If you still have any doubts about the benefits of wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, this video from The Slow-Mo Guys and special guest Dr. Anthony Fauci should set you straight. The number of droplets that go flying when speaking without a mask on is particularly illuminating.
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Rather than focusing strictly on activity, Amazon’s Halo smart band works with a mobile app to also measure sleep trends, body composition, and even the tone of your voice to monitor your expression. It requires a subscription at $3.99 per month but includes 6 mo. free. A variety of optional bands are also available.
Work out muscle kinks with this cordless percussion massage gun. It offers five different speed settings (from 1600 to 3200 percussions per minute) and comes with five massage heads (including a heated one) to target aches and pains, improve blood flow, and break up knots. Use code FUSION20 at checkout for an extra $20 off.
Other fitness trackers simply track steps and movement, but the AURA band can also measure your body composition, using bioimpedance sensor tech. It can provide data on fat, muscle, and bone percentages, as well as help to track hydration, and they more typical calorie, step, and heart rate data.
Developed by a physical therapist and bike enthusiast, these unique handlebar grips are designed to improve ergonomics and comfort by rotating your hands into a more natural position when riding. They also help to reduce vibrations. Available in composite or carbon fiber materials.
These days, it’s more important than ever to keep your hands clean and avoid contact with surfaces that others might have touched. STOGO’s all-day gloves not only protect your hands, their fabric kills 99% of bacteria and germs in less than 2 hours. They also have conductive index and thumb tips for touchscreen devices.
Despite the science that proves that wearing masks can dramatically reduce transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses, some people are still refusing to wear them. To solve this problem, engineer Allen Pan decided to build a device that can pneumatically launch a mask onto someone else’s face from a distance.
We’ve pulled our share of all-nighters over the years, but have drawn the line somewhere around 36 hours without sleep. But the What If channel explores what life might be like if sleep weren’t a necessity for our brains and bodies. It turns out having all that extra time would have sweeping implications, both good and bad.
Keep your digits from cramping up with these flexible resistance bands that slip around your fingers. Each pack comes with bands in three resistance levels to help improve finger, hand, and forearm strength and flexibility. Save 33% on a 3-pack (9 exercisers) in The Awesomer Shop.
This smartly-designed wearable conceals a fabric face mask inside of the brim of a baseball cap, keeping personal protection at the ready for when you need it, and hiding it away when not in use. The face mask pulls around your chin to keep it in place, and is removable for hand-washing.
Tekjoy’s massage pillow can be placed around your neck, shoulders, back, or legs, and uses eight moving heads to knead your sore spots and knots. It offers multiple intensity levels and massage patterns, as well as heat. Its velcro straps help keep it in place hands-free while your sit and relax. Save 35% in The Awesomer Shop.
It’s more critical than ever to keep tabs on your temperature. This gun-style infrared thermometer lets you check temperatures without any contact, increasing safety, and allowing for quick readings of multiple people. Takes accurate readings in under 1 second in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. Save 53% in The Awesomer Shop.
Until there’s a vaccine for COVID-19, it’s critical that we wear our masks when we’re around other people. Everyday Carry rounded up a dozen fabric masks created by gear makers, each representing a substantial upgrade over those paper surgical masks, and many contributing to relief efforts as part of your purchase.
iBodyFit is the world’s largest fitness website. With this Premium pass, you’ll get lifetime access to 400 workouts, 40 diet plans, VIP support and trainer feedback. There are specific plans targeting your fitness and health needs, the ability to generate custom grocery lists, and more. Save 89% in The Awesomer Shop.
This mid-sized pack comes loaded with dozens of useful first aid supplies which can help save lives in the right hands. The kit includes bandages, ointments, splints, wraps, medication, gloves, shears, a digital thermometer, survival blanket, and many more useful emergency items. Full list here. LifeStraw shown, but not included.
Oura’s premium face mask is designed to offer a higher level of protection than cheap ones. It’s made with self-sterilizing antimicrobial fabric, and has been lab tested to provide surgical mask level filtration. It also has a small pouch where an N95 filter can be placed for added protection. Also available in kid’s sizes.
Automotive manufacturers have been called on to use their production expertise to help build ventilators to stem shortages and save lives. GM and Ford have already started to help, and now Tesla’s engineers are showing off their design for a custom respirator, made with car parts they already have on hand.
Designed by a retired NY City paramedic, StatGear’s Hygiene Hand is a keychain-sized tool you can use to push buttons and open doors without touching them with your hand. It’s made from solid brass, which is an inherently antimicrobial metal. They hope to start shipping as soon as May 2020.
While we’re all practicing social distancing, it’s important to know how to handle yourself should you feel a cough or sneeze coming on. This fascinating video from Amayu Wakoya Gena at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar uses schlieren imaging to compare how our breath disperses in different coughing scenarios.
Riding a bike can be fun and great for your fitness. It can also be hard on your muscles and joints. The Kinect aims to reduce impact by adding a flexible suspension to your handlebars. It’s designed to isolate your wrists and upper body from shocks and vibrations, and comes in versions for different kinds of bikes and riding styles.
From birth, mammals rely on milk for nutrition. We’ve been taught for decades that drinking cow’s milk is good for us, and part of a nutritious day. But as Kurzgesagt explains, recent studies call into question whether milk is really good for us, or if it’s slowly killing us. Plus, its production has dire environmental consequences.
Whether it’s a bee sting or a kick in the groin, pain sucks. But we need these unpleasant sensations so we know when something is wrong or when to avoid danger. Life Noggin explores the nature of pain, and some conditions which prevent people from feeling it.
Vibes discreetly slip into your ears and lower the volume at a concert or event, while also enhancing sound clarity. You won’t look like a dork while they’re in, but you will be protecting your hearing from all of those decibels. Grab a 2-pack today in The Awesomer Shop.
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