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Category: Health + Fitness

Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis Aims to Help Disabled Walk Again

Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis Aims to Help Disabled Walk Again
Helping people who can’t walk walk again is an admirable goal, and that’s what the Kinect Kinetic Orthosis is supposed to do. It’s specifically designed for people suffering from neurological disorders that affect the strength of their legs.

Fitbit One Uses Technology to Help You Get Fit and Sleep Better

Fitbit One Uses Technology to Help You Get Fit and Sleep Better
I think we can all agree that technology is a great thing. The right application of technology can make just about anything you want to do easier and more effective. If you’re a gadget fiend looking to get into shape, Fitbit has a new device up for pre-order called the One.

Tank Chair is an All-Terrain Wheelchair that Will Take You Anywhere and Back

Tank Chair is an All-Terrain Wheelchair that Will Take You Anywhere and Back
Most wheelchairs are just meant for indoor or sidewalk use. Because of that, many people with disabilities miss out on doing stuff they might want to do outdoors. But not anymore. Not with the Tank Chair.

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Toothbrush: Even Time Lords Need Oral Hygiene

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Toothbrush: Even Time Lords Need Oral Hygiene
If you’re a fan of the BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who, you will get a big kick out of the latest electric toothbrush to turn up online. The toothbrush looks just like the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver.

KICKR: iPhone Controlled Bike Trainer Makes Your 10-Speed Stationary

KICKR: iPhone Controlled Bike Trainer Makes Your 10-Speed Stationary
I’m not the bicycling sort and I’m more of a gearhead, but I know cycling is a very popular pastime around the world. If you’re a serious cyclist who prefers to practice indoors when the weather won’t allow you to go outside, you may be interested in a new product from Wahoo Fitness.

Flutter is a Dress that Doubles as a Hearing Aid

Flutter is a Dress that Doubles as a Hearing Aid
Not that hearing aids are unsightly, but some people who use them actually find how they look pretty annoying. But it’s better to have them than not be able to hear what people are saying around you, right?

miraDry Zaps Your Pits to Stop Sweating

miraDry Zaps Your Pits to Stop Sweating
Sweating is part of the summer. No matter where you are, especially with the heatwaves of this year, you’ve probably sweat quite a bit over these last few months. If you tend to sweat a lot from your pits, and would like it to stop soaking your clothes, you could always microwave them so that they completely stop sweating.

Neuroscientist Invents Technology to Cure Blind Mice (and Maybe Humans)

Neuroscientist Invents Technology to Cure Blind Mice (and Maybe Humans)
A neuroscientist from New York named Dr. Sheila Nirenberg apparently has made a medical breakthrough that allowed her to restore sight to blind mice. Now these mice can see how they run thanks to the nonsurgical procedure.

Woman Has Mysterious Allergic Reaction That Causes Fingernails to Grow from Hair Follicles

Woman Has Mysterious Allergic Reaction That Causes Fingernails to Grow from Hair Follicles
We’ve talked about some strange medical conditions over the years here. Most recently, we mentioned the woman who had a live spider living in her ear for several days. Another very strange medical mystery has surfaced with the case of Shanya Isom, who has been visiting doctors around the world in an attempt to figure out what is causing her severe allergic reaction.

Intellego UV-Sensing Wristband: Never Get Fried by the Sun Again

Intellego UV-Sensing Wristband: Never Get Fried by the Sun Again
Tanning can be dangerous, especially if you fall asleep on the beach while soaking in some rays. These UV-sensing wristbands will let you know when you’ve had too much sun. Once you’ve had your fill, they change colors to let you know when to cover up.

FDA Approves Indigestible Medical Sensor You Swallow Like a Pill

FDA Approves Indigestible Medical Sensor You Swallow Like a Pill
The FDA has issued approval for an interesting medical gadget that is designed to be swallowed. The digestible sensor is designed to report back to doctors on a patient’s adherence to medications, as well as to share their vital signs.

Happy Smile Trainer Helps You Practice Your Perfect Smile

Happy Smile Trainer Helps You Practice Your Perfect Smile
I think smiles greatly improve a person’s appearance, regardless of how big, small, perfect, or ‘imperfect’ they are. In fact, now that I think of it, I doubt that there’s actually a ‘perfect’ kind of smile because they’re all unique to the people actually doing the smiling.

Easy Eye Drops Make Sure You Don’t Blink

Easy Eye Drops Make Sure You Don’t Blink
As someone who has eyes that get irritated easily, I can definitely appreciate a good design for the classic eye dropper. Even though I use eye drops on a regular basis, I still find myself blinking uncontrollably as I squeeze the drop over my eyeball.

Medicine That Blooms in Your Cup Gives Relief in More Ways than One

Medicine That Blooms in Your Cup Gives Relief in More Ways than One
Taking your medicine with a spoonful of sugar might not be the best thing to do, especially if you’re a diabetic. But something that can definitely help the meds go down is Singapore design student Chan Min Yun’s Bloom.

An Exercise Machine More Embarrassing Than a Shake Weight or a Thighmaster

An Exercise Machine More Embarrassing Than a Shake Weight or a Thighmaster
Japan comes up with the weirdest exercise gadgets, but they’re usually targeted for the face. A couple of examples are the Hana Tsun Nose Straightener, the Eye Slack Haruka, the Rhythm Slim Chin Exerciser, and the Face Slimmer Mouthpiece,.

AmoeBAND: The Most Versatile Bandage

AmoeBAND: The Most Versatile Bandage
Remember the Chameleon Bandage that changes color to match your skin tone once you stuck it on? It was definitely an interesting concept, although a difficult one to execute.