I’ve done quite a few posts regarding how to plan for ones final goodbye. Fancy caskets, being shot into space, having our ashes pressed into diamonds, being made part of a living underwater reef system. I just haven’t really hit upon an option that completely appeals to me yet. Ideally, I’d like to find something that let’s me come back, or at least a reasonable facsimile of me. Is that wrong?
Getting an adequate amount of sleep is crucial to anyone who wants to wake up feeling refreshed the next day. However, with an ever increasing amounts of stress these days, it can be pretty hard to fall asleep with so many things running through our minds. There are also other medical conditions that might make … Read more
We’ve all heard of the Fitbit and the Flex, there are a few health monitors on the market these days. But, for the most part, they all seem pretty similar. I know there are some differences that might help you decide which might be the best fit for you… but let’s add one to the mix, and it’s not a bracelet, it’s a wearable garment that seems to raise the bar, when it comes to what we’ve come to expect from a health and fitness monitor.
It goes without saying that every single home would need its fair share of electrical devices, and some of these are indispensable – such as a refrigerator, a computer, and perhaps even a TV set. As for a blood pressure monitor, I hardly see manual versions any more, but technology has moved at such a pace that the blood pressure monitor has now taken a twist where it is not only electronic, but runs sans wires as well. We are referring to Withings’ Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, of course, which was unveiled at the recently concluded CES 2014.
If you’ve ever been to the doctor and had your blood drawn you know that every now and then it’s a hit or miss proposition. Sure, most of the time it’s no big deal, but you’ll remember for weeks to come when they couldn’t find a vein and you left the office bruised and sore. Aging, and certain illnesses or accidents can cause a blood draw, or IV placement to become very difficult… and sometimes, seconds count.
I would like to take a quick poll here – how many of you out there actually have the fear of needles, and hate going to the doctor to get your shot? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you would be in good company with a number of children too, who happen to share the same fear as you. There is something quite unnerving about having a really large needle inserted into your body, although thinking about it as some form of acupuncture might help a wee bit. Here is one device that has definitely proven itself in trials and tests – the Buzzy.
We know that the next big thing in the world of consumer electronics will most probably be wearable technology – the likes of Google Glass will definitely make quite a splash in the industry, if you ask me. Well, there is a place for the likes of Google Glass, but do remember that wearable tech could have so much more potential. Case in point, Sony has just announced the launch of a head-mount image processing unit which is capable of receiving and outputting endoscope image signals, as well as controlling video images, and these can subsequently be displayed in 3D or 2D via an accompanying head-mounted monitor. This head-mounted monitor can also be picked up as a separate purchase.
I know that we live in an age where medical advances abound, but we are still not quite on the same level as that of Star Wars or Star Trek yet, where neural implants and cybernetics have advanced to such a point, where even a severely weakened Darth Vader could still end up being an imposing Sith Lord with the help of Emperor Palpatine and his reconstructive medical center. Having said that, here is a new age device that has debuted at HIMSS13, where it is known as the Griffin MouthStick Stylus and was specially designed after receiving the necessary input from medical professionals.
We all know that the beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar one, and while the fabled Fountain of Youth remains elusive to the general public, we will just have to make do with the myriad of beauty creams and cosmetics available over the counter to help us fight the scourge of time (and gravity, of … Read more
When it comes to technology in the medical world, the realm of science fiction offers far more options and advancements than in real life for obvious reasons. Well, perhaps truth is about to catch up with fiction (with some miles left to go, of course) with the introduction of the ViSi Mobile monitor that will display the vital signs of a patient. The ViSi Mobile monitor is the brainchild of the good people over at Sotera Wireless of San Diego, California, where this wearable sensor pack will rely on tried-and-tested Wi-Fi technology, where it will enable doctors who get around with a tablet or smartphone in tow to be able to remotely monitor patient vital signs without sacrificing on accuracy, so much so it is said to offer the accuracy of an intensive care unit.