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Step between heartbeats to optimize heart and brain health during exercise

07/15/2019

Guided Counterpulsation is the most exciting development in cardiovascular health and exercise in a generation. Simply put, Counterpace guides you to step between heartbeats - a phenomenon which evidence suggests is the most effective way to exercise for heart and brain health. This sensor-based guidance system has the potential to drastically improve, maintain, and preserve the cardiovascular and neurological health of active individuals. 

Five technology offerings from HIMSS 2019

HIMSS 2019 is where 43,000 health IT enthusiasts engage.    Per their own by-the-numbers charts, you see a picture of the scale of it -- more than 40,000 attendees wanted to be in Orlando, braving weather-related travel obstacles, obtain any required continuing education units – and ideally see as much as possible of the 1300 vendor exhibits. Remembering that adults 65+ are major consumers of healthcare. Here are five of these offerings from 2019 HIMSS, viewed with the lens of caregiving and older adults. 

Ten More Technology Offerings from CES 2019 -- Beyond Gadgets

CES 2019 – Gone but certainly not forgotten. Multiple blog posts and articles have surfaced since CES 2019 – including some offerings that should be recapped here. No doubt they would have been viewed in person with more time and better tennis shoes at the Sands Convention Center. There was ANOTHER convention center (LVCC) and various hotel events that remained sight unseen. The important insight about CES is that while some offerings were played in a previous year, the networking opportunity for innovators was too good to miss and so many returned.  Here are ten more, in alphabetical order:

Voice First: Speaking Up about Health and Wellness

Voice First is changing health and wellness offerings today. Already the predicted capability to speak a request or instruction without having to type or tap on a device – known as Voice First – has transformed how we interact with technology. If we can speak a command to play music, control the lights, or open the shades benefits accrue to the elderly who live alone. This technology can help those who are blind or have macular degeneration, and it can help those with disabilities. AARP and Optum have initiated pilots to determine if this technology can help mitigate social isolation and improve health outcomes for the elderly. And note experiments and pilots for applying Voice First technologies for health and wellness. So what’s intriguing?

AARP Collaborates with Three PULSE@MassChallenge Startups

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WASHINGTON, DC — AARP announced its collaboration with three healthcare startups in its “champion” role in PULSE@MassChallenge, a digital health accelerator.  As part of its participation, AARP is working with three Massachusetts-based companies focused on advancing healthcare and improving patient well-being: Folia Health, Inc., Orbita, Inc.Pillo Health.


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