Maintain the Ideal Posture You are Looking for Via PosturePulse

PosturePulse is a simple, vibrating belt that trains your muscles to maintain the correct posture, providing more confidence and higher energy levels. This is a biofeedback belt that is worn underneath your clothing while sitting or standing or attached to your chair for use when seated for long periods of time. PosturePulse is known for versatility and discretion. This can be strapped to the arms of your desk chair and sit with the module resting on your lower back. PosturePulse provides you with an easy and affordable way to correct your posture and you won’t even notice it’s there. It gives you instant posture improvement by vibrating silently if you slouch for more than seven seconds. This is only 1/2 inch thick and it is easily hidden underneath your clothing, allowing you to wear it with any outfit. It can also adjust to fit your waist, sizes are from 26-36 inches. It has a rechargeable LiPo battery 100mAh, 3′ standard micro USB charging cable and its battery can lasts up to one week of normal use per charge. It has a 3V button motor for its vibration motor and it creates a gentle tingle. It has light indicators, red for low battery, blue for charging and green for accelerometer activation and start up. PosturePulse comes pre-programmed right out of the box. It doesn’t require any additional setup. There are no apps, no computers and nothing to upload. The moment you receive your PosturePulse and put it on, it is ready to start helping you maintain the ideal posture you’re looking for.

PosturePulse

 

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Parkinson’s KinetiGraph

Parkinson’s KinetiGraph or PKG is a tool that can  be used by Doctors as part  of their treatment and management program for Patients with movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive movement disorder that affects millions of people in the world. The main motor or movement related symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are slowness of movement, rigidity, tremors and postural instability. Other symptoms are speech and swallowing difficulties, cognitive impairment, depression or other emotional changes. Parkinson’s disease can be difficult to diagnose and currently there is no cure. However, a variety of medications and surgery can help ease the symptoms for some patients. Global Kinetics Corporation presents the Parking;s KinetiGraph. It is one of the groups that are committed in improving lives of those with Parkinson’s disease with advanced medical technologies. Andrew Maxwell, the managing director and CEO of Global Kinetics Corporation said that monitoring changes in a patient’s movement symptoms is a critical element in the treatment of Parkinson’s and many other movement disorders, but it can be difficult for both patients and healthcare providers to identify and assess changes in movement symptoms effectively and he added that the Personal KinetiGraph provides clinicians with a clear and accurate assessment of the patient experience outside of office visits and examinations. The Personal KinetiGraph can automatically record motion data over a period of up to ten days and this device is a wrist-worn device. The detailed information about the patient’s mobility can be received by the physician within minutes, which can help in identifying changes and trends for diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s KinetiGraph

Parkinson’s KinetiGraph

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iGrow Hair Growth System

Hair loss is a common condition and it affects people at some time in their lives. Health issues like anemia, low vitamin levels and so many health cases may cause of hair loss. The iGrow is a safe and effective in-home hair growth device. The non-invasive, proprietary Low-Level Laser Therapy or LLLT technology has no side-effects, unlike pharmaceuticals, topicals and pills.  iGrow Hair Growth System thickens thinning areas of the scalp, strengthens hair follicles and generates cellular rejuvenation. This increase hair counts by 35 to 40 percent in just 16-24 weeks of therapy. Individual results will vary. The iGrow should be used three to four times per week on non-consecutive days for best results and consistent use provides optimum results. Jeff Braile, the Medical Products Division president, said that this regulatory milestone represents yet another significant achievement for Apira Science and its iGrow® Hair Growth System. The iGrow Hair Growth System’s patented red light technology, which consists of a highly productive combination of red laser and LED diodes, re-energizes cells at the follicle level to effectively regrow hair. This is now available for purchase at www.igrowlaser.com; retail sites NeimanMarcus.com, Nordstrom.com, Bedbathandbeyond.com, Hammacher.com, Drugstore.com, and Frys.com; and also at select Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Fry’s retail locations. The device comes with a six-month money-back guarantee, and retails for $695. The U.S. is among 40 global markets where the iGrow hair growth device is available, including Mexico, all 28 European Union nations, as well as Canada, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Malaysia, Peru, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Turkey.

 

iGrow Hair Growth System

iGrow

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KNFB Reader: The Blind People Instrument

Smartphone applications that allows blind people to listen to an audio read back of printed text is consider as a life changer by many people but the KNFB Reader for iOS enables a new level engagement in everyday life. The KNFB Reader for iOS is a new application which was designed for people who are blind or visually impaired. This application reads virtually any type of printed text including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos and many other documents with a touch of a single button. Its accuracy is facilitated by a field of view report, automatic page detection and tilt control. It has proprietary document analysis technology that determines the words and reads them aloud to the user with high quality text-to-speech. It has two modes for reading, the single and the multicolumn formats. It also includes synchronized text highlighting with Braille and high quality speech output. Its text navigation is by line, sentence, word, and character. It also has viewfinder and tilt assist feature. Viewfinder is for live field of view. Tilt guidance and report to assist with aligning the camera relative to the document. It has automatic text detection to enable hands-free operation or touch-free operation. KNFB Reader has the ability to import, OCR and read image based PDF and JPG. It can also export HTML and TXT files to cloud storage including Dropbox and Google Drive. It can also capture and read documents, brochures, pamphlets, and books. It has a Multi-Language Support,can recognize and read printed materials in a variety of languages including: English, French, German, Dutch(Belgium), Dutch(Netherlands), Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian.

 

The KNFB Reader

The KNFB Reader

 

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Clear Guide ONE

Clear Guide Medical is a company based in Baltimore, Maryland which is known in developing innovative technologies to provide advance image-guidance for needle-based interventions and diagnostics. On September 19,2014, the Clear Guide Medical announced that its first medical product was cleared by the United States’ Food and Drug Administration. An officer stated, “for augmenting the ultrasonic image of an interventional needle or needle-like rigid device, such as a biopsy needle, an aspiration needle, or ablation needle, and for predicting its future path on a display which also shows the image of a B-scan or similar display of a medical ultrasound imaging system. The device is intended to be used in procedures where ultrasound is currently used for visualizing.” The product is the Clear Guide ONE and the handheld component of this is the Clear Guide SuperPROBE. It combines the Clear Guide navigation head and conventional ultrasound probe , which tracks needles and other tools and sends real-time information about the scene to the Clear guide CORE unit for live needle-path display.  The target can be defined directly on the CORE unit’s touchscreen. The Clear Guide ONE is an essential innovation in the field of image guidance because of its price and ease of use. This combines the smallest navigation solution on the market with an ultrasound device and this device need no sensor attachments, no cumbersome wires, no calibration. Clear Guide ONE supports variable insertion and both in-plane and out-of-plane approaches. Unlike existing navigation, Clear Guide ONE does not require large capital investments.

Clear Guide ONE by Clear Guide Medical

Clear Guide ONE by Clear Guide Medical

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LifeTrak BRITE R450: Health and Fitness Guide

Health and fitness is very important to us. Our activities, environment and people around us are helping us to attain the health and fitness we need. There lots of discoveries, particularly gadgets, to maintain our health and fitness easier. This includes the new released gadget by Salutron. Salutron company have announced a new tracker called the LifeTrak BRITE R450. This has a LightTrak monitor which simultaneously monitors the amount of blue and white light you are exposed to. To be beneficial to enhancing one’s mood, boosting energy, and improving sleep, blue light has been shown. This can be an alert if you are getting too little or too much light and can also make recommendations based on your time zone. This has also improved sleep tracking features. It can automatically detect if you fall asleep and it monitors how well you sleep. Vibrating alarm is also included in BRITE R450, which can wake you up at the most optimal time based on your sleep quality. This device keeps you motivated with fitness notifications and it also lets you stay in the loop with notifications right on your wrist.  BRITE R450 can display on-screen notifications from incoming calls, missed calls, emails, texts, IM, news, calendar reminders and other notifications from your compatible smartphone. This also counts your steps and measures your heart rate. In addition to the features given, this device is water resistance to 30 meters, it is reversible and interchangeable ComfortFit bands and its standard coin battery cell can last up to six months.

LifeTrak BRITE R450

LifeTrak BRITE R450

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Barotism Neo for Blood Flow Regulation System

The body’s rapid response system for dealing with changes in the blood flow regulation system is known as baroreflex or baroreceptor. According to the announcement, CVRx, a company in Minnesota, received CE Mark approval for its Barotism neo System that’s intended for heart patients with an “ejection fraction ≤ 35% and a New York Heart Failure Classification of III without restriction on QRS duration, concomitant medical device treatment or presence of atrial fibrillation. Barotism neo consists of neurostimulator, also known as Implantable Pulse Generator, which provides control delivery of activation energy to the carotid artery, Carotid Sinus Lead, which conducts energy from the IPG to the carotid artery, and programmer system, which will be used to adjust and customize therapy settings via wireless connection. Barotism neo is a treatment that is non-destructive reversible, which has a mechanism of action of electrical stimulation of baroreceptors. It is designed to take advantage of the body’s natural baroreflex system which provides important monitoring and feedback for blood flow throughout the body. This will be implanted in the chest area of the patient. Physicians can turn the therapy OFF if needed by simply pressing a button. By automatically and continuously activating the baroflex, Barotism neo provides 100% compliance to treatment and to meet each patient’s individual theraphy needs, Barotism neo can be adjusted. When Barotism neo is activated, signals are sent to the brain through neural pathways.  Through this, arteries will relax, making it easier for blood to flow through the body and reducing cardiac exertion, heart will slow down,allowing more time for the organ to fill with blood, and kidneys will reduce fluid in the body, lowering both excessive blood pressure and workload on the heart.

Barotism neo will be implanted in the chest area of the patient

Barotism neo will be implanted in the chest area of the patient

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Checkme Health Monitor

 

 

Checkme Health Monitor

Checkme Health Monitor

 

Viatom Techonology, a fast growing company in China, has released internationally its Checkme health monitor. This checks and measures ECG, SpO2 and blood pressure simultaneously with no cable required at routine time informed by reminder. Full disclosure ECG waveforms can be replayed and all measurements can be viewed and tracked locally or with APP on mobile devices. Chekme can also monitor one’s health while sleeping. It detects the oxygen desaturation caused by obstructive sleep apnea. It has comfortable wristband and soft-cover SpO2 sensor and up to 10 hours of measurement data can be saved. This has also temperature sensor with high accuracy and it is very easy to use and quick to get reading. Checkme can also calculate steps, calories and amount of far burned accurately. Aside from the measurements it can get, this device also enter calendar and clock mode  automatically when no operation is detected and it automatically starts ECG measurement when you pick it up. All data gathered or saved can be sent to a doctor by email and the results can also be shared using applications such as Facebook and Twitter. Checkme is a device that is cable-free operation, simple and compact. Its graphical touch user interface and audio prompts are easy to use. It is an ultra-low power consumption device, charging battery once works for months. It is a big help for earlier detection of abnormal symptoms or diseases and in protecting family’s health. Checkme can give more information for better communication with doctor and it is also a big help in reducing hospital visit frequency or hospital stay.

 

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Latest Technology in Hearing Aids

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Siemens, one of the leaders in hearing technology, introduced one of their most advanced hearing devices.

Meet Artis 2 helping people with hearing loss fully appreciate all that life has to offer. Artis 2 is a smart little device that learns the wearer’s volume preference, so that it adjusts automatically while it is being worn. Artis 2 actually records and stores hearing aid use data so your hearing health professional can access the data for quick adjustments as needed. This tiny little device is so smart, it utilizes wireless technology. Yes, both ear pieces can communicate with each other wirelessly.

The Artis 2 can also differentiate between sound and just plain noise by upping the volume on speech while reducing background din. The screeching feedback problems have also been reduced digitally with feedback cancellation.

Whew. All this high technology packed in one tiny device!

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Gastric Bypass Via Laparoscopic Surgery

laparoscopic surgeryGastric bypass surgery as a means to lose weight and keep it off is becoming more accepted, perhaps due to the less invasive surgery procedure called laparoscopy.

In comparison to open surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is definitely advantageous with smaller incisions resulting in a shorter hospital day (usually just 1 day), significantly less post-surgical pain, lower risk for hernia and infections, and smaller scars.

Of course, there are other non-surgical methods to melting unwanted fat like Ultrashape and good old dieting and exercise, but for those whose need the option and results that only gastric bypass surgery can bring, the lap option is obviously good news.

Note though, that with the advantages it brings comes the disadvantage of a bigger hospital bill. Still, the bill is worth paying since you can’t really put a price tag on your health and beauty and the resulting increase in self-esteem and improved lifestyle.

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