Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Nike's Self-Lacing Sneakers Are Not Exactly Affordable

I bet your insurance will never pay for these when they can just tell you to buy$1.99 curly laces and they won't even reimburse you for that.
http://www.esquire.com/style/news/a50718/nike-hyperadapt-price/
One of the most exciting developments in footwear this year is the appearance of auto-lacing. The technology of a self-lacing shoe was first imagined up by Tinker Hatfield, the legendary sneaker designer who brought us most of the first dozen Air Jordans. He fabricated the idea for Back to the Future: Part II, predicting future footwear that laced itself. The shoe became the Nike Mag, a sneaker so far ahead of its time that none but the dreamers ever thought that it would be possible. It's true that technology develops at exponential rates, but it was still a shock when Nike filed patents for auto-lacing in 2010. Something that seemed impossible just two decades years earlier was suddenly looking like a realistic possibility.
Then nothing happened.
There were a few rumors here and there, but nothing materialized. Filing patents for impractical technology happens all the time; it's standard corporate development defense. But the hope of the masses was that this was more than a shrewd corporate move. The following year Nike released a version of the Mag via auction as a way to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. It quickly became a hot commodity, but it didn't have auto-lacing. Fans were sure they would get a piece of history. They didn't.
On May 3 of this year, it happened again. A patent was published by Nike for a "motorized footwear lacing system," everything that auto-lacing would require.
Fans were excited but did their best not to get their hopes up; they'd seen this before. Then the announcement came: Auto-lacing was real.
The technology was to be introduced on a different, previously unknown pair of shoes: the HyperAdapt 1.0, which releases on December 1. The shoes feature auto-lacing that employs a sensor under the midfoot that automatically tightens the system when you put your foot in the shoes (it also lights up). Buttons on the side of the sneakers allow you to tighten and loosen for a dialed-in fit.

The auto-lacing unit on the HyperAdapt 1.0.
Although the HyperAdapt isn't the Mag, in a way it is the Mag. The Mag was a vision of our future—something designed for a movie, but not reality. That's fine. Plenty of artists imagine impossible futures not only because of the limits of technology but because of how cultural forces change over time. The HyperAdapt was designed not as a fantasy but as a sneaker that would be wearable for the average consumer. The Nike Mag is impractical. The HyperAdapt, however, was made to be worn.
There's just one problem. It costs $720.


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