Raising the Bar and Freeing the Spine – Ana Cristina Sandrin

The sedentary lifestyle is not good for your body

The shift from an agricultural/industrial economy to a technological economy has greatly expanded the options available to us in terms of work and lifestyle, and yet we struggle with the impact that these sedentary jobs are having on our bodies. “People who ‘sit down all day’ are the members of the working population most susceptible […]

What will humans look like in 3015?

Anyone paying attention would have known that October 21st, 2015 was “Back to the Future’ day for a young Marty McFly. He only saw what life would be like 26 years hence (the movie was made in 1989). What about a thousand years from now? Looking to the past, we know that we’ve come a long […]

3D printed rib cage and sternum implant

Spain – September 14th, 2015 In a world first, ground-breaking operation, surgeons have implanted a 3D printed rib cage and sternum. Designed and printed by an Australian company, Anatomics, the recipient is a 54 year old cancer sufferer. Similar procedures done in the past have relied on the use of metal plates but these have […]

We Can Rebuild Them

A cheap, 3D printed, open source articulated prosthetic hand

A project that started out as a special effect prosthetic has transformed into a potentially life changing technology that could help tens, even hundreds, of thousands of people live higher quality lives! After seeing this YouTube video by Ivan Owen, a Washington based prop maker, a South African carpenter by the name of Richard Van As […]

Don’t like the weather? Change it…

CoeLUX is bringing sunshine to the darkest rooms

From now forward, the food that you’ll eat and the clothes you’ll wear aren’t the only things you can get to decide on at the start of your day – you can now also choose your weather! Well, inside at least :) Is it raining for the fourth day in a row? Would you like […]

The Truth About Sitting Down

Why sitting is killing you!

Last week we featured a post from guest blogger, Ana Cristina Sandrin about standing desks, ergonomics and spinal health. If you haven’t read it, you can find the post here. As a follow-up we’ve discovered this fascinating, if somewhat terrifying infographic put together by Medical Billing and Coding.org, detailing the dangers of sitting for long periods […]