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Stand-up gadgets: Tech to get you fit by doing very little at all

Stand-up gadgets: Tech to get you fit by doing very little at all

By 19 May 2015

If we told you there was a way to get fitter, lose weight and even strengthen muscle by doing pretty much nothing, would you believe it? Well, yes, you probably would as the headline clearly gives away standing as the secret. Time for some science. According... >>

This bionic lens could give you 3 times better vision than 20/20

This bionic lens could give you 3 times better vision than 20/20

By 19 May 2015

The jump from standard definition to high definition may not be reserved for screens alone for much longer. A new bionic contact lens could enhance perfect 20/20 vision by three times more quality. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens creator Dr Garth Webb, says... >>

Philips and Allianz are working on a smartphone-controlled backpain solution

Philips and Allianz are working on a smartphone-controlled backpain solution

By 24 April 2015

Philips are partnering with Allianz to bring a smartphone-controlled backpain solution, aiming to cross the divide between healthcare professional and patients. Announced on stage at the IFA 2015 Global Press Conference in Malta, Bernd Laudahn, managing... >>

Star Trek Tricorder that measures health wirelessly nearly here: $10m X Prize finalists revealed

Star Trek Tricorder that measures health wirelessly nearly here: $10m X Prize finalists revealed

By 28 August 2014

The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, which launched last year, has been narrowed down to ten finalists. The $10 million prize will go to the best wireless device capable of tracking health. Like the Tricorder used in Star Trek to monitor health and diagnose... >>

At last, activity trackers that measure calories in any food are almost here

At last, activity trackers that measure calories in any food are almost here

By 3 July 2014

Imagine not only tracking calories burned, using an activity tracker, but also calories eaten. It would make staying healthy and maintaining a stable weight much easier. And it's nearly here. Scientists at GE Labs in New York are currently perfecting... >>

Vessyl smart cup knows what you pour into it, keeps track out your daily intake

Vessyl smart cup knows what you pour into it, keeps track out your daily intake

By 13 June 2014

Launching a smart cup at the beginning of the World Cup is a clever move on its own, but the smart cup itself is even more impressive. The Vessyl smart cup is able to recongise what's been poured into it and keep track of daily intake. Data is displayed... >>

Jawbone Up24 review
4.5 out of 5

Jawbone Up24 review

By 31 March 2014

We've reviewed the Jawbone Up in its previous guises, so you may already be familiar with this fitness tracker and sleep monitor. The latest iteration is the Jawbone Up24, an updated product that works in greater detail than its predecessors. Up24 works... >>

Migraine headaches be gone, electronic headband Cefaly claimed to cure brain pain

Migraine headaches be gone, electronic headband Cefaly claimed to cure brain pain

By 18 March 2014

Those who have experienced migraine understand that any way to stop it is worth trying. Even donning this abuse-attracting headband. The Cefaly electronic headband, despite looking like an accessory from Star Trek, is a fully functioning FDA approved... >>

Nintendo wants to improve quality of life with new health division

Nintendo wants to improve quality of life with new health division

By 3 March 2014

Nintendo will focus on improving the quality of life for users "in enjoyable ways" over the next 10 years, Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, said in a letter on Monday. The news of Nintendo's refocusing follows struggling game sales caused by the... >>

New laser could detect illness from your breath, before you get sick

New laser could detect illness from your breath, before you get sick

By 18 February 2014

Detection of illness from gases in breath is a relatively new and very exciting science. And now a new laser has been created that can read gases in the air more accurately than ever. Soon doctors may be able to scan the air you breath out, with a Star... >>