Fitness, Health & Sports News

Make Your Favorite Footwear Smarter with DigiSole

  At the heart and soul of every serious fitness program is the activity tracker. DigiSole is the tracker you put between you and the world so when you hit the ground running, you can see how you move. DigiSole is a footwear insole motion and activity tracker that uses advanced pressure mapping technology to monitor your every step. The sensors are as thin as a piece of paper and can track performance data with high accuracy based on foot weight distribution in upright activities like walking, running, cycling or in any activity that involves these actions, like golf. [...]

Send One-Touch Emergency Alerts with Silent Beacon

  Emergencies happen every day, which is why having a lifeline device is critical to getting help. Silent Beacon provides that personal emergency alert notification without expensive contracts, activation and monthly service fees. Silent Beacon is a wearable alert device that works in conjunction with an iOS or Android smartphone providing one-touch notification in any emergency. The unit uses Bluetooth to connect with the application and on activation, can provide location details and send mass text and email to a list of contacts, and notify emergency services. Caretakers of the elderly or persons with a medical condition and parents [...]

Sense Sleep Monitoring System is Smart Sleeping

  Check It Out or Buy on Amazon (Paid Link)   Getting a better night sleep means understanding your sleep patterns and environment. By observing you and the conditions of your bedroom as a sleep monitor, Sense will help you get the rest you need. Sense is a bedside sleep monitor that works without any wearables making analyzing sleep conditions as easy as crawling into bed. The system has three components: the monitor, a small, "Sleep Pill" that attaches to your pillow and a smart device application. The Sleep Pill tracks any movements during [...]

Get a Leg Up on Any Fitness Training with LEO

  Serious workouts need serious analytics with real-time feedback for improvement in any activity. LEO can give you a leg up on your competition as an activity tracker with a complete array of body monitoring to optimize your exercises. LEO is a wearable monitor using electromyography sensors that track muscle signatures to determine different activities and proper technique. The sensors are made of fabric and woven into a cuff that is worn on one or both legs. The sensors can measure muscle activity, including fatigue, targeting, coordination and intensity, biometrics including heart rate, hydration and calories and motion tracking. [...]

Peres Electronically Sniffs Food Detecting Nasty Bacteria

  Smelling food to see if it has gone bad is great if something has really turned, however, most contaminated food will pass this test. Instead of taking a chance with your health, let Peres have a sniff. Peres is an electronic nose that takes a sample of the air near beef, pork, poultry and fish food products and then tests that air for gases produced by harmful bacteria. The device uses four sensors to ensure an accurate test of the sample including temperature, humidity, ammonia and volatile organic compound sensors. Using Bluetooth, the results of the test are [...]

Morpher Folding Bike Helmets Save Riders and Space

  Bike sharing systems are changing urban transportation options but without a helmet, riders are taking a big chance with personal safety. No one wants to carry a bulky bike helmet around all the time, which is why Morpher is the solution to spontaneously hitting the road, in a good way. Morpher is a new idea in bicycle safety that unfolds from a compact package into a protective bike helmet that exceeds all relevant safety standards. The helmet is made from materials that not only protect the rider, they also look out for the planet and the helmet is [...]

Take Steps toward Better Physical Health with SmartMove

  Recent research indicating sitting can severely affect your health might not have gotten people up out of their chair, but it did motivate SmartMove to take steps to get us moving and living better. SmartMove is a shoe insert that contains a highly accurate motion-tracker that uses multi-sensors to monitor daily activity. The insole is powered by a typical coin cell that will last for about three months and uses Bluetooth to pair with a smart device application. With the app, SmartMove users can see in real-time their duration sitting as well as the amount of time engaged [...]

Shot Stats Challenger Tracks Tennis Match Performance

  Tennis anyone? Shot Stats Challenger and the companion application will soon enable your smart device to both track every tennis statistic and find opponents in your area. Shot Stats Challenger is a small activity tracker attaching securely to the strings of a tennis racket just like a typical dampener. The device has a lightweight and durable aluminum design with a rubberized exterior giving it impact-resistance against everything you can throw at it. Players can track almost every stat and see the results instantly by using the Challenger's touch-screen display or wait until off the court to synchronize through [...]

Grush Turns Brushing into an Interactive Learning Game

  Check It Out or Buy on Amazon (Paid Link)   Every parent knows the challenges of getting their children to brush and even if they cooperate, the only way to really know if they are brushing properly is at their next dental exam. Grush is a new idea that combines a smart toothbrush with a mobile application that runs games children can play as they brush, teaching them to brush properly. The Grush uses a motion detection system similar to a gaming controller, tracking everything including stroke, rotation and intensity and then wirelessly [...]