Mar 01, 2012
Living with a chronic condition means that at any moment you can face life-threatening situation. That's what happens when you have anaphylactic episode, a severe allergic reaction, when you can have difficulty breathing and you need other people's help. Many people wear bracelets that let others know about their chronic diseases, such as diabetes
or allergies, but more and more people turn to tattoos to notify others about their condition
Feb 28, 2012
Scientists develop special material that allows you to drink your favorite juice and then eat the bottle. The material of the bottle will be made of biodegradable plastic and food
particles and will taste like the drink itself.
, the material of the edible bottles was developed by professor David Edwards
at Harvard University
. It consists of natural food membrane
with liquid within biodegradable shell.
Feb 24, 2012
Couples trying to conceive often want to find out the causes behind difficulties getting pregnant. And while women are more likely to seek for help, it is often very difficult to make a man check his health condition.That's why many will find more comfortable checking such intimate issues at the comfort of their home.
SpermCheck Fertility Test
for men that is the only FDA-approved
at-home screening test for men is now available over-the-counter for everyone who is willing to test their sperm count.
Feb 24, 2012
Special bandages that were designed to be tested by US soldiers can help them get better faster. The Procellera cloth bandage
kills harmful bacteria, eases pain and heals wounds faster. The bandage features tiny silver and zinc dots that produce micro-current when it comes in contact with the moist surface. The process is similar the natural energy level of the body, which promotes faster healing
of the entire wound.
Feb 20, 2012
n near future the pill could be your best doctor, watching over your vital signs such as heart rate or blood sugar level. The smart pill called Helius
was developed by Proteus Medical
and Swiss company Novartis
and has a biodegradable chip and medication to track the important health signs
, which are sent to your smartphone.
The pill will give you valuable information about your heart rate, temperature, glucose level and respiratory rate
Feb 20, 2012
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
Feb 13, 2012
More and more children face the problem of obesity because of the sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating. And today parents need more than just words to get their kids moving.
The new health gadget MOVband
was designed specially for children to make them more physically active
. The device was developed by a teacher, a fitness instructor and a mother of three and uses latest accelerometer technology. The system combines the wrist worn band with the MOVband Challenge, a school-ready program.
Feb 09, 2012
Many fitness products developed nowadays can considerably improve your health and well-being and replace a fitness instructor.
One of such health gadgets is Squid, a T-shirt equipped with electromyography sensors
that help you track your workouts. The sensors monitor your muscle activity
, then sends all the data on internet portal with the help of smartphone app. The app records the number of repetitions of exercises and watches over your heart rate
Feb 01, 2012
Having high blood pressure often means that you need to take blood pressure drugs regularly. But the makers of a new health gadget
claim that their device can help control your blood pressure without medications.
The gadget called Resperate
works by slowing down user's breathing, playing soothing music
Jan 30, 2012
Synthetic biology has a great potential to change the way we live, including our environment and health
is a new ambitious project that is a result of collaboration of synthetic biology scientists and designers that promises to make such difference. Cambridge University
undergraduates decided to create genetically engineered bacteria that will produce colored pigments
This has a huge variety of applications.
Jan 26, 2012
hether you want to lose weight
or improve your lifestyle by eating healthier, you may need a motivational tool to stick to your promises.
EatDifferent is a new app that helps you set goals and track your progress
on a daily basis. The app allows you to stay aware of your eating habits, such as "avoid processed food" or "added sugar" or "eat more grains", reminding you about your promises every day.
Jan 24, 2012
he new robot developed by Japanese inventors is meant to cure the feelings of loneliness and depression
in older people.
was designed to look like a baby that requires your attention, reacting to movement, temperature, pressure and light. The cute robot interacts with you by crying or laughing, depending on the environment with the help of sensors.
Jan 20, 2012
What if you can't make yourself workout on a daily basis? There are many ways to motivate us being more active, but the new iPhone app
has probably one of the most powerful ones.
The system rewards you with money when your exercise and charges you when you don't.
Jan 19, 2012
Fitbit and Jawbone Up
help us stay fit and become a great motivational tool. The new Basis Band
is a watch-like device that tracks a variety of metrics, including heart rate, calories burned, temperature, sleep quality
and other useful data.
It features five body sensors
: one that tracks your motions, an optical sensor
that watches over the changes in blood flow to tell you everything about your heart rate
Jan 17, 2012
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
Jan 16, 2012
Dry eyes syndrome is a lack of proper lubrication and can be quite irritating. Ageing, some medications, chronic diseases and contact lenses may all lead to dry eyes
The Dry Eye Relief Kit
was designed to alleviate dryness and stimulate tears production
. The kit comes in a form of googles with gel packs that can be heated or cooled off for the desired effect.
Jan 14, 2012
Fitbit, a company that is known for its wireless sleep and activity tracker
has introduced the new health gadget that helps you follow healthy lifestyle.
Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale
is a tool that is designed to track your weight, percentage of your body fat and BMI
easily. The scale's glass surface has small electrodes that evaluate your body impedance to give you more detailed information about your body fat and lean mass.
Jan 09, 2012
Whithings, a well-known technology company, has launched an innovative baby scale for keeping track of your baby's weight.
The Withings Smart Baby Scale
that was awarded the CES Innovation Award
works in connection with Internet via Bluetooth and WiFi to manage all the data about your child's weight so that you can view and share it with others.
Jan 06, 2012
While waking up
in the morning may seem like a hard task for many people, bringing yourself to workout is nearly impossible for lazybones. Even if you've decided to start exercising every single day, it's difficult to keep to your promises. And what if your alarm clock could become your best motivation in healthy lifestyle?
Dec 29, 2011
Snoring makes your life miserable? Now, there is no reason to ruin your relationships just because of this health problem.
The new health gadget Snore Stopper
by Hivox promises to make night more peaceful and silent.
The device that is worn on the wrist during sleep uses gentle electrical current to stimulate users to change sleeping position
that can induce snoring and interfere with other people's sleep.