Going back to the womb
The Original TummyTub is a new concept which claims to ease the transition from the comfort of the mother’s womb. Babies naturally adopt the foetal position and quickly calm and relax.
Why it matters
Capitalising on the strong parental bonds that exist, baby products have long since positioned themselves as the best/most comfortable/healthiest for your baby. With innovations like the TummyTub and the baby paint which are supposed to improve development are we seeing that a higher level of benefit is becoming necessary?
The New York College of Health Professions has created a wirelessly-controlled wearable skin patch that is able to deliver acupuncture-like treatment on demand.
People can already buy adhesive patches that relieve aches by putting pressure on acupuncture points. However this new patch uses electrical currents to provide stimulation triggered whether by touching it, through a wireless remote control or by scheduling pre-determined electrical pulses. The new device is meant to alleviate pain between acupuncture visits with a therapist.
Australian researchers have developed a fragrance for rooms and clothes which reduces stress and makes people generally happier. The spray contains chemicals from freshly chopped grass and it affects special areas of the brain which control emotions and memory.