A smile conveys SO much in your personal interactions. It can be interpreted as a sign of love, encouragement or friendliness. There’s a whole marketing blitz that’s currently hit the advertising world about products designed to enhance our smiles. In former days, when dental hygiene was not as prevalent, there were few – old or young, rich or poor – who could lay claim to having a dazzling, perfect smile. For some today, illness has robbed them of the confidence to display a toothsome grin to the world.
Enter 3-D Tech dentistry research, courtesy of scientists at U Alberta in Canada… make sure to check out the video and the inspiring photos in this piece!
Working with surgeons and prosthodontists at iRSM, …CT scan images of a patient’s head [are turned] into a 3-D model with the aid of computer software. iRSM has a very special advanced digital technology laboratory, the Medical Modelling Research Laboratory, which is equipped to design and simulate surgery at the Misericordia Community Hospital, Covenant Health Group in Edmonton.
University of Alberta offers both a Master’s degree & PhD in Rehabilitation Science – could your work dovetail? Perhaps you’ll be leading the way in a pioneering technology that offers a new reason to SMILE!
…but, humans, of needs, MUST. And a restful night’s sleep seems harder and harder to come by nowadays- even with a ‘comfortable’ mattress and pillow. While we slumber, our brains – similar to a computer – never really seem to shut off completely, and the stress of our daily existence creeps in and makes us toss and turn. So while we’d like to wake up energized to face the challenges of the new day, often we are tired and cranky before we even set foot to the floor. There have been lots of studies on this phenomenon, which have resulted in numerous gadgets that might provide some relief. Here’s my favorite (although, I have yet to invest in one myself, much as I need it!) – click on the pic for full details…
Read this piece, which includes the Nyx shirt highlighted above, to learn about other tech that help you “catch your zzzzzs”. From alarm clocks to sleep monitors, these devices are aimed at enhancing rest time. Read up on them and “Sleep Tight“!!
Drones are in the news more than ever – whether you think they are good, bad or even if you are totally indifferent, you have to admit they are COOL!
And, if you are part of the researchers and developers working on these “magnificient flying machines”, there’s a gathering that may pique your interest… read the press and see an interview with the President/CEO of InterDrone event coordinator BZ Media, Ted Bahr, here: International Drone Conference Preview
Join a bunch of enthusiasts in Las Vegas, September 9-11 and see what all the hype is about:
With so many demands pulling us in every direction, there’s often precious little time to decompress (or none at all!!) Studies from a variety of sources have shown that stress affects both your physical and mental well-being. While it would be really nice to have an afternoon nap like babies & toddlers get, the practicality of this ‘luxury’ in most parts of the world is not going to allow that to happen on a mass scale.
Read this story to see how technology called Muse can help to bring you a calming state of being:
The headband uses EEG sensors that detect the brain’s electrical activity. Users are then asked to participate in a three-minute guided exercise that aims to reduce stress, calm anxiety and increase focus and concentration.
The funny thing is, technology is often blamed for the freneticism of our current existence. To put it to use as a de-stressing tool… I really enjoy the irony!!!