Posts Tagged ‘children’

Distracting Sick Children

June 4th, 2009 1 comment

 One of my guilty pleasures is medical shows.  Medical dramas really.  And I’m wondering just how long it will take for one of these gadgets to show up on one of them. 


 It’s called the PediSedate Headset.  It allows a child to play a Gameboy or listen to a portable CD player (?!?!) while simultaneously delivering sedative gas (like nitrous oxide).  Thereby distracting the child from the fact that he/she is being sedated and undergoing medical treatment.

While I think the idea is quite good (even though I have yet to have kids), I think maybe they need to update it to accept an iPod and a PSP.  Seriously, who carries around a CD player?  Do they even make Discmans anymore?  This product’s marketing department needs to get with it.

Regardless, I know I hated going to the hospital when I was a kid.  Fortunately it didn’t happen much.  And given my proclivity towards sci-fi I probably would have dug this thing.  It looks like some kind of underwater breathing apparatus ala James Cameron.

Come to think of it, if I could get a tank of nitrous I could probably think of a few adults that would be into this thing;-)

For details check out the PediSedate website

Power Hog – Green Energy Piggy Bank

March 4th, 2009 1 comment

Power Hog - Green Energy Piggy Bank

Power Hog - Green Energy Piggy Bank

This green piggy bank, dubbed the Power Hog,  is designed to teach children about the cost of energy and conservation.  The tail plugs into an electrical outlet, while any electronic device, such as a tv or computer, can be plugged into the pig’s nose.  When children want to use this device, they deposit coins into the bank for 30 minutes of electricity.

The money sign on the side of the bank turns green when electricity is flowing and flashes red when it is running low.

The Power Hog is made of recycled materials and is marketed towards parents who wish to teach there children  there is a cost for electricity.  It’s also a creative way for parents to limit a child’s video game time.   So let the fun, and the savings, begin.

via Greener Gadgets