Fitnet Expands Fitness Program Mobile App Offerings

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Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic stopped by the FitNet booth to chat with Chief Geek Bob Summers about their innovative fitness app and the new features they are debuting this year at the International CES expo in Las Vegas. FitNet is an online and mobile app that helps individuals get in shape through creative and fun fitness routines. These routines can be tracked on your mobile devices while you do them.

Now FitNet offers remote connectivity with personal trainers who can monitor your workouts when you wish and offer you encouragement as well as modifications and improvements to your posture and style while doing the exercises. The new features are available now and you can find the FitNet app and more information at Fit.net.

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ThermoFlash Gives Quick Germ-Free Access to Patient Temperature

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BeWell-ThermoFlash-thermometerEvery year at CES, the Tech Podcast Network hosts in attendance pick their TPN Picks of the best at the show. This year Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic picked the ThermoFlash scanning thermometer from BeWell Connect. Jamie interviewed BeWell’s medical director Dr. Francios Teboul who detailed the reasons why using a scanning thermometer that never has to touch the patient makes so much sense.

First, in the case of infectious diseases like ebola or the seasonal flu, limiting contact between caregivers and patients just makes sense to limit transmission of the disease. It’s also a very useful feature for those situations where you don’t want to disturb the patient while they are resting. This is particularly of interest to those parents of small children out there who are sick and need their rest.

The consumer version of the ThermoFlash will be available soon for around $100, it’s FDA approved and will have Bluetooth connectivity for those with smartphones and the BeWell Connect app. Find more information on their website at www.BeWell-Connect.com.

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Survey on Patients and Their Electronic Health Data at CES

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AND-Medical-wcuff-propage-300x214Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic visited the Digital Health Pavilion at the International CES 2015 in Las Vegas to find the latest tech, tools, and information on digital health for consumers. He stopped by the AND Medical booth to talk with CEO Terry Duesterhoeft about a recent study they commissioned to determine how open consumers wish to be with the data from home health connected devices.

AND Medical makes many home health monitoring devices like blood pressure machines and they wanted to find out how much information consumers were willing to share with their health care professionals and other caregivers. They were surprised by how open consumers were willing to be with their health data in a protected environment in order to help them get healthier.

Most people were willing to share some or all of their collected health data with their doctors, nurses and other caregivers. This seems to go against the belief in professional health circles that considers consumers much more privacy conscious. Find out more about AND Medical’s connected health tools for consumers and health professionals at andonline.com/medical.

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Polar Electro Tracks More With Their Fitness Wearable at CES

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Polar-electro-watchFitness Trackers in the past have followed just steps or just heart rate or some other parameter. The gang at Polar Electro have come up with a solution that actively monitors multiple parameters for overall fitness and wellness.

The CES Unveiled event is jam packed full of companies exhibiting new technologies. Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic attended to find the latest and greatest in health technology. He found the folks from Polar Electro and their Polar Electro A-300 sports watch and activity tracker.

Jamie chatted with Chris Zoller, senior product manager from Polar Electro, about the new A-300 that tracks fitness and activity with steps, running and similar things. It also tracks sleep, heart rate, and other wellness parameters to integrate both activity and wellness tracking into the same device. This has been one of the things that most fitness and wellness devices have not been able to do effectively.

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Follow a Baby’s Fever With Temp Traq

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Parents stay up all night worrying about sick children and their fevers. Temp Traq alleviates some of the anxiety with their child temperature tracking and monitoring tool.

Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic visited the CES Unveiled event in Las Vegas and checked out the exiting trends in health technology including the brand new Temp Traq device. Jamie interviewed John Gannon, President and CEO of TempTraq.com about the new device that attaches like a band-aid to a child so they can sleep and rest comfortably while their parents monitor their fever from close by.

As a health care professional and a parent, I know the anxiety experienced by parents when their young children are sick. The Temp Traq tool and accompanying smart phone app for iOS and Android provides a seamless solution to helping that parent or caregiver take care of the sick child with a fever. I could even see similar technology making its way into the health care workplace to monitor patients remotely with minimally invasive technologies like the Temp Traq.

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Humanscale Builds Workspace Area With Wellness in Mind

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The workplace of the future is coming sooner than you think. The folks at Humanscale.com have integrated tools for monitoring and encouraging a healthier workplace in their new ergonomically correct workplace products.

Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic chats with Chris Gibson from Humanscale.com to look at how they are integrating electronic sensors and innovative workplace wellness software into their line of office furniture. The furniture will track when you are working sitting down and when you shift to working in a standing mode. It alerts you with messages to your computer screen and mobile smart device to tell you when you should be standing or sitting or just getting more active.

As more and more employers are moving to integrating these types of workplace wellness programs into their offices, the Humanscale system also lets office managers see how healthy their workplace is. The sensors and software also tell managers how many of their employees are utilizing the various workplace wellness systems so they can track effectiveness of the program. Stay tuned to more on how these systems will work in the office of the future.

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Using Masimo Pulse Ox Devices to Train Top Athletes

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mightysatWhile attending the major CES event known at Digital Experience, Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic stopped by the Masimo booth to chat with U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist Dotsie Bausch. Dotsie uses Masimo’s non-invasive pulse and oxygen monitoring technology to help her train as a competitive olympic cyclist.

Masimo Pulse Ox Devices have long been known in medical device circles as leaders in oxygen and blood gas monitoring using their light emitting finger and skin sensors. They have moved in to consumer circles recently to provide access through innovative and smartphone connected tools for the home fitness user.

Dotsie shares the way she uses the Masimo devices to monitor her body before, during and after training sessions. You can get these devices now on major online retailers. Find out more information at Masimo.com.

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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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