Health Gadgets

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Sep 20, 2010
If you long struggled to lose weight, but failed to get rid of love handles, you can try a new revolutionary way to become fitter.
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is a device that practically freezes fat cells on the most problem body areas.

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Jul 16, 2010
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.

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Dec 20, 2011
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.

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Jul 01, 2010
LifeScan, 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.

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Nov 15, 2011
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.

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May 21, 2010
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.

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Nov 09, 2011
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.

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Oct 13, 2011
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.

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Mar 26, 2010
Bedometer, 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.

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Mar 22, 2010
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.

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Sep 08, 2011
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.

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Jul 26, 2011
Reflexonic, a medical device technology company that specializes in urology has received FDA clearance for their hand-held non-pharmaceutical device called Viberect.

The 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.

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Jul 14, 2011
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.

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May 04, 2011
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.

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Apr 12, 2011
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.

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Mar 31, 2011
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.

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Mar 25, 2011
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.

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Mar 21, 2011
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.

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Mar 18, 2011
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.

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Mar 02, 2011
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.



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