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Category: Health + Fitness

Deal: FitDesk Tabletop Standing Desk

Deal: FitDesk Tabletop Standing Desk
There’s a huge amount of information out there that tell us it’s healthier to stand than sit while at your desk. You could go out and buy a whole new standing desk, but that’s a costly…
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Prototype Bandage Glows under UV Light When it Detects Harmful Bacteria

Prototype Bandage Glows under UV Light When it Detects Harmful Bacteria
The smart man knows a bandage only hides his wounds. And University of Bath Professor Toby Jenkins is a very smart man. That’s why he and his colleagues from various UK universities and hospitals are working…
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Skarp Laser Razor Never Needs Blades and Won’t Nick Your Kiwis

Skarp Laser Razor Never Needs Blades and Won’t Nick Your Kiwis
I know no one who actually likes to shave. I’ve tried everything from old school safety razors to electric razors to disposable razors with blades that cost $15 for three. They all suck and leave my…
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Star Wars Yoda Yoga Mat: Downward Facing Dog, or Dog Not

Star Wars Yoda Yoga Mat: Downward Facing Dog, or Dog Not
Use the Force. Get in shape. Train like a Yoga Jedi Master with this Yoda Yoga Mat. It will help you to be calm as a Jedi Master and just as fit. And it is appropriately…
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DARPA’s Mind Controlled Prosthetic Arm Can Now Feel

DARPA’s Mind Controlled Prosthetic Arm Can Now Feel
DARPA has an awesome program underway to develop the next generation in prosthetics. These technologies will help soldiers and others who have lost a limb to get back to their lives with as much normality as…
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Self-rolling Yoga Mat: Now There’s No Excuse Not to Do It

Self-rolling Yoga Mat: Now There’s No Excuse Not to Do It
You want to do yoga and get all of the benefits to your body and mind, but there’s one problem. That pesky yoga mat is such a pain. Who needs the hassle of laying your mat…
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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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