The innovative ultrasound device
, which can be easily fit in one's pocket, may soon be used to relieve pain, cure injures or arthritis
just at the comfort of your home.
George K. Lewis, the Cornell biomedical engineering graduate student
, developed numerous prototypes of the ultrasound devices
The largest manufacturers of the clothing now work on the development of innovative and intelligent fabrics, nanofabrics and wearable technology. These smart clothes look like ordinary clothes, but use the latest technology innovations to help you deal with various health conditions and prevent diseases.
Sonic technology has been already used in some health gadgets, such as Clarisonic
skin system and Philips Sonicare
toothbrush and now the patented technology is behind an innovative sex toy.
by Revel Body
is the first sex toy device that uses this technology to develop high-performance vibration motor
A student has developed a new pen that is able to measure and reduce the user's stress
Many women, who gave birth, know that along with joy of motherhood, they often get unpleasant surprises, like hemorrhoids. This often happens due to the prolonged labor and increased pressure on the anus.
Plexus Biomedical Inc.
. received FDA approval of the first device that prevents external hemorroids during vaginal childbirth. The Hem-Avert Perianal Stabilizer
was developed by David Blurton
, the company's CEO, who decided to create a gadget that could help women during childbirth after he faced his wife's problem.
The Hem-Avert Perianal Stabilizer is made of medical grade polycarbonate with a cushion pad in the center of the device, which is placed inside with the help of lateral hook and loop fasteners attached to adhesive tape.
The Hem-Avert device is applied externally and non-invasively, supporting the perianal region during labor and delivery
. This tool is recommended to use only during vaginal deliveries. During the clinical trials the novel device helped all women avoid hemorrhoids
, when compared to 25 percent of women in the control group that had hemorrhoids during vaginal delivery
Air pollution has been linked to numerous health problems from obesity to heart attack. It is almost impossible to determine how much pollution you inhale every day, but now with the Personal Exposure Monitor you will know for sure what's taking toll on your health
is a personal device that is worn like a necklace was developed by researchers from RTI, Columbia University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northeastern University.
If your child
has difficulties saying certain sounds or letters or pronounces some sounds incorrectly, Speech Buddies may help overcome these problems.
High blood pressure affects millions of people around the world. Specialists recommend checking your blood pressure on a regular basis
since the hypertension often goes unnoticed and the complications include heart problems, metabolic syndrome, vision loss and others. Nowadays there is a variety of blood pressure
monitors that require complicated manipulations and data recording.
Jogging can soon become not only healthy, but also very useful green activity that uses your breathing for making electricity.
The new gadget
called AIRE mask
that was developed by Brazilian inventor Joco Paulo Lammoglia
, uses air from your lungs to turn it into electricity
and charge various devices, like your iPod.
You cannot fully understand what it's like to be a pregnant woman, until you experience all the difficulties and discomfort of pregnancy
The Japanese scientists at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology
have developed a Mommy Tummy suit
that simulates pregnancy sensations.The dads-to-be can wear this pregnancy suit to go though nine months of weight gain, breast enlargement, baby kicks and changes in balance
. The suit has a bladder that gradually fills in to increase the weight and imitate weight gain.
What if someone gave you a Chlamydia on a Valentine's Day? This may sound disgusting, but not in case if it was just a cute plush toy.
Giantmicrobes is a company that makes collectible educational toys
that represents many types of microbes
People, who suffer from chronic conditions, such as asthma, allergies, epilepsy
and others often need to deal with unexpected events, such as severe allergic reaction or seizure. Such events can be life-threatening, especially when there is no one around, who is aware of their condition.
Many of us spend a lot of time at the computer or watching TV, although we know the importance of exercising. Sitting at the desk all day long contributes to weight gain and other health problems. However, many people will say that they simply do not have time for exercising.
Finding a suspicious lump can be scary for every woman, but going to the doctor for a check-up is even greater stress. The scientists at Nihon University have come up with the portable breast cancer detection device
that can help you find out about your risk of having breast cancer
. This tool can be especially useful for those, who live in remote areas.
Babies that are born prematurely are at increased risk of various health problems that can have devastating consequences.
One of the most important things for a newborn baby
is to make sure that the baby is kept warm enough, because the body temperature regulation is not fully developed in low birth and premature babies. In many hospitals you can find special incubators for this purpose. But not all people in the world have such an easy access to incubators.
Jane Chen, Linus Liang, Dr. Rahul Panicker
, and Naganand Murty
, former students of the Stanford University
came up with the idea of developing a baby wrap called Embrace Infant Warmer
that can save lives of millions of children.
The baby wrap looks like a small sleeping bag that helps keep babies' temperature warm and increase chances of survival in difficult circumstances. It is reusable, hypoallergenic wrap
that has a sealed pouch that is heated with electric or non-electric unit and placed into the sleeping bag warmer. All that is needed is to heat the pouch and it will keep the necessary temperature for up to four hours. The material of the wrap absorbs extra heat
, if the baby gets too hot or release heat if the baby gets too cold.
The concept itself is in the final stages of development and soon will be available in the developing countries.
Ionic toothbrushes have been on the market for several years and were invented in Japan. Soladey Ionic Toothbrushes are new toothbrushes that do not require toothbrush or batteries, but still are even more effective than traditional toothbrushes.
Parents, expecting their first child, often want to know every detail of their baby's growth. The developers of the PreVue eTextile Device
wanted to give parents the possibility to get familiar with baby's growth
when it is still in the womb.
The PreVue created by Melody Shiue
, an industrial designer of the University of New South Wales
, that looks like a pregnancy
belt, features a electronic textile screen
with a specially designed ultrasonic layer that shows the image of the baby, baby's movements, kicks and smiles during its fetal development.
This innovative gadget concept was created to help parents bond with their child, making both parents, especially fathers see what's going on with their child even before it is born.
While this great device is not available yet, the idea of developing a device that makes "fetal visualization" so easy is incredible and quite difficult to implement.
Checking your blood pressure regularly is essential for health and is a lot more difficult for blind people.
Tensio blood pressure monitor designed by Diana Dumitrescu
is a concept now, but will soon become more than just a nice health gadget
. This blood pressure monitor
in a form of an electronic wristband tracks your blood pressure without the necessity to use your sight for this purpose.
The flexible wristband is made of inflatable foam, where the results appear on a display in Braille
form, the system that lets blind people read using their tactile sensation.
The Tensio Blood pressure monitor is also a great first aid device that can wirelessly call for help
in case of emergency.
Those, who regularly workout, may already know how important is to watch over your heart rate
during physical activities. Puma Cardiac Watch
is designed to monitor your heart rate to maximize your training.
Premature delivery has always been associated with numerous health risks for a baby. To deal with this problem, students from the Johns Hopkins University
have developed a novel device to detect the early signs of preterm labor and help to prevent it.