How nice that massages are now readily available for those of us that don’t want to pay someone else to do it. Human Touch says their HT-7450 Zero-Gravity Chair has all the latest tech for backs and feet. Sit down and it will recline in the proper position so that your body will feel less strain from gravity. The chair’s Acupoint Detection System scans you for key pressure points and performs the service with an emphasis on those areas that are particularly stressed out. We like the concept, we are just thinking maybe this is one product you should try before you buy. Some of us get nauseous just thinking about reclining more that we would like. Then there is that $3,999.99 price tag.
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With a name like “Super Head Relax,” we’re sooooo tempted to make a Karrine Steffans joke, but we’ll let you handle the double entendres. Anyway, Super Head Relax is a helmet-like massager that feels like “tiny fingers” are kneading your noggin, alleviating the stress and headaches of the day. Love it! Comes with a rechargeable battery and AC Adapter. While the ebsite advocates wearing it at work or in the car, we think that’s a tad much, unless you’re really into resembling Optimus Prime. Available for the rather pricey $248 USD.
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This has to be one of the most extreme gaming chairs we have seen. The Renegade features 12 game-synched vibration motors, game-triggered lighting effects, and 3D stereo speakers with headrest in a racing seat design. It is compatible with the Xbox 360s, PS3s, Wiis, PS2s, PCs, or iPods, and will work with any USB controller, wheel, or accessory. If that isn’t enough, after a particularly grueling stretch of gaming, you can switch it to massage mode. The chair can be yours for £225.00 (~$470.00.)
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Tokyo’s Waseda University has developed the WAO-1 (Waseda Asahi Oral Rehabilitation) Robot. It was created for hospitalized patients with jaw related medical problems who also require facial massage. The WAO-1’s arms have ceramic spheres that roll over the skin which are controlled by algorithms to resemble massaging. Six sensors adjust the pressure. The team says that the bot could also give beauty and relaxation massages with minor tweaking. We’re certainly up for that application if they ever become affordable for the average human. Clinical trials will begin next month.
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