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Proteus Digital Health Misses The FDA Mark And Maybe More




OK, so the FDA smacked down every investor’s poster child for the promise of ingestibles and digital health.  Yes, last week, the FDA declined to approve the output of the collaboration between Proteus Digital Health and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization, which would enable patients, payors and providers to track the use (adherence) of Otsuka’s antipsychotic medication Abilify. […]




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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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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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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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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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Another Broad Wearables Patent Issued To Fullpower Technologies




We’ve long been enamored with Fullpower Technologies. We’ve covered it many times, but their combination of IP and know how around wearables is truly impressive and accumulating more importance every day. Today, the Company announced the issuance of another important piece of their IP portfolio–a patent for Wearable Technology, Sensor Fusion and Motion Processors. The patent, […]




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