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Workfit Standing Workstations from Omnimount Improve Health at CES

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Workfit_OmnimountStanding while working at a computer or desk has been shown to improve health outcomes including weight loss, improved cardiovascular health and a reduced risk for onset of diabetes. The folks at Omnimount have come up with another great solution in their line of sit-stand workstations. The latest in their product line is the Workfit riser arms for desktop and laptop computers. The Workfit-A is specifically designed for Apple iMac computers, securing the base in the desk stand.

The Workfit is designed to be mounted on any standard desk or workstation via the cable-run hole in the desktop. The mounting arm includes a keyboard tray for the desktop model and all of them can be raised or lowered from sitting to standing height. Now you can take your own desk, whoever made it and make it into a standing-sitting workplace, improving your health and fitness levels. Find out more about a sitting/standing workstation lifestyle at JustStand.org and see what you can do to improve your health through just a few simple working and lifestyle changes.

The Workfit-A and other models will be available later this spring and will retail starting at $649 which is a small price to pay for a way to improve your health every single day. As Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic says all the time, “getting healthy just takes small, simple steps that, over time, all add up to a healthier you!”

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Lumo Lift Wearable Device Helps You Improve Your Posture at CES

Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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Lumo Lift Posture & Fitness Device

Jamie Davis, the Podmedic stops by the Lumo booth at CES Digital Experience recently in Las Vegas to see what they are bringing to market to help you improve your posture and back health. The Lumo Lift is the second posture and back health improving product from the folks at Lumo.

The Lumo Lift is a wearable fitness device that tracks your activity level along with watching how you’re sitting and standing along the way. Humans spent a lot of time evolving to be mobile creatures but now we spend a lot of time sitting and standing immobile. 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 device is small and is worn using a magnetic clasp so it can be worn under the clothing or on top of it so the Lumo Lift can be hidden or worn proudly to announce your fitness awareness to the world. The Lumo Lift will be released in late spring 2014 and is currently available for pre-order at their website, LumoBodyTech.com for $69. It will retail for $99 in stores later this year. Get yourself the Lumo Lift now while pre-order supplies last!

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United Healthcare Digital Initiatives for Ongoing Patient Health

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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.

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Inbody System Helps You Learn and Monitor Your Health and Wellness

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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.

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Fitbug KiK Programs Provide Individualized Health Planning

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

fitbug-orbChris Montera, on loan to the Health Tech Weekly podcast, talks with the folks at Fitbug while attending the International CES conference earlier this month in Las Vegas. Fitbug is debuting their new KiK initiative that pairs their fitness tracking devices with a new interactive program to provide individualized health care planning along with helping you meet your activity goals.

Fitbug founder Paul Landau, a fitness enthusiast and former management consultant, chats with Chris Montera about how the Fitbug device works with the new KiK program to help you meet all your fitness and health goals. It includes help with setting nutrition and other wellness goals through links to webcasts and other online resources that work with your Fitbug activity program to provide you ongoing encouragement. This greatly improves your chances of successfully meeting your goals, creating a healthier you!

The Fitbug device tracks steps, calories burned, distance traveled and works with an integrated mobile app that puts that information in the Fitbug cloud system and allows the Fitbug KiK system to start making suggestions to help you meet your stated goals. In addition to tracking activity, the Fitbug also tracks the quality of your sleep patterns, an often overlooked part of a healthy lifestyle program.

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United Healthcare Puts Dance Revolution in Schools

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Dance, Dance Revolution Classroom Edition

Dance, Dance Revolution Classroom Edition

Kids need to dance and play. We’ll find out what United Healthcare is doing about that in this report from CES 2013 in Las Vegas.

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Brian Landwehr, Director of Innovation and R&D for United Healthcare chats with Jamie Davis about the latest initiative to combat childhood obesity from United Healthcare. They are funding a pilot program for multiplayer, school based versions of the popular dancing video game, Dance, Dance Revolution. It’s already changing lives for the better.

United Healthcare is partnering with Konami, makers of the popular dance game, to bring the classroom version of Dance, Dance Revolution to a number of schools that already have a relationship for health curriculum with United Healthcare. This type of initiative can have a positive effect on the whole family and, indeed, the community.

Healthcare Changes One (Dance) Step at a Time

Healthcare systems can reach out to people where they are and find ways to innovate in order to encourage and promote fit activities and behaviors. Kids are already playing video games. How do we take those existing activities and make them more health focused? Helping people become fit through activities in which they already participate helps create habits and lifestyle changes that will last throughout the patient’s lifetime.

Video by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic from Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).

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