Scientists Create "The World's Most Relaxing Room"

The credit crunch and the hectic pace of modern life has inspired Professor Richard Wiseman to create what he believes is "the world's most relaxing room" at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, just north of London. His research led him to invite visitors to lie down on soft matting with lavender scented… » 10/24/08 1:45pm 10/24/08 1:45pm

10 Stress Busting Gadgets That Help You Unwind From a Long Week at Work

Feeling a little stressed out? Good thing it's Friday-the weekend should offer ample opportunity to unwind. Unfortunately, some of you may be have so much going on that a couple of days off may not do the job. Not to worry, there are plenty of gadgets out there that can help you recover from the stress that a long… » 7/18/08 4:00pm 7/18/08 4:00pm

Airo Massaging Backpack Soothes Sore Muscles, Doubles as a Turtle…

Last year we came across the Rotoflexion massaging backpack, but alas it was only a concept device. However, someone out there was enterprising enough to turn the idea into reality with the Airo—a backpack that can apply massage, vibration, and relaxing heat to sore shoulder and back muscles. Unfortunately, it appears… » 3/31/08 9:45pm 3/31/08 9:45pm

LTK-2000 Therapy Station Tries to Soothe Your Senses All At Once

Sure, there're plenty of gadgets to soothe your troubled soul with smells, lights and sounds— but why buy a bunch of these, when the LTK2000 does it all in one? Once the Therapy Station has calmed your ears with 24 relaxing sound options, a pop-up ring of bright LEDs tries to banish those SAD blues. Aromatherapy… » 3/10/08 6:01am 3/10/08 6:01am

RelaxStyle Lamp: Like Tripping at the Bottom of the Sea

Need to unwind? The RelaxStyle Room Palette Effect lamp can transport you to a tranquil undersea world at the push of a button. The lamp projects light onto walls or ceilings that resemble undulating waves—giving users the feeling of being submerged in shallow water, looking up into the sunlight. You can even set a… » 2/29/08 7:30pm 2/29/08 7:30pm

Rotoflexion Massaging Backpack Has Robot Hands to Rub You Down

Normally, a heavy backpack is the cause of shoulder and back aches and pains, but not the Rotoflexion Massaging Backpack. No, it's got "strong mechanical hands" on the straps that give you a workover while you tote your laptop around. I'd expect a massaging backpack to just vibrate, which would be enough in itself,… » 12/11/07 10:10am 12/11/07 10:10am

MC Square X1 Stimulates Brain Waves, Makes You Smarter?

The MC Square X1—a get-smart-quick device—is already huge in Korea. Its makers say it helps you relax and concentrate by targeting your brain's sensory preceptors with light and sound. It looks like a little MP3 player with an accompanying set of video glasses, but instead of displaying video, the glasses transmit… » 11/14/07 3:42pm 11/14/07 3:42pm