Playing Nintendo Wii Can Help Relieve Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Playing Nintendo Wii Can Help Relieve Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s patient uses the Nintendo Wii with guidance from her occupational therapist 

The games console, which simulates sport and other physical activities like dancing and guitar hero, could potentially improve symptoms of the degenerative illness, experts say.

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Atmos Regulator Clock Powered By Temperature Change

Atmos Regulator Clock Powered By Temperature Change

Atmos Regulator Clock powered by temperature changes

Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces an Atmos Regulator clock in a limited series of 28 pieces created for Alfred Dunhill.  Inspired by regulators of former times, the Atmos Regulator displays hours and minutes on two separate dials. The movement – a Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 582 – appears to be suspended in mid-air.  Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atmos clocks are powered by slight changes in temperature, needing no winding, electricity or batteries.

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How to Make Your Own Twittering Toilet

The Twittering Toilet

An odd way to draw attention to your next movement

Mike Newell:  It seems everyone is finding things to twitter about these days. politicians, celebrities, and marketing firms to name a few… Despite the recent popularity of twitter, the masses seem to be missing a trend which I find very interesting. Twitterizing common household objects! In recent months people have come up with some very creative ideas for turning the most mundane household accessories into high tech Internet updating devices. There’s a toaster that updates twitter, a chair that monitors farts, and plenty of other examples of twitterage and geekery. I thought to myself, why not present a part of our lives that most of us are utterly repulsed by? Why not find something the hoi palloi find generally disgusting and add it to the interweb? (Pics)

 

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Gesture Recognition Computer

Gesture Recognition Computer 

Imagine being able to browse the web, write email and do everything else you need to do without touching your computer. What if it could all be done with a flick of your wrist or the movement of your eyes? Well, researchers at the Virtual and Interactive Simulations of Reality Research Group, at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia just might make that happen for you.

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Let Your Unborn Baby Twitter With Kickbee

Let Your Unborn Baby Twitter With Kickbee 

 Kickbee

The womb is no longer a safe-haven from connectivity.  Corey Menscher, wanting to experience the kicks, movements and general in utero activities of his unborn child, developed the Kickbee, a strapped-on set of piezo sensors that monitor the baby and send wireless updates about it to Twitter.

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Minute Glass Clock Radio Powered By Movement

Minute Glass Clock Radio Powered By Movement 

 Minute Glass

Clock radios don’t get any greener than this. Minute Glass is a clock radio powered by magnetic induction so there’s no need for batteries or electricity at all. It wakes you up in the morning with music, and its alarm won’t turn off until you’ve shaken it enough to power it for another day. That ought to be enough movement to wake up even the most hungover sleepers.

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