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Top 100 Health Ideas in May

From Pain-Relieving Menstruation Wearables to Smart Allergen Sensors

— May 20, 2016 — Lifestyle
The May 2016 health trends reveal a growing demand for products that help consumers take control of common health issues. Whether it is menstrual cramps or allergies, smart products are empowering consumers to live more comfortable lives.

One of the biggest innovations when it comes to connected health is the attention being paid to female-specific issues. Indeed, women face a number of unique health concerns that are now being addressed by researchers and healthcare companies. Some examples of connected health products designed for women include a smart device that helps relieve menstrual cramps and a conceptual tampon that can monitor a women's overall health.

Beyond female-specific products, there are a number of other home-based devices that are giving consumers greater control over their health. This is particularly true for those with allergies, asthma and other breathing issues, whose symptoms can be dramatically reduced by air-purification devices. Some of the May 2016 health trends addressing at-home air quality include handheld mite vacuums, anti-allergy nasal devices and child-friendly humidifiers.
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Mood-Sensing Watch Apps
Mood-Sensing Watch Apps
The EmoWatch App Recognizes If a Person is Happy or Sad
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99
Baby-Friendly Humidifiers
Baby-Friendly Humidifiers
The LG Puricare Premium Humidifier Has a Baby-Proof Design
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98
Salt-Mimicking Electric Forks
Salt-Mimicking Electric Forks
The Electric Flavoring Fork Helps Those on Low Sodium Diets
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97
Football Player Health Apps
Football Player Health Apps
The TeamStudy App Monitors the Cognitive Health of Former NFL Players
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96
Earwax-Removing Systems
Earwax-Removing Systems
The Elephant Ear Wash Bottle System Allows At-Home Ear Cleaning
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95
Nutrition-Based Insurance Discounts
Nutrition-Based Insurance Discounts
This Insurance Company is Rewarding Those Who Eat Healthy
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94
Sleep-Improving Headsets
Sleep-Improving Headsets
Dreem by Rythm Stimulates Brain to Elongate Deep Sleep Cycles
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93
Allergy-Relieving Apps
Allergy-Relieving Apps
The Hay Fever Relief App Advises Allergy Sufferers On Treatment Options
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92
Doctor-Connected Headsets
Doctor-Connected Headsets
The Portal Telemedicine Headset Makes General Healthcare More Efficient
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91
Organic Produce Washes
Organic Produce Washes
This 100% Natural Food Wash Keeps Your Fruits and Veg Free of Chemicals
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90
Disease-Combating Drones
Disease-Combating Drones
The Drones Against Tsetse Aims to Control Trypanosomosis in Africa
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89
Mature Teeth Toothbrushes
Mature Teeth Toothbrushes
The Philips Sonicare 3 Series Rechargeable Toothbrush is Gum-Focused
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88
Text-Based Therapy Sessions
Text-Based Therapy Sessions
The 'Talkspace for All' Platform Provide Greater Access to Therapy
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87
Live-Stream VR Surgeries
Live-Stream VR Surgeries
'Medical Realities' Broadcasted the First Public VR Surgery
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86
Bacteria-Inhibiting Teeth Cleaners
Bacteria-Inhibiting Teeth Cleaners
OraGuard’s Nano-b Toothbrush Boasts Gold and Bamboo Charcoal
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85
All-Day Protection Toothpastes
All-Day Protection Toothpastes
Biomin-F Protection Toothpaste Binds to Teeth for Up to 12 Hours
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84
Seizure-Sensing Earpieces
Seizure-Sensing Earpieces
This Wearable Sensor Can Detect and Measure Signs of Impending Seizures
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83
Printed Dental Implants
Printed Dental Implants
New Biocompatible Resin Brings Desktop 3D Printing into Dental Offices
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82
Bullet-Inspired Ashtrays
Bullet-Inspired Ashtrays
The Tuyvo Ashtray is Meant to Show How Deadly Smoking Is
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81
Non-Contact Laser Thermometers
Non-Contact Laser Thermometers
The HYLOGY Infrared Thermometer is for People and Inanimate Objects
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80
Portable Drug Production Systems
Portable Drug Production Systems
This MIT System Allows Rapid Production Of Numerous Drugs
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79
Total Body Measurement Scales
Total Body Measurement Scales
The Koogeek Smart Measurement Scale Offers Enhanced Readings
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78
Miniature Surgical Robots
Miniature Surgical Robots
This Small-Sized Robot Hand is the First to Be Used in Real Surgery
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77
Genetics-Revealing Apps
Genetics-Revealing Apps
myGenome Makes Your Full Genome Sequencing Available via Your Smartphone
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76
Bacteria-Banishing Purifiers
Bacteria-Banishing Purifiers
The Wall Outlet Air Sanitizer and Deodorizer Kills Odor and Viruses
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75
Antioxidant Matcha Wines
Antioxidant Matcha Wines
Tea Company Itokyuemon Makes Green Tea Wine
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74
Desk-Converting Laptop Mounts
Desk-Converting Laptop Mounts
The 'FLEXIMOUNT' Laptop Desk Stand Mount Brings Laptops to Eye Level
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73
Tracking Urban Timepieces
Tracking Urban Timepieces
The Timex Metropolitan+ Watch Monitors Fitness in an Analog Aesthetic
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72
Wellness Video Subscriptions
Wellness Video Subscriptions
Mission 360 Lets You Access Yoga & Fitness Courses For a Monthly Fee
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71
Child-Friendly Air Purifiers
Child-Friendly Air Purifiers
This Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier is Ideal For Children's Bedrooms
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70
Self-Massage Device Kits
Self-Massage Device Kits
The TriggerPoint Performance Collection Enables Total Body Massages
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69
Smartphone Spectroscopy Kits
Smartphone Spectroscopy Kits
This Blood Testing Kit Can Be Easily Used At Home
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68
Therapeutic Nasal Clips
Therapeutic Nasal Clips
AROMAID Specializes in Wearable Aromatherapy Solutions
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67
Efficient Body Massage Chairs
Efficient Body Massage Chairs
The Kahuna Compact Full Massage Chair Offers Immersive Relaxation
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66
Sleep-Optimizing Mattress Pads
Sleep-Optimizing Mattress Pads
The 'Mooring' Smart Mattress Pad Regulates Your Body Temperature
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65
Handheld Mite Vacuums
Handheld Mite Vacuums
This Philips Allergy Vacuum Cleaner Removes Fine Dust and Mites
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64
Mental Illness Support Apps
Mental Illness Support Apps
Foveo Care Enables Encouragement a& Support For the Mentally Ill
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63
Workout-Analyzing Wearables
Workout-Analyzing Wearables
The 'Whoop' Smart Trainer Monitors Workouts and Athlete Condition
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62
Tumor-Neutralizing Patches
Tumor-Neutralizing Patches
This Microneedle Patch Can Deliver Immunotherapy Drugs to Tumor Sites
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61
Finger-Worn Activity Trackers
Finger-Worn Activity Trackers
The Ring Activity-Tracking Wearable Focuses on Comfort
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60
Smart Allergen Sensors
Smart Allergen Sensors
AlerSense's Device Provides Asthma and Allergy Alerts
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59
Sleep-Enhancing Tables
Sleep-Enhancing Tables
Monai is a Table That Regulates One's Circadian Rhythm
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58
Wallet-Sized EpiPens
Wallet-Sized EpiPens
The AdrenaCard Makes It More Convenient to Carry an EpiPen
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57
Personal Smoke Filterers
Personal Smoke Filterers
The 'Sploofy' Smoke Filter Device Captures Smoke as it's Exhaled
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56
Therapeutic Anti-Allergy Devices
Therapeutic Anti-Allergy Devices
This 'Allergy Reliever' Uses Light Therapy to Reduce Symptoms
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55
Genetic Lifestyle Guidance
Genetic Lifestyle Guidance
The DNA Lifestyle Coach Uses AI Technology To Help You Achieve Wellness
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54
Cognitive-Boosting Supplements
Cognitive-Boosting Supplements
The Neurofuse Offers a Capsulated Ingredient Blend to Boost Memory
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53
Sleep Tracking Alarm Apps
Sleep Tracking Alarm Apps
The Pillow Platform Features a Smart Sleep Cycle Monitor to Improve Rest
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52
Health-Tracking Baby Changing Pads
Health-Tracking Baby Changing Pads
The Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad Keeps Track of Newborn Health
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51
Self-Diagnosing Tampons
Self-Diagnosing Tampons
Researchers Conceive of a Way to Detect Infections Using a Common Product
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50
Retail Healthcare Facilities
Retail Healthcare Facilities
RediClinic Operates Walk-In Clinics Inside H-E-B Stores
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49
Hyper-Targeted Toothpastes
Hyper-Targeted Toothpastes
Frezyderm Makes Oral Care Products for Pregnancy, Diabetes and More
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48
Pollutant-Proof Lotions
Pollutant-Proof Lotions
This Hydrating Active Lotion Moisturizes and Protects Your Skin
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47
Thermal Imaging Safety Masks
Thermal Imaging Safety Masks
The 'Scott Safety' Breathing Mask Features Handsfree Technology
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46
Peer Pressure Health Apps
Peer Pressure Health Apps
This Lifestyle App Encourages Tennesseans to Adopt Healthy Lifestyles
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45
Anti-Aging Gin Drinks
Anti-Aging Gin Drinks
'Anti-AGin' from Bompas & Parr Boasts Age-Defying Botanical Ingredients
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44
Sculptural Ionizing Devices
Sculptural Ionizing Devices
The Wooden LED Aroma Humidifier Diffuser Keeps Air Moist and Scented
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43
3D-Printed Children's Prosthetics
3D-Printed Children's Prosthetics
Autodesk is Using 3D-Modeling to Create Superhero Themed-Limbs
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42
Marijuana Menstrual Products
Marijuana Menstrual Products
Whoopi Goldberg is Launching a Marijuana Company for Period Cramps
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41
Robotic Human Augmentations
Robotic Human Augmentations
SRI International's Superflex Aims to Help Disabled in Everyday Life
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40
UV Protection Clothing
UV Protection Clothing
The ANETIK ROAM Tech Hoody Promotes Cooling and Protects Skin
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39
Male-Targeted Body Wipes
Male-Targeted Body Wipes
GoodWipes Makes Body and Below-the-Belt Hygiene Wipes for Men
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38
Allergic Reaction Trackers
Allergic Reaction Trackers
'Aibi' is a Wearable Device That Helps Children Monitor Their Allergies
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37
Youth Health Apps
Youth Health Apps
The Juicebox App is All About Fornication
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36
Activity Tracking Compression Sleeves
Activity Tracking Compression Sleeves
The AIO Smart Sleeve is the First of Its Kind
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35
Nap Room Contests
Nap Room Contests
Casper's Nap Like a Boss Campaign to Help Companies Get Better Sleep
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34
Blue Light-Blocking Glasses
Blue Light-Blocking Glasses
The Jins Screen Night Glasses are Designed to Help Users Sleep Better
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33
Tracking Fitness T-Shirts
Tracking Fitness T-Shirts
The Hexoskin Biometric Tops Record Workout Stats for Better Performance
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32
Customized Massage Devices
Customized Massage Devices
The truMedic 'Instashiatsu' Shoulder Massager is Cordless
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31
Arcade-Style Gyms
Arcade-Style Gyms
Asphalt Green Transforms Workouts with Technology
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30
Weight-Distributing Crutches
Weight-Distributing Crutches
The M+D Crutch by Mobility Designed is a Much-Anticipated Redesign
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29
Oral Care Wipes
Oral Care Wipes
SCRATCH Addresses Oral Care and Travel with Its Unique Mouth Sheets
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28
Light-Based Dental Devices
Light-Based Dental Devices
This Oral Hygiene Device Uses Smart Light Technology to Kill Bacteria
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27
Chewable Tooth Cleaners
Chewable Tooth Cleaners
'Rolly' is a Portable Toothbrush That Works Without Toothpaste and Water
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26
Connected Oral Care Mirrors
Connected Oral Care Mirrors
The Oral-B Smart Mirror Uses Technology to Promote Better Brushing
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25
Student-Supporting Toothbrushes
Student-Supporting Toothbrushes
The 'Flooxa' Toothbrush is Designed by Students to be Beautiful
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24
Back-Boosting Harnesses
Back-Boosting Harnesses
The Better Back Harness Improves Your Posture While Seated
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23
Acupuncture Foot Massagers
Acupuncture Foot Massagers
The LuxorWare Foot Massage Device Stimulates Blood Flow
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22
Meal-Replacing Superfood Shakes
Meal-Replacing Superfood Shakes
Chia Star's Beverages Leverage the Benefits of Fully Soaked Chia
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21
Upright Mobility Trikes
Upright Mobility Trikes
The 'Alinker' Looks to Offer an Alternative to Mobility Scooters
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20
Core Workout Sledgehammers
Core Workout Sledgehammers
The MostFit Core Hammer is Safer Than a Sledgehammer and Tire
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19
Anti-Aging Indoor Tents
Anti-Aging Indoor Tents
The Sleeping Dome Head Tent Prevents Skin from Drying Out During Rest
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18
De-Stressing Care Packages
De-Stressing Care Packages
Pick Me Up Parcels is a Gift Box Service Focusing on Mindful Activities
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17
Pain-Relieving Menstruation Wearables
Pain-Relieving Menstruation Wearables
Livia is a Smart Device to Relieve Menstrual Cramps
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16
Posture-Correcting Accessories
Posture-Correcting Accessories
The BackJoy 'SitSmart' Ensures Correct Posture by Enhancing Chairs
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15
Sun-Filtering Tents
Sun-Filtering Tents
This Dermatological Sun Shade Blocks Out Harmful Rays
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14
Dental Health-Monitoring Devices
Dental Health-Monitoring Devices
The Toothscan Device Helps Users Track the Health of Their Teeth
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13
Stylish Mobility Devices
Stylish Mobility Devices
This Hubless Wheelchair Concept by Adnan Curic is Stylish and Functional
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12
Reclaimed Tire Mosquito Traps
Reclaimed Tire Mosquito Traps
The Ovillanta Traps Are Made Out Of Discarded Automobile Tires
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11
Eco-Friendly Feminine Products
Eco-Friendly Feminine Products
This Company Sells Organic Pads, Tampons and Panty Liners
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10
Fictional Beauty Brands
Fictional Beauty Brands
The Timeless Pop-Up Brings Attention to Elective Egg Freezing in London
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9
Spoon-Shaped Syrup Packaging
Spoon-Shaped Syrup Packaging
This Syrup Package Concept Imagines Portable, Single-Use Containers
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8
Standing Desk PC Systems
Standing Desk PC Systems
The Lian Li DK-04 Standing Desk Houses Computer Components Within
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7
Discreet Sanitary Napkin Packaging
Discreet Sanitary Napkin Packaging
Two Students Help Make Feminine Hygiene Less Embarassing
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6
Versatile Weight Training Totes
Versatile Weight Training Totes
The Mandown Man Bag is a Workout Prop Filled With Weighted Sand
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5
Nail-Correcting Devices
Nail-Correcting Devices
The Pincer Ingrown Toenail Supporter Corrects and Straightens Nails
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4
Meditation-Focused Offices
Meditation-Focused Offices
The Headspace Headquarters is Mindful of Employees Overall Well-Being
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3
Core-Strengthening Training Boards
Core-Strengthening Training Boards
'StrongBoard' Balance Boards Switch Up Workout Routines
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2
Fitness-Tracking Mirrors
Fitness-Tracking Mirrors
The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker Helps Users Visualize Body Changes
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1
Desk-Friendly Exercise Kits
Desk-Friendly Exercise Kits
The 'Hovr' Device Forces Users to Unconsciously Exercise at Work
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