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Wayne Caswell
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Lives in Cedar Park, TX
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I love the way Dr. Mike Evans presents his whiteboard talks on health issues and hope he'll someday do one on SLEEP, because sleep deficiency can easily have as much impact as alcohol use but is much harder to detect. (There's no blood test the police can do.)

Some 100,000 car crashes reported each year are a direct result of drowsy driving, according to the National Highway Safety Administration. This results in some 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary loss. 

Actually, 60% of adult drivers (about 168M people) admit to having driven a vehicle this past year while feeling drowsy, and more than 1/3 (37% or 103M) have fallen asleep at the wheel! Keep this in mind as you approach oncoming cars on highways with no center median. Are They sleep deprived? Are you?

"A ReThink of the Way we SLEEP" -- A Dr. Evans presentation on sleep would surely mention driver safety, but bigger issues include the impact on all sorts of health conditions and on performance at school, work, and in sports. Dr. Evans needs a financial sponsor to fund such a video presentation or it won't happen.
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Parts 1-4 of this video series have excellent illustrations of the physics involved. They're a must-watch for anyone looking to resolve sound absorption, reflection, or diffusion issues. 
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Maybe vets can offer insight into the role of living a sedentary lifestyle in captivity. One thing that bothered me about Barbara's talk was her referral to diagnosing illness and treating symptoms, since that seems to be contributing to our largely dysfunctional medical system that profits from illness, views patients as paying customers, and works to keep them (coming back & paying) by treating symptoms rather than finding ways to prevent illness in the first place through optimized cell metabolism and the pillars of good health: exercise, nutrition, and sleep.
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How well you Sleep is also a factor in Epigenetics, and it joins with nutrition & exercise as pillars of good health.
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The video mentions two of the pillars of good health that can help you avoid Alzheimer's, but it failed to mention the potentially most important pillar -- Sleep. Getting enough deep, slow-wave, restorative sleep is so critical to good health that the CDC has describes "short sleep" as "a public health epidemic."

New research is also showing a direct connect with brain health, as sleep is associated with attention, creativity, decision making, focus, mood, response & recovery times, working memory, and more. Having enough oxygen rich blood reach the brain is one key to cell health, but another is the restorative process of deep sleep, when neurons shrink enough to allow cerebral fluid to circulate more and clear our the toxins and amyloid plaques that build up during the day from our active brains and cell metabolism.

Sleep is one of the topics I write about at Modern Health Talk.
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The Smart Home market has been "the next big thing" for over 30 years now, and anyone who says it's about to become mainstream is either drinking the Kool Aid or smoking some weird stuff, cause that's still years away. One issue is developers putting technology in places where it's not needed. See http://www.mhealthtalk.com/smart-refrigerator/

Another issue is standards. While companies hype their IoT technology as if it were already a booming market, it’s not really. That’s because the Things don’t speak the same language. Manufacturers of Things live in different market silos and see the world differently, some needing high bandwidth, others needing long battery life, and still others wanting real-time communication or not needing to communicate beyond their silo at all. That leads to different decision criteria among constantly changing technologies and protocols. No wonder one developer picks Wi-Fi for wireless connectivity while others pick ANT+, Bluetooth, Zigbee, or Z-Wave, and others use wired connections.

What’s needed is a gateway — some sort of device or service to interface between remote monitoring services and in-home (or mobile) medical & environmental sensors using different networking standards. Will that be a PC, tablet, smartphone, TV set-top box (e.g. AppleTV), or a specialized device? There’s likely no one answer and the choice may depend on the need to interoperate with other subsystems, including home security, HVAC, lighting, surveillance, electronic door locks, medical devices, etc. Smartphones and tablets already serve as health gateways, because they support cellular networks, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. If you’ve followed me on Modern Health Talk, you know that I’m an advocate of using a smartphone or tablet as a health gateway.

The biggest issue of all may be marketing and how to show the value proposition, since no retailer is setup to do that. Whether it’s BestBuy, Lowes, or Home Depot, appliances are in one part of the store and PCs, phones, window treatments, wiring & networking products, lighting, HVAC, security, and other connectable products are sprinkled elsewhere — i.e. no place to see it all working together. By introducing using AppleWatch, iPhone & iPad to control just one Philips Hue lightbulb, Apple can also ease consumers into a DIY installation that may next include the thermostat. And after that, what next? (http://www.mhealthtalk.com/apple-to-enter-home-automation-market/)
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I loved the video, as always, and shared it with my Pediatric Nurse Practitioner daughter-in-law. I do hope to see more projects on brain plasticity in older adults and Functional Medicine in general, contributed to your crowd-funding initiative to support that, and encourage others to do that too. Keep up the good work.
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Wireless Networking, Home Automation & Control Systems, Telehealth & Telemedicine, Brand Management, Technical Product Marketing, Media & Public Relations, Marketing Communications, Market Research, Market Analysis & Segmentation, Competitive Analysis, Marketing Strategy, Strategic Planning, Critical & Visionary Thinking, Management Consulting, Thought Leadership, Advocacy & Evangelism, Web Design, Public Speaking, Social Media, Blogging, Legislative Policy, Business Development, Lead Generation
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  • Modern Health Talk
    Founder & Senior Editor, present
  • CAZITech Consulting
    Independent Consultant, present
  • Homeowners of Texas (non-profit)
    Co-founder & Communications Director
  • IBM
    Market Segment Manager, Connected Homes
  • Dell
    Worldwide Messaging Manager
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Founder & Senior Editor, Modern Health Talk, an online community about home health care tech
Introduction

I'm an IBM trained technologist and market strategist, now a futurist, consultant, consumer advocate and founder of Modern Health Talk, an online community about low- and high-tech solutions for safe & healthy independent living at home.

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PERSONAL: Proud husband of the world's greatest mom, father of the world's greatest high school band director, and grandfather of the world's prettiest and smartest 2-year old. ADVOCACY: With no funding, the non-profit consumer advocacy that I cofounded successfully opposed powerful lobbyists for the $35 billion Texas homebuilding industry to enact new consumer protections and abolish an abusive state agency. PROFESSIONAL: Introduced IBM to the Connected Home market and influenced its consumer & wireless strategies, and held leadership positions in wireless and home gateway standards development.
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  • American University
    BS in Technology of Management
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"Arrrr" -- No, not the pirate saying. I knocked off the "R" key on my friend's Dell notebook, volunteered to get it fixed, and was worried sick. I took in the Anderson Ln store in Austin and showed and saw Lauren at the Repair counter. "Arrrr" I said, showing her the key cap and the missing place on the keyboard. Three minutes later she came back with the fixed PC. Rob did it and fast, and they charged me nothing. Thanks, Rob & Lauren (i.e. FishFace because of her lip stud). You saved my bacon.
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