Fitness tech company JAXJOX raises $10M as it gets ready to ship AI-enabled workout system



The JAXJOX InteractiveStudio exercise system. (JAXJOX Photo)


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The JAXJOX InteractiveStudio exercise system. (JAXJOX Photo)

JAXJOX, the Redmond, Wash.-based fitness technology company, has raised $10 million in a new funding round to help pay for the research and development of its signature InteractiveStudio workout equipment.

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The Series A round included investors Dowgate Capital Ltd. and entrepreneur Nigel Wray, and brings total funding to $17 million for the 3-year-old company.

JAXJOX is getting set to release its InteractiveStudio smart gym, a home fitness system that includes digitally adjustable weights, AI-enabled connected tech built into the equipment, and live and on-demand classes.

With connected tech built into individual pieces of free-weight equipment, such as a smart kettlebell, users don’t have to stand a certain distance from a screen to have form and motion tracked.

“By monitoring performance metrics and using AI, we can give users a more holistic view of their health and provide recommendations on improving their wellbeing,” founder and CEO Stephen Owusu said in a news release. “We believe that, for users, tracking power generated while lifting will become as important as tracking your heart rate while running.”

The InteractiveStudio is available for pre-order on the JAXJOX website and retails for $2,199 with a $39 monthly subscription. The system will also sell as part of an exclusive retail partnership this fall with Best Buy.

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VA Portland Health Care System

Important information from VA Portland

Why should we all wear masks?

According to the CDC, in light of new data about how COVID-19 spreads, along with evidence of widespread COVID-19 illness in communities across the country, CDC recommends that people wear a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth in the community setting. This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have symptoms.

As care gradually resumes at VAPORHCS, more staff and patients will be present.  This makes physical distancing challenging, which could result in asymptomatic spread. 

What does this mean for patients here for appointments?

– Outpatients, if not already wearing a mask, should be offered a cloth or paper mask and asked to wear it while present in VAPORHCS settings.  Veterans can keep the mask for reuse in the community.
– We understand that there will be some patients who will not be able to tolerate wearing a mask; staff providing direct care to these patients will wear appropriate personal protection equipment accordingly.  

Here is a link to a CDC web page  that addresses the “Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19” including…
– How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering
– CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings
– Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? How regularly?
– How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering?
– Sew and No Sew Instructions

Thank you for your support in the new mask policy; your assistance will help keep your fellow Veterans and VA staff and everyone’s loved ones safer.


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RX App

The Rx Refill mobile application (app) allows Veterans to request refills of their refillable VA-issued prescriptions, track VA prescription deliveries, view VA prescription history from the convenience of their mobile device. The app provides a native mobile interface for the Rx Refill feature found within My HealtheVet. Refill requests submitted through the app or the My HealtheVet website that are dispensed by a VA Mail Order Pharmacy are easily tracked using the app’s “Track Delivery” feature. NOTE: VA is undergoing an Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM), which may impact whether My HealtheVet and Rx Refill applications are operational at your facility. To Learn more about EHRM, visit at www.ehrm.va.gov.


 

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Veterans, please use MyHealtheVet or call VA Portland at 503-220-8262, option 2 to relay a message to your Primary or Specialty Care team or to make change or cancel an appointment.

To help us address the most urgent needs first, we ask that you use our online tools and frequently asked questions for routine or non-urgent questions. We’ll continue to update this page as the situation changes.

What’s coronavirus COVID-19?

The CDC defines COVID-19 as a new type of coronavirus (or “novel coronavirus”). COVID-19 belongs to a large family of viruses that are common in people and different animal species. On rare occasions, animal coronaviruses can infect people, and then spread from person-to-person. This is how

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Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers – include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
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Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate – a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
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All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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VA Palo Alto Health Care System


 

COVID-19 Updates: What You Need to Know

During this difficult time, VA Palo Alto Health Care System is making your safety and well-being a priority. We are prepared to care for Veterans that test positive for COVID-19 and are following proper CDC protocol to maintain the safety of staff and Veterans on our campuses.

We encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines for your own safety. You can also visit our Coronavirus FAQs webpage to find many answers to questions about testing, urgent care, medications and other important measures being taken by VA at this time.

Here are the latest updates and guidelines from VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

  • Experiencing symptoms? If you have symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath, please call our Advice Nurses at (855) 632-8262 BEFORE going to a clinic, urgent care center, or emergency room. Calling first helps us protect you, medical staff, and other patients. You can also send your doctor a secure message through My HealtheVet.
  • Changes to Visitor Policy: To protect Veterans and staff, visitors are not allowed within our facilities at this time. The restriction also applies to patients’ families in the Fisher House and Defenders Lodge. We encourage visiting your loved one virtually, and can help to support video and telephone calls. Learn more
  • Campus Screening: We are screening everyone who enters our campus. Please make sure to cooperate at check points. If you are cleared to enter, you will receive a bracelet. This bracelet is required for access. Anyone with the symptoms of fever, cough, or who have traveled outside of the country will be taken to our triage area.
  • All elective surgeries and procedures have been cancelled until further notice. Any patients that fall into this category have or will be notified. Learn more

For the latest information about coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).



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Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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If you have symptoms of a fever, cough or new shortness of breath, call us at 612-467-1100 before coming in for your appointment. For other concerns, you may be able to access VA care from home by phone or using VA virtual care options. For more information on COVID-19 see https://www.va.gov/coronavirus/.

March 20, 2020: Cancellation of Elective Surgeries and Procedures

Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19 and to limit the risk of exposure to patients and staff, Minneapolis VA Health Care System is cancelling all elective surgeries and procedures, effective immediately and until further notice. All patients that fall into this category will be contacted by the facility before Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Learn more about elective surgery cancellation

March 19, 2020: Changes to MVAHCS Visitor Policy

(Updated March 20, 2020) We care deeply about the safety and well-being of our Veterans, visitors and staff. As a result, we feel we need to implement a visitor policy to minimize exposure and provide guidance for all of you in these challenging times. As of Thursday, March 20, 2020 there will be no visitors across our health care system, we understand this will be challenging as we understand the benefits and needs of having visitors, we ask that you understand and support us in the decision. 

Learn more about the updates and any exceptions

March 11, 2020: Screening Points in Effect

To keep Veterans, employees, volunteers and visitors safe, we have set up Coronavirus screening areas at our Medical Center and VA Community Clinics. The Medical Center screening area is located at the Outpatient Entrance. This is an important precautionary measure that will add some time entering the Medical Center. Please plan to arrive early.

Learn more about the screening process

If you have a routine visit scheduled and you are experiencing a cough, fever or shortness of breath that does not require medical attention, please call 612-467-1100 and reschedule your appointment.

Additional Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) information can be found at on the CDC website and the VA Public Health website.


2020 Road Work!

Major road work will be conducted around the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport from April to October 2020. Plan for extra time when traveling to the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. You can go to www.AroundtheAirport.com for up to date information on alternative routes and changes to the construction.



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VA North Texas Health Care System

Latest news and updates:

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Veterans, if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, call us at 1-888-252-9970 before you visit your local medical center or clinic. In addition to calling first, consider using virtual care options such as telehealth or My HealtheVet Secure Messaging. Visitors, if you do not feel well, please postpone your visit. Read VA’s latest information on the new coronavirus at https://www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/.

NEW SHUTTLE SERVICE

VA North Texas Health Care System – Voluntary Services has a new shuttle service for the Dallas VAMC, Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center and Fort Worth locations.

Click here for more information.

Click here to download the mobile app.

Click here to see each shuttle location and the next arrival time here.  or text ARRVL to 41411

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VA New Jersey Health Care System


 

NEWS

The VA New Jersey Health Care System has temporarily closed the Morristown Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) effective March 24, 2020, due to the COVID-19 and the closure of state nursing homes to any visitors or outsiders.

Morristown providers and staff have been converted to virtual care at this time and we recommend using telehealth (phone or video) for your scheduled appointments. To help us address the most urgent needs first, we ask that you use one of our online tools for routine or non-urgent concerns. You can:

  • Use Secure Messaging. You can send a secure message to your provider about any health concern or question.
  • Download VA Video Connect. Your provider may ask you to consider telehealth for an upcoming appointment. By downloading and learning about the VA Video Connect app now, you can prepare yourself. 


NEW
 COMMUNITY CARE INFORMATION and FACT SHEET
VA Community Care Network changes to Optum for urgent care and pharmacy benefits. Beginning 3/18/2020 Veterans can find in-network Urgent Care locations or pharmacies using the VA Facility Locator at https://www.va.gov/find-locations/



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