Archive | August, 2013

How To Disrupt The $6B+ Sleep Disorder Market




There are a number of emerging companies in the sleep disorder market (We recently covered Beddit, the sensor + activity tracking app that helps people sleep better) that are also interesting, including MotionXSleep (app), Sleepcycle, Sleepbot, Jawbone UP,  Lark, and others. What they all have in common is that they provide through embedded sensors (internal, external, or […]




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The Week in Wearables: Fresh Startups, Innovation, New Enterprise Uses, Market Insights




Fresh Startups and Funding Announcements: ParaShoot 2.0, a wireless wearable and customizable HD camera, recently led a massively successful Kickstarter campaign achieving its funding goal on the first day itself. With an assortment of clips, mounts, skins and usability options, extensive customizability is touted as the key selling point of the device by its creator, […]




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Data Science, Wearable Computing and the Battle for the Throne as World’s Top Sports Brand




In the past 5 years, we’ve seen unprecedented innovation in data sciences. Previously limited to the largest of large companies processing massive quantities of data with internally purpose-built engines, today’s sophisticated data collection and analysis is democratized through open source data stacks that continue to drive the costs of insights and predictive modeling down. When […]




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Who Will Be the “Nest” Of The Massive Senior Home Monitoring Market? Enter Amulyte




The market for extending and improving home care through technology innovation is growing rapidly, especially with an increasingly aging population and technology savvy “boomers” often caring for them. It is a market in fast transition too, moving to combine safety and related ambient monitoring devices with health monitoring devices. It is also a space seeing […]




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Will the iWatch Compete With Nike’s Fuelband and Running Watches? Jay Blahnik Might Know




As confirmed by multiple sources, and first suggested and reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has hired a key Nike+ Running App and Fuelband consultant Jay Blahnik to work on its rumored iWatch. Blahnik counts many equipment manufacturers on his resume, including Nike, Bowflex, Nautilus, Schwinn, Stairmaster, as well as Gatorade where according to his bio, he has […]




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The Week in Wearables: Fresh Startups, Funding Announcements, Researchers Innovate, Market Insights




Fresh Startups: ActiveReplay, the Los Angeles based company behind Alpine Replay, has raised almost half its $150K goal after 13 days on Kickstarter for its latest product, Trace. This device hopes to track skating, surfing, and snow action sports with impressive accuracy. The team is led by Dr. Anatole Lokshin, who has over a decade of […]




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The Week In Wearables: Samsung, Hack Things, Second Sight, Shine, Smart Tooth, Market Outlook




Mems Journal profiles Philippe Kahn of , and the changing landscape of wearable computing and its impact on the opportunity for MEMS-based sensors. Great interview on CNBC with ex Apple CEO and Shine Co-Founder John Sculley, on the impending launch of fashion-accessory/activity tracker Shine and its potential uses, including workplace productivity. Yet another case of […]




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For The Wearable Revolution To Take Off, Accuracy Must Improve




  Although many new wearable technologies bring functions that used to require bulky machinery to small devices, many products struggle in accurately tracking motion. The web is littered with side-by-side tests of accuracy of similar form factor devices, with results that call into question the entire category at times. Yet, as the technology and market for […]




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