• Of all the new inventions I came across at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, Onewheel was the most innovative.

    Created by Kyle Doerksen, a consumer products engineer and avid snowboarder, Onewheel is a self-balancing, electric skateboard that carves cement like a snowboard on only – you guessed it – one wheel. And at a top speed of 12 mph, it glides almost as fast as a Segway.

    Doerksen made his first prototype in his garage, a mishmash of tires and plywood. But without a stability augmentation system within the board’s motor, he surmised that he wouldn’t be able to balance himself.

    “The first functional prototype had a chain drive and big, heavy acid batteries, [and] even that first one was really fun to ride,” said Doerksen, who set out to turn that prototype into a product. "That meant simplifying it, making it more powerful and maneuverable.”

    Onewheel is just that. It's primary feature is a big, go-kart tire, 6-inches-wide, that contains an electric hub motor. The board also has gyro and

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  • Home security often feels a lot like “Mission: Impossible” with a professionally installed complicated network of hidden lasers and sensors, all connected to a keypad that begins counting down the moment you unlock the door. Fail to hit the code in time and you risk sounding an alarm or potentially alerting the police.

    But The Canary smart home security device gets rid of all of that and simplifies this heart pounding experience that’s really not necessary for many of us, particularly renters and those living in urban areas.

    The Canary is like the Nest thermostat of home security. Instead of an unattractive and complicated home security system, the Canary is a sleek and attractive cylindrical device that was built to be displayed, not hidden.

    And like the Nest, the Canary learns your behavior over time and intelligently alerts you if something is out of the ordinary, using its various sensors that detect heat, noise, temperature and of course movement.

    The device connects to your

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  • The time it takes to heal a broken bone may soon be cut in half thanks to an intelligent "wrapping paper" from Israeli company Regenecure.

    The "wrapping paper," technically called a membrane implant, enables bones to heal faster and more evenly by attracting healing stem cells and fluids while keeping soft tissues from growing around the broken bone.

    The membrane looks and feels like plastic wrap, it can be cut with a pair of scissors to fit any bone in the body and is naturally absorbed into the body after 10 months.

    The material has already been used in dental procedures to replace bone grafts and has been used on animal bones, where it cut the healing time in half when used along with a traditional bone graft.

    Regenecure is still in the process of clearing the membrane implant for human use with the FDA, but the companies CEO Moshe Tzabari tells us that it will be available for humans in the next five years.

    A broken bone that heals in half the time? That's a present worth

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