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Health

The Drinkable Book

The Drinkable Book

The pages of The Drinkable Book contains tips on proper sanitation & hygiene, but more importantly, they’re function as water filters. Each book can provide clean water for up to four years and costs just pennies to make.

Hugh Herr: The New Bionics

Hugh Herr: The New Bionics

Hugh Herr and his colleagues at MIT’s Biomechatronics group develop artificial limbs that complete or augment the human body. His presentation is amazing, but if you’re short on time skip to 13:40. Really, watch the whole thing.

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The Natural Effect

The Natural Effect

“We pride ourselves in this kind of confusion.” An ad executive talks about one of his industry’s go to tactics when it comes to marketing food: just add the word “natural.” A funny mockumentary by Only Organic.

PillPack

PillPack

PillPack is a medicine subscription service for U.S. residents. They’ll work with your doctor and insurance company to collect the medicines you need, sort them in clearly labeled and portable packs, then ship them to you at no added cost.

Touch Bionics I-limb Ultra

Touch Bionics I-limb Ultra

(NSFW: Language) LiveLeaker Adam Harris’ customer demonstrates his i-limb ultra prosthetic hand. LIke the BeBionic3, it can be activated by the wearer’s muscles, but it can also be controlled by an app. F you all the way!

This Video Will Hurt

This Video Will Hurt

CGP Grey starts out by messing with our heads, then moves on to explore the idea of the “nocebo effect” – a psychological effect which makes people experience pain, discomfort and other symptoms from non-existent causes.

Blowfish Hangover Cure

Blowfish Hangover Cure

Blowfish effervescent tablets contain a combination of caffeine and aspirin that relieve your headache and perk you up in about 15 minutes. Just don’t think of it as a license to wild out every day. Skip to 1:40 in the video.

FreedMan Chair

FreedMan Chair

A chair designed to counteract the adverse effects of prolonged sitting by guiding your spine and pelvis into the same position that they would be if you were standing. It’s hazardous to your wallet’s health though.

Adidas miCoach Smart Run Watch

Adidas miCoach Smart Run Watch

An Android smart watch for runners with GPS, accelerometer and Bluetooth. It can be set to measure your heart rate, pace, distance, stride and route. It also works as a watch, timer and mp3 player. Drops 11/1/13 for $399 on Adidas.

Alternative Limbs

Alternative Limbs

The Alternative Limb Project provides unique and unusual prosthetics made to better blend with the body or stand out as unique pieces of art that express the wearer’s personality and individual sense of style.

The Bionic Chef

The Bionic Chef

Chef Eduardo Garcia lost his left hand and lower arm after an accident back in 2011. He recently had his left hand replaced with a high-tech bionic prosthesis which allows him to work in his kitchen once again. Original clip via KPTV.

EnChroma Anti-colorblind Glasses

EnChroma Anti-colorblind Glasses

EnChroma makes sunglasses with lens that filter light to enhance colors that colorblind people wouldn’t otherwise see. It comes in three designs and two types. Sadly, they won’t work with computer screens or in low light.

SkyBalls

SkyBalls

To raise awareness about testicular cancer, the nonprofit organization Male Cancer Awareness Campaign hopes to raise about $150,000 to build the world’s largest – and only – flying scrotum. It’s an immature stunt for a good cause.

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Kite Anti-Mosquito Patch

Kite Anti-Mosquito Patch

A non-toxic stick-on patch that stops mosquitoes from detecting you for up to 48 hours. When you pledge to get a pack of patches, you also donate a pack to people in Uganda, where malaria is the leading cause of death.

Lifesaver Jerrycan

Lifesaver Jerrycan

The Lifesaver Jerrycan holds up to 5 gallons of water. It can filter all known viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi from freshwater sources. Its filter can clean up to about 5,300 gallons of water. It also has a shower attachment.

Using HIV to Fight Cancer

Using HIV to Fight Cancer

Dr. Carl June and his colleagues were able to cure leukemia in a girl by using a “disabled form” of HIV – the virus that causes AIDS. The virus modified the patient’s T-cells so that they could destroy cancer cells. More at NYT.

The Bionic Farmer

The Bionic Farmer

Chinese farmer Sun Jifa found that the prosthetics available to him after he lost his hands in a freak accident were too limiting so he made his own. His can-do attitude and the capabilities of his designs are truly inspirational.

Scanadu Scout

Scanadu Scout

Like the Tinké, the Scanadu Scout aims to be a real-life version of the medical tricorder seen in Star Trek. Together with your smartphone, it measures and records vital signs such as heart rate, temperature and blood pressure.

King of the Ring Fitness Arcade

King of the Ring Fitness Arcade

An interactive boxing and MMA trainer made by Nexersys. It has 2 game modes that are played using 5 strike pads and a touchscreen, which we’re pretty sure is going to meet its end as an accidental sixth strike pad.

Make Health Last

Make Health Last

Two drastically different lives. One is obviously better than the other. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada challenges us to make the easy choice. A simple and sobering reminder.

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Hydrosleeve

Hydrosleeve

Invented by Justin Lynch, the Hydrosleeve is an arm sleeve that houses a 7oz. pouch of water. It has an angled water valve so you can drink without breaking your stride, simply by lifting your arm.

Leikr GPS Sport Watch

Leikr GPS Sport Watch

The Leikr has a 2″ color TFT screen, displaying GPS map coordinates and tracking and recording running routes. It also displays pace, speed, heart rate, distance, elapsed time and calories all at once.

Tinké Wellness Monitor

Tinké Wellness Monitor

Transforming your iPhone into a Tricorder, the Tinké can capture and record your heart rate, blood oxygen level, respiratory rate and heart rate variability with the touch of a finger.

Misfit Shine

Misfit Shine

A smaller, more inconspicuous alternative to activity trackers like the Nike+ FuelBand or Jawbone Up. It’s made from aluminum and is waterproof and tracks steps, bike pedals or swimming strokes.

The Science of Morning Wood

The Science of Morning Wood

AsapSCIENCE gets down to the hard facts behind nocturnal penile tumescence aka “morning wood.” It turns out there is nothing erotic about it, just a consequence of our body’s maintenance procedure.

BeBionic3 Robotic Hand

BeBionic3 Robotic Hand

An incredible futuristic prosthetic limb, which provides its wearer with 14 precise hand positions and grips, helping amputees do everything from write with a pen to gently crack an egg.

The Undeading

The Undeading

If you already forgot the lesson that Vinnie Jones taught you, perhaps these zombies will make you appreciate the merits of CPR. Because food tastes better when it’s fresh and screaming.

LifeStraw Water Filter

LifeStraw Water Filter

Made by Vestergaard Frandsen, the LifeStraw is a durable, long lasting and user friendly water filter that doesn’t use chemicals. One unit can filter 99.9% of bacteria from 264 gallons of water.

Blue Q Hand Sanitizer

Blue Q Hand Sanitizer

Break the ice and stay clean with the Maybe You Touched Your Genitals Hand Sanitizer. It’s one of a series of goofy sanitizers by Blue Q. It’s the stock photo on the cover that gets us.

Help Remedies

Help Remedies

The Help drug company is founded on minimalism. Their products contain only the essential ingredients, have simple and practical descriptions and come in biodegradable packaging.

The End of the Wheelchair?

The End of the Wheelchair?

The TekRMD robotic mobilization device aims to revolutionize mobility for paraplegics, enabling them to not only to expand their horizons, but to be able to stand up and sit down without assistance.

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