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Category: Health + Fitness

Cue Health Tracker: The Hypochondriac’s Dream – Nightmare? – Gadget

Cue Health Tracker: The Hypochondriac’s Dream – Nightmare? – Gadget
Technology companies are really going after the wallets of health buffs nowadays, what with specialized gear, music players, weighing scales, fitness trackers and more. And now there’s Cue, a device that analyzes samples from your body…
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SCiO Scanner Identifies Food, Medicine & Plants: Monocorder

SCiO Scanner Identifies Food, Medicine & Plants: Monocorder
Last year we found out about TellSpec, a portable scanner that can identify the composition of food as well as provide nutritional data. A company called ConsumerPhysics is raising funds for SCiO, which works similarly to…
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Quitbit Smart Lighter: Reverse Fitness Tracker

Quitbit Smart Lighter: Reverse Fitness Tracker
A lighter that can help you quit smoking? It may seem stupid at first, but the more I learn about Quitbit, the less ridiculous it seems. While it does help you light up – to ensure…
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Ultimeyes App Aims to Give You Hawkeye Vision

Ultimeyes App Aims to Give You Hawkeye Vision
It’s a fact that staring at screens of all kind will strain your vision. However, there’s a new app that’s available for iOS and Android, which is supposed to help improve it. Fact or fiction? The…
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Tiny Goccia Fitness Tracker Weighs a Bit More than a Penny

Tiny Goccia Fitness Tracker Weighs a Bit More than a Penny
I’ve been wearing a Pebble Smartwatch over the last few months and a lot of the time, it’s annoying having something on my wrist. If you like the idea of a wearable fitness device, but you…
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Nike FuelBand About to Be Nixed?

Nike FuelBand About to Be Nixed?
Over the last few days, there have been reports indicating that Nike’s Digital Sports Division had laid off most of its staff. The division is responsible for the FuelBand, which seemed to be doing quite well,…
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Chocolate Toothpaste: Brush with Dessert

Chocolate Toothpaste: Brush with Dessert
If only we could have had chocolate toothpaste when I was a kid. Well, the important thing is that they have it now. Theodent has a new line of fluoride-free, chocolate-flavored toothpaste. And this chocolate flavor…
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MIT FingerReader Reads Printed Text Aloud: Talk to the Hand

MIT FingerReader Reads Printed Text Aloud: Talk to the Hand
Braille helps visually impaired people read, but there is a lot of printed material that is never converted to that writing system. Blind people also miss out on using mobile devices because obviously they can’t feel…
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Virtual Cane Helps Blind People Move Around with Voice Prompts

Virtual Cane Helps Blind People Move Around with Voice Prompts
Last year we saw a robot cane for visually impaired people that warns its user of obstacles with an audible alert. The Virtual Aid for the Visually Impaired or VAVI by grade 10 student Roman Kozak…
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These Shoes Could Keep You from Falling

These Shoes Could Keep You from Falling
Footwear hasn’t exactly been a hotbed for true technological innovation, but these shoes change that. Israeli startup B-Shoe Technologies has developed some new shoes that incorporate some really helpful features. Like, helping you to not fall.…
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Doctors Want to Put Humans into Suspended Animation

Doctors Want to Put Humans into Suspended Animation
One of the many staples of science fiction and other fantasy movies and TV shows is suspended animation. If you have to fly somewhere on a starship, suspended animation will get you there without you being…
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Got a Migraine? This Headgear from Cefaly Can Get Rid of It

Got a Migraine? This Headgear from Cefaly Can Get Rid of It
If you get frequent migraines, then you know what a huge pain they can be. But before you pop another pill, here’s an alternative treatment that’s worth considering: the Cefaly headband.…
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Liftware Self-Stabilizing Spoon Normalizes Lives

Liftware Self-Stabilizing Spoon Normalizes Lives
Last year, Lift Labs Design unveiled Liftware Stabilizer, a spoon with an electronic self-stabilizing handle. Liftware makes it easy for people suffering from tremors – such as those with Parkinson’s Disease – to eat on their…
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Researchers Create Smart Glasses That Let Surgeons See Cancer Cells in Glowing Blue

Researchers Create Smart Glasses That Let Surgeons See Cancer Cells in Glowing Blue
There are untold numbers of people that go into surgery around the world every week due to cancer. Cancer surgery can be difficult on the patient and for the surgeon because it is very difficult to…
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Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor Works with Android and iPhone

Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor Works with Android and iPhone
Way back during CES 2011 we talked about an interesting health gadget from Withings that let your iPhone take your blood pressure. The catch was that the device needed a cable to be connected between the…
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Your Toothbrush Now Connects to Your Smartphone

Your Toothbrush Now Connects to Your Smartphone
The French, apparently having nothing better to do with their time, are now helping dentists get even richer. That’s because a French company has developed a toothbrush called the Kolibree that connects to your smartphone. It…
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