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80 Self-Directed Health Solutions

Heart-Starting Vests and More to Beat the Obamacare Rate Spike

— May 15, 2013 — Lifestyle
In the face of an Obamacare rate shock, health insurance is becoming even more financially stressful. DIY health solutions are more important now that average health insurance premiums are expected to double. With some Obamacare rates increasing by 400%, it is essential that you keep your health on track.

Home healthcare solutions keep you healthy and are there when disaster strikes. New technology supports preventative strategies like exercise and a healthy diet. Pandering to the lazy individual, many of these solutions aim to keep you fit with minimal effort. In addition, diet-monitoring technologies keep you aware of whether you're doing enough to eat healthy.

New technology has also come a long way in assisting home illness response strategies. Emergency reaction solutions have taken a long leap from conventional first aid kits. Even when you're on the go, portable lifesaving packs keep you safe in case of disaster.
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Modern Life-Saving Apparel
Modern Life-Saving Apparel
The Cooling Vest Could Reduce Brain Damage for Heart Attack Victims
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78
Scent-Quashing Laptops
Scent-Quashing Laptops
The Fujitsu Lifebook AH78/HA Keeps You Safe from Harmful Smells
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77
Empowering Customized Workout Websites
Empowering Customized Workout Websites
Health Specific Helps You Reach Your Goals for Little Cost
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76
Instant Hiccup Relievers
Instant Hiccup Relievers
The Hicural Hiccup Stick Cures Within Seconds
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75
Self-Serve Stomach Pumps
Self-Serve Stomach Pumps
Invention Allows Users to Pump Food Direct from Stomach Before Digestion
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74
DIY Weight-Tracking Seats
DIY Weight-Tracking Seats
The Wii Diet Chair Lets Users Play off the Pounds
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73
Fitness Video Game Harnesses
Fitness Video Game Harnesses
GameCube by Intellect Motion Encourages More Player Movements
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72
Exercise Intensity Trackers
Exercise Intensity Trackers
Armour39 From Under Armour is a Performance Monitor Like No Other
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71
Health-Tracking Tank Tops
Health-Tracking Tank Tops
The Nuubo Smart Shirt Gives Hospital Patients the Freedom to Move
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70
Uber-Intelligent Thermometers
Uber-Intelligent Thermometers
The 'Kinsa Smart Thermometer' Simplifies Everyday Health Management
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69
Cancer-Detecting Sports Bras
Cancer-Detecting Sports Bras
Breast Tissue Screening Bra is an Easier Mammogram Alternative
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68
Medical Mobile Alerts
Medical Mobile Alerts
The Red Cross 'Rapid Rescue' App Draws Help from First Aid Responders Nearby
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67
Internal Bleeding Detectors
Internal Bleeding Detectors
The Infrascanner Model 2000 Determines Certain Brain Injuries
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66
Fitness Tracking Earbuds
Fitness Tracking Earbuds
The iriver ON by Valencell Monitors Physical Efforts and Plays Music
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65
Hands-Free Heart Monitors
Hands-Free Heart Monitors
The Alpha Watch Offers a Convenient Way to Track Health
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64
Child-Benefit Energy Bands
Child-Benefit Energy Bands
Charitable Nike+ FuelBand Gives to Children's Hospital in Portland
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63
Wireless Workout Monitors
Wireless Workout Monitors
Misfit Shine Tracks Your Activity Using a Quarter-Sized Piece of Metal
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62
High-Tech Exercise Bands
High-Tech Exercise Bands
The 'BodyMedia FIT CORE Armband' Helps Maintain Fitness Regimes
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61
Motivating Wi-Fi Exercise Bands
Motivating Wi-Fi Exercise Bands
The Larklife Fitness Monitor Helps You be a Healthier Individual
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60
Diet-Inducing Cigarettes
Diet-Inducing Cigarettes
The Vaportrim Enhances Smell to Reduce Hunger
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59
Electronic Workout Coaches
Electronic Workout Coaches
Pear Sports Square One Digitally Analyses and Improves Exercises
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58
Self-Tracking Teeth Cleaners
Self-Tracking Teeth Cleaners
The Beam Toothbrush Monitors Brushing Behaviour Through an App
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57
Painless Baby-Friendly Bandaids
Painless Baby-Friendly Bandaids
The Quick-Release Medical Tape Peels Away from the Skin Easily
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56
Medication-Pumping Purses
Medication-Pumping Purses
The ON-Q Carry Bag Delivers Doses of Painkillers to Post-Op Patients
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55
Emergency-Detecting Stickers
Emergency-Detecting Stickers
The ICEdot Sensor Alerts Emergency Contact When a Person Has Fallen
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54
Childlike Health Trackers
Childlike Health Trackers
The Curio2 Kid Friendly Spirometer Tracks the Lung Capacity of Children
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53
Health-Monitoring Apps
Health-Monitoring Apps
What's My Heart Rate? Measures Simply by Looking at Your Phone
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52
Workout Mousepads
Workout Mousepads
The Elastic Exerciser Lets You Unleash Your Inner Superman
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51
Background Fitness Apps
Background Fitness Apps
The Moves App Tracks Your Movement and Calorie Burning Throughout the Day
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50
Torturous Treat Training
Torturous Treat Training
The 'Be Fit' Fitness Centers Ads Will Whip Chocolate into Shape
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49
Smartphone Slumber Monitors
Smartphone Slumber Monitors
The Renew SleepClock Wakes a Person up Depending on Sleep Quality
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48
Rewards-Based Fitness Apps
Rewards-Based Fitness Apps
Nexercise Motivates You to Work Out With Medals & Merchandise
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47
Cyborg Fitness Instructors
Cyborg Fitness Instructors
The Gymbot Personal Trainer Robot is Programmed for Health
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Independence-Promoting Pendants
Independence-Promoting Pendants
Eld-O by Anurag Sarda Allows Seniors to Travel with Safety at Hand
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45
Simplified Flame-Fighters
Simplified Flame-Fighters
The Fire Extinguisher for Dummies is Sleek and Promises to Save Lives
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44
Calorie-Removing Kitchen Utensils
Calorie-Removing Kitchen Utensils
The Fat Magnet Takes Fat, Cholesterol and Calories Out of Food
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43
Sci-Fi Medical Scanners
Sci-Fi Medical Scanners
Scanadu Brings Star Trek to Reality with the Medical Tricorder
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42
Donut-Shaped Aqua Filters
Donut-Shaped Aqua Filters
The Vitamin Water Purifier by Yena Lee Boasts a Futuristic Aesthetic
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41
Rigorously Healthy Rugs
Rigorously Healthy Rugs
The Panorama Fitness Carpet Disguises Itself as Chic Furniture
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40
Arboreal Air Purifiers
Arboreal Air Purifiers
Air Drop Combines Self-Sustaining Plants and Tech to Clean
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39
Sleek Circulatory Gauges
Sleek Circulatory Gauges
The Hi.lo Blood Pressure Band Expands From a Commonly Uncomfy Device
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38
Palm-Sized Physicals
Palm-Sized Physicals
The Body Check Ball Measures your Health in an Instant
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37
Boat-Inspired Fitness Furniture
Boat-Inspired Fitness Furniture
The GEWOS Rowing Armchair Encourages Healthy Activities at Home
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36
Ultrasound Smartphones
Ultrasound Smartphones
Mobisante MobiUS SP1 Offers Parents a Look at Their Baby in the Womb
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35
Mechanical Horseback Workouts
Mechanical Horseback Workouts
The 'Giddyup Core Exerciser' Will Work You into a Steed
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34
GPS-Equipped Walking Canes
GPS-Equipped Walking Canes
This Device Comes with a Built-In Tracker to Help Ensure Elderly Safety
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33
Deep Tissue Personal Massagers
Deep Tissue Personal Massagers
Get Rid of Tension with the Percussion & Shiatsu Duo Massager
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32
Wireless Cardio Trackers
Wireless Cardio Trackers
The Dayton Industrial Bluetooth 4.0 Heart Monitor Reinvents Fitness Tech
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Compact Clinical Gauges
Compact Clinical Gauges
The Heal Station is an All-in-One Wellness Monitor for Diabetic Patients
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30
Bluetooth Activity Trackers
Bluetooth Activity Trackers
The Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip Motivates People to Lead Healthier Lives
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Curvy Fitness Products
Curvy Fitness Products
Osim Curve is Ideal for Smooth Exercises
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Purification Pop-Up Tents
Purification Pop-Up Tents
The Purify Water Tent Provides Shelter and Clean Drinking Water
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27
Life-Saving Toolsets
Life-Saving Toolsets
The Muji Kits are Compact, Versatile and May Come in Handy One Day
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26
Gym-Inspired Work Stations
Gym-Inspired Work Stations
The Elliptical Work Desk Lets You Tone While You Type
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Designer-Chic Med Packs
Designer-Chic Med Packs
The Best Made Small First Aid Kit Packs Health Essentials & Style
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24
Health-Monitoring Maternity Bands
Health-Monitoring Maternity Bands
The Pregnancy Pulse Lets You Track Your Baby's Well-Being
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Mobile Heath Monitor Add-Ons
Mobile Heath Monitor Add-Ons
The Tinke by Zensorium Tracks and Records Your Vital Signs
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22
Home Medicine Machines
Home Medicine Machines
Watinee Leewongjaroen's Memo Saves Seniors
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Heart-Starting Vests
Heart-Starting Vests
The A.C.R. First Aid System Lets Members of the Public Be Paramedics
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Triplet-Inspired Workout Gear
Triplet-Inspired Workout Gear
Trifect Athletics is Inspired by Three Athletic Brothers
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Comical Lifesaving Bags
Comical Lifesaving Bags
The Medkit Backpack is Inspired by the Video Game 'Left 4 Dead'
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Fitness Tracking Bracelets
Fitness Tracking Bracelets
The Fitbit Flex is a Wearable Device Monitoring Daily Activities
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Empowering Cleansing Juices
Empowering Cleansing Juices
Toronto-Based Company benourished Knows Just What Your Body Needs
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Fitness Cardio Wristbands
Fitness Cardio Wristbands
B1 Basis Band Keeps Track of Your Health at an Affordable Price
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Spine-Saving Standup Tabletops
Spine-Saving Standup Tabletops
The FitDesk Promotes Good Health With its Standing Desk Design
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Spine Supporting Headrests
Spine Supporting Headrests
The Neck Pain Relieving Pillow is Ergonomically Shaped
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Dual-Purpose Weights
Dual-Purpose Weights
The Bar & Dumbbell from Jun Hyun Kim Cuts the Cost of Creating a Home Gym
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Specific Sport Trackers
Specific Sport Trackers
The Amiigo Fitness Bracelet Recognizes Different Exercises and Activities
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First Aid Furnishings
First Aid Furnishings
The Healing Bench is Foldable, Functional and Fit to Save Lives
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Accelerometer Fitness Bracelets
Accelerometer Fitness Bracelets
The Nike+ FuelBand Monitors Everyday Activities for Healthy Living
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Stretchy Dumbbell Designs
Stretchy Dumbbell Designs
The Recoil Workout System Features a Built-In Resistance Band
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Exercise Office Seating
Exercise Office Seating
The Wellness Ball is a Masterclass in Office Ergonomics
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Wearable Wellness Monitors
Wearable Wellness Monitors
The Basis Watch Tracks Your Heartbeat & Provides Info On Your Health
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Portable Paramedic Scanners
Portable Paramedic Scanners
The Xavier X-Ray is Compact Enough to be Carried to Catastrophe Sites
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Portable Diagnostic Imaging
Portable Diagnostic Imaging
The Radio Fast Radiology System Would Reduce Waiting Times in the ER
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Health-Conscious Bracelets (UPDATE)
Health-Conscious Bracelets (UPDATE)
Up by Jawbone Has Been Modified to Better Monitor Daily Life
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Minimalist Gas Masks
Minimalist Gas Masks
The Samsonite Breathing Mask Trims the Fat off Conventional Gas Masks
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2
Emergency Equipped Knapsacks
Emergency Equipped Knapsacks
The Mountain Rescue Splint Pack is Made for Remote Victim Recoveries
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Hi-Tech Emergency Kits
Hi-Tech Emergency Kits
First Aid 2.0 Guides the Lifesaver Through a Rescue with its Digital Screen
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