities are working on exoskeletons that enhance the human body, the exoskeleton in the R70i Aging Experience intentionally does the opposite to help us understand and empathize how it feels to be…
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LEGO-compatible Artificial Arm: LEGOpunk

LEGO-compatible Artificial Arm: LEGOpunk
We’ve seen how superhero-themed children’s prosthetics can benefit their wearers beyond just giving them a functioning limb. Industrial Design student Carlos Arturo Torres also recognized that artificial limbs can turn a disability into an opportunity for…
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Portable Consciousness: The Science of SELF/LESS

Portable Consciousness: The Science of SELF/LESS
I just saw an early screening of the sci-fi thriller SELF/LESS, and really enjoyed it. The film stars Ben Kingsley as a Billionaire real estate magnate diagnosed with a terminal illness, who in his dying days…
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The Scalevo Wheelchair Can Climb Stairs

The Scalevo Wheelchair Can Climb Stairs
Most wheelchairs have one major disadvantage. Like the Daleks of old, stairs stop them in their tracks. Not the Scalevo. This electric wheelchair is capable of climbing and descending stairs thanks to a set of tank-like…
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Win a Smartwatch in the Triple Fitbit Surge Giveaway

Win a Smartwatch in the Triple Fitbit Surge Giveaway
I recently bought my wife a Fitbit Surge smartwatch for her birthday, and she absolutely loves the thing. She wears it everywhere, every day, and uses it to track her workouts, fitness events, sleep, and even…
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Standing Desk + Backrest = LeanChair

Standing Desk + Backrest = LeanChair
Three years ago, we checked out the Locus, an expensive standing desk with a stool. Wayne Yeager’s LeanChair is another alternative to standing desks. Instead of letting you rest on your butt, it has a backrest…
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Deal: Save 39% on the Striiv Fusion Activity and Sleep Tracker

Deal: Save 39% on the Striiv Fusion Activity and Sleep Tracker
Get an amazing deal on some great wearable tech. The Striiv Fusion can keep track of all of your activities, as well as your sleep quality, and can now be yours for under $60. This sleek…
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Mint Tells You if Your Breath Stinks or If You Need a Drink

Mint Tells You if Your Breath Stinks or If You Need a Drink
My wife often says I have bad breath. I think she’s is a bit hypersensitive on the issue, but it’s her nose. Luckily, soon there will be a tool available so that I can test my…
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Miracle Frooties Review: Sour Becomes Sweet

Miracle Frooties Review: Sour Becomes Sweet
If you’ve ever bitten into a wedge of lemon or lime, you know just how pucker-inducing the experience can be. I figured that the only way to offset the tartness was with some sort of sugar…
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Gadget Quickly Cools Skin to Make Injections Less Painful: Comfortably Numb

Gadget Quickly Cools Skin to Make Injections Less Painful: Comfortably Numb
Three Rice University freshmen are working on a simple device that could make injections less painful. They call their device Comfortably Numb – a small ice pack that quickly cools down the spot to be injected.…
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Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing

Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing
The Daily Mirror recently published an uplifting report about how 3D printing technology helped a recovering cancer patient. Keith Londsdale had major parts of his face removed to prevent his skin cancer from spreading further. He’s…
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Students Build World’s Lightest and Least Expensive Electric Wheelchairs

Students Build World’s Lightest and Least Expensive Electric Wheelchairs
Three-year-old Tanner Jensen and his 20-month-old brother Skyler were both born with a rare genetic condition that you have probably never heard of. It is called Spinal Muscular Atrophy and it means they can’t walk or…
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