Humet Portable Vital Sign Monitor

In case you or any member of your household has heart problems, you already know the endless worries regarding your wellbeing. This gadget, so tiny as a mobile phone, is built to keep track of your vital signs regularly, and not just that, it logs them and analyses them.

In this way it is possible to recognize if things are ok with your health and may also help your physician by providing him precise information so in return he can provide you with a much better prognosis. Additionally, it has a GPS unit to trace wherever you are and a GSM module to help you send out an emergency signal any time you want to or if the Humet detects you’re having difficulties. Petr Fiala developed this life saving idea for the Czech company PRINCIP.


Bottle Opener-Lighter Concept from Aneta Kostanska

The bottle opener-lighter from Aneta Kostanska is really an amazing concept. Opening a bottle using a lighter is possible, however it will always be a challenging activity and calls for some practice. The bottle opener-lighter has fashionable design as well as a functionality which will allow it to be the envy of all other lighters. I really don’t smoke cigarettes, yet even I would like to have one of these brilliant lighters by Aneta Kostanska.

The eye-catching and easy to use design evolved as the result of an evaluation of the human hand and exactly how we capture such tools. The ultimate outcome is a clever and practical device that any person would like to integrate together with his or her everyday routine.


BeatBelly Exercise Equipment

A unique brand new piece of workout equipment is believed to have the ability to help reinforce core muscle tissues and boost overall flexibility is growing in popularity throughout Europe. The BeatBelly, developed in the Netherlands, is said to deliver more than a good work out, but at the same time may serve as a source of physical therapy for the injured or aging adults.
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Anil Gupta’s Inspiring TED Talk about Invention

Anil Gupta created the Honey Bee Network to support grassroots innovators who are rich in knowledge, but not in resources. His talk at TED touches on his hunt for the developing world’s unsung inventors – indigenous entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hidden by poverty, could change many people’s lives. He shows how the Honey Bee Network helps them build the connections they need – and gain the recognition they deserve.

Robot Suit for Aging Farmers

This is perhaps one of the new invention ideas inspired by fictional superhero robots like Iron Man and Robocop. The only difference is this so-called Power Assist Suit is specifically developed for everyday heroes in Japan – the farmers. Professor Shigeki Toyama and his team invented the power-enhancing suit at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and Toyama is thinking of setting up a company to kick off production of these futuristic outfits by the end of the year.

The metal-and-plastic exoskeleton boasts eight electric motors that amplify the strength of the wearer’s arms and legs, as well as sensors that can detect movements and respond to commands through a voice-recognition system. Robo-suits are making inroads in hospitals and retirement homes, where they can help carers lift patients or aid in physical rehabilitation exercises.

Fifteen years in the making, the robosuit will soon hit the market in Japan to help ageing farmers harvest their fruit and vegetables while avoiding backaches and nasty cramps, its developers say.

The team has developed a heavy-duty 30 kilogram (66 pound) model, for lifting big loads and pulling vegetables out of the ground, and a 23 kilogram version designed for lighter tasks such as picking grapes.

The robo-suits can reduce the user’s physical effort by 62 percent on average, the inventors say. When bending knees the muscular activity is reduced by half, and the suit can also take most of the strain out of crouching.

Well, I guess if this is the tool of the future then retirement should be moved from 65 to 80 :)