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Owlet Smart Sock for Sleeping Babies at CES

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

The technology to measure physiology is becoming commonplace: any smart watch worthy of the name can record heart rate. The trick now is to incorporate these sensors into other useful gadgets. A good example here is the Owlet Smart Sock which brings reassurance to parents that their baby is sleeping normally.

The Owlet Smart Sock monitors a baby’s heart rate and blood oxygen, alerting parents or carers if either measurement causes concern. The Owlet Smart Sock system has three components; the smart sock or bootie which is worn by the baby on its foot, a monitoring unit and the companion app. The bootie communicates with the monitoring unit via Bluetooth and if there is a problem, parents are notified by visual and audible alerts on the Owlet unit and smartphone(s).

The app is available for both iOS and Android but check compatibility before buying.

The Owlet Smart Sock is available now for $249 direct from Owlet.

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Blue Maestro Brings Us a Connected Pacifier

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Pacifier-PacifiThe team at BlueMaestro.com has now come up with the connected pacifier for those parents who want to keep track of their small children in a variety of ways. The Pacifi monitors your child’s internal temperature and sends that data to the accompanying free app using low energy Bluetooth. It also acts as a tracking device alerting parents when the child wanders too far away from the parent’s smartphone or connected mobile device.

Finally it will help you find it when it is misplaced by the child or parent by pinging the smartphone to its location and making an audible alert tone when your phone is nearby. This type of connected family monitoring technology gives parents a number of tools to help them keep track of their kid’s health and whereabouts. Find more information over at BlueMaestro.com.

Make sure you follow Jamie’s picks and coverage over at HTWeekly.com and the Tech Podcasts Network live CES 2015 coverage over at TPN.tv during the show where our entire CES team will be bringing you the best, the most innovative, and newest tech gadgets to you from the conference! And don’t forget to check out his shows for at NursingShow.comMedicCast.tv, and the brand new Health Tech weekly show at HTWeekly.com.

Temp Traq Brings Parents Peace of Mind When Kids Are Sick

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Parents stay up all night worrying about sick children and their fevers. Temp Traq alleviates some of the anxiety with their child temperature tracking and monitoring tool.

TempTraqHealth Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic visited the CES Unveiled event in Las Vegas and checked out the exiting trends in health technology including the brand new Temp Traq device. Jamie interviewed John Gannon, President and CEO of TempTraq.com about the new device that attaches like a band-aid to a child so they can sleep and rest comfortably while their parents monitor their fever from close by.

As a health care professional and a parent, I know the anxiety experienced by parents when their young children are sick. The Temp Traq tool and accompanying smart phone app for iOS and Android provides a seamless solution to helping that parent or caregiver take care of the sick child with a fever. I could even see similar technology making its way into the health care workplace to monitor patients remotely with minimally invasive technologies like the Temp Traq.

Make sure you follow my picks and coverage over at HTWeekly.com and the Tech Podcasts Network live CES 2015 coverage over at TPN.tv during the show where our entire CES team will be bringing you the best, the most innovative, and newest tech gadgets to you from the conference! And don’t forget to check out my shows for at NursingShow.comMedicCast.tv, and the brand new Health Tech weekly show at HTWeekly.com.