Healthcare

Honda Walk Assist, which supports gait rehabilitation, will be released for customers on a leasing basis in November. The device has been in development since 1999 and it has taken almost 17 years since the project's launch to become a viable product with practical use.
Thanko has released an electronic insect bite healer for ¥2,480. It relieves your skin's itchiness and irritation without medical skin cream. It might be magical but so far we're unable to confirm, but whatever - ALL HAIL THANKO!
Together with Dr. Cisotto, Associate Professor Ushiba, in the Department of Biosciences and Informatics, is working to reveal the mechanism by which newly acquired knowledge and information is transmitted and evolves among organisms with intelligence.
Suzuki & Citterio Laboratory designs and synthesizes functional dyes that change color or produce light by reacting with a specific substance. It develops nano-sized functional materials such as particles and polymers, and develops sensing technology that utilizes fluorescent and luminescent molecules, providing imaging inside the body which had been impossible until now.
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A dentist in Roppongi, Tokyo has started providing a unique service. He impersonates a butler lets you lie on his lap as he brushes your teeth for 10 minutes.

Editor - February 13, 2015

Thanko's new hammock-style foot rest might be able to solve your swollen legs problem caused by sitting at the desk all day in the office.
Fujitsu's new wearable device "FUJITSU Vehicle ICT FEELythm" is made for transport companies such as bus, truck and taxi companies. It sense a driver's sleepiness and warn him with voice or vibration.
Omron and Jins has teamed up to produce a improved smart eyeglasses that can contribute a lot to the development of pre-emptive medical care. With Omron's biomedical technology and Jins' smartglass called JINS MEME, they are aiming to build a wearable device that is capable of finding the user's potential disease and injury.
Kaga Hightech will start selling 2 new smartwatch models manufactured by Kronoz LLC in Switzerland on December 26. They are wristwatch-style "ZeWatch2" and wristband-style "ZeBracelet2", and both of them provide a sleep and activity management system. Both will be sold for ¥13,500.

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