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Interesting combination - fitness-tracking eye glasses.
Stay fit with this wearable technology.
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Labelling salt on packets of instant noodles. Interesting.
What do eight packets of Smith's salted potato crisps and two Big Macs have in common?
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Great way to use the Nintendo Wii Balance Board - to help exoskeleton users practice their balancing skills.
Exoskeleton technology is a promising one for paralyzed people to get up on their feet and start walking. Though they may look like autonomous robotic devi
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An eye test to detect Parkinson's? Fantastic.
Researchers say they have discovered a new experimental method of observing changes in the eye, which could detect Parkinson's disease before symptoms develop.
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Great look at electric bikes. Wonderful things. Curious +Louis George  : ever tried one?

Incidentally : if you're unfamiliar with the concept, here's a bit of video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNStBtc1l-M
An inside look into what you are missing out on if you don't have an electric bicycle.
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Should smartphones have an 'Emergency Mode'? Quite possibly.
Most phones already come equipped with an Airplane Mode for flights, a Do Not Disturb mode for watching movies or ignoring people, and a Low Power mode for when your battery is about to die. But wh…
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Some wonderful illustrations shown in this talk. Over to anatomical artist Vanessa Ruiz.
Vanessa Ruiz takes us on an illustrated journey of human anatomical art over the centuries, sharing captivating images that bring this visual science — and the contemporary artists inspired by it — to life. "Anatomical art has the power to reach far beyond the pages of a medical textbook," she says, "connecting our innermost selves with our bodies through art."
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Very interesting indeed - Apple purchases Gliimpse, a personal health data startup which focuses on the selective sharing of medical information. Look forward to seeing it incorporated into things like the 'phone, watch and earbuds.
In the last three years, Gliimpse has built a secure platform where consumers can manage and share their own medical records and info.
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The 22 Push-Up Challenge (for suicide prevention). Nice one.
The 22 Push-Up Challenge turns the conversation toward the high rate of suicides among veterans in the United States.
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'Therapeutic hypothermia'. Good stuff.
Doctors at a specialist heart centre use a new rapid cooling technique - "much like a baked Alaska" - to treat a heart attack patient.
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Great talk on stroke rehabilitation, particularly the gait retraining aspect.
Dr. Karen Nolan’s Ted Talk at TEDxHerndon from May 2016 has been finally uploaded to YouTube. In her talk, Dr. Nolan focuses on the rehabilitation needs of post-stroke patients suffering fro…
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Long-term paraplegics regain partial movement. Fantastic.

( http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37024197 )
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Scott Bird grew up in that wonderful part of the world known as Australia, and has also enjoyed the rare beauty, historic marvels and culinary delights of Scotland. He has been behind a camera for more than 30 years now, and is rarely seen without one.

He loves cemeteries (although only during daylight hours) as they remind him that he is still alive. His favourite season is Autumn. Despite enjoying almost any musical genre, country and western is definitely out. He used to think it was possible to shave with a single-bladed razor, but advertising has taught him that four-blade razors are now required. He refuses to eat at McDonalds and wonders why anyone over the age of 8 would wish to be served hamburgers by a clown. He has never been to Libya. He has replaced several minor compulsions with a couple of major addictions. He loves walking to the edge of a familiar area, pausing, then walking on. He wonders why inertia-reel seatbelts are not used on aeroplanes. He does not own a television. He enjoys playing with Lego, but, as he frequently points out, only the Mindstorms kits. A hot cup of Horlicks will frequently send him to sleep within ten minutes. He once microwaved a can of Coke. He is yet to find a decent King-sized bed that will allow two people to sleep in comfort without creating a small ditch down its centre. He loves to watch bridges being constructed. He becomes most distressed when shopping centres display Santa Claus' reindeer in the wrong sequence. He loves rainbows, though he has never managed to climb onto one; let alone get to the other side. One day he would like to write a novel that contains all of the partial stories he has written over the years. His handwriting is consistently illegible, therefore he types almost everything. He prefers dogs to cats. He has almost travelled to South America on many occasions. He doesn't wear a wristwatch.

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Straight to the Bar is the online home of serious fitness enthusiast Scott Bird, and looks at the many training approaches, essential techniques, uncommon exercises and superb equipment to help you become as strong as humanly possible. In short, this site is the home of all things strength. Whether you’re a Strength Athlete, Performing Strongman, Strength Coach, Personal Trainer or just someone who enjoys picking up insanely heavy objects; come and join us at straighttothebar.com .
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