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36 Innovative Measuring Devices

From Celebrity Scales to Measuring Tape Toilet Paper

— February 3, 2009 — Unique
How do you measure up? This cluster takes a look at some of the most innovative measuring devices, from tattooed rulers to chairs that weigh you.

People have always been intrigued by numbers, using them as a guide post for comparison, but for some, the fixation on numbers has turned into an obsession. From constantly stepping on the scale, to measuring the sizes of your body parts, to counting calories, we're beginning to monitor our bodies as if they are machines.

Cycle through this cluster for a look into the numbers that interest people, and the innovative ways in which these units are found, from towels that measure your waist, to scales that compare your weight or height to certain celebrities.
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Activity
Freshness
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Sliding Design
Sliding Design
Jakub Stedina's Slide Open Scale
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34
Scale Chairs
Scale Chairs
The Weighing Seat
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33
Measurement Plates
Measurement Plates
Indispensible for Exact Cake Sharing or Gimicky?
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32
Vibrating Scales
Vibrating Scales
Lose Weight Easily
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31
Tech Fashion
Tech Fashion
NuMetrix Bra Measures Vital Signs
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30
Transformer Scales
Transformer Scales
Shu-Hung Yeh's Universal Scale
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29
Measuring Towel
Measuring Towel
Comfortable Weight Management
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28
Scientific Measure of Laughter
Scientific Measure of Laughter
Japanese Laughometer Measures in aH
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27
Measuring the "Greeness" of Lawns
Measuring the "Greeness" of Lawns
The Grass Scanner
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26
Asimov's First Law
Asimov's First Law
Friendly Scales By Alice Wang
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25
Sleuthy iPhone Apps
Sleuthy iPhone Apps
The Agile Lie Detector Measures Voice Stress
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24
Diet Gadgets
Diet Gadgets
Nutri-Weigh & Go Dietary Computer Scale
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23
Deceptive Electronic Scales
Deceptive Electronic Scales
For Those Paranoid About Their Body Weight
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22
Home Richter Scale
Home Richter Scale
GraGraph For Earthquakes
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21
High-Tech Fat Analysis
High-Tech Fat Analysis
Overall Health Balance Scale
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20
Razors with Rulers
Razors with Rulers
The Trim Slim Ensures Perfect Sideburns
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19
Portable Digital Scale
Portable Digital Scale
Balanzza Easily Weighs Luggage
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18
Fashion Publicy Display Your Size
Fashion Publicy Display Your Size
Measure Tape Belt
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17
Water-Waste Awareness Baths
Water-Waste Awareness Baths
Transparent Tub Has Measurements
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16
Celebrity Weighing Scale
Celebrity Weighing Scale
Do You Weigh More Than Roseanne?
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15
New Software Measures Global Shifts in Human Emotion Based on Blogs
New Software Measures Global Shifts in Human Emotion Based on Blogs
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14
Measuring Tape Bedsheets
Measuring Tape Bedsheets
Designwise Sheets Stop Blanket Stealing
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13
Measuring Tape Toilet Paper
Measuring Tape Toilet Paper
A Trend That Rules
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12
3/4" Ruler Bracelet
3/4" Ruler Bracelet
Measure a Man by the Size of His..Wrist.
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11
Digital Scale Toilets
Digital Scale Toilets
Bathroom Seat Measures Your Massive Movement
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10
Spoon Scales
Spoon Scales
Digital Measurement in a Scoop
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9
Mood-Sensitive Wristbands
Mood-Sensitive Wristbands
Robometer Measures Happiness
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8
Luggage With Built-in Scale
Luggage With Built-in Scale
Ricardo Beverly Hills
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7
Celeb Height Comparisons
Celeb Height Comparisons
Who Tall Are You Mirror
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6
Measure Libido By Hand
Measure Libido By Hand
Finger Length Ratio Tells All, Study
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5
Practical Tattoos
Practical Tattoos
Human Ruler
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4
Measuring Stick Condoms
Measuring Stick Condoms
Condometrics Reveal the Truth
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3
Ultra Thin Flexible Scale
Ultra Thin Flexible Scale
Paper Scale
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2
Cheeky Bathroom Scales
Cheeky Bathroom Scales
8 Fun Ways to Weigh In
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1
Gangster School Supplies
Gangster School Supplies
Gun-Shaped Rulers Bring Unnecessary Violence to Classrooms
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