Are you lazy to go to the gym or scared to go because of the pandemic? Then here's some food for thought!
Smart Yoga Pants
First on the list is these Smart yoga pants that teach those who wear them how to do a certain yoga pose such as the downward dog.
This odd and amazing health technology is explored by Hannah and her co-presenter comedian Suzi Ruffell in a podcast that talks about 5G -powered technologies. ‘Whatever Next’ is a health and fitness episode that discusses 5G explorations and how it changes the fitness world, from these smart yoga pants to exoskeletons.
According to Suzi, smart yoga pants are basically teaching those who wear them yoga without having to join a yoga class. This just goes to show that 5G technologies are making life easier and convenient.
Prosthetics have also changed the game with the advancement of new devices that allows completely paralyzed people to reach out with the use of a mind-reading technology.
As said by Hannah, “Prosthetics aren’t new, they’ve been around since literally the Dark Ages. But recently they have got very clever, they’ve started to work by reading signals from your brain or nerves.”
Both Hannah and Suzi learn about the advancements in smart prosthetics together with neuroscience expert, Dr. Aldo Faisal of Imperial College.
Suzi states the possibilities, ‘In the near future, prosthetics will be able to communicate with their environment and learn the context of where they are. ‘So someone could be at a station platform and their wheelchair could tell the train to extend a ramp for them to board the train.
Isn’t it surprising?
This technology has been changing our lives in many ways.
Exoskeletons are already transforming people’s lives. Mechanical exoskeletons give hope for people to be able to walk again.
This powered hip-knee exoskeleton will help people with injuries to walk again, it will even help those who have lower-limb paralysis.
In a discussion of Hannah with Carolyn Jones, director of Anatomical Concepts, a company that makes an exoskeleton that can help people walk again. The powered hip-knee exoskeleton helps people with injuries to learn how to walk again. The Indego exoskeleton that Carolyn uses can help fast-track the process of therapy by removing the need for several therapists to support those who have trouble walking and allowing them to fine tune the assistance it gives when learning to walk so that it can gradually reduce it as your body becomes stronger. The exoskeleton for sure will give more hope and better lives for those who have compromised their bodies from working and will allow a more livable life after any retirement.
Hannah and Suzi also discovered the limits of new fitness wearables that includes a swimsuit that warns you if you’re about to get a sunburn, and a sticker that helps people correct their posture.
Suzi and Hannah also test out a watch that measures body age by measuring how fast they consume oxygen. This reading is also known as VO2 max. According to Hannah, it can reveal your real fitness age and whether it’s higher or lower than the average.
Would you want to try on some of these wearables?
This virtual reality rehabilitation has been prescribed for patients that has neurologic conditions.
According to Suzi, VR rehabilitation is life-changing stuff. Suzi and Hannah both speak to an engineer who encouraged herself to use virtual reality for rehabilitation after experiencing a work accident.
Suzi says of VR rehabilitation.
The company called Immersive Rehab uses virtual reality to rehabilitate people with severe injuries with the help of 3D scanners to recreate people’s hands in a virtual reality setting for rehabilitation.
Immersive Rehab now uses virtual reality technology to rehabilitate people Hannah says that this technology is used to rehabilitate and treat people that are suffering from neurological upper limb mobility limitations or balance issues.
This technology is used for stroke patients or even those with spinal injury. Suzi concludes that this technology is really life-changing.