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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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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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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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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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Preview of Wearable Future at CES 2014: Shift to Healthcare and Medical Devices




Intel CEO with Edison computer; photo from The Telegraph During a busy week filled with curved 4K televisions and presentation blunders, wearables stole the show during CES in Las Vegas. While many used the event to announce new fitness and lifestyle activity trackers, smart watches, and personal assistants, several companies announced wearable medical devices and […]




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Academic Innovators: Tanzeem Choudhury Pushing the Boundaries of Wearable Technology at Cornell




Photo courtesy of Cornell University College of Engineering When market are moving as rapidly as the consumer and health care market for wearables are, often times market leadership and outperforming value creation depends on protectable innovation and know-how translated into mainstream products. Tanzeem Choudhury is an Associate Professor in Information Science at Cornell University, where she […]




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Bandu Smartwatch By Neumitra Brings Advanced Sensor Insights




Founded by neuroscientists from MIT and Robert Goldberg, Neumitra started over an year ago to develop a wearable watch called “bandu,” which helps monitor our body’s stress levels and also alerts us to relax. Through this wearable technology that measures and manages the autonomic brain, Neumitra hopes to gain positive impact to create a stress-free […]




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Academic Innovators: Juan Hinestroza brings nanotechnology to textiles




Photo credit: Style and the Startup The Fiber Science department at Cornell University produces research that will enable the smart fabrics of the future. This academic unit operates with a “Science driving Design, Design driving Science” mentality that brings engineers, scientists, and designers together. We recently sat down with Professor Juan Hinestroza, Associate Professor of […]




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