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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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Wearables and the Affordable Care Act: A Rising Tide Will Lift SOME Boats




    18 months ago, I could count on one hand the number of wearables startups that from inception, had selling into the healthcare system deep in their DNA and/or a clear understanding of the trends in healthcare that could most affect their potential business trajectories. Whether the barriers were regulatory, legal, IT, time to […]




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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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SporTracker: Accurate and Battery Efficient Optical Sensor Technology To Track Vital Signs




Founded in 2009, SporTracker is aiming to revolutionize the sports and consumer health markets through its optical-based technology and algorithms that detect and measure heart rate, calorie count, and other vital signs. We’ve been focused a lot lately on computational biology, accuracy, and adapting to unique form factors — SporTracker is innovating at the intersection of […]




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State of Wearables: Wrist Devices After Nike FuelBand SE and Fitbit Force




Image from Travis Rathbone, Bloomberg Businessweek Competition between producers of wrist-wearable devices is high and rising. The announcement of the Nike FuelBand SE, Fitbit Force, and BASIS Science’s series B funding show how this market is developing. At the same time, companies and consumers await Apple’s rumored iWatch. So who has the best position and who […]




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FEATURE: University Labs Driving Wearables Innovation-Cornell




For those looking to push the envelope of innovation in wearables, looking at and licensing top innovations from University labs is common practice. For certain, many of the leading innovations in wearables are coming from a few top University labs around the world. Over the next few months, Inside Activity Tracking will be featuring a […]




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The Leap Ahead: Computational Biology Promises to Jumpstart Wearables Applications




A lot of the focus in wearable computing has been on delivering products that help everyday users monitor some of the more basic activity traits, such as steps taken and heart rate. While these are certainly useful metrics for health monitoring, they do not paint the full picture. Computational biologists instead study the chemical changes […]




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