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The World’s First Smart Hairbrush Tells You What’s Going With Your Hair

The mere act of brushing your hair does nothing but, well, brushes and possibly, make your lock looks a lot better than just-woke-up condition. Unless you visit a trichologist, you won’t know your mane’s well-being (yes, we said ‘well-being’), but what if, you can know your hair more intimately simply through your daily brushing routine? Well, folks, believe it or not, that’s exactly what Kérastase Hair Coach Smart Hairbrush Powered by Withings offers to do. Yes. Yes. The concept of smart has come to the least of things you expect: a hairbrush and being smart and app-connected, you can expect nothing less than a wealth of information you probably didn’t know you need. Continue reading The World’s First Smart Hairbrush Tells You What’s Going With Your Hair

MPERSENS Smartwatch Is Also A Remote Monitoring Device For Elderlies

We have seen our fair share of smartwatches and by now, I guess the only differentiating point competing models have is brand, or whether it loaded with diamonds or not. However, this smartwatch, called MPERSENS, from VEESAG is different. MPERSENS, which is the acronym for Mobile Personal Emergency Response System, works like most smartwatches, but it also serves as a remote monitoring device for the elderly and patients suffering from chronic diseases or age-related debilitating conditions, to enable them to live independently. Continue reading MPERSENS Smartwatch Is Also A Remote Monitoring Device For Elderlies

Oticon Opn Is The First Hearing Aid To Enter The Era of Internet Of Things

Traditionally, people with hearing disability wears a hearing aid and while this may seem suffice, the current technology is rather limited. It’s directional, that is what we are saying. However, with the Oticon Opn (pronounced as ‘open’) Connected Hearing Aid, it not only set to change how a person with hearing disability hears, but also offers more to improve his or her quality of life with ability to enjoy modern multimedia technology like everyone else do. While traditional hearing aid focuses on one speaker by suppressing other sound, Oticon Opn’s technology enable wearers to make sense of the speech by multiple speakers even in complex environments with background audio like music, baby crying, other chattering, motor vehicles et cetera. Continue reading Oticon Opn Is The First Hearing Aid To Enter The Era of Internet Of Things

Heart Monitoring Sportswear Aims To Prevent Cardiac-related Deaths

Imagine a future where the apparels you wear is able to provide you with your body metrics. Perhaps, even measuring blood sugar level and such. The Sensoria Artificial Intelligence Sportswear you see here is not that kind of future tech but it is pretty close with as far as active lifestyle is concerned. Billed as a sensor infused smart training apparel, Sensoria Artificial Intelligence Sportswear comes equipped with washable electrodes embedded in its comfy, body climate control Emana Yarn, thus eliminating the need of wearing cumbersome and uncomfortable monitoring straps. By design, it is many steps up the traditional heart monitoring strap. Continue reading Heart Monitoring Sportswear Aims To Prevent Cardiac-related Deaths

Meet HEX, The World’s First Re-engineered Condom. Wait, What???

There are many things that need and has been re-engineered, reinvented, but condom, that latex stuff that goes on your manhood, hasn’t. The question is, is condom in dire need of re-engineering? Apparently yes, according to LELO, “world’s leading name in the pleasure industry” from Sweden. The outfit has decided to take on the seventy year-old product and completely re-engineered it to be safer and, well, more pleasurable. LELO thinks the material used in today’s condom is perfect fine, but what needs to be changed is the structure. Continue reading Meet HEX, The World’s First Re-engineered Condom. Wait, What???

This In-ear Headphones Is A Fitness Tracker That Can Read Mind Too

Music and body metrics measurement does not go hand-in-hand, but what if it could? Well, such is what the United Sciences The Aware Custom-fit Headphone proposed to do: providing users with a pair of custom-fit, wireless in-ear headphone that not only lets users listen to music, but also measure their body metrics, as well as monitor performance if the user is exercising. It can even monitor your sleep data too. Unlike a pair of conventional earphones which only is equipped with drivers, The Aware is also packed with biometric sensors that picks up data such as brainwave activity (though EEG), heart rate, steps, distance traveled, calories burned and more. Continue reading This In-ear Headphones Is A Fitness Tracker That Can Read Mind Too

“Second Skin” Is Possibly The Closest Thing You Will Get To Elixir of Youth

These days photos lie. The advancement in imaging hardware and software allows us to beautify our photos even as we are taking the photo and as a result, photos may not be the most accurate representation of the real person. Just think of girls with skilfully applied makeup (which probably took hours to complete) and you will know what we mean. So far, the ‘misrepresentation’ is limited to digital images, but a new joint development by scientists at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof, and Olivo Labs may soon enable a wrinkle-loaded person fool you into believing he or she is 10 or more years younger then they really are. Continue reading “Second Skin” Is Possibly The Closest Thing You Will Get To Elixir of Youth

Research Lab Develops Electric Fork That Adds Salty Tang To Salt-free Meals

It is well documented that over intake of salt is one of the main culprits of high blood pressure. According to Blood Pressure UK, “eating salt raises the amount of sodium in your bloodstream and wrecks the delicate balance, reducing the ability of your kidneys to remove the water.” Our body reacts by introducing more water to get rid of the excess salt, which for some people, may lead to a rise in blood pressure. While we know the downside of salt, we can’t do without them. The key here is moderation, but what if a person has reached the point that he or she should not be consuming salt at all? Well, it looks like help is here – thanks to a special fork known as “Electro Fork” developed by Rekimoto Lab at the University of Tokyo. Continue reading Research Lab Develops Electric Fork That Adds Salty Tang To Salt-free Meals

Garmin Index Smart Scale Wants to Add More Metrics to Your Fitness Data

Among the connected gadgets, weighing scale is the less vied. Seriously, what else can you do besides providing the weight, which you can simply look down to pick up the digits? Apparently, a weighing scale can do more – even more if it is connected as Garmin Index Smart Scale claims to do. A weighing scale that serves up data beyond body weight is not new, but what Garmin’s iteration wants to do is to provide metrics that matters. In addition to body weight, metrics like body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, water percentage, muscle mass and bone mass will be gathered, and automatically uploaded over WiFi to Garmin Connect. Continue reading Garmin Index Smart Scale Wants to Add More Metrics to Your Fitness Data

REMzen Intelligent Sleep Mask Relies on R.E.M. to Enable a Better Sleep

I am sure we are all familiar with sleep tracker. We are told that we should wear it on our wrist, sleep on super thin sensor and even slip under our pillows, but nobody actually propose something that closely related to our sleep: Rapid Eye Movement, or REM for short. Well, that’s until now. Meet REMzen Intelligent Sleep Mask, an advanced personal sleep tracker that does the same as other sleep trackers’ proposed to do and that is to deliver sleep data, as well as waking you at the right moment, but instead of movement, it does so using your REM-cycle. Continue reading REMzen Intelligent Sleep Mask Relies on R.E.M. to Enable a Better Sleep