Third and last part of the great article series written by Tim Chang (Mayfield Fund). "The Aspirational Self and the Quantified Self dovetail to create a kind of feedback loop that drives self-promotional behavior in the user on social networks"
Virtually everyone has experienced the negative effects of a bad night's sleep: grogginess, crankiness, lack of focus and a host of other nasty feelings that hover over your body and mind the entire day.
Health Central compiled the bad effects of bad sleep on this inforgraphic.
What is interesting with such medical background compilation, is that it serves the promotion of Sleep trackers.
So did Jawbone which uses this as an undirect proof of concept for for its Up wristband.
With more than $1 billion in venture capital investment in 2012, health tech is one of the hottest industries today. From consumer-facing websites, to devices that help doctors prevent hospital infections, startups are changing the way the healthcare system works. Interviews inside Blueprint Partners, a New York-based accelerator, to find out more about what drives this growing sector.
EPFL scientists have developed a tiny, portable personal blood testing laboratory: a minuscule device implanted just under the skin provides an immediate analysis of substances in the body, and a radio module transmits the results to a doctor over the cellular phone network. This feat of miniaturization has many potential applications, including monitoring patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Amico is a stylish bracelet that brings social networks to life. It connects you to relevant people in real life without interfering with your normal behavior and maintaining the emotions of meeting a person for the first time.
The product seems to be still in conception. No price yet.
If the intention is good, the product itself lacks entertaining features. Look at Nintendo 3DS and the Mii Collect application. It is so funny ! Just think how it could be if it would be linked to Social Networks.
Wearable technology is the next new wave of technology, and it’s bound to drive a lot of the innovation in the consumer electronics industry. We can expect to see a lot more watches, glasses, fitness gadgets, and wristbands in the years to come. But bear in mind that we’re in the “brick phone” phase, or version 1.0, of wearable tech.
CDW Healthcare infographic highlights 5 healthcare IT trends that are transforming healthcare. Earlier this year, CDW Healthare, provider of technology solutions and services for the healthcare marketplace released their Health Tech...
A top10 list of Digital Sensorlocked onto touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell.
The smartphone will play an increasing important role in all of this as they go from having six built-in sensors currently to having sixteen in the next five years.
If these predictions are correct then the next five years will be half-a-decade of sensor proliferation meaning the Digital Health Ecosystem will grow exponentially. In the meantime though there are already a plethora of digital health sensors in use or in the pipeline that are helping people improve and, in some instances, save lives.
Sqord is an actimeter concept dedicated to children. Based on Fitbit technology, the design has been made more robust and colorfull for the kids audience. No visuals of the App yet, neither of their "gamified" progression system.
A new study led by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) suggests that certain games could provide an attractive energy-burning P.E. alternative option for kids.