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iWorx – Back-to-School Edition – January 2021

Welcome to the “Back to School” issue of our Newsletter. We are always pleased to hear from you and invite your feedback. Please send comments to info@iworx.com.

Updating Your iWorx Software – iWorx strives to keep up with latest technological information and changes, thus we are continually updating and upgrading our software to work with the latest operating systems on both PC and Mac computer systems. Software downloads and upgrades are always at no charge to our iWorx customers and can be found only on the User Area of our website. If you are already a registered customer - just sign in as usual.

If you have not Registered as a User – simply fill out the form, create your own User Name and Password, and when registered you will have complete access to the User site.

On our User Area you will find:

  • Software downloads and updates for both the Teaching and Research user

  • Hardware manuals and wiring diagrams

  • Lab Manuals in both PDF and OpenOffice formats

  • Video tutorials

  • FAQs

Please note that all iWorx Users should now be running the new LabScribe ver. 4.xxx. At the start of each semester, please download and install the latest COMPLETE version for all the new labs and software upgrades. Easy installation of the software for your and your IT Depts.


Cleaning Procedures

With schools and universities getting ready to head back to campus this Spring, it is very important that proper procedures are in place for keeping students, faculty and others safe while still being able to provide excellent education. This will still include using face masks and hand sanitizer, washing hands properly, maintaining proper distancing, and beefed up cleaning protocols for everything from desks and computers to the lab materials students will be touching on a routing basis.

iWorx cleaning procedures for our systems are quite easy. Everything from the TA boxes to the pulse sensors and event markers can be wiped down with disinfecting wipes. Make sure there is ample contact time for the wipe to do its job before the next person handles the system. Please do not use alcohol on any of our products.

If you choose to do the Spirometry labs, iWorx strongly recommends using individual bacterial/viral filters and disposable mouthpieces on the flow heads (Student Respiratory Kit). Independent laboratory tests have verified that the pulmonary function filter is highly effective. It consistently filters out more than 99.999% of bacteria and 99.99% of viruses. After each use, for more piece of mind, it is recommended that the flow head and tubing be cleaned as well (Cleaning the Flow Head). The flow head and tubing need to be thoroughly dry before the next use.

For the Metabolic Cart, the tubing and mixing chamber, which are only exposed to expired air, can be cleaned with hot, soapy water using an antibacterial dish washing liquid. The mask and non-rebreathing valve should be cleaned using these directions Cleaning the Mask which come directly from the manufacturer. The 3L calibration syringe can be cleaned with disinfecting wipes.


Introducing the REACH System

The REACH System is a lab kit designed for distance learning and online students. The kit contains the sensors, recording software, and write-ups to perform core experiments introducing your students to the fundamentals of cardiovascular, neuromuscular, respiratory and physiological psychology.
Each exercise is laid out in a step-by-step, simple-to-use fashion, allowing your students to perform hands-on experiments at home, easily analyze their findings, and generate a report.

The REACH includes:

REACH Physiological Recorder
LabScribeDL Recording and Analysis Software
Set of 5 snap leads for ECG/EMG/EEG and Respiration (C-ISO-SL5)
50 electrodes ECG/EMG/EEG/Respiration Electrodes (A-ELEC-50)
Kit Box (A-KB-REACH)

The REACH system is linked to the HAPS Learning Goals and Outcomes.


Online Technical Support/Education

Our Technical/Educational Support team encourages you to visit our Web site and take advantage of all the support and educational information that we update regularly. Our website includes a Tech Center, Video Tutorials, archives of our monthly Newsletters, and much more.


Training

In order to continue to fulfill our customers’ training and support needs, iWorx continues to provide free one-on-one web training for you and your colleagues. Setting up training is easy, just contact Judi D’Aleo, Education/Technical Support Specialist, at judid@iworx.com and she will get you on her calendar for learning how to use your iWorx systems.

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