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Omri Lachman, CEO of Humavox



Rick talks seamless charging this week with Omri Lachman, Chief Executive Officer of Humavox. Soon we may be having our devices charged by common ordinary objects in our homes or office.

Humavox, a leader in wireless charging technology, introduces its wireless charging ecosystem for smartphones and other everyday mobile devices, such as wireless headphones, power tools, drones, and IoT connected devices at The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to provide a truly seamless charging solution. Humavox showcased its innovative technology at CES this year, LVCC, South Hall 4, Booth #36035, and presented a variety of wireless charging scenarios by turning everyday storage items into smart wireless chargers so users can stay connected around the clock.

Humavox’s advanced RF based technology and “On Around the Clock™” experience at CES, marks the next step towards the retirement of traditional charging methods, unleashing users from cable dependency and putting an end to draining battery anxiety. Humavox’s wireless charging technology, ETERNAⓇ, is a flexible platform comprised of proprietary semiconductor devices and state of the art algorithms that feature receiving and transmitting chipsets. The company’s technology is built and ready for certain original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate into many types of mobile devices, and can be customized to transform almost any everyday storage item into a smart wireless charger, so that a drawer, toolbox, or backpack, can serve as a charging unit. With the expansion to smartphones and similar applications, Humavox’s innovative RF technology will be able to address a broader range of mobile devices, from ultra-low power consumers such as IoT connected devices, to higher power consumer products, such as smartphones and power tools.

Additionally, Humavox announces a strategic partnership with TennRich International Corp., a leading original design manufacturer (ODM) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the mobile charging market. Together, they will expedite consumer reach for Humavox wireless charging for smartphones and other devices through a new product line of mobile charging solutions that will be designed and commercialized by both companies. TennRich, a partner and a licensee of Energizer, is a leading manufacturer of batteries and portable lighting products, providing its ODM and OEM services to major brands, including Energizer, Mophie, Philips, Away and others.

“We’re thrilled to bring our wireless charging technology to yet another application at the world’s largest tech event. By expanding our wireless charging technology for smartphones, we expect users to finally have the required measure of convenience and reliability they need in order to truly rely on wireless charging and go about their day,” says Lachman, Chief Executive Officer of Humavox. “We’re excited about our new partnership with TennRich as we’re always looking for ways to expand our technology’s reach and address new markets by teaming up with leading manufacturers. TennRich comes with years of unique design and manufacturing experience in the mobile charging market that we see as imperative for the introduction and growth of our technology, and we look forward to a long lasting partnership.”

“This partnership allows us to continue to foster innovation and offer the most advanced products and technologies to the mobile charging market,” says Douglas Chen, CEO of TennRich. “We strive to supply our OEM customers with innovative technologies so in return, they can offer consumers long lasting rechargeable solutions, and help support the on-the-go lifestyle around the world. We’ve been applying wireless charging solutions for a long time now, and believe Humavox’s technology provides a well-needed enhancement of the overall wireless charging experience. We believe that such enhancement can boost consumer adoption and elevate the glass ceiling of wireless charging product applicability.”

Humavox is an innovative developer of groundbreaking technology in the field of wireless power. With its ETERNA platform, Humavox uses near-field radio frequency (RF) technology, in order to provides users with a simple and intuitive charging experience (“drop & charge”). The technology can be implemented in the smallest of devices, such as hearables, wearables and IoT devices. Humavox was founded in 2010 by Omri Lachman (CEO) and Asaf Elssibony (VP Innovation), and is based in Israel. For more information, visit http://www.humavox.com.


Richard Rakowski, CEO, Medically Home



This week on “Tech of Sports”, Rick is joined by Richard Rakowski, CEO, Medically Home.

Richard has relished the excitement, diversity and nourishment secured from a 39-year career in engineering, strategy consulting and senior leadership roles in entrepreneurial start-ups, health care services companies, renewable energy, and resource recovery. His experience includes both public and private company leadership and he has been heavily influenced by his family history. He is a frequent public speaker and a passionate advocate for the transformation of acute medical care into safer, more clinically effective models.

He founded and led New Paradigm Ventures (NPV), a business incubator in the health care and food industry market. A study conducted by his firm brought him to American Healthways and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota as part of a merger between his firm and Healthways.

During his tenure as President of Healthways, Healthways stock grew from $18 to $53 per share as the impact of his work began to shape the care support and population health sectors. His scaled experience with population health inspired him and passionately drew him into a focus on disruptive healthcare services models. Since Healthways, Rich and his partner Andy founded Intersection Partners and launched a number of healthcare services businesses, including Clinically Home, the predecessor model of Medically Home.

Rich and his father were featured in the documentary film “Mr. Rakowski,” which examines the effects of the Holocaust on his childhood and their relationship.

Now with Medically Home, the hospital can come to your home.

This year at CES, the Medically Home team will be showcased a mock virtual hospital by displaying a patient’s living room equipped with custom configured software and analytics, telecommunication technologies, and sensors that allow the patient’s home to serve as a virtual expansion to bricks and mortar facilities.

In this year’s booth, Medically Home will be displaying Cesia Continuum™ a composition of proprietary IP, software, hardware, and third-party technology. The network Cesia (SAY-sha) provides, connects the three pillars of the Medically Home model: the patients home, mission control center, and the supply chain

How it works:

  • Set up a temporary virtual hospital room in the patient’s home
  • Configure/staff a physician-led/nurse-powered Medical Command Center – enabled and made safer via software supportive IP tools
  • Compose a clinical / operation / economic model that is designed to improve patient outcomes, while creating meaningful economic value
  • Configure a unique network of clinical/non-clinical services, medications, equipment and supplies to patients’ homes, enabled by software
  • Deliver care over a longer period of time to better stabilize patients and allow them to maintain a stable baseline after the episode of care
  • Enable selected surgical procedures to be performed outside the hospital, by linking the ambulatory surgery center to the temporary hospital unit in the home
  • Provide tools and systems that actively-engage the patient’s family, to amplify patient engagement and outcomes

This may be a great way for athletes or those having sports injury surgeries to recover in the comfort of their own home.

Per Richard: “The idea of Medically Home is what I felt when the doctor came into my home so many years ago. Medically Home is also about what the doctor felt from my mother and me when he left our home.”

Medically Home is an old idea whose time has come (again).

Thanks to Richard for coming on “Tech of Sports” and such a great idea for many people!


Episode 200, Shaquille O’Neal (Shaq)



Tech of Sports, Episode 200! We made it!

So a special guest is on order and we have, Shaq.

Shaq’s individual accolades include the 1999–2000 MVP award, the 1992–93 NBA Rookie of the Year award, 15 All-Star game selections, three All-Star Game MVP awards, three Finals MVP awards, two scoring titles, 14 All-NBA team selections, and three NBA All-Defensive Team selections. He is one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star game MVP and Finals MVP awards in the same year (2000); the other players are Willis Reed in 1970 and Michael Jordan in 1996 and 1998. He ranks 8th all-time in points scored, 6th in field goals, 14th in rebounds, and 8th in blocks. Largely due to his ability to dunk the basketball, O’Neal also ranks third all-time in field goal percentage (58.2%). O’Neal was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. He was elected to the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2017.

TNT commentator Shaquille O’Neal – also known as “Shaq” – announced at CES’ TNT Inside the NBA broadcast that he has been given a new title, joining Carnival Cruise Line as their newly appointed “CFO.”

The announcement was made with a tongue-in-cheek video that features Shaq and Carnival President Christine Duffy but omits one minor detail: CFO stands for “Chief Fun Officer,” personifying the cruise line’s newest brand campaign, “Choose Fun,” which launched earlier this week.
As the newly appointed “CFO,” O’Neal has partnered with the cruise line, lending his fun, larger-than-life personality and playful spirit to inspire America to Choose Fun with Carnival when planning their next vacation, and in their everyday lives.

Shaq’s role will be brought to life via engaging video content, social media and experiential activations, beginning today.
In the first piece of advertising that introduces Shaq as Carnival’s Chief Fun Officer, he takes viewers on a whirlwind 30-second tour of Carnival Vista, showing his playful self as he enjoys the ship’s many attractions and experiences, including SkyRide, Havana pool, Cloud 9 Spa, a burger at Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint and, of course, the basketball court.

“We are very excited to have Shaq as part of the Carnival team! He will serve as a great ambassador ensuring everyone knows all about our one-of-a-kind brand of fun,” said Duffy. “We’re confident that his embodiment of our brand values will inspire America to Choose Fun and discover the authentic, participatory and social atmosphere that Carnival offers.”

“In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to choose fun, especially when everyone is busy with work, family, and life in general,” says O’Neal. “So, I’m honored to be appointed the Chief Fun Officer at Carnival – a company that lives and breathes fun.”

Carnival Cruise Line is the largest brand in the Carnival Corporation portfolio with a fleet of 25 ships designed to deliver fun and memorable vacation experiences at a great value. It is the world’s most popular cruise line carrying five million guests a year and catering to a wide consumer demographic, appealing to families, couples, singles and seniors. Carnival carries more children and military personnel than any other cruise line. In spring 2018, the 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon will debut as the 26th ship in the fleet.

For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit http://carnival.comcarnival.com. Carnival also can be found on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Great to have Shaq on “Tech of Sports” this week.