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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 … Continue reading Humanscale Builds Workspace Area With Wellness in Mind


Cancer Detection with Breathalyzer Device



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This week on Health Tech Weekly is a look at a potential cancer diagnosis breakthrough that could change the way we get the early jump on cancer. Researchers at Rey Juan Carlos University and Alcorcon Hospital in Madrid, Spain have discovered that people with certain kinds of oral and throat cancers release some unique levels of volatile chemicals.


Painless Blood Collection System One Step Closer to Reality (video)



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For this week’s episode, I look into the frontier of blood collection with the technology called Touch Activated Phlebotomy or TAP. A company called Seventh Sense Biosystems is the leading developer of painless blood collection and diagnostic platforms and their TAP system recently obtained initial CE Mark approval to move forward with their new microfluidic technology that will collect blood through tiny micro-needles that access the capillaries directly rather than a larger vein.


Seeking the Magnetic Key to Depression and Parkinson’s Disease (video)



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This week on the show I thought I would delve into the mysteries of the brain and how some researchers are developing new ways to understand and treat brain disorders like depression and Parkinson’s disease. New research into Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is looking at using focused magnetic fields to create specific stimuli in certain neurons that target the problem areas of the brain for a given disorder.


Mobile Interpreter for Healthcare Professionals (video)



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In this week’s episode of health tech weekly, we take a look at some of the ways your healthcare providers might be using mobile technology to help understand you when they have a language difference. There are so many people in the United States that speak a different native language, but how do they get access to good health care?


Health Technology Gets Its Own Medical Journal



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Every week here on Health Tech Weekly I bring you the latest in science and technology that affects your health or provides you a better way to live a healthier life. Well, now there is a medical journal that covers the use of that technology in medicine specifically. Enter the Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine or JMTM.