From the people who brought us the Bowlingual. Takara Tomy have done it again with an innovative new audio device called the "Ningen Gakki." This device allows the person(s) holding it to be touched in various places on the body by another person which will create different sounds based on where the person is touched. Up to four people can interact at one time.
In a country like Japan where the masses are growing old in an exponential manner to the output of new and ingenious technology, it is no wonder that there are tons of clever gadgets modelled for the care of elderly people. Here we are giving you an outlook into what is brand new in the world of technology for our seniors! The Trends are ranging between robots that do your housework or assist wheelchaired people and smaller gadgets like the wristband monitor.
Yusuke Ohki's 2,000 books were crowding out his Tokyo apartment, so he scanned them all into an Apple iPad. Six months later the 28-year-old is running a 120-strong startup doing the same thing for customers. Japan's cramped living conditions and the arrival of the iPad in May have spawned as many as 60 companies offering to turn paper books into e-books as publishers have been slow to provide content for new electronic readers.
Last year marked a breakthrough for Twitter in Japan. The microblogging service rapidly expanded from near obscurity to near ubiquity, creating a phenomenon that fascinated local media and critics. Last summer during soccer’s World Cup, for example, the Japanese set a global record at the time of 3,283 tweets per second for the most-ever chirps per second; and Japan broke its own record just after midnight on New Year’s Eve with all the “happy new year” tweets.
When the Japanese government allowed ear cleaning salons to operate unlicensed, a new business model took off. The ancient Egyptians, who brought us paper, locks, clocks and eye makeup, were also ahead of the curve in earwax removal, creating concoctions that included Cypress tree oil, pig fat, cat blood or male bat’s head. Several millennia later, Japan has made another evolutionary leap in ear care.