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Heathy Ideas

A plant that creates light

The Living Light harvests its energy through the photosynthetic process of the plant.

According to Ermi van Oers, the designer of the lamp: “A healthy plant can produce up to 0,1 mW, which is enough to be working as a night lamp and will fall asleep with you to charge itself for the next night.”.

In fact, the duration of light depends on the well-being of the plant. So the better you take care of the plant, the more energy you will receive back.

Watch the video to understand how it works:

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This Cool Nap Bar in Madrid could enhance your brain power

After the success of the nap pop up in London, Dubai and Tokyo, here is the first nap bar in Madrid. The bar is called Siesta & Go, it provides a variety of rooms for visitors wanting to take a break from the day and relax. The bar is situated at the heart of the business center so people can do a pause during their working hours. You pay for the time you spend in the bar.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, a 20/30min nap “provides significant benefit for improved alertness and performance”

Winston Churchill’s believed that his daily nap helped him get twice as much done each day: Slowing down can make you more efficient.

After the Nap Gym, the Pods to pause and reconnect and the Slow down drink, the nap bar is another example that slowing down is a growing trend. There is no doubt that the concept is going to be a success. Expect to see more of those bar opening in the big cities.


Future of oral care: This toothbrush could save 100 days of your life time

If we do it well, brushing teeth takes 4 minutes a day, 1 day a year, 100 days in 100 years. Because of this reason people either avoid brushing their teeth at night or reduce the recommended time to 1 min. This can leads to dental or gum diseases.

That’s why Amabrush created a toothbrush that brushes teeth in 10 seconds: A mouth piece vibrates and cleans simultaneously every tooth with the simple click of a button.

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Future of health care: This smart robot is a friendly personal pharmacist

Pillo is a personal health care companion that can:
  • recognize each user’s face and voice
  • have a conversation with you and learn about you
  • dispense the proper pills at the appropriate time
  • automatically reorder medicine before it runs out
  • answer your health questions
  • connect you directly with healthcare professionals

Pillo is also intelligent. His functionalities will improve as he learns about us and our family. In the future, could Pillo replace our doctor and advise us on each medication to take for simple sickness? is it scary or convenient?

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Are we becoming the immortal cyborg of the future?

Based on the latest advancement in robot technology, Greg Satell predicts that “The future of robot is all too human”. But what if the future of human was actually all too robot?

There’s no doubt: machines can often do work not only more efficiently, but better than us. Robots are becoming more advanced and are taking some of our jobs. With their sophisticated EQ, robots are also becoming a better partner in our daily life. Ray Kurzweil, Google’s Director predicts that computers will become as smart as humans in 12 years. How many years before they get smarter than us and overpower human? The alternative is that we enhance our own body and brain.

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This edible robot will save lives

Made in the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, the soft robot is made of gelatin and can be easily digested.

The robot’s gripper is capable of handling various objects. Combined with other recent edible materials and electronics, the innovation could revolutionize medicine.
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So far the robot is tasteless, yet the researchers are working with the École hôtelière de Lausanne, a world-class hospitality school, to create better-tasting robots.

Maybe one day, we will go to a “Robot-restaurant” instead of the hospital to do a surgery without opening the body. Who want to try the Bone-fix-apple-crumble-robot?

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A cute smart sock that will save babies lives

How many parents wake up at night to check if their baby is still breathing?

The Owlet Smart Sock tracks babies’ heart rate, blood oxygen levels and alerts parents if anything abnormal happens. The company claims that “83% of Owlet parents report having better sleep while using the Smart Sock on their baby.”

Beyond harnessing parent’s piece of mind, the cute little sock will soon save  babies’ life. The device is collecting data to be able to predict when problems are occurring, not just when they already have. For example, certain heart-rate profiles may indicate that a baby has a fever, even before he’s sweating.

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Wearable shifts in focus from ‘gadget’ to ‘health trackers’

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The power of scent: scented bottles makes plain water flavorful

A single can of soda contains the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar. People who consume sugary drinks regularly (more than 1 cup a day) have a 26% greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than other people.

Reducing the consumption of soft drinks and drinking more water will improve people’s health. Yet here is the tension: While health and wellness is a growing concern for people around the world, there is also a well establish indulgence trend. People want both: be healthy and be indulged.

What if the scent was the solution to eat and drink healthy yet tasty?

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This smart fitness t-shirt helps runners to find their way.

You can leave the phone at home, focus on your run, while your tee shirt brings you to your destination.

It’s simple to use: Download the app. Connect the app with the teeshirt. Enter the destination. Run.

The Sygnal fitness tee shirt indicates when you have to turn with a vibration on your right or left shoulder. The tee shirt also registers the steps you’ve done, the calories burned, the floor you’ve climbed.

Soon our clothes will be able to do as much as our phone. We might not have a phone device anymore, everything will be integrated in our clothes.

See more here.

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