Instructables: exploring - technology - health - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:47:02 PST BLOX v1.01 Break Forcing Chair Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Break-Forcing-Chair-Pad/
Break Forcing Chair Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/737S/I3DQ3P29/F45737SI3DQ3P29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/737S/I3DQ3P29/F45737SI3DQ3P29.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/737S/I3DQ3P29/F45737SI3DQ3P29.SMALL.jpg kayamafu These are the directions to make the Break Forcing Pad that was originally created by myself, Taylor Payne, Jacob Senitza, and Daniel Olsson.This device was made as a pad for a work chair to ensure that someone does not sit all day for extended periods of time. It logs and monitors how long someone...
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 20:14:16 PST
The Pill Reminder http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pill-Reminder/
The Pill Reminder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/JF4Z/HZIHBNZY/FSLJF4ZHZIHBNZY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/JF4Z/HZIHBNZY/FSLJF4ZHZIHBNZY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/JF4Z/HZIHBNZY/FSLJF4ZHZIHBNZY.SMALL.jpg jschrempp Back in January 2014 I was at a meetup of Baby Boomer Makers at TechShop in San Carlos, California. We were going around the table, each taking a turn to talk about projects we'd like to do. Bob spoke up to describe a problem his elderly mother was having - she couldn't remember to take her medicine...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:29:01 PDT
Musical Exercise: Workout Shirt MP3 Player Powered by Exercise http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Exercise-Workout-Shirt-MP3-Player-Powered-/
Musical Exercise: Workout Shirt MP3 Player Powered by Exercise - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/MYZN/HUJ96T1T/FMEMYZNHUJ96T1T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/MYZN/HUJ96T1T/FMEMYZNHUJ96T1T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/MYZN/HUJ96T1T/FMEMYZNHUJ96T1T.SMALL.jpg bbrodsky People love listening to music while exercising. Music provides the motivation needed for individuals to keep exerting energy and get in shape. So, because people enjoy listening to music while exercising, what if an MP3 player only played an individual's music while they are active? Using music as ...
By: bbrodsky

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 02:22:27 PDT
Squat Sense http://www.instructables.com/id/Squat-Sense/
Squat Sense - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/NYL0/HUL8W88R/F32NYL0HUL8W88R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/NYL0/HUL8W88R/F32NYL0HUL8W88R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/NYL0/HUL8W88R/F32NYL0HUL8W88R.SMALL.jpg kimoakes With weight loaded on your back, what feels like "below parallel" often isn't. Proper squat execution is lowering your hips past your knees (breaking parallel). I created Squat Sense as a detector for this break in parallel. How it works: By using a push button, the wearer can set the value ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:37:46 PDT
Electric Eel: Soft, Stimulating Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Eel-Soft-Stimulating-Toy/
Electric Eel: Soft, Stimulating Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/C3OT/HSHQQKTE/FKYC3OTHSHQQKTE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/C3OT/HSHQQKTE/FKYC3OTHSHQQKTE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/C3OT/HSHQQKTE/FKYC3OTHSHQQKTE.SMALL.jpg blorgggg UpdateAfter background research and testing on electro-tactile displays and E-Stim, the keys to getting good safe results are:1) High Voltage - Low Amperage (Keep it below 1mA), adjust voltages from 3- 24 volts (whatever is comfortable for you!)2) Make good contact - Use a conductive gel between you...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:52:18 PDT
Create an Internet Connected Pill Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-an-Internet-Connected-Pill-Dispenser/
Create an Internet Connected Pill Dispenser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/M9OA/HM8DG27L/F26M9OAHM8DG27L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/M9OA/HM8DG27L/F26M9OAHM8DG27L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/M9OA/HM8DG27L/F26M9OAHM8DG27L.SMALL.jpg mazzmn The P.I.L. Box - A Better Medication Reminder System Studies show the consequences of patients not taking medications according to doctor's orders can be serious, especially in older patients.With today's low cost micro-controllers and sensors (and the incentive of the Radio Shack / Instructables Mi...
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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 20:07:41 PDT
How to make ECG pads & conductive gel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-ECG-pads-conductive-gel/
How to make ECG pads & conductive gel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/RHJ9/GX3LRH45/FIERHJ9GX3LRH45.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/RHJ9/GX3LRH45/FIERHJ9GX3LRH45.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/RHJ9/GX3LRH45/FIERHJ9GX3LRH45.SMALL.jpg Engineering for Change It's easy to find a bedside monitor in a hospital in the developing world, but it's harder to find one in use. Western hospitals replace their electrocardiogram machines every few years and donate their used equipment. The second-hand machines work fine, with one glaring exception: They don't come w...
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Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:18:09 PST
Portable 3-lead Electrocardiograph http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Portable-3-lead-Electrocardiograph/
Portable 3-lead Electrocardiograph - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/KKQV/GGPEU2JA/FGKKKQVGGPEU2JA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/KKQV/GGPEU2JA/FGKKKQVGGPEU2JA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/KKQV/GGPEU2JA/FGKKKQVGGPEU2JA.SMALL.jpg lw119 I am not a medical professional. Construct and use this device at your own risk. Introduction:   In this instructable I will demonstrate how to make an electrocardiograph (EKG) for monitoring your hear rate via leads taped to your skin. The output will be used to switch an LED on and off with each...
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Sat, 27 Nov 2010 23:36:05 PST
Analog LED Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Analog-LED-Table/
Analog LED Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/CEZM/GE8ACUAR/FT6CEZMGE8ACUAR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/CEZM/GE8ACUAR/FT6CEZMGE8ACUAR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/CEZM/GE8ACUAR/FT6CEZMGE8ACUAR.SMALL.jpg iminthebathroom This is my instructable on building a simple LED table that works and responds in an analog manner. It was to be built of individual pods with 4 LED's with there own photo-transistor to detect movement, or rather a disturbance in the light/wave patterns above them. It seemed simple at first, hook up...
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Sun, 19 Sep 2010 08:41:43 PDT
Portable Wheelchair ramps http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Wheelchair-ramps/
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Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:16:13 PDT
Wild Wheelchair footrest pads and bumper http://www.instructables.com/id/Wild-Wheelchair-footrest-pads-and-bumper/
Wild Wheelchair footrest pads and bumper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/I9DN/G9BWXWLB/F54I9DNG9BWXWLB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/I9DN/G9BWXWLB/F54I9DNG9BWXWLB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/I9DN/G9BWXWLB/F54I9DNG9BWXWLB.SMALL.jpg DarkRubyMoon This is actually a double instructable on how to improve a typical wheelchair footrest by adding footpads and bumpers. The typical wheelchair footrest consist of either two rectangular pieces of metal or hard plastic to hold a person's foot off the ground. They almost never have any sort of pad...
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Thu, 20 May 2010 11:18:23 PDT
The Automatic Medication Dispencer http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Automatic-Medication-Dispencer/
The Automatic Medication Dispencer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/LFEZ/G9C6ZBXZ/F5GLFEZG9C6ZBXZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/LFEZ/G9C6ZBXZ/F5GLFEZG9C6ZBXZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/LFEZ/G9C6ZBXZ/F5GLFEZG9C6ZBXZ.SMALL.jpg janw I wanted to make something for the health contest, but I had no clue where to start until my girlfriend got ill. I noticed how easily she forgot to take her prescripted medication and that made me think. A lot of people, especially elderly people, take a lot medication on a daily basis to stay as he...
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Tue, 18 May 2010 14:04:48 PDT
The Incredible Amazing Stick! For elevator buttons http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Incredible-Amazing-Stick-For-elevator-buttons/
The Incredible Amazing Stick! For elevator buttons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/CPX9/G91Y4SCI/FNCCPX9G91Y4SCI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/CPX9/G91Y4SCI/FNCCPX9G91Y4SCI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/CPX9/G91Y4SCI/FNCCPX9G91Y4SCI.SMALL.jpg DarkRubyMoon This is called the incredible elevator stick, but it is very versatile for many many uses.  Sometimes the simplest inventions are the most useful.  Back when I was in high-school, I would often have to use an elevator to get from one floor of the school to the next.  As I am in a wheelchair, it was ...
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Wed, 12 May 2010 17:54:42 PDT
Motion Feedback MP3 Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Feedback-MP3-Player/
Motion Feedback MP3 Player - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/EUBT/G7DYPHBK/FB9EUBTG7DYPHBK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/EUBT/G7DYPHBK/FB9EUBTG7DYPHBK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/EUBT/G7DYPHBK/FB9EUBTG7DYPHBK.SMALL.jpg polymythic Concept: Create a feedback loop between a motion sensor and MP3 player volume I wanted to create a positive feedback system to encourage more activity during a workout. What I came up with is an MP3 player that is controlled by continuous activity. After working with it and discussing the project ...
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Wed, 7 Apr 2010 17:46:03 PDT