Healthcare

Mt. Fuji Half-Marathon Shots - AkihabaraNews.com

Amazing Place to Be a Runner
An AkihabaraNews editor (definitely not Reno) recently participated in the Fuji Susono Half Marathon, held in Susono, Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of the Tokyo Metro Area - about 70 miles (112 km) from Shinjuku Station (MAP).

Yoriko Takahashi - May 27, 2014

At the moment, there are quite a few fancy health-conscious wearable devices around, such as Samsung's Gear Fit, not only to keep up your health but also to be able to do many other things, for example getting emails or SNS notices.

JAF (Japan Air Filter., Ltd.) today announced that they have developed a high-performance dust collector filter for use in industrial applications that is able to cut 99.995% of particulates, including PM2.5, while at the same time, providing a 25% reduction of electric power consumption compared with existing filters.

DIGINFO TV - March 24, 2014

Job in Yokohama offers the PORTA series of portable X-ray units, with five models: Two for human applications and three for animal applications. The company started developing these products in 1997, and released the first one commercially in 2006. These X-ray units are compact, lightweight, and durable; they're sold mainly overseas. Currently, they're manufactured at Job's plant in Yokohama.

Will cola flavored soy milk make you feel healthy?

Kikkoman today released a cola flavored soy milk drink from Kibun Foods Inc.

Kibun is famous for its many unique and interesting soy milk flavors such as coffee, sesame, maccha, oshiruko (sweet red-bean soup), grapefruit, yuzu citrus, roasted sweet potato, etc.

It's 46 calories per 200ml package.

Today, along with the cola flavored soy milk, they also released a new pear flavored soy milk drink.

 

 

Yesterday, we wrote about Samsung's new wearable devices Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo that connect to make phone calls, play music or take photos. However, Gear Fit, which Samsung has also introduced at MWC 2014 (Mobile World Congress 2014), doesn't have any functions like that.

Akihabaranews.com - EMS Wireless Muscle Mouse

Thanks to Thanko, now you can develop your muscles secretly in the office without your co-workers noticing!

A computer mouse and EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) have been merged cleverly in the  Wireless Muscle Mouse that has just been released by Thanko.

docomo Healthcare, combined company of NTT docomo and Omron, continues to pursue the wearable tech space, releasing the wristband-shaped activity monitor Move Band for about ¥9,500 on January 29.
 
Move Band was originally planned to be out in December 2013, however, the release was postponed because the Move Band's original clips were found to be too weak.   

Artificial Bone from Japan - AkihabaraNews.com

On December 11, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) announced that, in cooperation with Hoya Technological, they have developed artificial bone made of an inorganic-organic composite. 

Associate Professor Toshiaki Tsuji's Laboratory at Saitama University has developed R-cloud, a rehabilitation support robot that enables users to view how their own muscles move during rehabilitation and training.

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