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50 Bizarre Therapeutic Gadgets

From Massaging Helmets to Weird Wrist Relaxers

— December 24, 2009 — Lifestyle
As we wrap up the hectic holiday season at Trend Hunter and begin to get pumped for the 2010 CES trade show, clustering these bizarre therapeutic gadgets seems like a natural fit for the season. After all, what better to wear while working all day at a desk than a helmet that massages your scalp or a wearable spine-shaped massager to help improve your posture? And what better way to make it through a hectic travel schedule than with a watch that alerts you when your stress level changes?

After clicking through this slideshow of bizarre therapeutic gadgets, it’s clear that relaxation comes in many forms—not all of them normal. How many of these will we see at the 2010 CES trade show? Last year, we saw a marked emphasis on personalization in terms of auto dashboards and mobile phones. This year, we’re betting that therapeutic gadgets, digital health trackers and DIY healthcare options will hit CES as recession-era consumers take stock of their health and well being.

Check out these and more bizarre therapeutic gadgets in the slideshow below. Which of these would you most like to see at the 2010 CES trade show? Would you ever own one of these unusual gadgets?

Editor’s note: In the interest of full disclosure, the Bizarre Therapeutic Gadgets post above was written as a part of a sponsored series courtesy of Asus and WePC. We hope you enjoy this post and encourage you to support our sponsors by participating in their promotions.
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Smelly Emotional Robots
Smelly Emotional Robots
Pomi Emits Smells & Makes Faces
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Therapeutic Grass Mats
Therapeutic Grass Mats
Robert Curtis' Grass Massor Simulates Walking on a Lawn
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Techy Way to Remain Centered
Techy Way to Remain Centered
USB Aromatherapy
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Emotional Phones
Emotional Phones
Ahmad Bittar's Gaia Phone Communicates Your Love Life
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45
Automotive Aromatherapy
Automotive Aromatherapy
Nissan Develops 'Forest AC' Air-Conditioning System
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44
Tech for Positive Feelings
Tech for Positive Feelings
The emWave 'Personal Stress Reliever' Lets You Relax
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Emotion Sensing Eco Phone
Emotion Sensing Eco Phone
FuChat Cordless Phone
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Therapeutic USB
Therapeutic USB
Zen Dolphin For Hypnotic Relaxation
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KotoHana, a Flower That Shows Your Emotions
KotoHana, a Flower That Shows Your Emotions
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40
Pillow Speakers
Pillow Speakers
Sound Oasis Sleep Therapy
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Massaging Mice
Massaging Mice
Muscle Mouse Comes With Built-In EMS to Relieve Your Stresses
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Gaming Vest For Relaxation
Gaming Vest For Relaxation
Massage Me Jacket
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Japanese Automatic Eye Massager
Japanese Automatic Eye Massager
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LG MFFM20 Digital Audio Player with Music Therapy
LG MFFM20 Digital Audio Player with Music Therapy
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35
Stress Relief Mouse
Stress Relief Mouse
SensDevice
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Musical Necklaces
Musical Necklaces
Stephanie Simek Makes Neck & Ears Happy With Her Sound Locket
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Wiihabilitation
Wiihabilitation
Nintendo Wii For Physical Therapy Patients
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Inflatable Leg Massager
Inflatable Leg Massager
Makes You Look Really Cool
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Light Bandages to Cure Cancer
Light Bandages to Cure Cancer
Portable Photodynamic Therapy Makes Treatment Easier
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Emotion Sensor Seats
Emotion Sensor Seats
The Interactive Mood Chair Changes Color According to How You Feel
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Time-Controlled Aromatherapy
Time-Controlled Aromatherapy
Aroma Waker
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28
Weird Wrist Relaxers
Weird Wrist Relaxers
The Arm Carpal Massager
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Emotional Interaction Speakers
Emotional Interaction Speakers
The Sound Pot Bluetooth MP3 Speaker Lifts Up and Comes to Life
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Zero Gravity Foot Massagers
Zero Gravity Foot Massagers
Sanyo Demonstrates Benefits of Spa-Like Gadgets
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Combining Light, Sound & Massage Therapy
Combining Light, Sound & Massage Therapy
The OSIM uSpace
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USB Aroma Therapy
USB Aroma Therapy
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Melodic Massagers
Melodic Massagers
Igogo MP3 Massager Brings Music to Muscle Relaxation
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Mobile Mood Lights
Mobile Mood Lights
Set the Tone Using Your Phone With the Colour Therapy Lamp
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Aromatherapy Via Earphones
Aromatherapy Via Earphones
Sweet Honey MP3
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Emoticon Helmets to Hide Your Feelings
Emoticon Helmets to Hide Your Feelings
The Mask of Emotion
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Mood-Sensitive Wristbands
Mood-Sensitive Wristbands
Robometer Measures Happiness
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Emotion-Sensitive Cell Phones
Emotion-Sensitive Cell Phones
TouchMan Shares Your Feelings Visually
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Hilarious Massage Hats
Hilarious Massage Hats
The uCrown 2 is Definitely a Head Scratcher
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Portable Clouds- A Relaxing Workplace Retreat by Monica Forster
Portable Clouds- A Relaxing Workplace Retreat by Monica Forster
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Emotion-Sensitive Pens
Emotion-Sensitive Pens
Philips Mood Pens
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Emotion-Sensitive Bags
Emotion-Sensitive Bags
LadyBag Helps the Forgetful
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Bizarre Stress Relievers
Bizarre Stress Relievers
The Head Kenzan Massager
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Massaging Bras
Massaging Bras
The Intimate Health ‘Brassage' Claims to Kneed Away Toxins
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11
Emotion-Detecting Office Gadgets
Emotion-Detecting Office Gadgets
The Rationalizer Tells You to Chill When Your Temper Flares
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10
Scalp Massager Cap
Scalp Massager Cap
Head Spa
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9
Interactive Mood Projections
Interactive Mood Projections
'Disturb Me' by The Popcorn Makers Senses Your Emotions
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Humanized Temperature Gadgets
Humanized Temperature Gadgets
The Lunar Baby Thermometer
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7
DIY Booby Stress Relief Toys
DIY Booby Stress Relief Toys
NY Artist Casts Her Own
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6
Surround Sound Hoods
Surround Sound Hoods
The Beagle Scarf is a Therapeutic Treatment for Autism
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5
Massaging Helmets
Massaging Helmets
The Headtime Scalp Massager by Kinatech Soothes Your Noggin
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4
Massaging Socks
Massaging Socks
Reflexology Footwear For Tired Feet Has Built-In Acu Massagers
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3
Emotion Sensitive Apparel
Emotion Sensitive Apparel
Philips SKIN and the Digital Future
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2
Stress-Sensing Watches
Stress-Sensing Watches
The Biofeedback StressWatch Tells You When You Need to Take a Deep Breath
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Wearable Back Massagers
Wearable Back Massagers
Jacob Ballard's ‘VertaBrate' Makes Muscle Therapy Mobile
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