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Protein Burn Monitoring

The three main macronutrients you get from the food you eat are carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Although your body uses all three for fuel, the preferred fuel comes from carbohydrates. Because the body has a limited amount of stored carbohydrates long-duration exercise will cause your body to also burn fat. The body will only turn to Protein when prolonged exercise or long-term starvation occurs.

 

Typically the body relies on protein for less than 10 percent of total energy output. During this process the liver breaks down the amino acids in protein to glucose, which is sent to the muscles for energy. At the same time, enzymes break down certain amino acids into molecules that enter ATP producing pathways. This type of breakdown results in excess nitrogen in the body. And your body must use use ATP to remove it. Which means using protein for energy is inefficient. And if your body isn’t fueled properly the main source of protein is your muscle tissue. Today we all know that excess breakdown leads to muscle wasting.

For personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches and professional athletes it’s critical to know when and how much protein your body is using as fuel so they can replenish with carbohydrates. Until now how much protein your body is burning has largely been ignored outside of professional sports environments. However here at Digi-DNA we understand the importance of this information in real time. Because you take your health and conditioning seriously the Digi-Wear Tech Shirt provides must have information.

 

That is why we have incorporated real time Protein burn assessment into our Digi-Wear Tech apparel. With our easy to understand reporting you can now know when it’s time to refuel your body with carbohydrates. And since the reporting technology is integrated into our apparel you don’t have to use yet another device to capture that info. Digi-Wear tech apparel is the next generation of wearable technology. Digi-DNA understands that wearable technology isn’t a fad or novelty. Wearable technology is a tool and resource for anyone who takes fitness seriously.


To find out more about our line of wearable tech apparel contact a us today.

 

Digi-Wear Tech Shirt

Introducing the Digi-Wear Tech Shirt by Digi-DNA.

The Digi-Wear Tech Shirt is the worlds first Tech Shirt that incorporates multiple physiological monitoring systems into an advanced designed compression shirt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Monitor - Real Time Feedback

  • Heart Rate
  • Calorie Burn
  • Protein Burn
  • Fat Burn
  • Pedometer stats
  • Hydration
  • Blood Oxygen Concentration

Pre-orders are being taken now for competitive sports like Marathons, Triathlons and Cycling events, reserve your stock now as it is limited!

Bring incomparable performance to your fitness lifestyle with the Digi-DNA Tech Wearable training shirt.  We’ve integrated Digi-DNA sensing technology into the fabric, including washable wires. The Digi-sensors in the fabric monitor, records and transmit physiological information like your pedometer, calorie, protein and heart rate your entire workout easily.

The Digi-Tech Wearable training shirt is perfect for anyone who trains crossfit, competitive, college and professional sports or military training program. We know that by better understanding how your body is performing in real time the better health and fitness decisions you can make.

  • Fitted athletic quality compression shirt
  • Digi-sensors woven into the fabric
  • Digi-tech pro fabric focuses muscles' output to increase core strength, speed and endurance
  • Digi-tech pro fabric odor guard
  • Advanced moisture wicking fabric keeps you dry and comfortable
  • Custom seams and flex panels ensuring a full range of motion
  • Skin safe seams greatly reduces chafing and skin irritation
  • Fitted quality design
  • 84% polyester/16% elastane single jersey

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Heart Rate Monitoring

The most important part of any fitness program is getting feedback on your progress. This feedback is used to help you adjust your workout program so you keep progressing. Monitoring heart rate is important for two things: safety and success. At rest your heart rate should be 40 beats per minute (bpm). When you begin to exercise your heart rate will rise to between 60 and 100 bpm. When you monitor your heart rate you will know when you're not working hard enough. And you will know if  you are going beyond recommended safety parameters. More importantly you will know if you have an irregular heartbeat and can seek immediate medical attention.

 

Traditionally performance heart rate monitors are clumsy to put on. Many on the market provide unclear information. While others are not durable as well. The Digi-Wear tech shirt by Digi-DNA integrates a state of the art heart rate monitoring device into the fabric of the shirt. And uses industry leading sensors to provide the best possible reporting available. And since the Digi-Wear teach shirt incorporates 4 other key fitness assessments in real time you can now spend much less to learn more about your physiological wellness and gain much more from your fitness regimen.

 

Heart Rate Monitoring Facts:

Cardiovascular output refers to the result of two factors, namely the heart rate and the stroke volume. The heart rate is the number of beats per minute (bpm). The stroke volume is the volume of blood per beat that is pumped from the ventricle. Since the healthy active heart rate is between 60 - 100 bpm,  with a heart rate monitor you will know when to slow down gradually and then rest. If your heart rate is abnormal, you will know to seek medical attention immediately.

It’s also important to know that chemicals don’t simply move between or within blood and muscle fast enough to keep up with the physical demands of a heart rate around 80% of max. When above that number, muscles starve for oxygen and glucose can’t burn into carbon dioxide. As a result your body builds up high levels of lactic acid. Lactic acid is incompletely burned sugar. And within seconds it shuts down your muscle function when exercising at peak levels.

 

Like the shift from fat to glucose, the shift into “anaerobic” metabolism (lack of oxygen in the muscles), adversely affects your entire body. Only a heart rate monitor can tell you when you reach these critical levels. Contrary to belief you can’t do it by how you feel. Even professional athletes, training daily at optimal levels for years, can’t reliably do it.


If you are using a heart monitor, you will need to do one of two things professionals will tell you to get a VO2 assessment done. Personal trainers or any fitness center can provide this very valuable service. VO2 assessments determines your heart rate zones based on your fitness level and genetics, and not just age like most standard metrics. If you can’t get a VO2 test, use the most basic metric of, 220-age. This formula is conservative but can help you get started. Use 65% (for low) and 80% (for high) of  220-age to begin with. then make adjustments in the zones based on how you feel. Once you have found your heart rate zone, a heart rate monitor helps you determine and achieve the intensity and conditioning you desire for long term health.

 

 

Hydration Monitoring

Doctors, Personal trainers, Professional athletes and Strength and Conditioning Coaches have long sought ways to monitor and be notified of hydration levels while exercising in real time. And today there are products on the market that can provide hydration information. However Digi-DNA is the first company to provide this key information along with other important metrics like protein and calorie burn from a tech wearable. In fact, the Digi-Wear tech shirt not only provides current hydration levels, but it also indicates how much hydration to put back in your body to bring you back to balance.

 

With the Digi-Wear tech shirt personal hydration monitoring in real time while exercising is now as simple as putting on your shirt. And you no longer have to wear multiple devices, perform time consuming tests, decipher complex reporting or worry about the accuracy of the information. The Digi-Wear teach shirt uses the latest monitoring technology and reporting methodology. All this means the Digi-Wear Tech shirt provides all the key physiological monitoring functionality that professional athletes require in a simple straight forward way.

 

Hydration Facts:

The adult human body is approximately 63% water. It facilitates metabolism, substrate transport, temperature regulation, biochemical reaction, circulation and more. In fact water is second only to oxygen in importance for life. Healthy input and output of water is about 2.4 liters. And People involuntarily lose about 0.4 liters a day through the skin, respiration, feces, and urine. Sweat which is part of the bodies natural cooling process accounts for additional loss. That loss that can be as much as 3.5 liters per hour during strenuous exercise.

 

People feel thirsty when water loss approaches 1%-2% of total body mass. That means a person is starting to become dehydrated before they feel thirsty.

 

Symptoms of mild dehydration are:

  • Initial feelings of thirst
  • Dry mucous membranes
  • Mild fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches
  • Loss of concentration
  • Irritability
  • Decreased blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Dizziness or fainting when standing up

 

Moderate signs of dehydration are:

  • Lethargy or extreme sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Tingling in the limbs (paresthesia)
  • Heat cramps
  • Seizures
  • Fainting and
  • Measurable decline in power and endurance

 

Severe signs of dehydration are: 

  • Spastic muscles
  • Dimming vision
  • Painful urination
  • Delirium
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heat stroke

Doctors, Personal trainers, Professional athletes and Strength and Conditioning Coaches have long sought ways to monitor and be notified of hydration levels while exercising in real time. And today there are products on the market that can provide hydration information. However Digi-DNA is the first company to provide this key information along with other important metrics like protein and calorie burn from a tech wearable shirt.

Personal hydration monitoring in real time while exercising is now as simple as putting on your shirt. And you no longer do you have to wear multiple devices, perform time consuming tests, decipher complex reporting or worry about the accuracy of the information. Because the Digi-Wear Tech shirt provides all the key physiological monitoring functionality the professional athletes require in a simple straight forward way.

 

 

 

 

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Improved Diagnostics & Patient Outcomes

 

When health care providers have access to complete and accurate information, patients receive better medical care. Electronic health records (EHRs) can improve the ability to diagnose diseases and reduce—even prevent—medical errors, improving patient outcomes.

A national survey of doctors1 who are ready for meaningful use offers important evidence:

  • 94% of providers report that their EHR makes records readily available at point of care.
  • 88% report that their EHR produces clinical benefits for the practice.
  • 75% of providers report that their EHR allows them to deliver better patient care.

EHRs can aid in diagnosis

With EHRs, providers can have reliable access to a patient's complete health information. This comprehensive picture can help providers diagnose patients' problems sooner.

EHRs can reduce errors, improve patient safety, and support better patient outcomes

How? EHRs don't just contain or transmit information; they "compute" it. That means that EHRs manipulate the information in ways that make a difference for patients. For example:

  • A qualified EHR not only keeps a record of a patient's medications or allergies, it also automatically checks for problems whenever a new medication is prescribed and alerts the clinician to potential conflicts.
  • Information gathered by a primary care provider and recorded in an EHR tells a clinician in the emergency department about a patient's life-threatening allergy, and emergency staff can adjust care appropriately, even if the patient is unconscious.
  • EHRs can expose potential safety problems when they occur, helping providers avoid more serious consequences for patients and leading to better patient outcomes.
  • EHRs can help providers quickly and systematically identify and correct operational problems. In a paper-based setting, identifying such problems is much more difficult, and correcting them can take years.

Risk Management and Liability Prevention: Study Findings2

EHRs May Improve Risk Management By:

  • Providing clinical alerts and reminders
  • Improving aggregation, analysis, and communication of patient information
  • Making it easier to consider all aspects of a patient's condition
  • Supporting diagnostic and therapeutic decision making
  • Gathering all relevant information (lab results, etc.) in one place
  • Support for therapeutic decisions
  • Enabling evidence-based decisions at point of care
  • Preventing adverse events
  • Providing built-in safeguards against prescribing treatments that would result in adverse events
  • Enhancing research and monitoring for improvements in clinical quality

 

 

Certified EHRs May Help Providers Prevent Liability Actions By:

  • Demonstrating adherence to the best evidence-based practices
  • Producing complete, legible records readily available for the defense (reconstructing what actually happened during the point of care)
  • Disclosing evidence that suggests informed consent

EHRs can improve public health outcomes

EHRs can also have beneficial effects on the health of groups of patients.

Providers who have electronic health information about the entire population of patients they serve can look more meaningfully at the needs of patients who:

  • Suffer from a specific condition
  • Are eligible for specific preventive measures
  • Are currently taking specific medications

This EHR function helps providers identify and work with patients to manage specific risk factors or combinations of risk factors to improve patient outcomes.

For example, providers might wish to identify:

  • How many patients with hypertension have their blood pressure under control
  • How many patients with diabetes have their blood sugar measurements in the target range and have had appropriate screening tests

This EHR function also can detect patterns of potentially related adverse events and enable at-risk patients to be notified quickly.

 

Studies Show: Better Patient Outcomes With EHRs

Using EHR Prompts & Reminders to Improve Quality of Patient Care 3

High Patient Satisfaction
  • 92% were happy their doctor used e-prescribing.
  • 90% reported rarely or only occasionally going to the pharmacy and having prescription not ready.
  • 76% reported it made obtaining medications easier.
  • 63% reported fewer medication errors.
High Provider Satisfaction
  • Reduced overall rate of after-hours clinic calls.
Using EHRs to Improve Quality of Care 4

Improved Quality of Care Screenings

  • Breast Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Chlamydia
  • Colorectal Cancer

Increase in Services

  • Blood pressure control for patients with hypertension
  • Breast cancer screenings
  • Recording of body mass index and blood testing for patients with diabetes
Using EHR Decision Support to Improve Asthma Care and Compliance 5

The Study

  • Cluster randomization of clinics
  • Intervention: Clinical decision support (CDSClinical decision support) embedded in EHR

Outcomes

  • 6% greater use of controller medications (preventive or maintenance medications to help prevent asthma symptoms from occurring)
  • 3% greater use of spirometry (a common office test used to diagnose asthma and other conditions that affect breathing)
  • 14% greater use of asthma care plan
  • Spirometry improved by 6% in suburban practices
EHRs Transforming the Clinical Process 6

A community hospital in Vermont recently implemented and EHR and reported:

  • 60% decrease in near-miss medication events
  • 20% increase in completion of daily fall assessment helping to avoid prolonged hospital stays
  • 25% drop in the number of patient charts needing to be pulled for signing orders and dictated reports
Using EHRs to Improve Documentation and Coding 7
  • Based on level of medical decision-making, ~50% of visits under-coded
  • Rural family practice implementing EHR + Practice Management (EPM) system
  • Increased case mix (type or mix of patients treated by a hospital or unit) by 10% over 2 years from 1.34 to 1.47
  • EHRdocumentation templates in multi-specialty clinic
    • Increased use of ICD code 99214 by 11%
    • Average billable gain of $26/patient
    • Increased revenue by >100K during the study period
  1. Jamoom, E., Patel, V., King, J., & Furukawa, M. (2012, August). National perceptions of ehr adoption: Barriers, impacts, and federal policies. National conference on health statistics.
  2. BCouch, James B. "CCHIT certified electronic health records may reduce malpractice risk," Physician Insurer.2008.
  3. Duffy L, et. al. "Effects of electronic prescribing on the clinical practice of a family medicine residency"Fam Med. 2010;42(5):358-63
  4. Lisa Kern et al., "Electronic Health Records and Ambulatory Quality of Care," Journal of General Internal Medicine, Oct. 3, 2012
  5. Bell LM, Grundmeier R, Localio R, Zorc J, et al. Electronic health record-based decision support to improve asthma care: a cluster-randomized trial. Pediatrics. 125(4):e770-7, 2010 Apr.
  6. Bell, B, Thornton, K. (2011). From promise to reality achieving the value of an EHR. Healthcare Financial Management, 65(2), 51-56.
  7. Holt J, Warsy A, Wright P. "Medical decision making: guide to improved CPT coding"Southern Medical Journal. 103(4):316-22, 2010 Apr. AHRQ Publication No: 09-0095 dated September 2009.

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