It’s always a good choice to keep yourself up to date on the newest and most efficient health and wellness developments every year. Keeping yourself in the know could someday prove to be quite useful. Besides the fact that this knowledge could be useful, it’s super interesting. Doctors have become scientists and vice versa. When that amount of intelligence comes together, you can be sure to see some great things emerge. Here is a quick summary of some of the top developments in health and wellness for the year.
Automation is making people’s lives easier. It is making lives easier at home and at work. Many people cannot even imagine a world without technology. Take a look at these five areas to determine how automation can change you life for the better.
1. The Automated Home
When people see automated smart homes, they usually stand in awe of what technology can do for them. The new devices are being introduced to connect to smart phones and make people’s lives easier. These devices can allow residents to control the temperature, turn on or off the lights, turn on the sprinklers, monitor the home video surveillance, or even turn on and off appliances. It’s amazing what home automation can do for you.
Pet microchipping is becoming one of the most widespread pet technologies in use today. Pet owners who are dedicated to making sure their animals receive the best possible care, it’s easy to see just how useful it can be to microchip the dog or cat they have adopted.
Microchipping an animal is a great way to use a recent advance in technology to raise the safety and security of your beloved housemate. It makes it easy to locate and retrieve a lost pet if he or she happens to wander off.
It’s a complaint that is as old as technology itself. Ever since the first caveman discovered fire, the older generation has been seeing all of the new gizmos and gadgets embraced by their children and grandchildren and wondered what kind of negative impacts these new-fangled devices will have on society.
When radio first became available, there were those who wondered if it were a blessing or a curse. When the printing press first made possible the efficient reproduction of written works, Johannes Trithemius (a respected polymath) feared the damage that could be done when trained scribes were no longer needed. And even the invention of writing had its naysayers, including Plato, one of the most respected minds ever to live.
When Amazon.com announced recently that it was planning to make deliveries by drones by 2015, it created quite a stir. How will it work? How will the drone find my apartment? Will my e-reader get left out in the rain? How much power would it take to carry large packages?
The details on how drone automated delivery would work are somewhat sketchy right now. The proposed vehicles have a range of 10 miles and can carry weights up to 5 pounds, which includes 86% of Amazon’s packages. But the 10-mile range would no doubt limit deliveries to big cities. And even then, an MIT professor pointed out that the drones don’t have enough battery life to go 10 miles with a 5-pound package. While the idea suggests energy efficiency, the current numbers suggests otherwise.