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If you have ever had a family member with Diabetes, you know the extreme toll it takes on everyone involved, but especially the patient. This was the experience that Benoît Mirambeau, co-founder of [url=http://diabilive.com]DiabiLive[/url], was trying to eliminate for his mother. She was experiencing dozens of incidents per month, and had lost her ability to simply live her life. That is where DiabiLive comes in. It's an app platform designed to help a Diabetes patient manage their disease through tracking food consumption and exercise, and, more importantly, informing them how best to respond. Taking all of this information into account, patients are able to get a customized, calculated dosage for their insulin. By taking a dosage personalized to your daily activities, you are able to recapture that which is lost: your autonomy. In the case of the founder's mother, she went from 2 dozen incidents per month to about 3 per month, a decrease that even her doctor cannot believe. In the US, the app is currently undergoing the preparation steps for FDA certification. Since this is a first-of-its-kind product, it will require a clinical trial before applying to the FDA, and the company hopes to have full certification before the end of 2018. Interview by [livescottertz]. [ces2018sponsors]
ShowStoppers is always a hit with our team while at CES and it was a delight to speak with Nigel from [url=http://realmax.com]Realmax[/url] this year at CES 2018. Although we are not strangers to Augmented Reality here at PLuGHiTz Live, we were curious to see what was different and exciting about the Realmax Qian. And they did not disappoint. Realmax has been around since 2003 and is a company that is highly involved in educational technology. With the addition of AR, they have the ability to not only bring learning to life but to also reach a much broader audience. For example, this technology can be adapted to smaller engineering and robotics programs where the schools cannot afford full labs. With Qian, the students can still get real experience on a full set of instruments and machines in this AR realm. The technology could also assist doctors with training medical students in a much more efficient and cost effective manner. The potential applications are limitless, which opens up usage in so many more fields than education, such as banking and other corporate settings. Realmax has also set themselves apart from their competitors in some exciting ways. Their headsets are completely mobile with an Android CPU built inside. They have also increased their AR Field of View to an outstanding 100 degrees. The goggles have much better tracking to allow users to stay anchored in the real world to walk around the digital content. They are also working to offer all of this at a more affordable price point than their competitors in the consumer market. Although currently in the prototype stage, Realmax expects to have the technology in the hands of software developers within Q2 of 2018, and begin consumer production in Q3. This is a product that we at PLuGHiTz Live will be keeping an eye on in the coming months as it launches with possibly even a full product review, so stay tuned for more information regarding pricing and where to purchase. Interview by [livemarissaschiereck]. [ces2018sponsors]
In the smart home security space, one of the leaders is [url=http://netatmo.com/]NETATMO[/url], which offers a full line of both security and home automation products. The devices have been controllable by the company's mobile apps, as well as several of the popular voice assistants. This year, however, the company has given users a whole new way to interact with their NETATMO devices. Welcome the [url=http://m.me/netatmo.bot]Netatmo Smart Home Bot[/url], a Facebook Messenger bot that allows you to use Messenger to control your IoT devices from anywhere, on any device. Whether you're sitting at your desk, on your phone or tablet, you can simply type to the bot something like, "What's the temperature in the living room?" or "Show me my cameras." and the bot will perform the requested actions. The chat bot is available now worldwide, but currently only supports English. The company does plan to release additional languages in the near future. The best part of the bot? It's completely free to use, so if you've got a NETATMO device, get to experimenting! Interview by [livescottertz]. [ces2018sponsors]
[url=http://www.neofect.com]NEOFECT USA[/url] offers therapeutic devices that are designed for patients with neurological conditions. These items not only assist with their rehabilitation in really unique ways, but they make it a lot more fun while also providing a great way to track their progress. Their innovation creates a new and really exciting way to approach occupational therapy. The company currently offers Smart Boards, Smart Gloves and Smart Pegboards. The Smart Board is for stroke patients. It assists with short movement rehab by improving muscle memory. It's all about neuroplasticity, with repetitive motion that allows the brain to get through the process of relearning specific skills. It uses games, like Treasure Hunt, to help with fine motor skills in the hands. Through repetitive actions provided in the tools in the games, the patients not only get better but are also provided with feedback that is specific to their levels of progression. The Smart Glove is a real time biofeedback device that is also designed with stroke victims in mind. It allows patients to play games, as well as perform functions while going through virtual processes like pouring wine or squeezing an orange. The glove also keeps track of their specific progress and shows whether you are improving, stagnating or regressing. All of their products can be ordered without the need for a doctor's prescription by visiting their [url=http://www.rapaelhome.com]website[/url]. Price points are in the $1000 range. Coming soon: NeoMono, which will hit the market later this year. It's a wearable robot, worn on three fingers, that helps restore hand function. Check out their entire line at [url=http://www.neofect.com]neofect.com[/url]. Interview by [livescottertz]. [ces2018sponsors]
This week, we're in Las Vegas. Ahead of the official start of CES 2018, we discuss our past CES experiences, our expectations for this year and introduce the team members to the event.
This week, Avram Piltch discusses a toy that is both strangely priced and strangely timed: the [url=http://amzn.to/2DyNEId]Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Robot[/url]. This toy was released just this week, only days before Christmas, and commands a premium price of $300. This isn't the only programmable device to charge a price in this range, but it is possibly the least featured programmable toy in this price range. The companion app offers a strange use for augmented reality, in which the AR itself does not add to the experience. In fact, during this game, the robot itself doesn't add anything to the game. But does the promise of future updates make the robot worth the price? Avram's got an answer.
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This week, Avram Piltch discusses the changes that came to the US regarding the internet, and what it could mean for you. In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission revoked guidances put in place in 2015, that discouraged internet service providers, or ISPs, from blocking or throttling websites for any reason. The intention of the guidances, referred to commonly as net neutrality, was to ensure that all internet users in the US would have the same access to content, no matter who their provider was. Now, with these guidances gone, Congress has the opportunity to step in and enact a binding legal framework.
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This week, Avram Piltch has the much anticipated results of LAPTOP Magazine's [url=https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/amd-ryzen-mobile-vs-intel-8th-gen-core]AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile versus Intel Cire i5[/url] tests. For this showdown, nearly identical models of the HP Envy x360, one featuring an AMD processor and one featuring the comparable Intel processor, were run against the same tests. While the results are mixed, they are very different from what you might have expected from an AMD vs Intel showdown from a year ago. For example, the Geekbench test goes to Intel, while the Cinebench test goes to AMD. The ultimate question, however, is which model should you buy? Avram's got your recommendation.
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