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Wheelchair users must do push ups with their arms every 15 minutes in order to avoid bedsores.HandiPushUp is a free, permanent timer, which prompts...


HMT Health Measuring Tools

HMT is a suite of evaluation indices and tools for the medical community.HMT offers health professionals, medical organizations, and public...


Smart skivvies shock patients to prevent bedsores

Researchers find that patients with spinal cord injuries are not developing bedsores thanks to electric underwear that can mimic fidgeting.

By October 15, 2012


Smart mattress checks pressure with thousands of sensors

The MAP System introduces a new concept in bedsore prevention: a "continuous bedside pressure mapping system" fitted right onto the mattress.

By July 24, 2013


Snowballs undies want to help men (and their sperm) chill out

This Kickstarter project may be the most important news you'll read about scrotal cooling today.

By March 7, 2013


Toot with abandon in odor-eating underwear

Smelling less than rosy down south? Or perhaps you'd like to break wind with wild abandon in public. Japan has your ticket to blissful flatulence.

By November 15, 2012


The lights over your head are about to get smart

Bridgelux is building a new kind of lighting that turns your ceiling into a network of smart devices. CEO Bill Watkins has bet his first-class seat on it.

By October 19, 2012


Smart mattress automatically shifts bedfast patients

Swiss spin-off announces major funding for a bed it says could hit the market by the end of 2011 and will help prevent bedsores by automatically shifting a patient's position.

By July 15, 2011


Panasonic's Robotic Bed transforms into wheelchair

Company develops a bed-shaped robot that transforms into a wheelchair, allowing people with disabilities or the elderly to get up without help.

By September 18, 2009