Sleep easy with the Wellue O2Ring

We seem to be on the brink of interesting, more medically-oriented gadget releases. We’ve got a number of watches and fitness trackers that can offer detailed ECG-level analysis. What if you’re wondering about how your oxygen levels are doing? That’s where the Wellue O2Ring can help you out.

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Using accelerometers to detect if you’re drunk – stop drinking so much, Kevin

We all know that the Apple Watch has a fall sensor. If you fall, it will play an alarm that you have to cancel – if it counts down to zero and you haven’t canceled it, it phones your emergency contact.

What if you could use similar sensors to tell you that you’re drunk?

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The Noerden Liz Bottle sterilizes your water with UV

The Noerden Liz Bottle looks like a basic metal water bottle. But look closer, and you’ll notice a rechargable, electronic cap that uses a powerful UV-C lamp to sterilize water inside. I carried the LIZ bottle with me for a few weeks, and am happy to report that I’m certianly more hydrated!

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The Withings Scanwatch can detect sleep apnea

As a consummate snorer I’ve always wondered how much I’m killing myself/annoying my wife at night. I found out by going to a doctor but the folks at Withings might have a better way.

Their new Scanwatch can sense when you’re suffering from sleep apnea and watch for heart arrhythmia, two silent killers. From the release:

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The Stim Seat adds an ejaculatory finish to your Peleton ride

The new Stim Seat – basically a bike seat with a vibrator stuck in it – will let you really bring your workouts to a head. Designed to work with the Lovense Lush remote vibrator, CamSoda hopes that couples will buzz each other to the finish line or, barring that, pay cam models to give themselves a bit of a lift as they pump out the miles.

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Behold! Pumpkin Spice poop spray!

If you’ve ever wondered what the end of late stage capitalism looks like, look no further than to this bottle of Pumpkin Spice pre-poop spray from Poo-Pourri. Designed to mask the emanations of the discerning defecator, the spray smells delicately of cinnamon and nutmeg and will reduce your poo smells considerably (or so we were told).

We’re not certain when or if this exciting product will be available on shelves but if everything in your live revolves around Fall then maybe a spritz of this can make post-coffee bathroom break just that much more pleasant.

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Customized, personalized medicine is a reality

There are 6 billion characters in human DNA. Everyone has some typos in theirs, little mutations. Sometimes they’re harmless, and sometimes they cause debilitating conditions. (They have yet to produce a Storm, Wolverine, or Jean Grey to my knowledge.) Usually, these conditions aren’t treated effectively because they require medicine to be made specially for the patient. Most pharmaceutical companies won’t do this because they aren’t set up to make individualized medicine.

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Robots teach social skills to children with autism

Autism is a developmental delay disorder, which affects as many as 1 out of every 59 children in the United States. One of the symptoms is a difficulty to acquire social skills, and trouble recognizing and responding appropriately to social cues. Part of the problem is that it’s incredibly difficult as a parent to know what therapies are beneficial to intervene, therapists are incredibly expensive, and practitioners are few and far between. But what about robots?

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The Oura ring measures your health from your finger

I’m not a ring guy but lately I’ve been wearing a massive granite-colored ring that looks like something Sauron would have slipped on to mess with the Hobbits. Why? Because it’s also one of the best health trackers I’ve ever worn.

Nerd jewelry like Fitbits and Garmin devices are everywhere and the Apple Watch, once considered a poor replacement for a Timex Ironman, has become the gold standard of fitness devices. But all of these wrist-worn devices have one detriment: they are ugly.

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