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Added 6 January, 2019

It’s no secret that conventional plastic drinking straws are very eco-unfriendly. Manufactured in the billions, they’re typically only used once, and then end up in landfills or the ocean. Finnish startup Sulapac is attempting to address the problem, with marine-biodegradable straws. Developed in partnership with renewable materials company...

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Added 31 December, 2018

We already know that most pet owners see their dogs as members of the family, so it makes sense that there is now a rise in fitness trackers for pets. The 'RAWR' collar, positioned as a feature-rich smart collar for your canine, is outfitted with activity tracking technology, health monitoring, GPS tracking technology and even a personal...

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Added 9 December, 2018

Nera, the world’s first 3D-printed electric motorcycle is an electric vehicle with many unique features including airless tires, embedded electronics, and forkless steering. Developed by the German innovation lab, NOWlab, Nera features fully 3D-printed parts such as tires, rims, frame, fork, and seat, excluding only electrical components. Plus...

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Added 7 December, 2018

Wearable smart devices are now monitoring many aspects of our daily lives. So it makes sense that the same people who like to keep stats on themselves want to know how good the air around them is. There are many devices coming to market now, including Airthings Wave Plus, a smart IAQ monitor packed with sensitive electronics that keep tabs on...

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Added 29 November, 2018

The Inc. 5000 list is out and one of the most interesting revelations from it is that all of the fastest-growing franchises from this year's are all part of a health-focused wellness trend. The leaders are: Orangetheory Fitness, FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers, Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids, iLoveKickboxing, GYMGUYZ, Club Pilates...

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Added 6 November, 2018

We have seen biometric recognition systems introduced to recognize people by their footsteps and to monitor student emotions in class. Now, a company in Norway has developed a facial recognition system for fish coined iFarm. It uses the pattern of spots around the fish’s eyes, mouth and gills to tell them apart. Norwegian fish-farming giant...

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Added 17 October, 2018

Think of it as Alexa for your health records. Through the Apple Health app, which is undergoing pilot testing, patients can aggregate their health records from a variety of institutions to create a more comprehensive view of their health, due to the collaboration between Apple, healthcare organizations and EHR vendors. Data from EHRs can...

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Added 16 October, 2018

Fitness trackers can tell you a lot about your body — your heart rate, your steps, even your REM cycles. Now, they can potentially track the environment around you, helping users understand the impact our surroundings have on their health. Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a wristband that tests the air around it for harmful...

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Added 14 October, 2018

The FDA has cleared a direct-to-consumer hearing aid, developed by speaker manufacturer Bose, potentially opening the door for other consumer-focused electronics companies. The de novo clearance makes it the first hearing aid authorized by the agency that allows users to fit, program and control the device on their own, without help from a...

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Added 13 October, 2018

There are a wide variety of biometric tools available, including fingerprint scans, iris scans and facial recognition. Now, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi have developed a biometric system based on footsteps.The new system uses a geophone. This is a transducer that converts ground movement into electrical signals...