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The Resting Postures

Chronic pain, disability, and premature organ death result from tonic or rigid areas in the body that do not allow earlier common injuries to properly heal. We compensate for pain with ingrained movement patterns in our nervous system, and stay rigid in these areas to our ill health. Lying in simple, anatomically aligned postures is a low-tech solution, using breath control for deep relaxation. Resting in good posture daily overcomes tight fascia and muscular compensations and inhibits the nervous system's tendency to recoil from the memory of discomfort. Clinical rehabilitation with The Resting Postures has shown significantly improved outcomes.

by: Michael Sears | Jul 23, 2010

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Play It! Say It! Can gaming support mental health?

PLAY IT! SAY IT! is simple - we propose to use the existing communication functionalities of video game consoles (voice chat and messaging) to provide phone and online counselling to the people who use them. The online video game community is larger than the population of Canada, and at least one 1 in 5 people playing have a mental health condition. Beyond the existing benefits of online and phone counselling, consoles offer universal access points to ensure coverage, and the opportunity to develop rapport while playing simple games to support the sharing of concerns. We value quality of life.

by: Elizabeth Ure, Andrew Shaw & Adam Bass | Aug 18, 2010

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Improving survival rates from cardiac arrests using mobile phones

We have started a global project to empower the people to locate the nearest automated external defibrillators (AEDs) during emergencies. We are approaching 3000 AED locations worldwide,which is only the tip of the iceberg. It only takes one AED to save one life. We have developed phone apps to allow the public to locate the nearest public AEDs. iPhone users can download the free "AED Nearby" app, Android users the free "ShowNearby AED" app. More apps are being developed. Our methods will encourage those who are afraid to do CPR to participate in the chain of survival to save lives.

by: Dana Elliott MD | Jul 22, 2010

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Non-Wearable Fall Protector

Falls are frequent cause of injuries and broken bones in the elderly. Development of reliable and safe fall-protection systems can help people stay healthy and live longer. The main reason of prior failures is that fall-protection techniques required people to wear either bulky padded garments, or complex inflatable garments. Instead, external sensors of the proposed system will monitor people in their environment and cause external inflator units activate protective air bags. Inflators will be positioned either around the periphery of Rumbať-like robots, along walls, or even under carpets. Fall sensors will be based on recently developed 3D imaging cameras.

by: Michael Feygin | Jul 29, 2010

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Condom for Africa

In Africa, many believe in the traditional power of juju amulets (bracelets, often made of elephant hair), to protect them from HIV / AIDS. There can also be a low estimation of the effectiveness of condoms. A condom developed in consultation with traditional healers could incorporate features of the amulet, such as a spell & a sliver of elephant hair (or alternative?) molded into the base ring. Such a culturally adapted product could prove more effective.

by: Raymond stockill | Jun 25, 2010

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Study Healthy People

Take detailed personal and family histories. Educate and interview parents in depth about what constitutes psychological trauma and take trauma histories. Do developmental attachment histories. Test for multiple intelligences and creativity quotients (CQ). Sequence the healthy genome. Develop tests to assess epigenetic factors and do epigenetic assessments. Come up with one integrated instrument to fully measure and predict health trajectories.

by: Sigmund Jung | Jul 27, 2010

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What if your doctor could prescribe you a healthcare app?

You could download an application that delivered critical health information to your doctor when they needed it most. Practice Fusion, a free Electronic Medical Record system, has created a platform that allows developers to create applications that are directly connected to their medical chart. Real-time access to health information from remote patient monitoring systems will reduce medical costs, enhance chronic disease management and improve overall quality of care. A cardiologist could view real-time updates from a patient's Bluetooth-connected heart rate monitor in their online medical chart. A psychiatrist could monitor a patient’s mood as they adapt to new medication.

by: Matt Douglass | Aug 31, 2010

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Walk+Play

The Walk+Play concept is simple: Put a stepometer, LCD screen and connectivity into one compact unit that can be repackaged and recoded to suit any brand or IP. Each has one thing in common - footsteps in the real world are converted into footsteps in the game world. So, you could have a world you walk around to collect dragon eggs, which you can then nurture and raise to enter into contests. Effectively fusing healthy walking exercise with Pokemon and Tamagotchi. Most importantly, this simple device would be cheap enough for everyone to join in the fun.

by: Jon Brown | Aug 6, 2010

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Nutrient Thermometer

Whether we're at a restaurant or cooking at home, we can only infer the nutritional value of the food we eat. Is what we're eating healthy? Will it make us sick? We can only answer in terms of nutrition labels, if available, and they may not accurately reflect the properties of our food after cooking. I propose the design of a thermometer-like device able to assess the nutritional value of food and detect bacterial and chemical contamination to help ensure that the food on one's plate is as healthy and safe as farmers and cooks believe it to be.

by: Jules Wellinghoff | Aug 7, 2010

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A better, bigger burn in fat and muscle (ABIFAM)

Obesity is alarmingly prevalent in developed and developing countries, putting countless people at increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death. Clinical trials show consistently that diet and exercise induce weight loss temporarily and that the weight is regained within two years. We need an assist. Recently, we discovered a potential drug to treat obesity. It works by increasing the ability of muscle and fat tissues to burn energy (patent pending). Investment in research and development can, within a decade, convert this potential therapy into what so many people have been looking for: an effective way to lose weight.

by: Jonathan R. Brestoff | Aug 9, 2010

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