Latest News


Give your eyes a break with Santen Pharmaceutical “Sante PC” eye drops

Does your eyes hurts after hours spent in front of your PC Nuking monsters and other aliens or by coding like a maniac? Well don’t worry that’s unfortunately normal, but in order to make things much easier for you, the Japanese company[...]
Give your eyes a break with Santen Pharmaceutical “Sante PC” eye drops

Via Santen

Read more


Japan Weather Association x Design Factory – “Beauty Sign PLUS” – monitor the intensity of solar UV rays and your skin condition

Here is something that may be useful for people hoping to protect their skin this summer. Japan Weather Association and Design Factory, Inc. jointly planned and developed “Beauty Sign PLUS” which is a palm-sized device that[...]
Japan Weather Association x Design Factory – “Beauty Sign PLUS” – monitor the intensity of solar UV rays and your skin condition
Japan Weather Association x Design Factory – “Beauty Sign PLUS” – monitor the intensity of solar UV rays and your skin conditionJapan Weather Association x Design Factory – “Beauty Sign PLUS” – monitor the intensity of solar UV rays and your skin condition

Via Japan Weather Association

Read more


Measure your pulse in real-time with Fujitsu’s facial imaging technology

Fujitsu has developed technology which can measure a person’s pulse in real time by analyzing video of their face. “As blood circulates through the body, the amount of light absorbed by the face varies, depending on how muc[...]
Measure your pulse in real-time with Fujitsu’s facial imaging technology

Via Fujitsu

Read more


Fujitsu – Fujitsu Forum 2013 – “Hada Memori” – Monitor your skin condition by yourself

At “Fujitsu Forum 2013″ we saw various technologies for business solutions and we would like to introduce one of them: “Hada Memori (Skin Memory)”. The company calls it “self-counseling” for your ski[...]
Fujitsu – Fujitsu Forum 2013 – “Hada Memori” – Monitor your skin condition by yourself
Fujitsu – Fujitsu Forum 2013 – “Hada Memori” – Monitor your skin condition by yourselfFujitsu – Fujitsu Forum 2013 – “Hada Memori” – Monitor your skin condition by yourselfFujitsu – Fujitsu Forum 2013 – “Hada Memori” – Monitor your skin condition by yourself

Via Fujitsu

Read more


Fujitsu – Real-Time Pulse Monitor Using Facial Imaging

Using built-in cameras in PCs or smartphones, a new technology to be presented this week by Fujitsu Laboratories can measure pulse in as little as five seconds using built-in cameras in PCs or smartphones. It works by measuring variati[...]
Fujitsu – Real-Time Pulse Monitor Using Facial Imaging
Fujitsu – Real-Time Pulse Monitor Using Facial ImagingFujitsu – Real-Time Pulse Monitor Using Facial ImagingFujitsu – Real-Time Pulse Monitor Using Facial Imaging

Via Fujitsu

Read more


Save the world by wearing one of Seiren DEOEST fart absorbing underwears!

I would like to thanks Phys.org for this find and must admit that, well, I would be very interesting in giving on of these Seiren Japan new DEOEST underwear line-up a try. Seiren is a Japanese textile company that is offering underpant[...]
Save the world by wearing one of Seiren DEOEST fart absorbing underwears!

Via Deoest

Read more


Panasonic develops a prototype dry head spa robot

Panasonic has developed a prototype dry head spa robot, which in the future could be attached to a desk or bath. It uses robot hand technology previously developed for use in their hair washing robot. “For kneading the scalp whil[...]
Panasonic develops a prototype dry head spa robot

Via Panasonic

Read more


Toyota Partner Robot provides everyday assistance for people with disabilities

Toyota has developed the Partner Robot, to provide everyday assistance for people with disabilities. This robot has a compact, cylindrical body, so it can turn round in small spaces, as well as folding arms, which can do tasks such as [...]
Toyota Partner Robot provides everyday assistance for people with disabilities

Via Toyota

Read more


Chiba University’s Graduate School of Engineering developped a Guitar designed for hemiplegics

The Guitarion, being developed at Chiba University’s Graduate School of Engineering, is a guitar that can be played by hemiplegics. People with unilateral paralysis, as a result of a stroke or other reason, can play the Guitarion[...]
Chiba University’s Graduate School of Engineering developped a Guitar designed for hemiplegics

Via Chiba University's Graduate School of Engineering

Read more


N.I. Teijin Shoji announces a theraputic Aquaponic indoor display

This aquaponics system, designed as a therapeutic indoor display has been developed by N.I. Teijin Shoji. An aquaponics system consists of a fish tank and a vegetable planter, which are connected by pipes. It utilizes the fish waste as[...]
N.I. Teijin Shoji announces a theraputic Aquaponic indoor display

Via N.I. Teijin Shoji

Read more


Minato Medical Science demonstrates traction device for person sitting in chair

SuperTrac, manufactured and marketed by Minato Medical Science, is an active automated intermittent traction device that can traction the lumbar vertebra. “Conventional traction devices have been bed designs, with the lumbar vert[...]
Minato Medical Science demonstrates traction device for person sitting in chair

Via Minato Medical Science

Read more


One year later, Sony’s first medical –grade OLED Monitor is finally approved by the FDA

Introduced for the first time in September 2011, the PVM-2551MD, Sony’s first medical –grade OLED Monitor has finally been approved by the FDA in the USA and ready to be used as a medical grade monitor in the USA. More on this monitor [...]
One year later, Sony’s first medical –grade OLED Monitor is finally approved by the FDA
One year later, Sony’s first medical –grade OLED Monitor is finally approved by the FDAOne year later, Sony’s first medical –grade OLED Monitor is finally approved by the FDAOne year later, Sony’s first medical –grade OLED Monitor is finally approved by the FDAOne year later, Sony’s first medical –grade OLED Monitor is finally approved by the FDA

Via Sony

Read more


Mahoro lab android automates dangerous lab work

Mahoro, co-developed by AIST and Yaskawa, is a general-purpose android for automating lab work that previously had to be done manually. The robot can do tasks, such as dispensing and culturing, faster and more precisely than people. So[...]
Mahoro lab android automates dangerous lab work

Via Yaskawa

Read more


Samsung “S Health” Launches for Galaxy S III

Samsung Electronics announced the launch of S Health—a mobile application that can effectively help control blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight—with its strategic flagship smart phone Galaxy S III on July 2nd. S Health updates and [...]
Samsung “S Health” Launches for Galaxy S III
Samsung “S Health” Launches for Galaxy S IIISamsung “S Health” Launches for Galaxy S IIISamsung “S Health” Launches for Galaxy S IIISamsung “S Health” Launches for Galaxy S III

Via Samsung

Read more


Instantaneous Deodorizer by Kanto Gakuin University, Useful for Diaper Changing

In an industrial-academic project with a chemical engineering research group at Kanto Gakuin University, Ando has developed Nurscal, a system for removing the odor that arises when changing diapers. “This system uses activated ch[...]
Instantaneous Deodorizer by Kanto Gakuin University, Useful for Diaper Changing

Via Kanto Gakuin University

Read more


Kinoshita demonstrates an Air Cast capable to Stabilizes Injured Area with Single Straw

The Multiprotector from Kinoshita Kogyo is a simple cast that can stabilize an injured area with the use of a single straw. This cast is used when an injury from sports or the workplace requires the injured area to be stabilized. The c[...]
Kinoshita demonstrates an Air Cast capable to Stabilizes Injured Area with Single Straw

Via Kinoshita-Kogyo

Read more


Fujitsu demonstrates Skin care smartphone app that tracks skin condition over time

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a system for measuring skin color accurately, using a smartphone’s camera and a Color Frame. This technology makes it easier to measure skin condition, including spots, dullness, and pore size. [...]
Fujitsu demonstrates Skin care smartphone app that tracks skin condition over time

Via Fujitsu

Read more


Konica Minolta Healthcare demonstrates World’s Lightest Weight Wireless Digital Radiography System : AeroDR

The “AeroDR” wireless cassette type digital radiography system sold by Konica Minolta weighs just 2.9kg including the internal battery and is the world’s lightest x-ray system. “The AeroDR is equipped with an in[...]
Konica Minolta Healthcare demonstrates World’s Lightest Weight Wireless Digital Radiography System : AeroDR

Via Konica Minolta Healthcare

Read more


Panasonic’s hair washing robot now accepting customers

First announced in Japan back in September 2010, Panasonic’s Hair Washing Robot is now officially accepting humans ready to have their hair washed like a pro! Available as a trial from April 11 up to June 10th at the Hair Salon S[...]
Panasonic’s hair washing robot now accepting customers
Panasonic’s hair washing robot now accepting customers

Via Panasonic

Read more


Hoshina announced Lead-free air-conditioned protective suit for Radiology Department staff

The Windpia 2, developed by Hoshina, is an air-conditioned lead-free protective suit for radiology department employees who spend the majority of their time around x-ray equipment. “This is a protector used in medical settings in[...]
Hoshina announced Lead-free air-conditioned protective suit for Radiology Department staff

Via Hoshina

Read more


EyeCAN, Samsung’s virtual mouse for disabled

Samsung announced the eyeCAN today, a unique glasses mounted solution that effectively tracks eye movements, which will allow any disabled person the ability to use a computer combined with their eyes to control the cursor. The user ne[...]
EyeCAN, Samsung’s virtual mouse for disabled
EyeCAN, Samsung’s virtual mouse for disabledEyeCAN, Samsung’s virtual mouse for disabledEyeCAN, Samsung’s virtual mouse for disabled

Via Samsung

Read more


RIBA II Care Support Robot For Lifting Patients

RIBA II is a two-armed care support robot that can lift people from a prone position on the floor to a wheelchair, which is one of the most physically demanding tasks in nursing homes. RIBA II has been co-developed by Tokai Rubber Indu[...]
RIBA II Care Support Robot For Lifting Patients

Via Riken

Read more