Makerbot Facilitates 3D Health Device Printing

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makerbot_logoHealth Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic stopped by the MakerBot booth at CES 2015 to chat with Director of Public Relations Jenifer Howard about the ways that 3D health device printing is changing healthcare. She was involved with the “Robohand” project to create a prosthetic hand for someone using MakerBot’s 3D printers.

The Robohand project was initiated by two individuals, one in Seattle, Washington in the USA and the other in South Africa. They collaborated together and in just three days, using their MakerBot 3D printers and online software collaboration tools, were able to come up with a working template to print the parts for a functional 3D printed prosthetic hand.

Jenifer says that MakerBot and the 3D printing industry will continue to innovate with individuals and organizations around the world to create new tools and devices for everyday life. She noted that there are physicians and health care professionals everyday using 3D printers to make unique devices and tools for specific situations that arise in patient care.

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Monbaby for a Remote Baby Health Monitor

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monbaby-deviceOne of the things that Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic looked for while roaming the show floor in the various locations at the 2015 International CES expo was those innovative new health technology devices that might not get covered by the major media outlets. He found the Monbaby infant baby health monitor device while at the Sands Expo center in the digital health pavilion there.

Jamie chatted with Monbaby Founder Arturas Vaitaits about the new device for parents. It is an activity tracker that connects with parent’s smart phones and tablets via low-energy Bluetooth. The Monbaby clips to the baby’s clothing and will alert parents when the baby rolls over from back to belly or begins to move around signifying that they are awake. Because parents want their baby’s to sleep on their backs as much as possible as a prevention against SIDS, this can be a very useful tool for them to use when their children are very young.

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MyCharge Battery Backup Important for Smart Health Devices

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MyCharge-HubOne thing that many people don’t consider for their smartphone and other portable health tech devices is where they’ll get backup power when they are mobile. MyCharge is probably the best option for this need. Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic stopped by the MyCharge booth to get a look inside their private area and look over the selection of highly personalized backup charging tools there.

MyCharge mobile charging solutions are the mobile battery backups of choice for Jamie and his family because of their solid construction, innovative and sleek design and the host of accompanying features that make ease of use perfect for nearly any situation. They make it easy to charge your devices with built-in cables for your smartphones and USB charging devices and many of their products have built-in AC prongs so you can just flip them open and plug right into any wall outlet to recharge the battery.

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Quell Pain Relief with Electrical Stimulation Technology

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Quell-wearable-pain-reliefChronic musculoskeletal pain is a problem that millions of people in the United States deal with every day. Finding ways to deal with that pain that doesn’t always involve powerful and addictive drugs is problematic. That is what the folks at Neurometrix are dealing with using their Quell pain management device.

Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic chatted with Neurometrix CEO Dr. Shai Gozani about the Quell while attending the International CES 2015 conference and expo in Las Vegas. The Quell is a neurostimulator device that you wear on the calf. It works by sending small electric signals to the nerves in the leg and kind of “distracts” the brain from some or all of the pain suffered by a person.

This FDA approved device will be available in the spring 2015 and will cost around $250.00. To find out more about the Quell visit QuellRelief.com and get a handle on your chronic pain.

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Diabetes Management Tools From Vigilant Change Lives

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Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic got the chance to interview Richard Binier from USVigilant.com about their diabetes management tools. Their award-winning tools like the Bee Insulin dose tracking device help diabetes patients manage their illnesses better and keep them healthier than those who may not be using these types of tools.

vigilant-bee-insulin-trackerThe Bee from Vigilant attaches to most commercially available insulin dosing pens and connects wirelessly to a smartphone app to track insulin dose amount and time for the patients. This is available now and other soon to be released diabetes management tools are coming soon!

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes diabetes as a significant health care issue for the world. Finding new tools to help people manage and treat this disease is becoming increasingly important. The Bee from Vigilant is one such tool.

From the Bee’s own website we find out that 347 million people worldwide have diabetes. Managing their insulin injections and blood sugar levels is painstaking work, and often patients lose track. Bee helps patients by creating a log book of insulin injection and blood sugar level data which they may share with their loved ones and healthcare providers.

After every insulin injection,  simply twist the Bee to log the amount of insulin units injected and your blood sugar level. Then, press the cap and the data is beamed to a logbook your mobile device. If that device isn’t around at the moment, Bee saves the data for later transmission. The logbook is a convenient way to know exactly when and how much insulin you injected. If you choose, you can also share the logbook with your loved ones or healthcare provider.

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HearNotes Give Completely Wireless Audio Experience

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I got the chance to interview the founder and CEO of HearNotes.com Patrick Donohue while in Vegas at the International CES Conference and Expo last week. He has come up with a completely wireless earbud design that is going to revolutionize the earbud paradigm.

To use them, you plug in the receiver to your sound source (a smart phone, iPod, tablet or computer) then you just put the right and left earbuds in. There is no cord connecting them. The HearNotes ear buds use a wireless protocol called KLEER that offers hi-fidelity lossless audio transmission to your ears. It’s truly an amazing listening experience.

Check out the interview with Patrick and see for yourself.

The Multi-Function FoneBud Offers a Companion to Your Smart Phone

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FoneBud came by the Tech Podcast booth at the International CES conference last week and talked with the Gadget Professor Don Baine about this new and innovative companion for your smart phone.

What does the FoneBud do? It has numerous functions. It acts as a bluetooth point of contact for your smartphone so you can talk on the FoneBud when your phone is charging across the room. It also acts as a charging battery bank for your smartphone when you need a charge.

Using the accompanying app, the button on the FoneBud can also be used as a selfie button for your phone. The Final function is as a LED flashlight which is also a task the FoneBud can accomplish to light your way. Check out the FoneBud at FoneBud.com.

BeZilch Puts You In The Driver’s Seat When Buy and Selling Used Phones

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At the International CES Conference and Expo this past week several companies stood out with innovative products and services. BeZilch was one of them. BeZilch is a marketplace through which you can buy or sell you used phones and devices.

Imagine all the old smartphones and tablets out there that still have a useful lifespan in them but people have moved on to a new device and want to sell the old one. If you’re in the market for a new device like one being sold in the BeZilch classifieds, you can purchase it immediately.

You also have the option to put your own “wanted” classified out there with a price you’re willing to pay. You won’t get paid immediately but someone may want to quickly get rid of their device to you for an immediate payout later after you post it. This is based on a marketplace concept where you can build more demand or increase supply of devices in order to manipulate the prices for them.

Check it out at BeZilch.com and start selling your own devices. You can also check out the interview we had with BeZilch in the Tech Podcast booth at CES and hear about the system for yourself.

Tao Wellness Using Isometric Exercise Tracking for Fitness

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Tao-Wellness-device-300x222Chris Montera, the Geekymedic attended CES 2014 with the Healthtech Weekly team to cover the Digital Health Pavilion there. While there he covered some of the latest in health and fitness tools and apps and Tao-Wellness is brand new. It’s a portable, mobile electronic device you can actually exercise with. Other fitness devices will enable you to track your steps and various levels of activity but only the Tao-Wellness device gives you a way to see you exercise in real time and track the effectiveness of that exercise.

When you think about how the Tao Wellness tool works, think about Pilates and Isometrics. The team at Tao Wellness calls it Variobics because they’re variable, measured and very active like aerobics. The Tao Wellness tool is a puck-like device that senses the pressure applied and coaches you through the level of exercise and force you put in to each of the various movements. Chris Montera interviews Philo Northrup as he demonstrates a pectoral exercise for the camera. It shows how the accompanying app works on a mobile device (iPad) coaching him through the form of the motion and pressure.

The patented Ta0-Wellness shell is a mobile gym and trainer that goes where you go, so you can exercise anywhere, anytime. It monitors your progress, then displays your fitness data (steps, miles, aerobic exercise, nutrition, sleep, etc.) and rewards your achievements.

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I’m your host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic. I’ll be back soon with more health technology for you. In the meantime, remember that improving health takes small, simple steps that over time all add up to a healthier you. Why don’t you take a healthier step today?

Hospital Room of the Future From Intermountain Healthcare

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Have you ever wondered what the hospital room of the future might look like? The team at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah has taken steps to put that future into reality today. Dr. Valdes and Health Tech Weekly guest host Chris Montera take a tour of the Intermountain Healthcare booth while at the International CES conference recently in Las Vegas.

The system used in the room features the tiny yet powerful computers from Xi3 corporation to give the greatest computing power in a very small footprint. It’s perfect for health care and other business settings where space and portability is at a premium. The Xi3 computers are found supporting patient care information and entertainment systems, nurses’ workstations, tele health communication systems for remote monitoring and much, much more.

Check out the additional coverage from CES this year over at our partner network, TPN.tv (Tech Podcast Network).

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I’m your host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic. I’ll be back soon with more health technology for you. In the meantime, remember that improving health takes small, simple steps that over time all add up to a healthier you. Why don’t you take a healthier step today?