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Withings is an intelligent scale that connects to WiFi. It not only calculates your weight, fat, muscle and BMI, it also charts your variations and connects to your computer or smartphone.
Why it matters
It seems WiFi is being incorporated into everything that has a screen nowadays. But this scale’s WiFi capabilities do serve their purpose: by syncing with your smartphone you can actually use the data to plan your weekly exercise and eating regime. Can this scale do more for consumers than current apps and platforms like Wii Fit provide?
A new project at the Hospital Evangélico de Londrina in Brazil is helping surgeons control vital on-screen imagery with gestures to save important time in the operating room. Surgeons can keep their gloves on while using the Microsoft Kinect technology and swipe to the information they need without having to physically touch anything and risk infecting a patient.
Unlike synthetic memory foam mattresses, İşbir Yatak’s Viscostar Nature range is made from over 80% natural materials including soya-bean oil, plant extracts and other plant-essences. The mattress has all the same properties as conventional memory foam, but is free from chemical treatment and toxins as and claims to offer 80% better air circulation. It is designed to contribute to overall wellbeing.