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Tag: Health

How Stressed Are You? Your Mouse Could Tell You

How Stressed Are You? Your Mouse Could Tell You
Most jobs nowadays require at least an hour or so at the computer, whether it’s to type a report or send out an email to a colleague in another office. And when you’re using the computer, you’re also more or less using a mouse along with it (unless you just use laptops and are contented with moving the cursor around with just the touchpad.)

Mobile Phone Stethoscope Hack: Voicemail for Your Heart

Mobile Phone Stethoscope Hack: Voicemail for Your Heart
We’ve seen a concept for a pair of headphones that resemble a stethoscope, and there’s even a (low-rated) stethoscope app for iOS devices. But this simple hack developed by University of Oxford scientists Thomas Brennan, Gari Clifford and David Springer can really turn a phone into a stethoscope.

Food Allergen Detector Concept: the Digital Nose Knows

Food Allergen Detector Concept: the Digital Nose Knows
Many people who have food allergies often resort to exposing themselves to minute amounts of food to verify if they are indeed allergic to it. Not only is this inexact, it’s also freakin’ primitive (and potentially dangerous).

Masclear Face Masks Offer the Same Protection Without The Anonimity

Masclear Face Masks Offer the Same Protection Without The Anonimity
Years ago, when SARS first broke out, people wearing face masks while they did their daily chores was a common sight. Now I have to admit, that freaked me out a bit and I immediately went out and bought a few dozen masks myself.

Jawbone Up Wellness Wristband Knows if You’ve Been Sleeping, and Knows When You’re Awaks

Jawbone Up Wellness Wristband Knows if You’ve Been Sleeping, and Knows When You’re Awaks
Up is a new health and wellness gadget from Jawbone, which uses hardware and software to track your eating and sleeping habits, as well as your movements. It’s the same size as those rubber straps that people wear, and it contains enough sensors to track all of the relevant info.

Docs Successfully Transplant Synthetic Trachea Made with Patient’s Stem Cells

Docs Successfully Transplant Synthetic Trachea Made with Patient’s Stem Cells
Unless you have good reason to know what a trachea is, it might be new word for you. The trachea is the part of the human body most often referred to as the windpipe. A 36-year-old man has become the first person to successfully have a trachea transplant using a synthetic trachea grown from a synthetic scaffold seeded with his own stem cells.

Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed Berkeley Grad to Walk Across Stage

Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed Berkeley Grad to Walk Across Stage
There is lots of research and money being poured into looking for a way to get people that are paralyzed out of a wheelchair and walking again. One of the places that is making some of the coolest tech breakthroughs is Berkeley where they have developed a cool exoskeleton that we have talked about before.

Spinovo Concept: Wearable Back Pain Reliever

Spinovo Concept: Wearable Back Pain Reliever
I’ve always had bad posture and of course with it back pain. Years of writing, gaming, browsing and working while sitting in varied postures – all of them undoubtedly incorrect – have only worsened my condition.

Fire Trucks Finally Get Pet Oxygen Masks

Fire Trucks Finally Get Pet Oxygen Masks
People need oxygen in the aftermath of a fire to help flush the carbon dioxide from the smoke from their blood so they can breathe better. If you ever wondered what is done to help the pets caught in the same fire as their humans – apparently in the past, the answer was nothing.

Punching Pro: The Literal Punching Bag

Punching Pro: The Literal Punching Bag
Kris Tressiden is working on something with a lot of potential: a robotic punching bag that punches back. He calls it the Punching Pro. Apparently the current model is powered by a couple of 12-volt windshield motors.

Ben Heck Makes Motion Detecting Hand Sanitizer: No, He Didn’t Use a Kinect

Ben Heck Makes Motion Detecting Hand Sanitizer: No, He Didn’t Use a Kinect
Ben Heck may have earned fame and fortune (and possibly love) by creating custom video game devices, but that doesn’t mean that that’s all he’s good for. In the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show the master modder set his sights on a loftier goal – making sure hospital employees keep their hands clean.

SoundBite Hearing Aid Uses Teeth to Transmit Sound

SoundBite Hearing Aid Uses Teeth to Transmit Sound
A company called Sonitus Medical has developed a unique way of providing hearing for people who are deaf in one ear. The cleverly named SoundBite hearing system is composed of two electronic devices, the Behind The Ear (BTE) unit and the In The Mouth (ITM) unit.

BodyMedia Wireless Armband BW Helps You Manage Your Waistline

BodyMedia Wireless Armband BW Helps You Manage Your Waistline
BodyMedia unveiled their latest FIT Armband BW that will connect to your devices using Bluetooth. This means that it will connect to iOS devices, as well as cell phones, etc. It will collect information about how many calories are burned, steps are taken, and real time physical activity.

Let Your iPhone Check Your Blood Pressure

Let Your iPhone Check Your Blood Pressure
The gang over at Withings is all about using tech and gadgets to help people stay fit and healthy. These folks have that scale that interfaces with the iPhone, tracks your weight, and will tweet your weight if you want it to.

Sterishoe Kicks Germs Out With Uv Light

Sterishoe Kicks Germs Out With Uv Light
If we trust ultraviolet light to clean our toothbrushes, I guess it’s not that weird to let it sanitize the insides of shoes as well. That’s exactly what SteriShoe does. Put them in your shoes, turn them on for 45 minutes and they’ll kick germs in their germicidal nuts.

Pajamas for Baby Tell You if Your Tot is Alive and Well

Pajamas for Baby Tell You if Your Tot is Alive and Well
If you don’t have kids you might think that this new sensor laden pajama for babies is pretty stupid and sounds like some of that wacky crap that we see out of Japan every now and again.