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#Digital #Wellness now a corporate strategic pillar- EmoryU uses Fitbits to help employees 'Move More'

#Digital #Wellness now a corporate strategic pillar- EmoryU uses Fitbits to help employees 'Move More' | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
"This program fits within the Healthy Emory strategic plan which focuses on three key areas: increasing physical activity; improving healthy eating and nutrition; and enhancing stress management skills," he says.
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Emory University subsidizes fitbit wearable step tracking devices to improve 1200 employee wellness, leveraging the fitbit corporate wellness program http://bit.ly/1cNGtgv


WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

We think digital devices, wearables, watches, and fitness apps as personal health improvement devices. Corporations are also seeing them as useful ways to improve their bottom lines as they expect that healthier employees are more productive, less prone to taking sick days, etc. I expect this trend to grow at a rapid pace in the future.


Warning: of course, this raises a number of concerns regarding information privacy and the use of private health data by corporations. The fear that employees may have - I know I would - is that the corporation will use the data to discriminate against employees. For example, they could raise or lower certain benefits, such as insurance premiums, for employees that do not exercice as much as others. Big data coming from millions of device users could provide those "standards" or benchmarks. A proper governance program must be put in place along with strong and long-term communication plan.


Further reading using the wearables, data or privacy tags in my blog

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, June 13, 2:24 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this fascinating story of how the Healthy Emory strategic plan focuses on ways to increase the physical activity of its employees and to reduce work-related stress using digital devices such as personal health apps and wearable fitness devices.  There are questions of privacy here as well, But, those issues can be worked out over time.  The basic idea is simple:  healthy employees will produce results over a longer period of time than employees who let their health slide.   Aloha, Russ.

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HidrateMe Smart Water Bottle helps you track your water intake for #quantifiedSelf junkies via @kickstarter

HidrateMe Smart Water Bottle helps you track your water intake for #quantifiedSelf junkies via @kickstarter | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
HidrateMe, a smart water bottle that syncs to your phone to track your water intake and glows to remind you to stay hydrated
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The bottle promises to track your water intake and remind you when you have not taken enough.


WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT?

All quantified self trackers want to track your food and water intake but it is a pain to do it manually. I guess this lowers the barrier to track your life thoroughly.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, June 10, 11:27 PM

Intriguing  device, but I just don't want my life overly regulated...Machines will replace us soon enough.  I can see a system such as this for those with chronic health conditions, such as diabetics, those suffering from kidney problems, or some autoimmune diseases.  Aloha, Russ.

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Wearable tech nearing tipping point via @ipsos

Wearable tech nearing tipping point via @ipsos | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

According to a recent study conducted among American adults by Ipsos MediaCT, Apple is the presumptive king among wearable devices. When asked which brands Americans would consider purchasing in the wearable category, Apple (62%), Google (44%) and Samsung (43%) were the top three most mentioned brands, not at all surprising given they dominate the mobile platform market. Fitness brands were also highly mentioned, with Fitbit (31%) ranking fourth in consideration and Nike in sixth (27%).

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Fitness drives the wearables market

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What one million people sleep patterns tell us about the impact of major events during the year via @jawbone

What one million people sleep patterns tell us about the impact of major events during the year via @jawbone | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Instead of staying up binging on House of Cards, celebrate sleep week by pledging to go to bed early. It'll help your body and mind get the sleep it needs.
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fascinating what data from many people can tell us.

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La techno sportive, au-delà des bracelets d'entraînement | SIMON LORD | Produits électroniques

La techno sportive, au-delà des bracelets d'entraînement | SIMON LORD | Produits électroniques | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Les bracelets d'entraînement, c'est pratique. Mais la technologie sportive, c'est bien plus : dérailleurs intelligents, piratage potentiel et capteurs pour visualiser...
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Your Dog Is Fat and Lazy: 3 Activity Trackers For The Quantified Pet

Your Dog Is Fat and Lazy: 3 Activity Trackers For The Quantified Pet | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Big Data is coming to pets.
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Considering that a lot of people are treating their dogs better than some humans, I see the rise of products to quantify your dog or any other pet a growth industry.


More on quantified self here: http://bit.ly/1ECOYHW.

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Designing Fashion Wear with Technology Hidden Inside

Designing Fashion Wear with Technology Hidden Inside | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Billie Whitehouse, Co-Founder of Wearable Experiments discusses how she switches between knowing what technology can do for people, and how it can remain tastefully integrated into the things people wear.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, March 6, 9:40 PM

It seems one fashion designer has found the way to integrate wearable digital technology into fashions that are appealing and useful.  Interesting article about Billie Whitehouse, the co-founder of Wearable Experiments.  These practical clothing accessories make a lot of sense in our digital world.  Charging your digital devices is as simple as getting dressed and walking in the sun.  Great idea.  Aloha de Russ.

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Google, Biogen will use wearable sensors to study multiple sclerosis

Google, Biogen will use wearable sensors to study multiple sclerosis | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Biogen Idec has partnered with Google X, Google’s business unit for long-term “moonshot” projects, to study outside factors that might contribute to the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a report from Bloomberg.

Google and Biogen will use sensors, software, and data analysis tools to collect and analyze data from people who have MS. The companies aim to explore why MS progresses differently in each patient.

Bloomberg pointed out that Biogen has used digital tools for its disease research in the past. Last month, Biogen announced that it was using Fitbit activity trackers to gather data from people who have MS. It gave 250 Fitbit bands to participants to track their level of activity and sleep patterns. Last summer, the pharma company worked with Cleveland Clinic to develop an iPad app to assess MS progression. 


more at http://mobihealthnews.com/40031/google-biogen-will-use-wearable-sensors-to-study-multiple-sclerosis/



Via nrip, Olivier Janin
Farid Mheir's insight:

Companies should do this more often: experiment with new technologies - cloud, analytics, wearables, etc. - to explore new business opportunities with minimal investments. All technology companies do it yet few in the traditional environments seam to grab the opportunity. Why?

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ChemaCepeda's curator insight, February 2, 1:08 PM

Cuantificación personal, wearables y big data al servicio de la captura y análisis de información para el estudio de la progresión de enfermedades como la esclerosis múltiple.

Nadine Quinn's curator insight, February 18, 10:38 AM

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Enterprise Wearables will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls - will it really? via @InformationWeek

Enterprise Wearables will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls - will it really? via @InformationWeek | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Wearable devices made for the enterprise will offer more immediate value than BYOD programs. Here's why.

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Farid Mheir's insight:

Finally the media seems to have shifted their attention from personal wearables to business-led applications of those wearables - except for yesterday's coverage of Apple iWatch. 


This article raises a good question : will you bring you wearable to work - your NFC smartphone can replace you company badge (or badges in case of consultant like me) - or will corporation issue you a company approved Google Glass or some other device? Anyone considering the introduction of wearable technology should consider this point carefully.


Say you want to introduce Google Glasses for all your field service employees so that they have access to the repair manuals and seamless hands-free communication to head-office experts for on-site support. Or you want to introduce an in-store order picking Glass solution to improve your eCommerce efficiency. Or maybe you have a use case for employee heart rate monitoring that drives a business case to reduce your insurance premiums. Short-term benefits will require you provide company issued devices - no one will buy a 1500$ Google glass today.


But in the mid-term, 2 or 3 years down the road, similar or competing devices may start to appear on the consumer market. Will you design your original solution to support BYOD or mandate the use of company devices, at the risk of alienating your employees with sub-par devices or multiple devices that are incompatible with one another?


Think about it, define a strategy and set a clear path towards it.

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Google Strikes Smart Contact Lens deal to track Diabetes and Cure Farsightedness

Google Strikes Smart Contact Lens deal to track Diabetes and Cure Farsightedness | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
With Glass and Android Wear, Google has already invested a lot of time and resources into developing the next-generation of wearables, but it's another of its eye-focused projects that has today received its first major boost.

Via TechinBiz
Farid Mheir's insight:

Strangely I never wrote about this but it certainly is worth a mention because Google has now made very strong moves towards "atoms and not bits" as Sergei Brin put it a few days ago, stating that Google has invested in search (bits) for a long time and is now complementing its focus to physical devices (atoms) such as the self driving car or here the contact lens.


This story is of particular importance as it shows that Google is not in the business of making contact lenses (or cars) but providing the R&D to disrupt industries that are not making the radical shifts they can by using digital technology.


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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Existing Wearable Technology Landscape via @WearableWorld http://sco.lt/7pTHPN

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Vanessa Santé Enjeux Seniors's curator insight, July 16, 2014 4:03 AM

Une belle innovation qui pourrait sauver des vies, notamment celles des personnes âgées! Des lentilles de contact qui non seulement améliore la vue, mais permettent de détecter plusieurs maladie, dont le diabète, à suivre de près! 

 

Pier Bécotte's curator insight, July 16, 2014 9:31 AM

Google frappe intelligente lentilles de contact accord pour suivre le diabète et fixer l'hypermétropie

IV Technology's curator insight, July 18, 2014 11:18 AM

siguiente paso es hacer diagnosticos con scaner y que se prenda una luz roja para que vayamos al servicio.... Hospital

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Salesforce Wear Aims enters Enterprise & B2B2C Wearables Markets via @Forrester @jp_gownder

Salesforce Wear Aims enters Enterprise & B2B2C Wearables Markets via @Forrester @jp_gownder | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Digest...


On June 10, Salesforce.com announced Salesforce Wear, a bundle of free tools and reference applications aimed at evangelizing the power of enterprise wearables. The offering supports six different wearable devices, each with its own open-source reference application to help developers design and build wearable apps that connect to the Salesforce1 platform.

-- >  Salesforce Wear has the potential to turbo-charge the growing market for enterprise wearables.

-- >  Some of the reference applications are pure enterprise/B2B workforce enablement applications which can be generalized to other field service scenarios

-- >  Others reference apps offer solutioning for B2B2C scenarios – which Forrester has been covering extensively in our wearables research.

-- >  Salesforce Wear will offer enterprises a quicker path to creating different types of user scenarios.

-- >  In addition to I&O pros, other tech vendors should take note, too.

-- >  Salesforce’s move into this space both validates the enterprise wearables market and will spur it forward even more quickly.

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Farid Mheir's insight:

This may feel a bit too much like Big Brother for some, but with the right kind of incentives, this may hold some promise. I can also envision large conferences where identifications can be moved from badges to wearable devices. Interesting that Salesforce is capturing this market first.

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iNeoMarketing's curator insight, June 13, 2014 8:38 AM

I don't know. Sometimes companies get out in front to find that there's nothing behind them. Jury's out.


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#Healthbook tracks heart, blood pressure, sugar and oxygen: you'll wear your iPhone to bed!

#Healthbook tracks heart, blood pressure, sugar and oxygen: you'll wear your iPhone to bed! | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Seven years out from the original iPhone’s introduction, and four years past the iPad’s launch, Apple has found its next market ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness-tracking indu...
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This just confirms that iWatch will not be for telling time. "As can be seen in the above images, Healthbook has sections that can track data pertaining to bloodwork, heart rate, hydration, blood pressure, physical activity, nutrition, blood sugar, sleep, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, and weight."


Read the article and then start saving for end of year when this device is announced!

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10 ways mobile technology will save your life in the future via @cnn

10 ways mobile technology will save your life in the future via @cnn | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The medical and healthcare sectors are in the midst of rapid change, and it can be difficult to see which new technologies will have a long-lasting impact.

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Yes mobile will prove to be much more beneficial in the next 10 years than in the past 20 where all we've got was portable music player and camera integration. Health tracking will open a whole new world of improvements and opportunities.

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Are you ready for this? Lovely is a smart wearable sex toy that puts a unique spin on the #quantifiedSelf movement

Are you ready for this? Lovely is a smart wearable sex toy that puts a unique spin on the #quantifiedSelf movement | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Who doesn't want their sexual performance analysed by a virtual sex coach? Exactly, and that's the thinking behind (or on top, or reverse cowgirl, or...we'll stop now) Lovely - the smart wearable sex toy for couples. Just landed on Indiegogo, Lovely slips on to a male you-know-where and is made of body-safe, silky smooth, medical-grade…
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Looks good but not certain I am ready for so much personal data but I guess it has to happen at some point in time... ;-)

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Will the new MetaWear board make wearables the next big thing? via @Make

Will the new MetaWear board make wearables the next big thing? via @Make | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
People have been predicting wearables would be the next big thing for about as long as I've been involved in technology, but this time they might be right.
Farid Mheir's insight:

Been waiting for this to emerge for a while given the intensity of interest around wearables and internet of things.


WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF BUSINESS?

In the wearable space, I guess what you want to wear are the sensors, not the processing gear. So being able to create cheap custom sensors allows businesses to gather more information  about the environment their products and people go through, then analyze it remotely to make decisions. This is a possible component towards that goal.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, June 9, 7:56 PM

Intriguing story from reporter Farid Mheir.  Wearable technology is slowly being integrated into contemporary fashions.  It won't be long until sensors built into our basic clothing will monitor our health, buying habits, and perhaps our social inclinations.  This could be a mixed blessing in the "wrong hands."  Think mind control, the monitoring of populations, and even crime control. The movie "Inception" comes to mind.  Aloha, Russ.

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European map of obesity via @withings

European map of obesity via @withings | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
A higher prevalence of obesity in Northern and Eastern Europe United Kingdom, Iceland and Scandinavian countries, except for Sweden, are in the group of the countries most concerned with overweight and obesity issues. Is it because of the climate or due to eating habits? Some of them are among the wealthiest countries. With a prevalence …
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Data gathered with a simple device - the withings connected scale - can provide evidence of obesity and where it is most prevalent in Europe.

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The effects of end of year festivities on health habits via @withings

The effects of end of year festivities on health habits via @withings | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
An overview of the impact of the end of year festivities on health: sleep, weight and physical activity
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No surprise in the data: people go to bed late on xmas and new year and wake up later the next morning. But the difference in each country seems to demonstrate that Americans don't party a lot and that French party more than many others. Here again, no surprise... ;-)

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Knitted Supercapacitors to Power Smart Shirts

Knitted Supercapacitors to Power Smart Shirts | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Researchers from Drexel University in collaboration with the U.S. Naval Academy, have invented a way to embed activated carbon particles into different types of yarn to form a knitted textile that can store energy to power sensors and electronics integrated into smart clothing.


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Farid Mheir's insight:

Huge revolution around the way when these technologies become mainstream. Applications in healthcare, wellness, safety, quantified self, and many others in the business world will become possible.

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@Carol Bently thank you and pleas recommend my topic if you can!
Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, May 26, 1:27 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir on this fascinating report on wearable technology.  Another application of this new fashion trend is the ability to charge your digital devices without using a plug-in wall transformer. Just imagine charging your smart phone or iPad by donning your jacket and taking a leisurely walk in the afternoon.  Some of these fabrics used silver impregnated wires that will activate smartphone apps that can monitor your heart and pulse rates and give doctors a readout on your basic daily fitness.  This development will change how doctors diagnosis illness before symptoms appear.  The health applications of this new technology are truly amazing.  Aloha, Russ.

Farid Mheir's comment, May 26, 7:21 PM
@Russell R. Roberts, Jr. thanks for the great comments and editorial, I always appreciate reading your insights as they bring much value to the posts.
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Whistle, a fitbit for your dog, brings us closer to ​The Quantified Dog - is this a good or bad idea?

Whistle, a fitbit for your dog, brings us closer to ​The Quantified Dog - is this a good or bad idea? | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Last week, tech companies offered the web their April Fool's "jokes," like cats with dead mice, and we all sort of uncomfortably nodded. It's never been harder to discern a facetious idea from the genuine article than right now--and when "Fitbit for your pet" is considered a real business, who's to say what's a joke anymore?
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Considering that a lot of people are treating their dogs better than some humans, I see the rise of products to quantify your dog or any other pet a growth industry.


More on quantified self herehttp://bit.ly/1ECOYHW.


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Quantified Self Products from Automated Insights

Quantified Self Products from Automated Insights | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
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I wrote about them in the past http://sco.lt/7FRff7 and I realize now that they are expanding their service offers into many other fields, including fitness which makes the whole solution way more personalized. Companies should take notice as they try to get more and more personal with their customers.

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Wearable Computing: Ready To Take Off via @LeWeb

Wearable Computing: Ready To Take Off via @LeWeb | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Some have said that wearables are a passing fad. And in the very year that Nike backed away from its Fuel Band, it is bold to predict that in 2015 the number of people with a wearable computing device around the globe will more than triple. But it will happen, and the companies that make it happen will benefit for years to come.

 


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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:10 PM

This is one of those ideas whose time has come.  Now that manufacturers can embed solar cells in sports jackets and suits and various "smart" watches are entering the marketplace, it's just a matter of time before the mobile office really becomes "mobile"  The self-powered office is becoming reality.  As the article suggests, "the companies that make it happe will benefit for years to come.  Aloha, Russ.

Ken Stephens's curator insight, November 3, 2014 9:35 AM

I do not think this is a passing fad.  I am very interested in where this goes and what innovation this drives from artificial intelligence and Big Data.  I believe it is the perfect marriage as AI is great for large unstructured data with varying sources but will be 5-10 years before it is truly useful and mature.

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How did the Napa earthquake affect sleep?

How did the Napa earthquake affect sleep? | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The Napa Earthquake was the strongest to hit Northern California in 25 years. See how it impacted the sleep of UP wearers in the Bay Area.
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Data from wearable technologies can be mined in many different ways, here indicating the impact of an earthquake based on distance from epicenter. Wearables are starting to provide insights into phenomenons that they may not have been designed to do, and this is just the beginning. Similar to a story earlier this year from jawbone as well.


Bedtime Stories: Learning from Sleep Data- from #jawbone #StrataConf 2014 via @mrogati http://sco.lt/98dV8D


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Google Glass will be more successful among enterprise customers in the short term via @forrester @jp_gownder

Google recently announced an expansion of its Explorer Edition program to anyone in the U.S. — still at $1,500. This doesn't constitute the mass market release of the product; it's an incremental move to extend its beta program.
Farid Mheir's insight:

Very appropriate insight regarding this new technology. The video in this article shows a field repair scenario but I can also see applications in more mundane parcel delivery, order management, or customer service, where being able to recognize an address or a face can be extremely powerful.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Existing Wearable Technology Landscape via @WearableWorld

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Increasing demand for fast, powerful, efficient and aff …
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Fairly detailed list of wearable devices from watches to smart bands, through glasses, clothing and even jewelry.

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Mark Muller's curator insight, May 21, 2014 5:36 PM

This new age of wearable technology will be squarely on the radar of retail marketers as they seek new ways to engage with their customers.

Ngoako Selepe's curator insight, May 22, 2014 5:08 AM

the advancement of technology

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Report on #wearable apps from @bi: Inside The Race To Create A New App Ecosystem

Report on #wearable apps from @bi: Inside The Race To Create A New App Ecosystem | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The wearable app ecosystem is highly fragmented and immature, but change is coming soon.
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Useful insight if you are getting into the field and plan to develop your own app or device. Otherwise, probably too geeky... ;-)

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