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iCandy: Here’s to Your Health

Electronics that restore vocal ability, mobility, and salubrity

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Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
Imagine that you’ve been in an auto accident, and you’re unable to escape your crumpled vehicle or reach the cellphone you stashed in the center console. That is likely one of the scenarios that were envisioned by the designers of this emergency watch from Swiss watchmaker Limmex. Pushing a single button prompts the timepiece to dial a preprogrammed number and let the wearer talk via speakerphone.

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Video Friday: Good Behaviors

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