Will wearable technology destroy advances in recycling?

April 19, 2017 by  
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Sponsored: From Fitness trackers to smart socks, these innovations bring lots of promise — but also environmental challenges.

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L’Oral’s wearable patch changes color to warn against skin cancer

June 3, 2016 by  
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When most of us hear the name L’Oréal, we think of makeup and hair products, not tech innovation. That may soon be changing . Many don’t realize it, but the cosmetics giant has been pouring its efforts in recent years into celebrating and supporting women in science and running its very own technology incubator. Now, those efforts seem to be coming to fruition as the company unveils its first wearable device , a skin patch designed to help prevent cancer. Named ” My UV Patch ,” the device is a wearable skin patch just a few centimeters in size and half the thickness of a human hair. The sticky, transparent film is meant to be worn for several days, absorbing sunlight whenever the wearer goes outside. The adhesive is loaded with light-sensitive dyes that change color when exposed to UV light, so it allows the wearer to see if they’re being exposed to too many damaging UV rays over time. Related: L’Oreal to begin 3D-printing human skin The color changes can be hard to decode, which is why the patch also comes with an Android or iOS app , which uses a mobile device’s camera to scan the patch, compare it to the user’s baseline skin tone, and then tracks how much sun the users have been exposed to over time. Since the patch is looking at long-term exposure to the sun, it isn’t intended to serve as a warning when the time comes to reapply sunscreen . The patch will be completely free and is set to launch in 16 different countries worldwide sometime this summer. Via IFLScience Photos via L’Oreal and Shutterstock   Save

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INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity

October 2, 2015 by  
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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in America, and countries around the world are quickly following suit. One thing most health and nutrition experts can agree on is that there’s no one solution for rapidly growing obesity rates—it’s a problem that must be tackled simultaneously on multiple fronts. While some fight to eliminate sugary drinks , increase fruit and vegetable intake , or reduce portion sizes , Hollywood-based 5+Design is working to combat obesity with its approach to architecture and landscape design. Inhabitat recently sat down with 5+Design’s Michael Ellis to learn more about anti-obesity architecture, and how the built environment can get people to adopt healthy habits without having to think about it. Keep reading for what he had to say. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity

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3 Ways The Apple Watch Can Help You Lead A Healthier Life

September 18, 2015 by  
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Is it time to move? If you’re not sure, taking a look at your watch should give you the answer. Apple’s wearable technology innovation, The Apple Watch, is for obvious reasons making quite a name for itself as competition in the fitness-tracking…

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Halfbike is a totally new way to get around that feels like walking and riding a bike at the same time

April 9, 2015 by  
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Halfbike is a totally new kind of personal vehicle, built with the goal of awakening your natural instinct to move. The basic core of Halfbike is built on a bicycle design with a wheel connected to a crankset, but that’s where the familiar design ends. With a movement somewhere between walking and riding, the Halfbike becomes a natural extension of the body and allows you to control the vehicle with your entire body, honing your balance and reflexes as you move. It’s perfect for any kind of transportation, from commuting to recreation, and it is available now on Kickstarter . + Halfbike +Halfbike on Kickstarter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle commute , bicycle transport , fitness , green bicycles , green commute , green transportation , Halfbike , Halfbike Kickstarter , Halfbike transportation , personal fitness , personal transportation , Urban Bicycle

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The world’s first functional ‘human-powered’ cardboard treadmill is a confusing feat

March 27, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. We’ve seen cardboard bikes , surfboards and a huge amount of cardboard furniture , but in what must be a world-first, Lue Nuwame—better known as Homemade Game Guru—has created a cardboard treadmill . And it works! Sort of. Built for a fraction of the cost of a regular motorized treadmill, the cardboard version is fully able to withstand the weight of adult human foot fall, and its tread does—somewhat—spin with the runner. Read the rest of The world’s first functional ‘human-powered’ cardboard treadmill is a confusing feat Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cardboard furniture , cardboard treadmill , DIY , extreme cardboarding , fitness , green health , Health , homemade game guru , lue nuwame , maker , Paper , recyclable , Recycled Materials

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Star Wars Tatooine villages in Tunisia have been taken over by ISIS

March 27, 2015 by  
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The infamous Tunisian Star Wars sets , which represent Luke Skywalker’s desert planet of  Tatooine , have had it rough in the past, from invading Imperial Stormtroopers to  encroaching desertification threatening the sands . However, the region now faces an even bigger danger—one that is threatening to make the entire area unsafe for locals and Star Wars fans alike: ISIS. Read the rest of Star Wars Tatooine villages in Tunisia have been taken over by ISIS Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ISIS , ISIS fighters , ISIS in tatooine , ISIS in Tunisia , ISIS taken over Star Wars set , mos eisley , star war isis , star wars isis , Star Wars movie set , star wars set , Star Wars Tunisia , Tatooine , tatooine isis , tatooine tunisia , Tunis , Tunisia , Tunisia Star Wars set

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French Rollkers ‘under shoes’ allow walkers to travel at up to 7mph!

January 20, 2015 by  
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French startup Rollkers SAS is coming to the U.S. to unveil their unique shoe accessory that could seriously put some spring in America’s step. The Rollkers undershoe is described as a “transportation accessory that increases a person’s average walking rate up to 7 miles per hour” by affixing wheels to the soles of their shoes. Read the rest of French Rollkers ‘under shoes’ allow walkers to travel at up to 7mph! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: CES exhibition , CEX , fitness , Rollkers , Rollkers SAS , shoe accessory , walking , wheeled shoes

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INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity

February 6, 2014 by  
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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in America, and countries around the world are quickly following suit. One thing most health and nutrition experts can agree on is that there’s no one solution for rapidly growing obesity rates—it’s a problem that must be tackled simultaneously on multiple fronts. While some fight to eliminate sugary drinks , increase fruit and vegetable intake , or reduce portion sizes , Hollywood-based 5+Design is working to combat obesity with its approach to architecture and landscape design. Inhabitat recently sat down with 5+Design’s Michael Ellis to learn more about anti-obesity architecture, and how the built environment can get people to adopt healthy habits without having to think about it. Keep reading for what he had to say. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 5+Design , anti-obesity architecture , Design for Health , exercise , exercise in the built environment , fitness , healthy buildings , healthy environments , obesity , physical activity        

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Studies Show Lead Poisoning May Increase Criminal Behavior

February 6, 2014 by  
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Image via Shutterstock When crime rates dropped sharply and unexpectedly across the United States during the 1990s, many were left baffled at the precipitous plunge. Though city officials may be quick to credit police efforts, there’s another theory gaining momentum. According to Lauren Wolf’s new article for Chemical and Engineering News , studies show that lead exposure may have caused spikes in criminal activity. The toxic substance was banned and regulated in the 1970s, which could account for the drop in violent crime. Read the rest of Studies Show Lead Poisoning May Increase Criminal Behavior Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1990s crime rate , Chemical and Engineering News , criminal behavior , EPA lead ban , lead ban , lead exposure , lead poisoning , lead-based paint , lead-induced crime , violent crime        

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