The Future is Now For Next Gen Exoskeletons

It has been a long time since the creation of the first 1500 lb motion-controlled exoskeleton was developed at Cornell University, but the promise of exoskeletons across numerous applications is closer than you think to being realized. From innovative companies like ReWalk and Cyberdyne who are developing assisted motion devices primarily aimed at the rehabilitation and body paralysis […]

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Under Armour Arms Up Against Nike+ Running Community

As announced at CES last week, Under Armour announced its major foray into the exercise community space with Under Armour Record. UA Record freatures a personalized health and fitness platform that is open, a key differentiator versus Nike’s closed platform, meaning third party data can easily be synced into the UA user’s account. While it […]

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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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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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