Microsoft Band: Microsoft Enters the Wearables Era

Steve Job’s world-famous quote “One more thing” would have been more fitting coming from Satya Nadella, than at its actual resurrection at the Apple Watch keynote. Thursday, Microsoft revealed a brand new wearable – the “Microsoft Band”. While the Band can be likened to devices such as the Jawbone UP or the FitBit Charge, what […]

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Jolt – Wearable Tech for Concussion Detection

  The market for diagnosing and preventing brain trauma in sports has seen a number of new entrants over the past 5 years, entrants with varying degree of focus on hardware, software, or both. While some early entrants seemed to have been dead on arrival (See Reebok’s venture with MC10 for example. For anyone that’s […]

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Electrozyme: Customizability and Function in Health Wearables

(Click Picture to See Linked Video) The health wearable market has exploded over the past 18 months, with companies increasingly focused on having to achieve a balance between fashion and functionality. Core to that mission have been attempts to develop products that minimize interference from the wearable to the user’s daily routines while maximizing the […]

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Google Takes A $542M Magical Leap of Faith

Yes, you read that right. $542 million. That is a lot of cabbage for the newest (likely) member of the $1B valuation club. The Company is Florida  (and Silicon Valley) startup Magic Leap. And it recently collected that amount from an unprecedented and incredibly interesting collection of prominent investors, most notably, Google, Qualcomm and Legendary […]

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Phillips: Foray into Medically Certified Wearable Technology

“Unlike other wearable solutions recently introduced to the market, this prototype collects more than just wellness data from otherwise healthy people. We are demonstrating the power of harnessing both clinical and personal health information to better manage chronic disease patients across the health continuum, from healthy living, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery and home care,” said Jeroen […]

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Apple’s HealthKit: Predictably Pushing The Envelope For Fitness and Health Data

What remains to be seen is how well this application interacts with electronic health records and present actionable data to health care professionals in a way that is efficient, does not promote legal risk, is secure, compliant with HIPAA, doesn’t illicit more false positives and increase systemic risk Apple, today, announced a slew of new features […]

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SetPoint Microregulator Could Shape the Future of Medicine

A 2013  IMS Health study found that $200 billion in healthcare costs are attributed to patients skipping their medication. We covered a bioelectronics solution Proteus that addresses this issue through its ingestible biosensors. But what if much of that cost could be avoided by NOT taking medication? Such is one of the great promises of bioelectronics. […]

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How Simple Math and A Nike Cultural Imperative Might Have Killed Nike’s Fuelband

Its nice to be right once in awhile. In December, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking on a panel at the Wearables Technology Expo, alongside Intel’s Rob Rueckert and LumoBack’s Monisha Perkash. When the moderator asked the panel for some closing thoughts on wearables, it wasn’t the most popular thing to say that if you were an […]

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Academic Innovators: Deborah Estrin Seeks to Improve Health Through Open mHealth and Small Data

Historically, deploying digital health solutions has been incredibly difficult, especially for startups. Barriers from a confusing and often burdensome regulatory environment, compliance issues, privacy issues, data issues, testing and deployment issues and financing requirements have given an edge to established companies with large balance sheets and very patient investors. However, emerging platforms provide a framework […]

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The Eyes Have It: Google[X] Opens Our Eyes To The Future Of Smart Contact Lenses As A Platform

Most of us, when thinking of wearables, have a hard time envisioning anything other than smart watches, activity trackers, and Google glass. The notion of something like an ingestible or skin tattoos creating actionable insights from our bodies to make our lives better or healthier are far beyond the purview of the mass market today. […]

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