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Wearable Devices for Environmental Monitoring and Health

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To celebrate World Environment Day, this post highlights environmental monitoring devices, which help to raise awareness about external factors that affect our health. The majority of wearable devices are aimed at recording information from the wearer. Designers of environmental monitoring devices aim to arm wearers with important information about their environment. Pollution, UV exposure and transit are three excellent examples of how this technology can be applied to daily life. Pollution Awareness In the case of pollution, for example, the device could let the wearer know when he or she…read more

How Smart Wearables Can Improve Your Health and Lifestyle

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The world of smart wearable tech is still in its bourgeoning phase and the possibilities are endless. Understanding the different artificial intelligence makes in wearables is the key to understanding its potential. Why wearable? A wearable is more than a device; it works like a part of the wearer. It shouldn’t impose any additional social, psychological, or ergonomic burden on the user. In today’s hectic world, a person could easily lose or leave a personal electronic device behind one, but is unlikely to walk out of the house without clothes….read more

Mental Health Awareness Month: Understanding the Biology of Stress

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We use the word ‘stress’ so much that it’s not always clear what we mean. There’s good stress and bad stress. Biologically speaking, stress is necessary for our existence. Our ‘stress response’ is designed to help us avoid danger. However, today many people have constant environmental stressors that keep them perpetually in the stress response. This is when stress becomes problematic, but there are strategies to help you deal with stress! The biology of stress Stress is your body’s response to demanding and threatening situations. Your brain releases chemicals that…read more

Stroke Awareness Month: Healthy Habits to Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

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Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Strokes can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. To honor Stroke Awareness Month, learn to protect yourself against stroke through healthy daily habits. Stroke awareness In 2008 alone, every four minutes someone died from a stroke, making it the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blockage stops the flow of blood to the brain or when a blood vessel in or around the brain bursts. Although many people think of…read more