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PlaceboEffect – an app that offers a virtual placebo

PlaceboEffect – an app that offers a virtual placebo

Just when we’d thought we’d heard it all when it comes to health and wellness apps… …it seems we haven’t! Researchers from PlaceboEffect.com are raising funds through crowdfunding site Indiegogo to develop an app that administers a virtual placebo. No pills, no doctors — just pictures. Yep, we’re as puzzled as you are. So, here’s how it works: You begin the experience by choosing which lifestyle aspect you’d like to change — say, quitting smoking or decreasing stress You then schedule an alarm-like … Read entire article »

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Smart Heart: A fun pulse monitor for kids

Smart Heart: A fun pulse monitor for kids

We’ve come across all kinds of gadgets, apps and services aimed at kids in recent weeks, but we particularly like this Smart Heart from the Science Museum. Companies create products for kids all the time, but the Smart Heart isn’t just about “tricking” them into getting a better understanding of their health and fitness through games and rewards, but makes the activity of their heart as easy to understand as possible. You can place the Simple Heart … Read entire article »

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Withings launches yet ANOTHER scale, this time for kids

Withings launches yet ANOTHER scale, this time for kids

The health tech specialists at Withings have launched yet another internet connected smart scale this week, but this time it’s specially built for little people’s feet. The new Smart Kid Scale is aimed at babies and children up to eight years old. It’s fitted with a large screen equipped with animations and instructions about how to stand properly. For smaller kids it comes with a baby basket, but you can easily remove that as they grow. All … Read entire article »

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Belkin WeMo Baby turns your smartphone into a monitor

Belkin WeMo Baby turns your smartphone into a monitor

Belkin has produced a few baby gadgets and gizmos in the past, but the WeMo Baby has to be the most useful yet, because it’s a standalone device, which also allows you to also turn any smartphone into a monitor too. This is a great use of your mobile and means you don’t need any extra bits and pieces to keep a close eye on your little ones. To get started you simply connect the main … Read entire article »

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Zamzee health and fitness tracker for kids

Zamzee health and fitness tracker for kids

There are plenty of devices aimed to get adults tracking and monitoring their health and fitness levels, like the Fitbit and Nike’s Fuelband, which have become really popular over the past few months. However, we’ve only seen a few gadgets and smaller initiatives aimed at children and younger people, like the MOVband and S2H REPLAY wristband, which don’t seem to have caught on in the same way. Well now Zamzee aims to shake up the way our kids … Read entire article »

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KidsDental gets animated to teach children about dental health

KidsDental gets animated to teach children about dental health

We all know how important it is to keep our children healthy and to promote good practices, but sometimes it is difficult to communicate this properly, especially when it comes to children. Well fret no more. Orca Health has developed an iPad application that helps explain this to youngsters using the power of animation. KidsDental teaches children about dental care by using Pixar style animation characters. The idea is that if children are having fun, they … Read entire article »

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Blood Buddy glucose monitor gadget made for children

Blood Buddy glucose monitor gadget made for children

It can be really hard to get children with health problems to co-operate when it comes to tracking their issues and making small adjustments to their lifestyles. Often tasks that involve talking about their problems or taking uncomfortable readings need to be approached in a whole new way, a way that feels familiar, fun and gives them a reason to really get involved. The Blood Buddy gadget aims to do just that, it’s a blood glucose … Read entire article »

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Want to keep track of your child’s health? My Kid’s Health could help

Want to keep track of your child’s health? My Kid’s Health could help

For those of us with children who face the constant headache of organising check-ups with the GP, dentist appointments or just wanting to keep track of their health, My Kid’s Health could be just the iPad app for you. Whatever you can think of, My Kid’s Health tracks it for you. It’s a really easy way to keep all of your children’s health information all in once place.  Add your child’s general information such as age, gender and … Read entire article »

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Withings Smart Baby Monitor and app combo feeds data to your mobile

Withings Smart Baby Monitor and app combo feeds data to your mobile

Innovative French health monitoring company Withings has recently launched a handy new baby monitor and app combo to provide parents with information about how their baby’s doing wherever they are straight to their mobile phones. The monitoring device has been designed to give parents on-the-go information about their child and then allows them to interact with them remotely too. If parents want to, they can speak through their phone to the monitor, or they can turn lullabies … Read entire article »

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CES 2012: Baby Watch, the first wearable video baby monitor

CES 2012: Baby Watch, the first wearable video baby monitor

One of the big issues with baby monitors is that they have a base in one room, whereas you are mobile flitting from one room to another. Sure you can take the monitor with you, but how many times have you left it in one room and forgotten about it? Hoping to solve this problem is the Baby Watch – which is being billed as the first ever wearable baby monitor. The video monitor is built … Read entire article »

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