Navigation Links
CeBIT 2013: The armchair as a fitness trainer
Date:2/4/2013

For years the trends have been clear: not only are we getting older all the time, but we are also increasingly left to take care of ourselves in our old age. This is why researchers are already working on technologies that will assist us in everyday situations later in life. One of these technologies is will be presented by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen (Germany) at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover, March 5-9, 2013 (Hall 9, stand E08): an intelligent armchair we can not only comfortably sink into in front of the television but one that also motivates us to keep ourselves healthy and fit.

On the outside, GEWOS looks like a conventional armchair. Even when you sit down you don't notice any difference. But first glances can be deceiving. A glimpse inside the armchair reveals sensors, circuit boards and all kinds of wiring. The microsystem technology built into the seat cushions, backrest and armrest constantly measures the state of health of the seated person. "GEWOS measures the key bodily functions and determines the correct sitting posture. If the acquired values deviate from specifications, the system shows the user how he or she can practice improving endurance or sitting in a healthier position," explains Sven Feilner of the Image Processing and Medical Technology Department at IIS.

A very different way to watch TV

A tablet PC applied to the armchair transmits the data to the TV via Bluetooth and WLAN. Feilner describes the system: "At a glance the user can view trends in pulse rate, blood oxygen saturation, blood pressure or weight over a certain period of time. A virtual health assistant uses the recorded data to come up with exercise plans tailored to the user and updates these plans based on the progress made". If the values fall outside a prescribed range the health assistant may recommend more exercise. Then, the armchair is transformed into a rowing machine of the kind seen in fitness st
'/>"/>

Contact: Sven Feilner
sven.feilner@iis.fraunhofer.de
49-913-177-67349
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Modest Health Care Spending Rise Expected for 2013: Report
2. Cervical Health Awareness Month 2013: Maternal & Family Health Services Focuses on Access to Reproductive Healthcare to Reduce Cervical Cancer
3. Fitness in Middle Age Lowers Medical Costs Later: Study
4. Fitness Fights High Blood Pressure, Even With Family History
5. Fitness May Boost Survival for Women With Breast Cancer
6. Business Travel Harmful to Health: Medical & Personal Fitness Experts Announce "Exercise is Solution to Many Travel Ailments"
7. Resistance Band Training Expert Dave Schmitz in Canton, CT for Live Youth Fitness Event Today
8. Meeting of Top Youth Fitness Professionals Wraps Up in Canton, CT
9. Hot Fitness Trends for Summer of 2012
10. CoreFitnessByJana Celebrates 4th Annual National Employee Wellness Month & Corporate Committment to Fitness
11. Fitness 4 Home Online Introduces the Saber Strength Adjustable Weight Systems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
CeBIT 2013: The armchair as a fitness trainer
(Date:9/16/2014)... Kathleen Doheny HealthDay ... A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), ... new analysis found. "Our study shows that testing urine ... taken from the cervix for HPV," said lead researcher Dr. ... and research fellow at Queen Mary University of London, England. ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... MN (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Cliff Lake ... their team. Kristaleen is the newest dental hygienist to join ... looks forward to working with her and knows she will ... her patients. , Kristaleen grew up in River Falls, WI. ... County Technical College in 2003 and practiced dental assisting in ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... CO (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Aspen ... that it has been recognized for its high morale ... Consulting magazine “The Best Small Firms to Work For ... survey annually, with more than 10,000 consultants participating across ... Extensive employee satisfaction surveys were conducted, and firms were ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Treatment with endocrine therapy and radiation therapy as ... of care for women with hormone-receptor positive (HR+) ... at Fox Chase Cancer Center, however, shows that ... populations with the disease. , The results, ... Society for Radiation Oncology,s 56th Annual Meeting on ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 ... children around the world will be honored in New ... Award ( http://www.worldofchildren.org ), the only global recognition and ... , Hailed by the media as the “Nobel ... individuals have each created life-changing programs that benefit children ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds 2Health News:Cliff Lake Dental Care Announces Newest Team Member 2Health News:Aspen Advisors Earns Recognition in Consulting Magazine’s "Best Small Firms to Work For" 2Health News:Aspen Advisors Earns Recognition in Consulting Magazine’s "Best Small Firms to Work For" 3Health News:Benefit of endocrine therapy in elderly women with low risk hormone receptor positive breast cancer? 2Health News:Benefit of endocrine therapy in elderly women with low risk hormone receptor positive breast cancer? 3Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 2Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 3Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 4Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 5Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 6Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 7Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 8
... inventor,of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Read-Through Motion and Low Perfusion ... at the Piper,Jaffray 19th Annual Healthcare Conference at The ... 2007 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Joe Kiani, Chairman and,CEO, ... will be,presenting. A live Web cast of the ...
... to 60%, study found , THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) ... oils, fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of dementia ... may boost the risk of developing memory problems, say French ... people older than 65 who did not have dementia at ...
... a 150 percent increase between 1998 and 2003 in ... cancer has been found in only one breasta procedure ... study to examine these trends on a national level. ... unnecessary since most patients will never develop cancer in ...
... Just and Stanford postdoctoral fellow Sashank Varma have put ... provides answers to one of the central questions of ... to give rise to complex cognitive tasks such as ... theory, called 4CAPS, is described in the fall issue ...
... Proceeds from the Mural will Benefit St. Jude Children,s Research ... Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign, Event to be ... at Bryant Park, NEW YORK, Nov. 15 Visitors ... become artists for a day, as they,help put the finishing ...
... ... Affordable Program Company Provides Upscale ... the leading meal,delivery service provider based on the Dr. Sears, Zone Diet ... that provides,chef-prepared, gourmet frozen meals for as low as $9.99 per day*. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Masimo to Present at Piper Jaffray 19th Annual Healthcare Conference 2Health News:Fish, Fruits, Veggies May Cut Dementia Risk 2Health News:More women are choosing double mastectomy even when breast cancer is confined to a single breast 2Health News:Carnegie Mellon neuroscientist proposes new theory of brain flexibility 2Health News:Carnegie Mellon neuroscientist proposes new theory of brain flexibility 3Health News:American Airlines Invites the Public to Join Marlo Thomas and St. Jude Patients to Create One-of-a-Kind Mural to Celebrate 80 Years of Service in the Greater New York Area 2Health News:American Airlines Invites the Public to Join Marlo Thomas and St. Jude Patients to Create One-of-a-Kind Mural to Celebrate 80 Years of Service in the Greater New York Area 3Health News:American Airlines Invites the Public to Join Marlo Thomas and St. Jude Patients to Create One-of-a-Kind Mural to Celebrate 80 Years of Service in the Greater New York Area 4Health News:CHEFS DIET(R) Introduces My Solution 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... , Sept. 16, 2014 ... of the "Global Laparoscopy Devices Industry Report ... The Global Laparoscopy Devices Industry Report 2014 ... current state of the global laparoscopic devices. ... the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16, 2014 The National Association of ... simultaneously released the NAMCP Medical Technologies Dossier Template ... Template © , which provide medical directors and ... medical devices or diagnostics that accounts for evidence-based ... these technology types (instead of having to attempt ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... ORLANDO, Fla. , Sept. 16, 2014   ... standard in the patient experience at hospitals. The myComfort™ ... , Vestagen,s active barrier fabric that is fluid repellant, ... shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria on the ... the role clothing plays in the chain of transmission. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Laparoscopy Devices Industry Report 2014 2NAMCP Medical Directors Institute releases NAMCP Medical Technologies and Diagnostics Dossier Templates to provide model approach for medical devices or diagnostics 2New Vestagen Patient Garments Aim to Minimize Pathogen Transmission Inside Hospitals 2
... Med, the leading platform for automated revenue and charge ... the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. ... company,s presence at the Hospital Information and Management Systems ... users to access the charge and data capture platform ...
... NexBio, Inc. announced the presentation of "Treatment of Parainfluenza ... Stem Cell Transplantation" at the American Society for Blood ... Honolulu, Hawaii.  The data was presented by Dr. Yi-Bin Chen, ... Medical School. Parainfluenza virus (PIV) infection causes ...
Cached Medicine Technology:HIMSS11: Ingenious Med Launches Billing and Data Capture App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad 2NexBio’s DAS181 (Fludase®*) Improved Symptoms in a Severely Immunocompromised Patient with Parainfluenza Pneumonitis 2NexBio’s DAS181 (Fludase®*) Improved Symptoms in a Severely Immunocompromised Patient with Parainfluenza Pneumonitis 3
Featuring a secure and tamper-evident adhesive closure, computer-generated Smart ScanBand can be simultaneously printed with bar code information and programmed with RFID information....
Safe. Reliable. Baby-friendly. ,The Hugs infant protection system helps to protect your infants and children from the threat of abduction....
VerdaSee Portal ID is a family of solutions that provide automated tracking and tracing of assets as they enter or leave designated areas within a healthcare facility....
... Agility is positioned to support ... to reduce medication and other ... workflow for pharmacy support staff ... blood products, lab specimens and ...
Medicine Products: