Bodily DeTECHtion

Gamified health in Japan moves beyond monitoring

Implications - Gamified technology in the health industry has just hit the mainstream in North America. In Japan, the idea of monitoring the self goes a step further with detection technology dedicated to various areas of health. This shows an equally effective and engaging way to use gamification that skews more toward sensibility than novelty.
SCORE: 6.8
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 4,119 Total Clicks Oct 15 - Nov 16
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SCORE: 7.6
Hot 1,985 Clicks Pub: Oct 14, 15
Defecation-Predicting Devices
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SCORE: 6.3
This Year and Warm 721 Clicks Pub: Jan 22, 16
Hay Fever-Fighting Devices
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SCORE: 3.9
This Year and Mild 382 Clicks Pub: May 9, 16
Allergy-Detecting Temporary Tattoos
A Restaurant in Japan Tests Foreigners Reaction to Buckwheat
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SCORE: 4.6
This Year and Mild 1,031 Clicks Pub: Jul 4, 16
Artificial Memory Implants
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