Tag Archives: fitness

Lively is Home Automation for the Elderly


Lively is a home automation platform for the elderly. Designed with respect and independence in mind, it is intended to be a system that runs more “passively” than actively. What exactly does that mean? An app for the elderly that isn’t intrusive Lively keeps an eye on your loved one without them having to do anything special. Sensors can be ... Read More »

Pavlok – The Habit Forming Wearable

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What would you change about your life with just a little bit more discipline? If you had the extra impetus to achieve even the smallest (or largest) daily goals, how much more could you make of yourself? Thats the question posed and answered by Pavlok. Pavlok is a wearable device that uses a small electrical charge to shocks its owner ... Read More »

Stir Kinetic Desk is a smart table that gets you fit

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Dubbed by some experts as “the new smoking”, scientists now believe that sitting for long periods in a day can significantly increase your risk of cancer. Image: fastcompany.com According to a new study by the University of Regensburg in Germany, high levels of sedentary behaviour can significantly raise the risk for colon, endometrial and lung cancer compared to the lowest ... Read More »

What is the “Internet Of Things”

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With the emergence of home automation startups such as Nest and Apple’s HomeKit, you may have been hearing the phrase ‘Internet of Things’ discussed in tech circles. The phrase explains the ability of objects, such as household whitegoods or your home’s air conditioning unit, being controlled by the internet and more importantly, your smartphone. Whilst the phrase may be unfamiliar ... Read More »

Lechal – Smart Shoe – Wearable GPS

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Fresh out of the “why didn’t we think of that” box is the Lechal smart shoe from india. But what can a smart shoe do for you and why would you prefer it to any other wearable device? Well, the main functionality of  the Lechal is to guide and steer you on a pre-determined path. Like Wearable Experiments’ “Navigate”, Lechal ... Read More »

Withings Activité


Part of the problem with the nascent market of wearables (and in fact, all internet of things devices) seems to be design and form. Yes, an evermore impressive array of functional automation devices seem to be entering the market every day, but they often feel so clunky, so cumbersome, so convoluted. Where’s the class, the simplicity, the subtlety, the elegance? ... Read More »

Fitness Trackers provided by Australian Health Insurance

Fitbit Flex

Australian Health Insurance companies are starting to provide fitness trackers as away to encourage better health. Activity Trackers provided by Medibank Medibank Health Insurance has taken the progressive step of including a Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity Tracker with new signups to their Hospital and Extras cover. Prospective customers can sign up before 30/06/14. Its hoped that by encouraging their clients ... Read More »