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Added 14 October, 2017

The International Spa Association’s (ISPA) 2017 U.S. Spa Industry Study indicates that “wellness” continues to top the list of current spa trends. Quoting from the Study’s Executive Summary: "Wellness/health/fitness remained, by far, the most frequently cited trend affecting the spa industry, and was mentioned by almost one in three spas (32...

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Added 8 October, 2017

To aid staff members’ efficient allocation of appointments, and to help identify potential emergencies as early as possible, the Singapore Red Cross has begun working with a chatbot named Ella. Run via Facebook messenger, the chatbot checks in with participants in the organization’s Home Monitoring and Eldercare program. Every morning, Ella...

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Added 6 October, 2017

The Opter Pose smart necklace considers itself a fashionable alternative to the basic plastic wristband. It's designed as a unisex necklace and clip that is able to vibrate gently should you be slouching for a far longer period than you are supposed to, and a reminder to remain confident while standing tall. Other functions that can be accessed...

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Added 6 October, 2017

Anupam Goel has a big prediction: More and more patients will bring their own medical data into appointments with doctors and caregivers. Goel, chief medical information officer for Advocate Health Care, a 12-hospital health system in Illinois, is not alone in saying that such a consumer movement is percolating. Sanford Health said it will...

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Added 2 October, 2017

There are many initiatives out there encouraging children to get involved with computer science and STEM classes (science, technology, engineering and math), including a recent boost in funding from the White House for public education. In this vein, the Girl Scouts recently teamed up with the SETI Institute (an organization co-founded by Carl...

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Added 1 October, 2017

A farm field in Britain has been planted and harvested completely by autonomous vehicles and drones without any farmhands in sight. The hands-free crop farming was delivered in joint project by Harper Adams University in Shropshire and Yorkshire-based Precision Decisions, in an initiative partly-funded by the government agency, Innovate UK. The...

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Added 1 October, 2017

Losing key hand functions due to age or condition is life changing, as it alters the ability to complete even the most simple of tasks – a new smart glove called Nuada hopes to make such woes a thing of the past. The solution uses thin, breathable, flexible and smart textiles that people can customize, using unique enhancement technology that...

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Added 29 September, 2017

Augmedics, an Israeli company, is one major player entering what is expected to be a sizeable market with its ViZOR System, an AR surgical visualization system designed to give surgeons “X-ray vision” during complex procedures. With The ViZOR, surgeons can see inside a patient’s anatomy through skin and tissue, for easier, faster and safer...

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Added 27 September, 2017

A robot dentist is carrying out successful autonomous implant surgery, fitting new teeth into patients in China. Although there are currently human medical staff present during the operations, they do not play an active role while it is being carried out. The implants are fitted to within a margin of error of 0.2-0.3mm, reaching the required...

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Added 27 September, 2017

Disposable diapers are the dilemma of any environmentally conscious parent. They choke landfills, but cloth diapers require water and transportation costs that eclipse the benefits. That's where Poof brand diapers comes in, with a disposable diaper that’s biodegradable, non-GMO and antibacterial without the questionable chemical element,...