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New Alcohol Monitoring Device Wins US Prize

BACtrack, a private device maker from San Francisco, won the first prize worth $200,000 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Wearable Biosensor Challenge on Thursday for BACtrack Skyn, an alcohol monitoring device in the form of a wristband which uses fuel cell technology and measures blood alcohol levels in real time through sweat produced by the skin. Read more

Review: Garmin’s Vivoactive HR is more hardcore than Fitbit’s Surge

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Garmin makes over 25 different fitness wearables that range from $99 to as high as $699. You can say this for Garmin—confusing as that lineup can be, the company has made a device for everyone. 1,311 more words

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POTS Update

I have begun having ‘abnormal’ fainting spells. I call these episodes abnormal because they do not follow my normal pattern. I don’t have typical warning signs, I am out too long, and have slurred speech once I wake up. 128 more words

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Device Uses Electric Shock To Zap Users Out Of Bad Habits

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A new device promises to smash your bad habits in a shocking way – by zapping you with electricity.

The device could help users keep their New Year’s resolution to lose weight, stop smoking, or wasting time on the internet. 610 more words

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