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Category: Health + Fitness

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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Sony SmartBand Tracks Your Physical, Social and Entertainment Activities: Automated Diary

Sony SmartBand Tracks Your Physical, Social and Entertainment Activities: Automated Diary
Way late in the fitness tracker game, Sony knew it had to come up with something unique in order to stand out from the growing market. If the Wellograph is designed for suits, the Sony SmartBand…
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Wellograph Fitness Watch: Exercise Like a Boss

Wellograph Fitness Watch: Exercise Like a Boss
There’s no shortage of wearable fitness trackers on the market right now, but if you’re looking for something that you can wear from the gym straight to the office, check out the Wellograph. Don’t blame me…
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PULSE Kinetic Jump Rope Charges Your Phone with Every Jump

PULSE Kinetic Jump Rope Charges Your Phone with Every Jump
More and more contraptions that charge devices or generate power without needing an electrical outlet are hitting the market. Some, like the PULSE Kinetic Jump Rope, are in their prototype stages, while others like the Voltmaker …
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Emertest On-the-Spot Blood Type Test Kit Could Save Lives

Emertest On-the-Spot Blood Type Test Kit Could Save Lives
A blood transfusion might spell the difference between life and death. This is apparent during emergency situations and in the case of accidents where the victims are in danger of bleeding out. But before any transfusions…
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Muscle Guy is a Hand Strengthening Tool with a Personality

Muscle Guy is a Hand Strengthening Tool with a Personality
The thing about exercise is that it’s hard to keep at it if you don’t have anything that’s motivating you to keep going. For some people, it’s fitting into a dress in time for someone’s wedding.…
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Kinsa iPhone Thermometer: Your Plug-In Doctor Is Ready

Kinsa iPhone Thermometer: Your Plug-In Doctor Is Ready
I take my phone pretty much everywhere, but it’s true that there is a lot more that it could do, given the right add-ons. Check out the Kinsa accessory, which will not only take your temperature…
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Titan Arm Assistive Exoskeleton Wins James Dyson Award

Titan Arm Assistive Exoskeleton Wins James Dyson Award
Exoskeletons are definitely the way to go to boost and assist people’s natural strength. There have been numerous exoskeleton prototypes created, but most of them cost an arm and a leg to make. That’s not the…
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