Technabob (blog)Amiigo Activity Monitor Tracks Movements and Vital Signs While You Work OutTechnabob (blog)There are a number of wearable devices on the market these days which can monitor your activity when you exercise, but they're all pretty...
'The jewellery that Naomi Filmer designs is extraordinary. With her designs, she investigates the boundaries of the human body and limits of the materials. In this interview, Filmer explains that her work is not just ‘adornment’ of the body; jewellery and accessories become interesting when they visualize life and give a glimpse of the way a person could move his way through life.
This video is part of the The Art of Fashion exhibition, on view until January 10th 2010 at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.'
Meet Pinchy, a prosthetic arm with two hooks that can--as its name might indicate--pinch things. Pinchy belongs to Daniel Wilson, an eight year-old from Rockville, Indiana, who was born with a shortened arm that has two fingers on the end.
'Sano is building a small, wearable sensor that can capture and transmit blood chemistry data continuously to virtually any device. We will liberate this data to a third-party development and analytical platform we like to call "The API for the bloodstream".'
Lark is a company known for its sleep trackers. Its Lark Original and Lark Pro devices wirelessly monitor your sleeping patterns, gently wake you up, and offer personalized advice on how to improve your sleep.
There are many advantages to having your leg amputated.Pedicure costs drop 50% overnight. A pair of socks lasts twice as long. But Hugh Herr, the director of the Biomechatronics Group at the MIT Media Lab, goes a step further.
Smartphones may have dominated the news this week, but Fitbit, creators of the Fitbit Ultra smart fitness tracker and the Fitbit Aria smart wireless scale, today unveiled two new fitness trackers (which will both sync to said smartphones, by the...
SENSUS transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator that’s intended for use by diabetics to help manage chronic intractable pain. The SENSUS is attached to the patient’s upper calf and uses proprietary algorithms to generate an electric current that disrupts/modulates nerve pain signals from reaching the brain.
All those fancy wearable sports sensors are great at determining how far you've run, jogged or walked. They're not so good at determining that you're riding a bike or swimming across the English Channel.
'Nanotechnology is an emerging field of science that deals with the manipulation of structures on an atomic and molecular scale – the size of one billionth of a meter. Nanotechnology is often seen as a trend in material science, but has much deeper implications.
Nanotechnology, or more precise nanotechnologies, is an umbrella term for various techniques that scientists use to operate on the very small nanoscale, ranging from nanostructures, nanocoatings, nano-encapsulation, nanocircuits, nanosensors, nanoparticles, and more. Existing applications range from sunscreens, from mobile phones to airplanes to medicines.
Although many people are aware that nanotechnology is very small, there is only little discussion on how this emerging technology will change our everyday lives. Nanotechnology radically intervenes with our notion of what is natural. It may realize the dreams people have of themselves and significantly improve our lives, but may also have its downsides. Hence the urgency to have a public debate on the impact of nanotechnology on our lives.'
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Thus, it is only fitting that we focus on some exciting technology for the ladies, 1 in 8 of whom will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. The First Warning System by First Warning Systems, Inc.
Imec, Holst Centre and Panasonic have unveiled a new version of their wireless EEG headset. The device monitors brain waves using eight channels and transmits readings directly to a wireless receiver up to 10 meters (30 feet) away.
Dr Jacky Finch at the University of Manchester has been studying a couple ancient Egyptian wooden toes to find out whether they are the world’s oldest known prostheses or are simply aesthetic devices from a time when everyone wore sandals.
Here are a pair of inspirational stories of post-injury redemption via Inhabitat: a heartstring-puller about Beauty the bald eagle with a 3D-printed beak, and the story of Sun Jifa, who should probably get an honorary Core77 Design Award for the DIY category for making his own prosthetic arms out of scrap metal.
Co.DesignA Gadget For Teaching People To Master Body LanguageCo.Design“While having spoken to colleagues and friends it became clear, that almost everybody seems to want to improve their appearance and that hardly anybody seems to be really...
The only painful part of wearing an adhesive bandage is having to peel them off, so researchers at Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Center have developed a way to turn Band-Aids into a nearly pain free alternative to needles.