Connected Objects Health and Wellness

The ADAFlow massages aches and pains away

As much as current societal norms dictate, humans were not at all designed to sit still for extended periods of time, whether on long road trips, on cramped flights, or in the office for most of the day. This sort of sedentary lifestyle causes stiffness, soreness, and health issues in both the short and the long term.

One of the best things one can do in this situation is simply move, but that’s not always possible. ADAFlow wants to be the go-to alternative. It looks and acts like an inflatable cuff a doctor uses to measure blood pressure, but instead promotes blood circulation by generating waves of pressure that massage the upper or lower leg. The intensity and interval of the waves can be set right on the device itself, and is rechargeable so batteries need not be hassled with.  $119 can get achey, sore backers relief in the form of the ADAFlow, due to be shipped March 2017. The ADAFlow campaign is looking for $65,000 by June 23, 2016.

ADAFlow is perfect for office chair-bound employees, older individuals, and even athletes. It’s also great for recovering patients who can’t move due to a sickness or surgery, which is unsurprisingly the direction the team behind ADAFlow wants to eventually take. Still, what should be an integrated feature in Bluetooth compatibility and control is inexplicably linked to a rather lofty stretch goal — despite it being prominently advertised.

Fitness Health and Wellness

MOBO is ready to roll with muscle relief wherever you are

As an athlete, it’s important to take care of your muscles and joints. Not everyone can afford professional massages, so other methods must be used. However, rubbing your back against a door jamb just for some relief isn’t ideal. The MOBO System is the self-proclaimed Swiss Army Knife of massage. This product transforms into many different shapes, textures and densities to deliver a custom massage to any part of your body, from your neck to your feet. It’s easily transportable and has lots of possibilities for assembly. One will cost sore backers $109 on Kickstarter, or $99 if they’re early enough with higher tiers offering more elaborate versions of MOBO. MOBO hopes to raise $50,000.

This product’s flexibility in use is pretty cool. The campaign does a good job of showing all the different ways it can be morphed and how many parts of the body benefit. However, assembly does look a little finicky to break down and rebuild. Also, MOBO should warn users that it can’t cure serious injury. Nevertheless, for the typical mostly-healthy athlete, MOBO is a great accessory to have on the field.