Welcome to Fitmodo, your regular weekly round up of the news you need to know to keep your earthly form in top shape -- from fitness advice to breakthroughs in medical research.
This week: Sony's Smartband 2, 'Obese' avatars driving weight loss and the world's first uterus transplant takes place.
Sony has today announced what it describes as more than a fitness tracker, the Smartband 2 is a “lifelogger”.
The device provides “full-scale insights about your fitness, well-being and stress levels,” according to Sony — and it is available as of today. Here is an overview of what it can do:
A new study in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication takes a look at how the physical activity of a player changes depending on whether or not the game they’re playing uses a normal or obese avatar. There’s one problem. Neither of the avatars look obese. We spoke to one the scientists involved to see what was up.
A team of surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic have performed the first uterus transplant in the United States. A 26-year-old woman underwent the nine-hour operation on Wednesday, setting the stage for a future pregnancy — and what might possibly become a routine procedure in US hospitals.
As of the beginning of March 2016 (that’s now!), there are a bunch of new road rules you’ll have to follow while riding your bicycle on NSW roads or you’ll face some substantial fines.
It’s now a standard feature on any fitness tracking wearable worth considering, but this is the first time someone has managed to squeeze a working ECG — or electrocardiograph — into something as thin and compact as a business card.
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