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Sensory Wristwatch Proves Medical Bracelets can Be Cool


I’m sure the iPhone will soon have an app that monitors your bodily functions, but until then, we’re stuck with medical bracelets. Luckily, some of them actually look good.

Developed by the researches at Fraunhofer Institute, the Sensory Wristwatch warns its wearer of health issues like dehydration, high blood sugar, or abnormally high body temperature. The device can be totally customized, depending on the patient’s issues.

The Sensory Wristwatch is still in the development stage, but you’ll soon spot it on the wrists of hospital patients and training athletes. It also sports a futuristic design that makes it look like a gadget from Star Trek.

via PopSci

Portable EKG Device Monitors Your Heart Rythm Everywhere You Go


With all the fast food we’re eating and exercise we’re NOT doing, our hearts just aren’t what they used to be. This portable EKG monitor lets you know if yours is still beating.

But seriously now, there are people out there suffering from severe heart disorders that can’t always go to the hospital, for an EKG. The good news is, now, they don’t have to. Using a quartet of integrated sensors, the portable EKG monitor provides instant heart rate readings.