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Friday, September 18, 2009

Robot transformer bed turns self into electric wheelchair

Panasonic has a long history of supplying high-tech medical devices to institutions throughout its home country of Japan. Combine that expertise with its emerging robotics know-how and this is what you get – the world’s first robot bed that lifts the occupant up when needed and transforms itself into a wheelchair that can move off on its own.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Future DoCoMo phones to include health-monitoring hardware

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During a busy week for Japan’s largest cellphone company, NTT DoCoMo, it has emerged that the firm has plans to use the nation’s ubiquitous phones as interactive health monitors.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Japan’s gym gear learns to speak Bluetooth

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Those of us happy to lead a quiet, perhaps even sedentary, life could be in for a jolt, as gym-going fitness freaks are about to get an even larger stick with which to beat us…



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