Affordable Health

Brands target Maker culture with healthcare DIYs and devices

Implications - As Maker culture gains more momentum, brands are targeting this demographic with products that are intended to be created or modified. Particularly evident in the healthcare industry, the products adopt the characteristics of the movement including a preference for cost-effectiveness and a more custom overall experience.
SCORE: 5.4
Warm Top 4 Examples: 13,488 Total Clicks Jan 14 - Feb 15
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DIY Wearable Tech Kits - The WaRPboard Platform by Freescale is Being Demoed at CES 2014
SCORE: 5.3
Hot 7,393 Clicks Pub: Jan 8, 14
DIY Wearable Tech Kits
The WaRPboard Platform by Freescale is Being Demoed at CES 2014
Wearable technology might be gaining a huge following these days, but that doesn’t mean that it is very accessible; that is, unless the WaRPboard Platform has anything to do with it. Currently... [More]
Connected Toothbrushes - G.U.M. Play Makes Keeping Track of Your Oral Health Quick and Efficient
SCORE: 5.7
Warm 2,878 Clicks Pub: Dec 30, 14
Connected Toothbrushes
G.U.M. Play Makes Keeping Track of Your Oral Health Quick and Efficient
The majority of products on the market that are “smart” in design are standalone items that can’t be interchanged, but with the G.U.M. Play smart sensor you’ll be able to... [More]
DIY Hearing Aids - The 'iHear' Hearing Aid Can Be Programmed and Calibrated By the User
SCORE: 5.5
Warm 2,424 Clicks Pub: Mar 27, 14
DIY Hearing Aids
The 'iHear' Hearing Aid Can Be Programmed and Calibrated By the User
iHear is an invisible hearing aid that allows users to test their hearing levels at home, and calibrate their hearing aid accordingly. The iHear system consists of a test kit, miniature hearing... [More]
DIY Health Trackers - The Samsung Simband Prototype Ushers in an Open Platform for Designers
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Untested 793 Clicks Pub: May 30, 14
DIY Health Trackers
The Samsung Simband Prototype Ushers in an Open Platform for Designers
Wearable technology is still new enough to fall short of many people’s expectations, but the Samsung Simband prototype hopes to change that. The Korean electronics company has introduced a... [More]