Most parents struggle to take their child's
temperature, because children can be worried about the unknown objects inserted inside their bodies. Many children are also too fidgety to keep them in place for some time to take the temperature. This makes the procedure very difficult to perform and decreases the accuracy of the readings.
, a leading manufacturer of blood glucose monitors for people dealing with diabetes
has released a novel product called One Touch Delica Lancing System
For people with diabetes, regular blood glucose testing
is a part of their daily routine.
We all know how important it is to follow the good dental
rules, brushing our teeth twice a day. However that does not mean that everything is done how it should be. Whether you suspect your child skipping the healthy habit, or you forget to do it properly, the new Bluetooth toothbrush can help.
tracks your teeth brushing habits and sends this data via Bluetooth to a smartphone app
If you are concerned about your activity level, disturbed sleep
or the number of calories you burn daily, you can use a health gadget
that tracks all the main functions that play a great role in keeping you fit.
, a new iPhone application
was developed to estimate how many calories you have burned having sex.
The application was created by Livvy Thompson
, a 25-year-old woman from Islington, North London, who wanted to make her less energetic partner become more active.
Hair removal is delicate problem for many women. There are numerous methods to remove hair from unwanted places, but many have quite a short-term effect. Many women have already heard about laser hair treatment that is claimed to provide almost permanent hair removal. Now, there is one more option for smooth and silky skin that is called TRIA Laser Hair Removal System
Nothing can be more annoying than a sound of alarm clock early in the morning, when you can hardly open your eyes. LARK is a sleep
system that works with your iPad or iPhone
to help you sleep and wake up better.
The system uses silent alarm technology
waking you up gently and naturally using soothing vibrations.
Worried about your sedentary lifestyle? Then it may be time to incorporate innovative office desk.
The company Hammacher Schemmer
has developed an Elliptical Machine Office Desk
that makes sitting healthier. The adjustable desk that comes with semi-recumbent elliptical trainer
helps you workout while sitting at the desk.
Modern life interferes with our inner balance, which impairs our performance and make us less effective.
The Zentrom Wristband
developed by Lange & Lange
is a new product
that is aimed at restoring the electric field of your body
using Quantum technology. As the developers claim Zentrom means quality, style, performance and functionality.
Children diagnosed with autism
often have problems communicating with others, which becomes one of the biggest challenges for a child and his parents.
The interactive toy called Auti
was designed to overcome those difficulties and teach a child positive interactions
If you have to deal with high blood pressure, checking your blood pressure
and heart rate regularly becomes crucial to your health condition. The iHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System
that was developed for your iPhone, iPod or iPad includes a blood pressure cuff, portable dock and an iHealth application
for this purpose.
Using the iHealth
on your iPhone, you can check your blood pressure and heart rate, placing your gadget in the portable dock that also charges it for longer use.
, a medical device technology company that specializes in urology has received FDA clearance for their hand-held non-pharmaceutical device called Viberect
device is suitable for men with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction
, who have problems with maintenance and rigidity, had spinal cord injures and undergo post-surgery rehabilitation.
Most of us experience eye fatigue and strain, spending a lot of time in front of the computer. The Japanese Eyewear company JINS has released the two pairs of eyeglasses called J!NS PC
and J!NS Moisture
that ease common eye problems
The J!NS PC was developed to block up to 55 percent of "blue light"
from the computer display that often leads to eye fatigue.
The J!NS Moisture is another novel pair of eyeglasses that help your eyes retain moisture for up to 2 hours
, fighting the common dry eye problem.
Chronic back pain is common problem especially for those who spend most of the time sitting at the desk. Justine Smith
, an Australian design student came up with the idea of creating a smart wearable device that reduces back pain. Spinovo
is a concept that uses modular system and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
(TENS) method to relieve back pain
Most people become increasingly anxious about radiation, especially with the recent events in Japan. However, in our everyday life we also face some amount of radiation from different devices.
It is known that radiation can be especially harmful for pregnant women, children and young people, who are more vulnerable to radiation hazards. During pregnancy, the cells of an embryo divide very fast and any interventions can lead to negative consequences, such as birth defects or miscarriage.
The CARE bracelet
is concept developed by Gang Wang, Bin Xiao and Yanyan Cheng
of The Fun Team
, that warns pregnant women about the high levels of radiation
. The bracelet that could be safely worn by a woman changes its color from green to pink and starts vibrating, if the level of radiation becomes too high, warning the mother to leave the contaminated place.
Unfortunately, this health gadget
is just a concept now, but let's hope it will soon be available to those, who need it the most.
People, who suffer from food allergies
, might be unaware which particular food evokes the allergic reaction.
The Allergen Beagle
, a new concept developed by Sebastian Goudsmit
is meant to make things easier for everyone who has food allergy, telling which particular product you should avoid. The system can be used at the comfort of your home, which makes the task more comfortable. This health gadget
looks like a scanner with test tubes and indicator strips that screens food for potential allergenic contents
All you need to do is to choose the necessary test tube and place particles of food in it. The test tubes are inserted into the scanner and you should wait for the results. After the test was done, the verdict is shown on the indicator's strip. If it changes its color to the darker one, then this food is allergenic.
Currently, the developer says that the Allergen Beagle
will be able to sniff out such foods as peanut, shellfish, gluten, lactose, hazelnut, egg, soy, almonds, which are the most common allergens.
Nowadays many diseases can be prevented, if you know what's in your DNA. If you are really interested in your health and well-being, you can order a DNA Testing Kit to find out more about your genetic makeup.
The DNA Testing Kit by 23andMe
is designed to make things clear for you. All you have to do is to order the kit and send the saliva sample to the company's lab, where your DNA will be analyzed. After registering your kit online and sending the saliva sample, you get the results in about 6-8 weeks and can start exploring your genome.
The DNA analysis of the 23andMe Kit
can help you find out more about your risk factors for up to 95 diseases, your traits, your body's response to various drugs and your ancestral origins
The 23andMe Kit includes all the essential instructions and materials for genetic analysis for easy use. All the information can be viewed and stored online. You have a chance to learn about your risk factors for diseases, including different types of cancer, Parkinson's disease, asthma and many others. Traits analysis will discover things like muscle performance or pain sensitivity.
Knowing your genetic
makeup can help you take defensive measures early to prevent a host of diseases.
Few people realize how many harmful bacteria is lurking on their kitchen utensils, where we deal with various types of foods, such as meat, fish, eggs and other products.
Joseph Joseph Food Station
is a set of flexible cutting boards that are designed to prevent cross-contamination of different foods
, while you are cooking. The unit consists of 3 removable chopping mats
of different colors on the glass board that makes its use more hygienic. The distinct color of each cutting mat helps you to distinguish the board for different uses, like green for vegetables or red for meat.
The glass board serves as a base, where flexible mats are placed, creating non-slip surface and can also be used as a trivet, withstanding temperatures up to 280ºC/530ºF. It also saves your kitchen space, still proving large cutting areas.
Writing is a difficult task for blind people. Stephen Brewster
, a professor at University of Glasgow
, has created a haptic system that teaches visually impaired children to write
The haptic system called McSig
uses the device Phantom Omni
, a force-feedback pen that has a motorized arm that can move in three dimensions
, guiding child's hand for writing.
Stephen Brewster together with the University of Auckland
has tested the haptic device
on blind children in Auckland schools and the results are quite good. After just 20 minutes of practicing with this device, the children were able to write quite well. The gadget can direct or restrain the movements, which allow the students to feel the right movements and learn the letters.
We all know that it's easier said than done, when it comes to living healthier way of life. Sometimes, all that is needed is little encouragement. San-Francisco company GreenGoose
developed a new lifestyle tracking platform
for this purpose. The platform is aimed to help you set lifestyle goals, tracking your progress with wireless sensors.
The wireless sensors monitor your actions
as you try to reach your goals. There are different sensors for different things that are attached to objects, like water bottle, toothbrush, vitamin container as well as exercise sensor. The sensors communicate with the base-station.
The points that you get while performing the daily activities that you have set turn these improvements into a game. Though currently the developers did not come up with the idea of the reward you get from receiving the points, they are currently working on it to improve the program.
The inventors of this health gadget
say that it can be especially helpful for families as well as for health companies.