I’m furiously pedaling a stationary bike and sucking wind so hard it feels like I’m turning blue. Strapped to my head is a neoprene face mask that makes me look like a sweaty Hannibal Lecter. Attached to the mask is a white plastic hose connected to a black box joined to a laptop computer, Bloomberg Pursuits will report in its Holiday 2013 issue.
Sony Corp., which popularized portable music players with the Walkman, is seeking a U.S. patent for “SmartWig” hairpieces that could help navigate roads, check blood pressure or flip through slides in a presentation.
Google Inc. is going after consumers’ eyes with its Glass Internet spectacles, and Samsung Electronics Co. went for the wrist with its Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Iriver Inc. is seeking to connect another body part: the ear.
Scott Morgan wrote off the pain on his left side as an old sports injury, never imagining it was a sign his heart was failing. When he finally went to the hospital last year, he was shocked to learn he needed a transplant.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie released his medical history yesterday, distributing a doctor’s letter that said an exam this month was “unremarkable,” noting his low cholesterol levels and an unspecified weight loss.
Les Laboratoires Servier’s Procoralan, used to treat chest pain in Europe, reduced hospital stays and deaths from heart failure in high-risk patients, according to a study published in the journal The Lancet .