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How to Make Assistive Technology of the Future Cool

Does your grandfather refuse to use assistive technology? Does he tell you “I don’t need that.” and get upset despite your good intentions? Maybe what he really means is he doesn’t want to use something that make him look like an invalid and as a result, make him feel worse […]

Friday, December 19, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

The HP Perspective: How will data analytics make hospitals more effective? Dr. Wei-Nchih Lee of HP Labs explains.

By Fast Company Content Studios for HP Matter

For nearly 50 years, HP Labs has focused on transforming research into high-impact applications for the real world. Its work spans analytics, security, networking, mobility, and systems—technologies especially relevant in healthcare.

In 2011, HP Labs launched the Patient Safety Dashboard […]

Living in a Wearable World

By Alyssa Anderson and Nima Banai

A Fashionable Geek. Is that even possible? We certainly think so. Collaborations between fashion and tech companies means more beautiful wearable products on the market. For a long time tech meant ugly, bulky, tron-like products. How could a computer be beautiful? Enter Apple. With design-focused […]

Friday, December 19, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

It’s Time to Disrupt Sleep

By: David Cloud, CEO, National Sleep Foundation

Did you read that correctly? The CEO of the National Sleep Foundation wants to DISRUPT sleep? Yes, you did—it is time to disrupt sleep. More specifically, it is time to disrupt the way that consumers THINK about sleep.

According to our recently released Sleep […]

Friday, December 19, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

2015 Predictions: Technology fuels the democratization of content

CES Blog Post
Brendan Gallagher, EVP Experience Strategy & Innovation
Digitas Health LifeBrands

At CES we focus on the technologies that are enabling new types of behavior in marketing communications and consumer engagement. We’ve experienced the explosion of sensors and near field communication (now used in Apple Pay), social and geolocation technologies, and […]

Friday, December 19, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Wearables – Different Strokes for Different Folks!

I couldn’t help but recall this popular expression as I was reading a report on wearable technologies from PwC’s Health Research Institute titled “Health Wearables: Early Days” (1). As a product category, wearables have sky rocketed in prominence and has resulted in some gaudy expectations for what it can do. […]

Friday, December 19, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Latest Tech Trend: ‘Text Neck’

By Matt Sloane
WebMD Health News

Gift-buying season is here, and on top of the wish list for most people is the latest tech gadget or gizmo. But some experts are concerned that more tech may equal more pain for frequent users.

One of the most common issues is “text neck” — and […]

Friday, December 19, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Connectedhealth Homecare services : prospects

By Doctor François Teboul

Two Societal facts are presiding to the emergence of the Connectedhealth Homecare market on which many brands want to settle: Health costs are getting very expensive, and new technologies allow an easier quantify-self transferable to a mobile or a tablet.
People wish to maintain their health-capital to avoid […]

Friday, December 19, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Connected Therapy Management: Integrating the Human Body into the Internet of Everything

Qualcomm Life Rick Valencia blog post, CES Digital Summit

Last year, the hottest topic at CES centered around wearables – these personalized mobile technologies promise easier and efficient access to your social networks, create a digital sixth sense as you navigate your environment, and even have the potential […]

Tuesday, December 9, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Making Wearable Data More Powerful

By Dr. Bettina Experton MD, MPH

The industry is bullish on wearables – with Juniper Research predicting more than 18 million smart wearable devices will be in use by year’s end.  However, as James Moar, an analyst with Juniper told FierceMobileHealthcare: “The key is making […]

Tuesday, December 9, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Six Keys to Success in Health Tech for the Greatest Generation

By David Inns, CEO, GreatCall

A venture capitalist caused a recent stir by suggesting that Digital Health won’t get traction until Millennials are old and sick. The reasoning? The real economic impact of Health Tech comes from improving outcomes and reducing cost in the health care system. Older adults drive the […]

Monday, December 8, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

As the Wearable and Mobile Health Markets Heat Up, Device Makers Wonder How to Get from “Me-Too” to “Something New”

With key players like Apple and Samsung making a big push into digital health and wellness, the competition is getting fierce. To take advantage of expanding opportunities, companies large and small are looking for a way to differentiate their products and services in an increasingly crowded field.

For makers of wearable […]

Tuesday, December 9, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

See Life Better: Protect Yourself from Digital Eye Strain

By: Dr. Dora Adamopoulos, OD

Medical Adviser, The Vision Council

 

On average, we look at our mobile devices more than 100 times a day[i]. “Digital addiction” and “nomophobia” (the fear of being out of mobile device contact) is a new phenomenon born from the proliferation of digital devices. But many […]

Monday, December 8, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Forget Counting Sheep, Uncover Your Sleep Habits

Company: Withings

 

17 minutes to fall asleep, 2.5 hours in deep sleep, 4 hours in light sleep, slept 79% of your 8-hour goal.  Now I know a little bit more about my sleep patterns, but what does this mean?  As the connected health industry gains prominence, it opens our eyes to new […]

Friday, December 5, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

From Trendy to Functional: The Evolution of Wearables

Company: NeuroMetrix, Inc., a publicly traded (Nasdaq:NURO) medical technology company
Author: Shai N. Gozani, MD, PhD, CEO

 

Last year, wearable devices with mobile tracking apps took CES by storm, and will no doubt have a major presence this year. The wearable market continues to grow exponentially as companies race to develop new […]

Friday, December 5, 2014|Blog|0 Comments