Animal DNA Testing

Author: Alex  |  Category: Health

You may have heard of human DNA testing used by an array of information seekers. The results of such tests help answer questions about the genetic heritage of which can assist in making decisions about matters relating to parental heritage, whether a crime suspect was actually at the crime scene and various other applications. How about dog dna testing? Do you know that DNA testing for dogs can be used to better manage matings and assist owners in making more informed decisions? It can also be used to discover the correct parentage when in doubt?

Consider They provide a full menu of DNA testing services for use by canine veterinarians, registries, clubs, breeders, and pet-lovers. For those who are already in the pet business, why not diversify into this business?

Fitness Activity Monitor

Author: Alex  |  Category: Gadgets, Health

With obesity problem on the rise, companies that offers innovative health services or products will be the one that will cash in big time. For those of you out there who struggles to motivate yourself to work out, here is a device that might help you.

Introducing Gruve, a wearable fitness devices that measure the physical activity of users throughout their day. Gruve provides real-time feedback a light indicator that changes colour according to how much energy the wearer is burning over the course of a day. It vibrates if the user has been inactive for too long to try to get the user to do something physical.

Well… holiday season is just over and you might gain a few extra pounds. Time to sweat it on your fitness equipment.

Infrared Heat Theraphy

Author: Alex  |  Category: Health

For those who loves to go to spa, sauna is something quite irresistible. This heat therapy actually promotes several benefits such weight loss, (great fat burner for men and women alike) treat cellulite, improves immunity system, improves strength and vitality, controls blood pressure and etc. The conventional hot rock or steam heat saunas are the most common type. Well… now there is such a thing call infrared heat therapy. Conventional system heats the air with steam which in turn heats up your body. Unfortunately, this method of heating causes difficulty in breathing. Unlike infrared heat therapy, it draws on soothing dry far infrared heat that is well ventilated. It gives you the same feeling as sunbathing minus the risk of getting sunburned.

More and more hotels offer their guests the luxury and relaxation of an infrared sauna. It has simply become an imperative part of the wellness package, next to massages, solarium and beauty arrangements. Time to get workout some dealership arrangements with the manufacturers.

Meal Measure

Author: Alex  |  Category: Gadgets, Health

As some experts say, you are what you eat and this could not be more true. I have an equation for you. Input + Process = Output. In this case, output is your weight. Input is what you eat. Process is the amount of calories you burn either naturally or through exercises.

The focus of this topic is on Input. This is not new but there are gadgets out there that can help the motivated dieter keep track of their caloric intake to help users lose weight quickly. Take for example Meal Measure. It is a gadget that is used to measure standard portion sizes directly onto your own dinner plate. The gadget contains three enclosed rings with the right size to measure the right amount of  protein, grains and starchy vegetables and non-starchy vegetables to get a well-balanced meal.

Gadget That Pushes You To Exercise

Author: Alex  |  Category: Gadgets, Health

Forget about slimming pills. Choose a safer way to loose weight, which is to exercise. However, not many people has the discipline to exercise on a routine basis especially if you have very low willpower. What if there is a way to motivate or coax you to exercise? Wouldn’t that be great.

Well, Gruve a wearable fitness devices that measure the physical activity of users throughout their day and provides a real-time feedback to the users. An indicator on the device changes colour according to how much energy the wearer burned over the course of a day. It vibrates if the user has been inactive for too long reminding the users to start moving to lose some calories.

I see great potential in this device.

Employee Gadget Tracker

Author: Alex  |  Category: Gadgets, Health

Not too sure whether if everyone will love this but Phlips has come up with a gadget (DirectLife) that can track employee movement. It is marketed as a health tracker to help people adopt a more active lifestyle by monitoring their movement and motivating them in their daily activities.

DirectLife is based around a wearable device that uses a 3D digital accelerometer to track a person’s movements. The data is then uploaded via USB to a personal web-page. The user could set daily targets or goals and these results are then matched against these targets. The user is provided with a personal coach, on a subscription basis who will interact with users through the online portal.

Not too sure how true is this but Philips is claiming that the system reduce absenteeism and health costs. Well… I would have been very happy if my past employer provided me with an ellipticals machine or a gym subscription.

Medicine Vending Machines

Author: Alex  |  Category: Health, Vending Machines

Well… I must say the guy who came up with this is a genius. InstyMeds, a US startup, has devised a great way to dispense prescription drugs easier and cheaper. With the shortage of doctors and pharmacists in the country, this machine will help improve efficiency and lower costs.

The vending machines are designed to be placed in doctors’ offices, clinics, emergency rooms and other healthcare facilities. Each machine can hold medications that can range from pills to drops to creams and so forth.  All the patient needs to do is relatively simple. They enter their prescription number and birthday via a user-friendly touchscreen monitor. They can make payments either by cash or credit cards to cover the bill. For those who are covered by their companies, the bill will send directly to their companies.

Come to think of it, this machine could also be used to dispense non-prescription drugs for example Medicare supplement.

Baby Fever Detector

Author: Alex  |  Category: Gadgets, Health

When I thought nothing can wow me anymore, here comes a company with a very innovative product. For parents with newborns, pediatric fevers is a great concern as it may bring further complications if the fever is not arrested quickly. Aiming to make such fevers more obvious sooner, UK-based Babyglow came up with an infant sleep suit that changes colour as the baby’s temperature rises.

When the temperature of the wearer’s body rises above the normal body temperature of 37 degrees C, the suit changes colour to trigger parents to immediately address the issue enabling parents to act faster to prevent overheating. The suit doe not require any form of power supply so whether you leave in destin condos in the jungle, it is still very useful.

A great idea indeed.