Theranos, the 13 year old blood testing company, announced last week that it would shutter its blood testing laboratories and shift its attention to making blood testing machines. I wrote about that shutdown option in July. And last week I suggested that Theranos should return its capital to investors. On October 10, the Wall [...]
So far Apple Inc.’s HealthKit has mostly collected fitness data from its devices. In the future, if the company gets its way, the software will interpret that information, turning it into advice for users, doctors and others.
Rick Caro, former IHRSA board president, moderated the Motionosft CIO Roundtable. The roundtable discussed how health clubs should budget and plan for impactful new technology projects. The panelists were Corey Benish, CIO of Planet Fitness, Mike Rucker, vice president of technology for Active Wellness, Bruce Gardner, IT director for David Lloyd Leisure Ltd., and Adam Zeitsiff, CIO of Gold’s Gym.
How to be into wellness, wary of the placebo effect, and find out the real scientific truth.
Mike Rucker's insight:
Such an important point: “I don’t remember who said it first, but the plural of anecdote is not data,” says Folta. In other words, five people saying a juice cleanse cleared up their acne doesn’t mean that juice can help your skin. Folta calls this a “contagion of confirmation bias. People tend to cluster together around their perceived maladies and that’s a horrible problem with today’s online tribal nature ofcommunication.”
U.S. Federal health regulators dealt a major blow to Theranos, banning founder Elizabeth Holmes from operating a blood-testing laboratory for at least two years and yanking regulatory approval for its California lab.
Keeping good health is essential to our survival. Throughout the centuries, our ability to research and advance in medical knowledge and practices has set us apart from all other living beings on this planet – allowing us to overcome epidemics and significantly increase our life expectancy. In recent decades, technology has skyrocketed in term
One of the lovely things about writing about wearable tech and VR founders, execs and creators is that you don't need to look that hard for the women. This list was supposed to be 10 strong and yet here we are with 18 awesome ladies, a testament not only to my poor editing skills but…
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