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Beam+ Gets TPN Pick Award for Innovation in Telepresence Technology at CES

Beam+Suitable Technologies won a TPN Pick Award for their innovative Beam+ workplace and home telepresence tool. Erin Rapacki joins Chris Montera and Geek News Central host Todd Cochrane to accept their award for this amazing tool that allows people to be in two places at ones. Don Baine, the Gadget Professor, chose this awardee for the TPN Pick because of the ease of use and amazing connectivity this gives people working and playing in remote locations.

The Beam+ is a wheeled, remote-controlled video monitor and camera that allows an individual in a remote location to attend meetings, interact in a workplace or classroom and literally be in two places at one time. The Beam system allows users to interact with remote locations by coupling high-end video and audio with the freedom of motion to move about a space. See and be seen, hear and be heard, clearly and consistently. Beam boasts two wide-angle cameras, a 6-microphone array that cancels echo and reduces background noise, a 17″ 4:3 LCD screen, and a powerful built-in speaker.

Find out more about the Beam+ from Suitable Technologies at SuitableTech.com.


Dexcom’s G4 Platinum Glucose Monitor Wins TPN Pick Award at CES

dexcom-logoWe continue our coverage of the final day and the TPN.tv Innovator Picks awards with Chris Montera’s award to Dexcom for their Continuous Glucose Monitoring device, the Dexcom G4 Platinum Monitor. Terry Gregg, Dexcom’s CEO sat down on the last day at CES 2014 to accept the award and chat with Chris and Geek News Central host Todd Cochrane.

Continuous glucose monitoring is a much more effective way for diabetic patients to manage their blood sugar levels and reduces the number of times they have to prick their fingers for blood to just a few times each day. The monitor can be worn for 7 days straight before it needs to be changed greatly improving the quality of life for the active diabetic patient. Find out more about the G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitor at Dexcom.com.


Find more segments from CES 2014 both here and at Health Tech Weekly with host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic.

See Intermountain Healthcare’s Patient Hospital Room of the Future at CES

Intermountain-healthcareWhat does the hospital room of the future look like? Intermountain Healthcare’s Dr. Valdes and Health Tech Weekly guest host Chris Montera take a tour of the patient room of the future while at the International CES conference recently in Las Vegas. The good news is the future is now for patients at the various Intermountain Healthcare hospitals as they continue to upgrade the patient experience while simultaneously improving the technology that health professionals like nurses and doctors use to help us heal and return home safely.

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.


Find more segments from the Digital Health Pavilion at CES 2014 both here and at the Health Tech Weekly podcast site with host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic.

Acton M-Scooter Gives Portable Mobility to City Dwellers on the Go at CES

Acton_mscooterChris Montera, the Geekymedic, checks out the new M-Scooter from ActonGlobal.com while roaming the halls at the International CES show earlier this month. The M-Scooter is designed to easily convert from sitting or standing positions so the driver can ride however they want. The motorized scooter is called “super-foldable” so that urban travelers can use and store it easily wherever they go. The scooter’s motor has a 15 mile range and is perfect for that “last mile” commuting from parking garage to work. It can also be used for transportation around a large workplace complex like a warehouse.

The M-Scooter weighs in at under 70 pounds and can accommodate riders of up to 300 pounds. It can be recharged in as little as 2 hours on fast charge mode or for a complete top off in 4 hours in standard charge mode. The scooter has 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.


Find more segments from the Digital Health Pavilion at CES 2014 both here and at the Health Tech Weekly podcast site with host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic.

Isonea’s Asthma Sense App & Airsonea Device Change Asthma Management at CES

Asthma_Sense_CloudChris Montera from the EMS Garage fills in for Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic on this segment from the Digital Health Pavilion at the International CES show in Las Vegas last week. While there, Chris stopped by the Isonea booth to look at their innovative asthma management and monitoring app for your mobile phone. The Asthma Sense app helps asthma sufferers track their episodes and monitor what is triggering their asthma attacks. The goal of the app is to help patients manage the asthma plan put in place by their health care provider.

iSonea is a leader in the development of mobile health devices for the management of asthma, COPD and other chronic breathing conditions. iSonea’s proprietary apps, software and devices will help people monitor the symptoms of their conditions, increase their awareness of risk of attack, adhere to their medication plans, improve outcomes and reduce healthcare expenditures. The Asthma Sense app, released at CES 2014 was awarded a Tech Podcast Network Innovator Pick Award by the TPN.tv health coverage team because of their use of mobile technology to help chronic illness patients to manage their disease, stay healthy and out of the emergency room.


Find more segments from the Digital Health Pavilion at CES 2014 both here and at the Health Tech Weekly podcast site with host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic.

Dexcom Innovates with Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring at CES

Dexcom_G4_PlatinumTerry Gregg, CEO of Dexcom, chats with Chris Montera, guest host with Health Tech Weekly, about the new continuous glucose monitoring system from Dexcom debuting at the International CES conference earlier this month in Las Vegas. The Dexcom G4 Platinum glucose monitor is the all-new Continuous Glucose Monitor featuring an extended 20 foot wireless range, glucose trends on a video monitor in vibrant color and a sleek and small receiver available in three colors – Classic Black, Ocean Blue, and Tickled Pink.

Continuous glucose monitoring is important for diabetes patients because their bodies lack the ability to monitor and regulate their glucose levels on their own. With the new “Share Cradle,” the uses can insert their wireless monitor for charging and also upload their monitoring data on their connected mobile device to up to 5 people. These can be family caregivers like a parent or adult child as well as health care professionals caring for the patient. The follower app allows those care givers to see what is going on with their loved one in real time via the direct connection with the continuous blood glucose monitor.


Find more segments from the Digital Health Pavilion at CES 2014 both here and at the Health Tech Weekly podcast site with host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic.

United Healthcare Digital Initiatives for Ongoing Patient Health

united-healthcare-logoHealth Tech Weekly’s guest correspondent, Chris Montera from the EMS Garage Podcast brings us this interview from the United Healthcare booth in the Digital Health Pavilion at International CES earlier this month. Tom Paul from United Healthcare talks with Chris about how their customers want to engage with them via digital channels.

Patients want to monitor their health, learn about healthy initiatives and treatment alternatives, and get their insurance information via online and digital channels. Because of this, United Healthcare is involved in numerous initiatives to encourage healthy behaviors and communities through digital means. These include programs like their Dance, Dance, Revolution game programs and contests in community schools and health education programs promoted online.

One new digital initiative they recently announced is “My Easy Book.” This new program allows users to look up a healthcare provider, schedule an appointment and pay any fees or copays, all online. Another new program is centered around providing high quality, informative and interesting online education for diabetes patients. The best part is that United Healthcare is providing many of these services to both members and non-members, a clear indicator of their commitment to ongoing community health and wellness. Look for more digital initiatives from this healthcare innovator in the future here at the Tech Podcast Network.


Find more segments from the Digital Health Pavilion at CES 2014 both here and at the Health Tech Weekly podcast site with host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic.

Inbody System Helps You Learn and Monitor Your Health and Wellness

inbody570Health 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 BioSpace is 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.


Follow all the digital health coverage from CES 2014 here at the Tech Podcast Network at over at theHealth Tech Weekly podcast with Jamie Davis, the Podmedic.