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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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Amiigo bracelet looks to become the next big thing in fitness tracking

Amiigo bracelet looks to become the next big thing in fitness tracking

The world of fitness tracking has come on in leaps and bounds recently, especially since CES last week, which saw big player Fitbit launch a bracelet device called Flex much like Jawbone’s Up and Nike’s Fuelband. Well now there’s a new gadget on the scene – well, nearly – that could well shake up the current favourites. Today TechCrunch wrote a feature about Amiigo, a fitness tracking bracelet and innovative shoe clip rolled into one device. … Read entire article »

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CES 2013: Withings launches Smart Body Analyzer connected scales

CES 2013: Withings launches Smart Body Analyzer connected scales

At CES this week Withings has unveiled its Smart Body Analyzer, which is an all-singing, all-dancing set of scales that can measure heart rate, monitor air quality and oh yeah, tell you how much you weight and metrics about your body fat. The new Smart Body Analyzer has already won itself a 2013 CES Innovation Award, as it’s the first scale that doesn’t just monitor your health but the environment too. It hooks all of the … Read entire article »

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CES 2013: Fitbit launches Flex wristband tracker, takes on Nike+ FuelBand and Jawbone Up

CES 2013: Fitbit launches Flex wristband tracker, takes on Nike+ FuelBand and Jawbone Up

One of our favourite fitness tracking companies, Fitbit, has launched a wristband tracking gadget at CES 2013 this week called Flex, which is set to add to its already impressive portfolio of fitness devices and compete with the likes of Nike’s Fuelband and Jawbone’s Up bracelet. The Flex is similar to its competitors in that it collects data about how many steps you’ve taken, your quality of sleep, the calories you’ve burned and a range of … Read entire article »

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CES 2013: This fork vibrates when you’re eating too much

CES 2013: This fork vibrates when you’re eating too much

Every time we write about health and fitness gadgets we joke that you’ll still need a healthy dose of motivation because no matter how clever a device is it can’t knock that red velvet cupcake out of your hand. Well, that’s not necessarily the case anymore, as the HAPIfork alerts you when you’ve eaten too much. Using a variety of sensors the HAPIfork is able to monitor how fast you’re eating and then vibrates if you’re … Read entire article »

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CES 2013: Withings announces smart activity tracker

CES 2013: Withings announces smart activity tracker

We knew that the health and fitness tech announcements from CES 2013 this year would be interesting and even though the show hasn’t officially kicked off for the public yet, health and fitness tech specialist Withings has revealed it’ll be launching a Smart Activity Tracker to add to its ecosystem of life tracking gadgets, apps and services. The compact little gadget looks as if it’s set to directly compete with the likes of the Fitbit One, … Read entire article »

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Lumoback team raise $5M funding: Whats next for the body sensor company?

Lumoback team raise $5M funding: Whats next for the body sensor company?

The company behind Lumoback, a clever gadget and app that ensures you’re not slouching and ruining your back, has received more than $5 million in its first round of funding with contributions from Yahoo co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang and Innovation Endeavors, Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s investment fund. According to Mobile Health News, the company will be using the extra cash for marketing, product development and engineering. The health and fitness tech market is becoming quickly saturated … Read entire article »

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Fitbug set to launch Wow scale to accompany Air gadget

Fitbug set to launch Wow scale to accompany Air gadget

We first heard about Fitbug earlier in the year, when the tracking company started (fairly quietly compared to its competitors) introducing its tracking device, the Fitbug Air, into the health and fitness tech market. Well now Fitbug is taking steps to conquer an even bigger bit of the quantified self pie, as this week it was announced that it’ll be launching a Bluetooth Smart Ready Scale, called the Wow. Just like Fitbit and Withings, the company … Read entire article »

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Blip aims to be the world’s first wi-fi blood pressure monitor

Blip aims to be the world’s first wi-fi blood pressure monitor

A lot of gadgets have been launched over the past few years that provide regular people with the basic tools and data reading apps to monitor their blood pressure from home, giving them the freedom to really take control of their health. However, a new start-up is now hoping to bring those who are concerned with tracking their blood pressure a new way of taking readings, which requires even less extra equipment or technical knowledge. Blip is … Read entire article »

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Tinke: The next must-have gadget in health and wellness tracking?

Tinke: The next must-have gadget in health and wellness tracking?

Argh we know what you’re thinking not ANOTHER cute little health and wellness tracker that’ll tell me exactly the same stats as the one before it and the one before that and the one… But no, Tinke is a little bit different, it’s a health tracking gadget, yep, but it’s not just about tracking your steps or helping you lose weight, it’s a total body monitoring solution and we think it might just be the … Read entire article »

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