Tagged: health

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Can Smartphones Be Slowing Us Down?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSYou’ve seen it before – You’re running to get to a destination, maybe get to the next flight, walk the street to your next meeting. You run into that one person looking down at their smartphone, oblivious to the world and slowing everyone down. You would like to curse at them, but you know you do it yourself. Are smartphones slowing us down? I just read an interesting article on Dineability.com. A popular New York restaurant noticed the service to be slow. They decided to bring in a group to see why. This group reviewed the surveillance system and noticed a trend that not made the servers slower, but the customer. The group had the restaurant pull up tapes from 10 years prior to figure out the problem. What they found was that the customer was slowing the process down because the first thing...

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OmniMount Standing Desk to Promote Health – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSDid you know that standing will help your health? Lower blood pressure, loose fat and build leg muscle so you can lose the fat. For home or office the Desk 65 allows you seemless movement from standing to seated movement. OmniMount Desk Omnimount gives you an outlet to move. By using Postural rotation you can increase circulation. Desk65 comes with accessories such as a display monitor mount so you can move it to your eye level. The Desk65 is a manual raise desk – no hydraulics or electronics that could break down. OmniMount has a cam-spring technology that brings better functionality and longer lasting technology. [cessponsor] JustStand.org If you would like to see OmniMount, just look for OTIS (the trailer) in your home town. They are part of the cause JustStand.org which teaches you the benefits of standing more. Desk65 is available through the website...

Careverge: A Social Approach To Health – CES 2012 0

Careverge: A Social Approach To Health – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSEngaging people for good health can be a tough job. Careverge  is helping with this. Careverge can help as a one-stop health and well-being site. Instead of buying something, they bring together fitness, health and support in one place. Social networking is the way people can engage. Health care should be no different. They have a recommendation engine that will get people to do things. People want to be talked to as an individual, as Henry said. You can compete with other people on your health.  You can then match your goals, and encourage others to do the same with healthy competition. Careverge is free to use for consumers. There are corporate memberships available, too. Interview by Jamie Davies of the MedicCast and the Nursing Show. [cessponsor]

LifeStation Managed Pill Box Helps with Medication Compliance – CES 2012 0

LifeStation Managed Pill Box Helps with Medication Compliance – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSLifeStation is a pill box that will let you know it’s time to take your medication. It’s a web-based tool that will inform people if someone doesn’t take their medication. The pill box will start to blink on the medication that it’s time to take. If you don’t take it in time, it will begin to beep. After a while, it will then notify care-givers, so they can check in on you. If the user tampers with the box, the care-giver will be notified. It’s ready for travel with a battery pack inside. The pill box had compartments for up to 4 doses a day and once full holds a week’s worth of pills. Prices start at $50 a month for a subscription, with Medic-aid possible. In tests, the pill box got a medication compliance of up to 92%. Interview by Jamie Davis from Promed...

InTouch Health: RP 7 Mobile Robot – CES 2012 0

InTouch Health: RP 7 Mobile Robot – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSIT Health company InTouch Health along with Verizon showed off RP Express – a mobile device for an individual to carry in the field. With the RP 7 Mobile Robot, they can do tasks the doctor directs. Both devices allow you to plug in medical instruments including EKGs, Ultrasound equipment and other devices directly into the machine allowing doctors to take and read vital signs from anywhere in the world. The video and audio are in real time and work over the Verizon 4G network, or wifi. FDA approved, and Wifi accepted (4G approval in the future), there is a possiblity a doctor can go on vacation, and still tend to their patients. Interview by Jamie Davis of The Pod Medic and the Tech Podcast Network [cessponsor]

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WellDoc: Smartphone Application to Monitor Health

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSAnand Lyer and Chris Bergstrom came on to the Live CES show to talk about WellDoc. This is the next generation of technology solutions supporting chronic disease management. Using the cell phone to monitor and coach them. WellDoc is a company who’s software will record and report. By giving your doctor a timeline of what you have been doing, they will be able to treat better. Think of WellDoc as a personal coach. It lets you know what you need to do. For diabetics, if your blood sugar is low, it will let you know how much sugar you really need. Interview with Tom Newman of Fogview Podcast Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

WellDoc: Smartphone Application to Monitor Health 0

WellDoc: Smartphone Application to Monitor Health

Anand Lyer and Chris Bergstrom came on to the Live CES show to talk about WellDoc. This is the next generation of technology solutions supporting chronic disease management. Using the cell phone to monitor and coach them. WellDoc is a company who’s software will record and report. By giving your doctor a timeline of what you have been doing, they will be able to treat better. Think of WellDoc as a personal coach. It lets you know what you need to do. For diabetics, if your blood sugar is low, it will let you know how much sugar you really need. Interview with Tom Newman of Fogview Podcast Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

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Lexware Labs Sleep Cycle: Can I Learn, Sleep Better?

Apparently there is a new iPhone application out there that lets me monitor my sleep cycle by simply sleeping with the iPhone at the corner of the bed. The application is called Sleep Cycle by Lexware Labs. It is currently a $0.99 app in the iTunes store as an introductory offer. The application is simple: Set the alarm for your wake time. For me, I don’t usually set an alarm – When I want to get up, I wake up. Nonetheless, I did setup the alarm for testing sake. I set the iPhone on the corner of the bed. They say you need to plug in the device to maintain power, but I am not ready to sleep with 115 Volts sitting by my head just yet. I had the phone charged up, so I left the cable on the computer. It did go through about 50-60% of...

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Geekazine 1 year Anniversary

Well, it was 366 days ago that the first posts for Geekazine surfaced (Leap Year, ya know). It’s been a little longer for the podcasts. Nonetheless, this site went live on November 7th 2007. Since then we’ve had over 175 podcasts and video casts, over 400 posts, a few posts and some people got some great swag. We’ve talked with some great names in the last year – from Bryce Whittey from Technibble, Josh Chandler, to Jeri Ellsworth. I would first like to thank everyone for a great first year. I would like to thank the sponsors: Gotomeeting.com, Careersaver.com are the two main ones. I would also like to thank all who have sent donations to the site. Thanks to Norbert Davis from TCTPodcast.com for all the Cool Tech Corner episodes. Thanks to the cast at Techpodcasts, Blubrry and Raw Voice for making a great community. Thank you...

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