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Category: Health + Fitness

DARPA Warrior Web Suit: Exo-Endoskeleton

DARPA Warrior Web Suit: Exo-Endoskeleton
We’ve seen a variety of artificial exoskeletons that can augment a person’s strength and even help disabled people walk again. Their main disadvantage is that they’re quite bulky and heavy. That’s why DARPA is working on a similar suit, except this one’s meant to be worn like an undergarment.

Foot-Powered Back Massager: Too Complicated for Comfort?

Foot-Powered Back Massager: Too Complicated for Comfort?
Want a massage? Then give yourself one by getting one of the many available self-massaging devices available on store shelves in most retailers. Massagers are pretty common gadgets and they’re usually pretty easy to use. Most of them anyway, with the notable exception of the foot-powered back massager with hand tool that you see pictured below.

Naki’o: A Four-Legged Friend Gets Four Prosthetic Paws

Naki’o: A Four-Legged Friend Gets Four Prosthetic Paws
Dogs have long been touted as being man’s best friend. Aside from companionship, dogs can save human lives, depending on their training, by sniffing out bombs, transporting medicine (remember Balto?), and helping the blind ‘see.’ Given all the joy and help that dogs give humans, it’s only fitting that humans give back to them as well.

Neonisin is Toothpaste You Can Swallow

Neonisin is Toothpaste You Can Swallow
Toothpaste doesn’t sound like the most palatable thing in the world, but some people have taken it upon themselves to come up with the right formulation to make it edible. It’s called Neonisin and it’s going to be available in Japan this summer.

The Slingshot Channel Takes Aim at Bill Gates’ Condom Challenge

The Slingshot Channel Takes Aim at Bill Gates’ Condom Challenge
If you have been following nerd news at all, then you know that Bill Gates has issued a challenge through The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They are offering $100,000(USD) to the person who can come up with the best idea to improve on condom technology.

3D Printed Robot Hand Raises its Hand for Pledges on Kickstarter

3D Printed Robot Hand Raises its Hand for Pledges on Kickstarter
Ever wanted a robotic hand? Well unless you’re a Terminator, or this guy, you probably don’t have one. Well, thanks to 3D printing, and the wonders of Kickstarter, you can soon own your own robot hand without breaking the bank.

CubeSensors: Track the Fitness of Your Home

CubeSensors: Track the Fitness of Your Home
While fitness sensors are cool, there are plenty of other uses for remote sensors. These environmental sensors allow you to keep track of indoor spaces in your home.

BMW Cruise Electric Bike Powers up

BMW Cruise Electric Bike Powers up
Whether it’s that extra push when you are climbing a hill, or you just want to cruise along with minimal effort, electric bikes have come a long way from their humble beginnings. Now, BMW has released the details of their upcoming e-bike, which looks pretty interesting.

T2T Tongue to Teeth is a Tongue-Mounted Toothbrush

T2T Tongue to Teeth is a Tongue-Mounted Toothbrush
This isn’t the first time that someone tried to reinvent the toothbrush. Remember the Rolly rolling toothbrush, where you were supposed to pop one into your mouth and chew to ‘brush’? The T2T Tongue to Teeth toothbrush takes a page from Rolly, only the T2T is meant to be mounted on your tongue.

UVeBand: Don’t Get Singed By the Sun

UVeBand: Don’t Get Singed By the Sun
The sun can get pretty intense depending on where you live. If that is a concern for you, then you should check out this band, which will hopefully help keep you from getting singed from the sun.

Breathometer Puts a Breathalyzer on Your Smartphone

Breathometer Puts a Breathalyzer on Your Smartphone
Police departments all around the world use breathalyzers to test drivers who are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. These are those little devices that a driver blows into that is able to detect how much alcohol has been consumed.

Fire Facial Treatment ‘Burns’ Wrinkles off – and Maybe Your Face – in the Process

Fire Facial Treatment ‘Burns’ Wrinkles off – and Maybe Your Face – in the Process
Now here’s another weird beauty treatment that might just overshadow Kim Kardashian’s gruesome-looking blood facials. No blood is going to be drawn or injected when these facials are done, although your face will be covered with a towel and set on fire in the middle of the whole process.

Organic Spray-on Gel Bandage is Massively Effective at Stopping Bleeding

Organic Spray-on Gel Bandage is Massively Effective at Stopping Bleeding
If you’ve played any of the Mass Effect games, then you’re familiar with the series’ Medi-gel. It’s a potent salve that instantly cures wounds and restores health, regardless of the source of the damage. It can even be administered remotely!

Kinect Hacked with Brain Scans for Neurosurgeon Augmented Reality

Kinect Hacked with Brain Scans for Neurosurgeon Augmented Reality
The Microsoft Kinect has been hacked to do all sorts of things, and while some of the hacks are for the good of humankind, most are pretty superfluous. But the Microsoft Research Cambridge team has recently put together a Kinect demo which could provide neurosurgeons with interactive 3D visuals which could help them save lives in the operating room.

Reevu Motorcycle Helmet Gives You Eyes in the Back of Your Head

Reevu Motorcycle Helmet Gives You Eyes in the Back of Your Head
The most dangerous thing about a motorcycle isn’t the motorcycle itself, it’s the distracted drivers around you. We all see people driving down the street in a car weaving all over the place, texting rather than paying attention to what they’re doing.

Thanko USB Air Purifier Removes the Stench from Your Cubicle

Thanko USB Air Purifier Removes the Stench from Your Cubicle
If you’re one of those people that are concerned about the quality of the air you breathe when indoors, Thanko has a new USB-powered air purifier to keep things fresh. The air purifier plugs into the USB port on your computer and slurps up the bad air, filters it, and then spits it back out for you to breathe.