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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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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Inbody System Helps Individuals Manage Their Weight and Health

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Health Tech Weekly guest host Chris Montera, the Geekymedic, checks in at the InBody booth at the International CES conference’s digital health pavilion. Obesity is a health issue facing much of the industrialized world. Having a way to monitor, define problem areas, and create targeted goals for weight loss is an important part of treating this epidemic. InBody systems from BioSpaceis leading the way in body composition monitoring.

The InBody system and parent company Biospace has made the terms “body composition” and “body fat” popular in helping to define the source of the problem. The prevention of obesity hinges on reduction and control of body fat. The InBody test is a commonly given body composition analysis that is increasing in popularity. Understanding and knowledge of the underlying problem gives the person power to devise a targeted weight loss and fitness program.

The InBody system, made by Biospace uses a unique 8-point tactile electrode method to determine body composition. It has received FDA approval for use in the United States. The accuracy and quality of the device’s findings is key to developing a patient fitness profile that can be used to create a personalized program for improving body fat and wellness.

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

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Reebok Checklight Measure Force of Head Impact for Sports Concussion Awareness

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Checklight-reebok-concussion-detectorThe folks at Reebok are innovating the detection of potential sports related concussions with their brand new Checklight headband. Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic stopped by the Reebok booth while at the International CES event “CES Unveiled” to see what they’ve developed to improve concussion and head injury awareness in sports.

The Reebok  CHECKLIGHT™ is a brand new wearable sensor athletes can put on under their caps or helmets to detect any impacts to the head. CHECKLIGHT™ then alerts athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and parents to the severity of impacts that occur.

Jamie got a chance to chat with Paul from Reebok about how the CHECKLIGHT™ works. The CHECKLIGHT device is worn under any helmet or sports cap attached to a thin skullcap. They also have a sweatband version for sports and activities without helmets like soccer, rugby or field hockey.

Plus, the CHECKLIGHT is really simple to read for coaches, trainers and parents. It has three lights on the back of the band. Green indicates no significant impact, yellow alerts to a moderate impact and red signals a potentially significant impact. Paul notes that the device doesn’t show the presence or diagnosis of injury. It’s not a medical device, just a tool that provides a measurement of the force received by the head. The CHECKLIGHT can be used by parents, coaches and trainers to indicate whether further medical evaluation might be needed.

The CHECKLIGHT™ is available now on Reebok’s website for $149.98. Check it out!

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Blackout Buddy from Eton Gives Emergency Light and Protection

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blackout buddy flashlight co detectorWhat if the power’s out at your home at night. Now what are you going to do? With the Blackout Buddy CO from Eton, you’ll have a rechargeable flashlight that will not only help you through the power outage but keep you safe at the same time.

Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic went to the International CES conference this past January to find the latest in digital health technology for your home. Skip Orvis from EtonCorp.com chatted with Jamie at the CES Unveiled event. The brand new Blackout Buddy CO is an update of the previous Blackout Buddy emergency flashlight for your home. The new device is not just comes on automatically when the power goes out or provides a rechargeable night light for you the rest of the time, it also incorporates a carbon monoxide detector and alarm, too.

There are more and more specialized household safety devices on the market now that give you multiple tools to keep you safer. The Blackout Buddy doubles as an LED nightlight, so you can keep your kid’s rooms, hallways, or office illuminated during normal power cycles at night and when the lights are turned off.

Plus, with the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless, odorless and poisonous gas that can be a silent killer when people are using generators during long power outages, the Blackout Buddy CO doubles now as a true life saving device.

The Blackout Buddy CO is coming out this summer in time for the tropical storm and hurricane season on the East Coast. It will retail for $59.95. It would make a perfect addition to your family’s emergency or disaster preparedness kit. You can get the regular Blackout Buddy now, too over at Amazon. It makes a great gift.

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

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Nest Protect Brings New Twist to Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm

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nest protect smoke and CO alarmThe folks at Nest, known for their groundbreaking interactive thermostat and mobile device app for controlling your home heating and air-conditioning now brings you a new device called the Nest Protect. This new entry into the home smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector marketplace brings the same easy connectivity and innovative operational features we’ve come to expect from the gang at Nest. It works with the existing Nest Home app and when your alarm is activated it will send you an alert and tell you what kind of emergency is detected.

Nest believes that “Safety shouldn’t be annoying.” When the Nest detects an emergency, it speaks aloud the type of emergency as well as sounding an audible tone and flashing colored light. If the problem is that you just burned something on the stove, no problem. No need to open all the windows and doors, swing towels or get up on shaky chairs. You can now just silence the alert from the nest with a wave of your hand.

Also, no more annoying low battery chirps that keep you up. The typical annoying battery-low chirps of other smoke detectors is a thing of the past. Nest Protect will send a message to your smartphone if the alarm goes off or if the batteries need replacing. Get the Nest Protect here at Amazon and upgrade the safety of your home with this smart device.

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Improving Your Posture and Track Your Activity With Lumo Lift

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Lumo lift posture activity trackerWhile at the International CES show in Las Vegas back in January, Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic attended many special events including the Digital Experience to get a look at the latest digital health devices.  At the Lumo booth Jamie checked out the Lumo Lift which is the second posture and back health improving product from the folks at Lumo.

The Lumo Lift is a wearable fitness device that not only tracks your activity, steps and other health items, it also maintains a record of your upper body posture as well. As humans we spent a lot of time evolving to be mobile creatures that walk upright and our posture can have a lot to do with how well we breath and other health aspects. Now that we spend a lot of time sitting and standing immobile it is increasingly important for us to monitor our body position as well as our activity levels. The Lumo Lift works with a mobile app to help remind us to use proper posture which actually uses less energy and keeps us healthier.

The Lumo Lift is really small and attaches to your clothing using a magnetic clasp which can be attached to an item of underwear like a t-shirt or bra. It’s also attractive and small enough to worn unobtrusively on your outer clothing to announce your fitness awareness to the world. The Lumo Lift is going to be available in late spring 2014 and is you can pre-order it at their website, LumoBodyTech.com for $69. The Lumo Lift will retail for $99 in stores later this year. Get yourself the Lumo Lift now while pre-order supplies last!

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

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Great Call 5-Star and Link Keep You Connected to Elderly Loved Ones

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5-star Link app great callWhat do you do if you have an elderly loved one and they need assistance? Well, if you’re not around to help them you might spend a lot of time worrying about this. If you have an app set up like the 5-Star system from GreatCall.com you can relax a little bit and rest assured that your Grandmother will get the help she needs and you’ll be notified as soon as it happens.

Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, went to the International CES conference back in January to check out the latest in digital health tools and services. While there he chatted with Krijn van der Raadt from Great Call about their 5-Star service. It’s a service that gives seniors living independently peace of mind with a connected app and phone program that can call for help when they need it. Now they can live alone while being monitored from afar using Great Call 5-Star.

The folks at Great Call also offer Link, a unique service that allows your beloved family member to setup updates to you about their status, including any times they’ve called for assistance. Your smartphone or tablet connects to the Great Call Link app so you can find out what’s going on right when it happens, no matter where you are. This is perfect for family members who live at a distance from their loved ones.

Check out the 5-Star system from Great Call and the Link app over at GreatCall.com.

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Acton Foldup M-Scooter Gives Urban Electric Commuting a Boost

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Acton motor scooter CESHealth Tech Weekly guest host Chris Montera, the Geekymedic, checks out the new M-Scooter from ActonGlobal.com while roaming the halls at the International CES show back in January. The M-Scooter is a portable, folding motorized scooter that was designed to provide city dwellers and employees of businesses with large campuses a way to get around quickly and efficiently. It is designed to easily convert from sitting or standing positions so the driver can ride however they want.

This innovative motorized scooter is called “super-foldable” so that urban travelers can use and store it easily wherever they go. The Acton M-Scooter’s motor has a 15 mile range. The designers say it is perfect for that “last mile” commuting. So travelers and commuters can use it to get from the parking garage to work.

The Acton M-Scooter doesn’t weigh very much at all when you consider its capabilities. It weighs in at under 70 pounds and can haul around a person who weighs up to 300 pounds or about 150 kilos. The electric scooter has a fast charge mode that can be recharged in as little as 2 hours or for a complete top off in 4 hours in standard charge mode.

The Acton M-Scooter is super stable with three wheels for a solid base that doesn’t require superior balancing skills on the part of the rider. It will be available for purchase now on the ActonGlobal.com website for $1799. The M-Scooter is in a class by itself and may be the perfect mobility tool for an urban traveler you know.

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

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Scanadu Scout Bring Star Trek Medical Tech to You Today

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scanadu_scoutStar Trek medical technology ready for you today! That’s right, the brand new Scanadu Scout vital sign sensor tracks 5 key vital signs just by holding it up to your forehead. At the International CES show earlier this year in Las Vegas, Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic chatted with Sam at the Scanadu booth about the Scanadu Scout health scanner. It communicates via bluetooth to a special smart phone app, sending your temperature, heart rate, SpO2 (oxygenation) level, blood pressure and heart ECG in just 10 seconds.

You can set up profiles in the app for all of your family members and track their health, check them out when they’re sick and more using your smartphone! The Scanadu Scout is an important tool and the data collected can be used by you to communicate information to your doctor you would ordinarily have to go into the office or emergency room to collect.

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