This is the second update to the TPN.TV crowdfund initiative for TPN @CES. This week, Jamie Davis of Health Tech Weekly talks about the health pavilion at CES. Jamie first joined us as a camera person at CES 2012. We found multiple health related products and the introduction of their health row that year. Since then, Jamie, Chris and Anne head up the healthcare side of TPN.TVs coverage.
It’s week 2 of our TPN.tv crowdfund!
I’m Jamie Davis, the host of the Health Tech Weekly podcast and I want to thank you all for helping our efforts to bring CES to you. The funding effort is moving along and we are all excited about the response. If you’re following this campaign and wondering what our videos do, I thought you might want an example of how our programs help people buy gifts, save their money, and even stay healthier.
My show Health Tech Weekly at HTWeekly.com is all about new and upcoming technology that helps people stay and get healthy, either through new, innovative medical devices or fitness tools and apps. CES has a growing digital health pavilion that brings the latest in medical and health technology to the CES attendees.
I’m really excited to get there and bring you my reports from the booths in the South Hall at CES 2014.
Jamie asks “Where’s the Bathroom?”
As a nurse and a journalist, I was encouraged by all of the health tech items at CES 2013. Last year I saw a bunch of wearable fitness products and mobile apps that help remind people to stay fit and healthy as well as track their progress towards fitness goals. There were also several “brain training” programs for the elderly to help improve memory and slow mental decline in progressive dementia patients.
This year (CES 2014) I expect the wearable fitness boom to continue with new products coming out from existing platforms like Fitbit as well as new sensor technology to allow these devices to detect even more about our health and well being while we’re on the go. There are also going to be more technology options looking at helping our growing elderly population keep healthy as well as get better after an injury or medical episode. I’ll be bringing that coverage to all of you right from the show floor in special video segments I shoot this coming year at CES.
All of our video interviews and product reviews from the TPN.tv team give folks the chance to see some of the top, most innovative consumer electronics products before they ever hit the store shelves (or the links online). This advance information gives people the chance to make some intelligent choices about the electronic devices they are buying or thinking of buying. Should you buy now or wait for the next, upcoming innovation in a product line? That’s why I do what I do — to inform people about what’s out there, especially in the health care space.
Who else is an important part of that equation? You! With your support as a financial backer, you help us get an important job done. I love what I do and I want to thank you for your support!If you’re on the fence and can’t decide whether to support us yet, I urge you to keep coming back and checking in with our updates here at this page.
While you’re at it, share this campaign with folks you know via social media, on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Use the hash tags #crowdfund and #CES when you do and help us out just by spreading the word.If you’ve already contributed, thanks. I look forward to thanking all of our contributors directly before, during and after CES, so stay tuned!
Here’s another video segment, showing one of my past interviews from CES to give you an example of the work I’ve done in the past, helping folks stay healthier with mobile fitness technology. Enjoy!