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Category: Health + Fitness

The Realm System Resistance-based Motion Controller: Work Hard to Play Hard

The Realm System Resistance-based Motion Controller: Work Hard to Play Hard
If you liked using the Wii, the PlayStation Move or the Kinect, keep an eye on The Realm System. Like the Wii and PS Move, it has a pair of handheld motion controllers but it also…

Wishbone Thermometer Lets you be a Temperature Checking Ninja

Wishbone Thermometer Lets you be a Temperature Checking Ninja
When my son was an infant, he had constant ear infections, and we had to check his temperature roughly every 15 seconds or we felt like terrible parents and were convinced he had brain damage. The…
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Lumoid Lets You Try Wearable Devices Before You Buy: Fit Tester

Lumoid Lets You Try Wearable Devices Before You Buy: Fit Tester
Lumoid is an online store that rents and sells consumer electronics, from prosumer cameras to the Google Glass. Recently the store opened up a new kind of service that’s solely for wearable devices. Lumoid can ship…

Xyze Takes & Saves Body Measurements for Online Shopping: Extra Large Convenience

Xyze Takes & Saves Body Measurements for Online Shopping: Extra Large Convenience
Clothing stores online usually have sizing guides for their products, but those guides assume that the customer knows his size. A company called Xyze is working on a way to ensure you get the right clothing…

This Seven-Year-Old Gets a Clonetrooper Prosthetic Arm

This Seven-Year-Old Gets a Clonetrooper Prosthetic Arm
The E-NABLE network is very cool: it uses 3D printing to make basic, low-cost prosthetics for children who are growing too quickly to qualify for regular ones. Their latest recipient is Liam Porter from Augusta, Georgia,…

Exo 3D Printed Titanium Leg Concept: The Six Hundred Dollar Man

Exo 3D Printed Titanium Leg Concept: The Six Hundred Dollar Man
Prosthetic legs typically go for several thousands of dollars and stick out because of their robotic appearance. Industrial Design student William Root wanted to address both of those issues with his Exo concept. It’s a prosthetic…

Stethee Bluetooth Digital Stethoscope Lets You Hear, See and Feel Heartbeats

Stethee Bluetooth Digital Stethoscope Lets You Hear, See and Feel Heartbeats
This year saw the explosion of wearable fitness devices, with many of them able to detect and track your pulse alongside their other capabilities. So why would you get a device that can do only that?…

This Nobel Winner Claims Prize Decked out in the Neurons She Discovered

This Nobel Winner Claims Prize Decked out in the Neurons She Discovered
This is May-Britt Moser, and she, along with husband Edward Moser and colleague John O’Keefe, just won a Nobel Prize for discovering a specific type of neuron. Moser is a leader in spacial reasoning research, and…

Double Amputee Now Has Choice: Cyborg Superhero or Cyborg Supervillain?

Double Amputee Now Has Choice: Cyborg Superhero or Cyborg Supervillain?
Les Baugh lost both of his arms in an electrical accident, and I’m pretty sure that sucked far, far more than I can imagine. While they can never replace what he lost, he’s now been outfitted…

Charcoal Toothbrush Is Reportedly Not as Bad as It Sounds

Charcoal Toothbrush Is Reportedly Not as Bad as It Sounds
When I say “charcoal toothbrush” you probably think “CIA torture report.” You should actually be wondering “cutting edge dentistry or snake oil?” Yes, the charcoal toothbrush is an actual product that’s available here for about $10.…

Immune Defense Is a Much Geekier Take on the Tower Defense Genre

Immune Defense Is a Much Geekier Take on the Tower Defense Genre
“Imagine a tower defense game where the tower is alive and moving. Imagine enemies that change not just their shape but their very chemical composition to overcome defenses. Imagine facing an enemy so numerous that they…

Blood Sport: Fusing Blood Donations And Violent Video Games

Blood Sport: Fusing Blood Donations And Violent Video Games
Out there, right now, there are people with a dire need for your blood, and 99.98% of them aren’t vampires. Instead, they’re in need of medical attention. Donating blood is a good thing to do because…

Fitness Watches Aren’t Half as Pretty as Fitness Earrings

Fitness Watches Aren’t Half as Pretty as Fitness Earrings
Wearable tech is all the rage, but there are a lot of other bits of your wardrobe that still can be technified. We are free to worry about our watches, shirts, pants, compression gear, arm bands,…

rHEALTH Diagnostic Device Identifies Diseases from a Drop of Blood: Handheld House

rHEALTH Diagnostic Device Identifies Diseases from a Drop of Blood: Handheld House
We’ve seen a rise in consumer health devices in recent years, but I’ve never been impressed with any of them. Until now. DNA Medical Institute Inc. (DMI) is in the advanced stages of developing a device…

Meditation Can Physically Change Your Cells, Sounds Like Magic to Me

Meditation Can Physically Change Your Cells, Sounds Like Magic to Me
Meditation is a good thing. We all know that, and most of us derive some pretty cool mental benefits from it. Taoists also say that if you’re really good at meditating you can physically change your…

Alpinestars’ Airbag Motorcycle Jacket: Check out the Crash Test Videos

Alpinestars’ Airbag Motorcycle Jacket: Check out the Crash Test Videos
People in cars get a LOT of safety features that motorcyclists don’t have access to, like four-wheel traction control and a vehicle that doesn’t tip over without outside intervention. Airbags, however, are something that professional motorcycle…
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