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Tag: Health

Tooshlights LEDs Let You Know if Someone’s Parked in a Restroom Stall

Tooshlights LEDs Let You Know if Someone’s Parked in a Restroom Stall
Many indoor parking areas use lights so you can see if a spot is vacant or taken way before you get there. A company called Tooshlights figured it could install the same system in public restrooms.

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 TellSpec but seems to be more versatile.

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 Ultimeyes app was released for computers before it was launched for mobile devices.

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 114 when you arrive, at least in the sci-fi world.

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 own.

TellSpec Scanner Reveals What’s in Your Food: Food Label 2.0

TellSpec Scanner Reveals What’s in Your Food: Food Label 2.0
If you’re a health buff or if you have food allergies, you probably have a mental list of edibles to avoid. But how can you be sure that the food that’s in front of you is up to your standards?

Need to See a Doctor? For $49, You Can See One Immediately – Online

Need to See a Doctor? For $49, You Can See One Immediately – Online
Seeing a doctor can be a pain sometimes. It’s painful and inconvenient enough to be sick as it is. What’s even worse is having to sit at a doctor’s office for hours on end and wait for the receptionist to call your name.

Robo-Boots Give a Powerful Boost to Your Every Step

Robo-Boots Give a Powerful Boost to Your Every Step
Aging is part of being human. Eventually, that spring in your step will be replaced by a slow (but hopefully steady) pace as you near your sixties. People who are in this stage of life and are frustrated at the limitations of old age will be happy to hear about the Ankle Walking Assist Device (abbreviated as AWAD).

Superheroes Join Cancer Center’s Fight Against the Big ‘C’

Superheroes Join Cancer Center’s Fight Against the Big ‘C’
Cancer sucks. There’s no cure (yet) – only prevention – and no one’s exempt from either getting it now or in the future. Every year, men and women, young and old, fall ill to the dreaded Big ‘C’.

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!

Bioprinting Uses 3D Printers to Make Living Tissue: Frankenstein 2.0

Bioprinting Uses 3D Printers to Make Living Tissue: Frankenstein 2.0
We’ve seen a lot of notable applications of 3D printing technology, but this one has to be the most cutting edge of them all. Some companies have made considerable progress in special 3D printers and ink.

Hacked Pacemaker Transmitters Could Turn Pacemakers to Literal Heartstoppers

Hacked Pacemaker Transmitters Could Turn Pacemakers to Literal Heartstoppers
Pacemakers save millions of lives, but a security researcher has shown that they can be used to kill on a massive scale as well. Speaking at the Breakpoint security conference, Barnaby Jack of IO Active reverse engineered a pacemaker transmitter – a device like this one used to monitor installed pacemakers – eventually enabling him to wirelessly deliver 830v shocks to a pacemaker using his laptop.

Woman Grows Replacement Ear on Her Arm: Still Easier than Growing a Child in Her Belly

Woman Grows Replacement Ear on Her Arm: Still Easier than Growing a Child in Her Belly
Even though we still don’t have a cure for the common cold, modern medicine does have a lot of achievements under its belt. Most of them creepy. We’ve heard of doctors restoring motion to a paralyzed man, transplant a face and now replace an ear.

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.

RISR: The App/Sensor That Reads Body Language for You

RISR: The App/Sensor That Reads Body Language for You
You’ve probably wanted at some point in time to be able to fully engage your date or a client. Here’s another tool to help you accomplish your goal. RISR is a “sensor web” that will help you get the most out of each conversation.

Cardiio App Uses MIT Tech to Measure Your Heart Rate By Looking at Your Face

Cardiio App Uses MIT Tech to Measure Your Heart Rate By Looking at Your Face
I’ve got a heart rate monitor, but it’s tied to a strap that connects wirelessly to my Garmin 500 cycling computer. There are also numerous smartphone apps which can measure your pulse when you cover up the camera and flash with your fingertip.