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.
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
women need to undergo numerous tests to ensure their health and health of their future baby. One of the most common tests at routine checkups is urine analysis
, which can give a clue about many health problems. Besides, not all women feel comfortable doing the regular urine test.
The Pregnancy Control Gadget
is a prototype developed by designer Luis Pedro
from Portugal that is meant to make regular checkups easier.
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.
Many scientists say that birth is a shocking experience for a baby, who was living in safe and warm environment of the mother's womb. First month of a baby's life are especially difficult for parents as the baby accommodates to a new world.
Obesity has become a world-wide problem with billions of people having extra burden and making them prone to serious diseases.
The new health gadget
that acts similar to breathalyzer will help you lose your excessive weight, telling you how much calories you need for this purpose.
Medela, a well-known company that provides innovative high-quality breastpumps and breastfeeding accessories that are based on the studies by the top breastfeeding specialists, has introduced iBreastfeed, free application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
If you are worried about the cleanliness of your environment, then it's time to introduce a health gadget that will keep your kitchen germ-free.
While we know that sleep is one of the basic things our body and mind needs to function properly, quite few people nowadays get good night sleep
regularly. This especially refers to new parents, who rarely get a sound uninterrupted sleep. In fact, many of them do not realize if they have been sleeping enough or not.
At the recent CES (largest consumer technology show) Withings has presented several health gadgets
, such as Withings blood pressure monitor that can be connected to iPhone and other devices.
Nowadays, obesity is a serious health concern not only for adults, but for children as well. Tanita has released the body fat monitors that is aimed at measuring body fat specifically in kids.
Exfoliation is an important part of skin care
routine that helps to keep your skin look healthy and clean. Nowadays you can find numerous exfoliating products to remove dead cells from your face.
If you want to give a timeless Christmas gift to your wife or friend, who is expecting, buy her a time capsule that will keep all those precious memories about the most important period of a woman's life.
If you are feeling stressed and find it hard to calm down, there is a natural and non-invasive way to bring piece of mind quickly and effectively.