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Toyota's "Well Chair" System Makes Minivans More Wheelchair Friendly

Toyota has announced an integrated system for disabled passengers that better integrates wheelchairs with a range of its popular minivans. The “Well Chair”, introduced at the 2014 International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition, is expected to be rolled out by the end of this year.

Want To Scrub Your Nails With An Actual "Nail" Brush?

Being very literal can lead to some great puns and if there is one thing I love it is pun a goo pun. That is why I was immediately drawn to this Nail Brush made from an actual nail. It is just the sort of cool design that is just right for the macho tool guy who feels out of place using one of the dainty little plastic brushes that women buy for the family.

Next In 3D Printing - Fast, Cheap Orthotics For Disabled Kids

Naveed and Samiya Parvez started Andiamo to develop 3D printed orthotics for disabled kids, based on personal experience with their son, Diamo, who suffered from cerebral palsy. Every 6-9 months, he needed a new back brace, and each time he would have to wait 3-4 months for it to be ready. With 3D scanning and printing, the wait time could be reduced to a few days.

SITU Is The Food Scale That Connects To Your iPad

Food scales are great products for the health and fitness minded or anyone who's thinking about losing weight or even gaining weight. They make it easy for you to know just how much you're consuming. SITU Food Scale ramps up the idea of a food scale. It gives you the nutrition content of the food you're eating as well, and it connects to your smart phone.

Are You Getting Enough Sunlight? Find Out With SunSprite

Do you spend a lot of time outside? Or very little? How do you know if you are getting all the sunlight you need? SunSprite is a super cool wearable device that measures the amount of sunlight you are being exposed to, letting you know when enough is enough. It's the first solar powered, wearable, light tracker invented by Harvard trained doctors and engineers that can help you to improve your energy, your sleep, your mood, your focus, your eyesight and reduce stress.

Want A Kit To Help You Survive Public Restrooms?

Public restrooms are the source of a great deal of trepidation for many of us. This is especially true for women since we are always faced with sitting down. You can't be sure that the toilet seat covers have been restocked, that the bathroom has been cleaned often enough, or if they have been cleaned at all. To that end you can purchase a Public Toilet Survival Kit.

Get In A Quick And Fun Workout With Quick Sweat Exercise Dice

Working out can be a daunting task to some people. Even for those, like myself, who love the gym sometimes it's just not fun. That's why I love looking for ways to spice up my routine and make it fun. Turning working out into a game can certainly make it fun, and that's exactly what the Quick Sweat Exercise Dice do.

3D Printed Syringe Pump Cuts Cost Of Science

Syringe pumps are used to administer small amounts of fluid (with or without medication) to a patient, or they are used for chemical and biomedical research in laboratories. They normally cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, but now, scientists at MTU have made the design for a syringe pump open source, so it can be printed out on a 3D printer for just $50. Lower cost means that labs can run more experiments in parallel without worrying about the cost of equipment. 

Mango Health App Makes Taking Your Medication More Fun

Mango Health just updated their app for medication adherence for iOS8, and it's worth taking a look. Set reminders to ensure you take your medication, see the side effects of your medication, and potentially dangerous interactions between the medications you are taking, including your supplements. Win points for rewards and get notifications when you are running low.

Is There A Place For #Hashtag Meditation In The Twittersphere?

#Hashtag Meditation! Even those two juxtaposed words sound like an oxymoron. How does one hashtag a meditative state, when one activity underscores action and the latter centers on reflection. Well, for one, if Twitter has taught us anything, it’s made us rethink how we express ourselves. It’s caused us to distill big ideas down to 140 characters. That action in and of itself puts us in a contemplative mode of thinking.