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Quell May Get You Off Pain Meds Forever
Let’s set the record straight: pain stinks. The enlightened mind accepts that pleasure is only appreciated by contrast to pain, but forget that. Pain is a tricky son of a gun. Practitioners compare it to an iceberg, separating the visible parts from the deeper ramifications of pain. Unlike pleasure,... Read more
Gloveone Will Let You Touch Virtual Reality
There’s no denying it. We’re super excited about virtual reality (VR) technology. It comes up so often at BodyHacks, “VR is cool,” is practically our refrain. It should come as no surprise that we are equally excited about the peripheral market developing around VR. It was inevitable. Our new favorite: Gloveone, by Nuerodigital... Read more
Exoskeletons Are Slowly Turning us Into Cyborgs
Technically, that’s not true. We won’t be melding with exoskeletons anytime soon. It may surprise you to learn just how many exoskeleton options exist out there. In fact, this isn’t even the full list. Many groups are racing to create the next generation of exoskeletons. Will we see the end... Read more
The Transcendent Man
The technology we have around us is evolving and moving forward at an alarming rate, and one of the indivudlas at the forefront of what could be next is a man named Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil is an author, inventor, computer scieinst and more, but is without a doubt best... Read more
Finally, Design Your Own Wearable with Blocks Smartwatch
You’ve done the research, considered all the options. Many smartwatches have features you like, but you take the bad with the good. There are a couple of competitive fitness trackers, but none stand out as perfect. If only there were some way you could cobble together the best parts... Read more
Razer’s HDK2 Will Give VR a Run for the Money
For users who are a little more tech-savvy than the rest of us, the HDK 2 (Hacker Development Kit 2) may be the open source headset to buy. Virtual Reality headsets may not be the most useful wearable on the market. There are no heart rate monitors, no steps tracked, no... Read more
5 Brilliant Wearables for Cyclist’s Heads
According to the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents, ROSPA, in 2014 75% of cycling accidents occur in urban areas. This data may not be relevant to the greater cycling community, but it’s not ignorable. Not all cycling happens in cities. In fairness, many cities have stepped up their cycling game... Read more
What Ever Happened to the Mysterious Wove Band?
In development for over ten years, Wove promised to be the greatest thing to happen to wearables since the Apple Watch. It scheduled to launch mid-2016, but it has yet to sell anywhere. Short of reaching out the devs, we spent some time searching the internet for clues, looking... Read more
What’s the Big Whoop About Whoop 2.0?
The question answers itself, in the same way, a second hit rebrands a one hit wonder. According to Wareable, the Whoop band will soon be made available (pre-order now for December delivery) to the common consumer. Prior to this, it was only worn by professional athletes. Who, you ask?... Read more
Elf Emmit Will Put a Steering Wheel on Your Mind
Launched recently on Indiegogo, Elf Emmit (pronounced alf-émit) promises to help you relax wherever you want. This isn’t the first device we’ve looked at for managing stress, but this is the first one that works in this specific way. By emitting pulses at frequencies your brain associates with more... Read more
Don’t Stop; EXO Recharges Phones on the Go
So, you left your phone on the bedside table overnight, now it’s dead. The problem is, you have a date with a running trail in fifteen minutes, but no time to re-charge. Running without tunes isn’t even an option, but what if you could charge your phone as you... Read more