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Senior Advisor

Where the NIH money goes.



The federal government is spending more than $2 million to develop wearable insoles and buttons that can track a person’s weight in order to fight obesity.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded grants for two projects that will monitor “lifestyle behavior” through technologies that will encourage people to exercise more.

The first project, awarded to SmartMove, Inc., a company that provides physical activity “coaching solutions,” is creating insoles that will track a person’s weight.

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Senior Advisor

Re: Where the NIH money goes.

Why yes, I was lucky enough to see a prototype. You place two electrode on
One on each rear end cheek. Is no activity
Is detected by the insole, it send a signal
Via Bluetooth to the electrode controller,
which gives you a low voltage shock.
If after 30 minutes from the initial jolt,
Activity, a cascade of shocks are delivered
Every 15 seconds, untilled the insoles
Detect you are moving 2 mph
Senior Contributor

Re: Where the NIH money goes.

NHS has a furby that teaches kids algegra.  (everyone knows cats are terrible at math)


I don't know if I trust furby.  Smart phone app with a stuffed animal cover.  Put a Rottweiler through calc III.  I do this in my spare time.

Senior Contributor

Re: Where the NIH money goes.

Rubber gloves.