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Scanadu unveiled its Sensor prototype (Video)

Scanadu / Dr Alan Greene and Walter De Brouwer, unveiled its prototype Sensor at the Wired Health Conference in New York . They made the demo with their small "Tricorder". Just held on his temple and in 10 seconds, we get Heart-Rate, Breathing Rate, Temperature, Pulse transit and Oxygenation detection displayed on the iPhone screen. Scanadu device is planned to be released in 2013 at an "affordable" price for the mass market.

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Ubisoft's O.zen experience: Breathe better, Live better

Presented at the 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference in SF.

 

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By the numbers: digital health in the U.S.

By the numbers: digital health in the U.S. | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it

Via Andrew Spong, E. Lacoste-Mbaye, Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek, dbtmobile
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Fitbit Partnership With HTC Gives It A Leg Up In The Fitness Tracking Space

Fitbit Partnership With HTC Gives It A Leg Up In The Fitness Tracking Space | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it

Smartphone manufacturers are increasingly focusing on health and fitness as part of their platform offerings, but HTC didn't build its own homegrown health  tracking solution with the new HTC One (M8).


Instead, it partnered with category leader and successful startup Fitbit, the SF-based company that builds wearable trackers like the Fitbit Force and Flex, preloading their software on all new HTC One devices.

 

The pre-loading arrangement means that Fitbit will get first crack at a whole host of potential new users who receive their devices and take a gander at what they offer out of the box before heading to the Google Play Store. That’s a considerable achievement, and one that could help Fitbit become for fitness apps what Kleenex is for tissues, if it can formulate similar partnerships with other OEMS.

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TAO Pebble launched its Kickstarter campaign

Turn downtime into exercise time with TAO - the world’s first mobile, isometric exercise system. TAO is a portable, interactive and motivating exercise tool that turns downtime into exercise time. TAO is unique in the world. In a sea of trackers and monitors, only TAO provides actual exercise on the go. 

The patented TAO system includes the handheld device, called the TAO WellShell, and an accompanying app for Android and iOS devices

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Exercise Sensor Moov Raises $1 Million In 15 Days on Kickstarter

Exercise Sensor Moov Raises $1 Million In 15 Days on Kickstarter | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it

VideoWhen Meng Li and Nikola Hu stopped by the FORBES office to demonstrate their wearable sensors last month, Hu spent much of the interview punching the air and running in place. A laptop placed on the table graphed the speed and form of his punches, benchmarking his performance against that [...]

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Understanding Nintendo's new "quality of life" initiative

Understanding Nintendo's new "quality of life" initiative | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it

"What Nintendo will try to achieve in the next 10 years is a platform business that improves people’s QOL in enjoyable ways," Iwata said.

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Nintendo seeks recovery with mysterious 'non-wearable' health product

Nintendo seeks recovery with mysterious 'non-wearable' health product | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it
if there’s one thing to learn from Satoru Iwata’s 12 years in charge, it’s that you can always count on Nintendo to surprise. At first glance, the company's much-hyped strategy announcement...
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Why Is The Wii U A Failure?

Why Is The Wii U A Failure? | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it
Why is the Wii U a failure? This question was originally answered on Quora.
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With An Anticipated $2B IPO And Love From Apple, Digital Health May Finally Get Respect

For the last five year or so, digital health has been the Rodney Dangerfield of investment sectors, getting more attention than respect, and garnering more page views than dollars. However, two important events reported in the last several days suggest all this may be about to change.
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Will Anyone Under 30 Wear Apple's Health-Obsessed iWatch?

Will Anyone Under 30 Wear Apple's Health-Obsessed iWatch? | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it

As rumors mount about a possible iWatch launch late in 2014, with attendant speculation that it will provide Apple  with a boost to its sagging sales, I have to ask, who is this for? Tim Cook wears a Nike fuelband (as well as sitting on their board) and Cupertino has been on a hiring tear for those with experience in bio-medical sensors. The kinds of sensors said to be included in the eventual wearable include heart rate, blood oxygen and glucose monitoring.

 

There are quantified self enthusiasts and fitness-obsessed people of all ages, as well as young people suffering from early-onset conditions like juvenile diabetes, but the largest market for the kinds of bio-medical tracking that the sensor-laden iWatch would address are baby boomers and the elderly. Which leads me to ask, will the iWatch be worn by anyone under 30? The irony, of course, is that the boomers were indoctrinated in the ’60s to never trust anyone over 30!

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90M wearable devices to ship in 2014, driven by sports, health and fitness: ABI Research

ABI Research projects the wearable device sales volumes in 2014 to come from healthcare and sports and activity trackers. While, the commercial launch of several smart glass products, including Google Glass will continue to drive interest in the wearable space, it will not be a significant commercial success in 2014.

“The next twelve months will be a critical period for the acceptance and adoption of wearable devices” - 

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French Smart Bracelet That Measures Sun Exposure

French Smart Bracelet That Measures Sun Exposure | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it

Netatmo (France) introduced a new connected bracelet from a designer behind Harry Winston that keeps track of excessive sun exposure and lets you know when you've had enough.

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Fitness Apps Eclipse 3-D TVs as Digital Health Reaches CES: Tech

Fitness Apps Eclipse 3-D TVs as Digital Health Reaches CES: Tech | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it
Samir Damani, a practicing cardiologist, hasn’t really fit in at the International CES in Las Vegas, where 3D televisions, connected cars and the latest gaming consoles abound. Until this year.
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Every password you should change because of Heartbleed (the ultimate list)

Every password you should change because of Heartbleed (the ultimate list) | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it
Heartbleed, the massive OpenSSL security flaw, has led to panic. Major companies scrambled to fix the bug, and in the aftermath, expects are preaching a simple recommendation to nearly all Web user...
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Well, breathe better, reframe the heart of our digital ID Care for your digital.
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Microsoft Paid Up To $150M To Buy Wearable Computing IP

Microsoft Paid Up To $150M To Buy Wearable Computing IP | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it had acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion, and it turns out that this isn’t the only recent piece of M&A in the category of head-mounted wearable computing.


Microsoft, we have discovered, has paid up to $150 million to buy IP assets related to augmented reality, head-borne computers, and related items from the Osterhout Design Group, a low-profile company that develops wearable computing devices and other gadgets, these days primarily for the military and other government organizations.

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Android Wear: Google's Smartwatch Plans Come Into Focus

Android Wear: Google's Smartwatch Plans Come Into Focus | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it
Its new mobile operating system, Android Wear, is tailored for smartwatches and other wearable devices. The software focuses on notifications and quick responses to show you information as you need it while keeping interaction to a minimum
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Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M | TechCrunch

Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M | TechCrunch | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it
Intel has won the Basis auction, we're hearing, at a price of around $100 million, according to one source. A second source pegs the deal at closer to $150..

Basis makes wristwatch health trackers, capturing 7 percent of the market versus competitor Jawbone’s 21 percent. As Intel was all about the wearables this year at CES, we’re assuming that this buy is an attempt to further its foothold (wristhold?) in the space.

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain [...]
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This Wristband Will Use Your Heartbeat to Unlock Your Bitcoin Wallet

This Wristband Will Use Your Heartbeat to Unlock Your Bitcoin Wallet | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it
Soon, you may be able to unlock your Bitcoin wallet with your heartbeat thanks to a new smart wristband.
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Student Tricorder X Prize team crowdfunds to stay in competition

Student Tricorder X Prize team crowdfunds to stay in competition | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it
Since the 34 teams competing for the Qualcomm Tricorder were announced in November, a few, like Scanadu, have caught the public eye while the vast majority remained in stealth mode. Now at least one team, Johns Hopkins University’s Aezon, is poking its head out to crowdfund its entry on Indiegogo. The team is attempting to raise $10,000 to support its shot at $10 million.
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Google Keeps Motorola’s Advanced Technology Group, Home Of The Modular Phone And Password Tattoo

Google Keeps Motorola’s Advanced Technology Group, Home Of The Modular Phone And Password Tattoo | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it

Google has just let us in on another tidbit about the deal it has built with Lenovo over the sale of its Motorola Mobility assets: It keeps the high-tech Q division-type stuff being developed at Motorola’s Advanced Technology Group. T

hat means the Ara modular smartphone concept, as well as sensors you swallow and passwords you tattoo on your skin.

 

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iWatch Concept by Todd Hamilton

Tim Cook acknowledged in an ABC interview yesterday that Apple has something big going on in Arizona concerning sapphire glass, but stopped short of admitting that a forthcoming iWatch might be a major beneficiary of the new material. A number of other factors conspire to make me think that to be the case. Specifically, Apple has patents that cover a process for making flexible sapphire veneers ”with a sophisticated liquid-metal process,” and another for a smart watch with a flexible touchscreen display with an adjustable clasp.

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read the article on FORBES: http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2014/01/25/flexible-sapphire-glass-and-simpler-os-will-make-iwatch-more-fuelband-than-gear/

 

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Apple’s medical team for iWatch now includes former Masimo CMO

Apple’s medical team for iWatch now includes former Masimo CMO | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it

Last week MobiHealthNews reported that one of Apple’s most recent hires — assumedly for its rumored iWatch team — Nancy Dougherty, was a former employee at high profile company Proteus Digital Health.

Following that story, we received a tip that Apple has also hired Michael O’Reilly, the former chief medical officer of Masimo Corporation, which specializes in pulse oximeters. At the very end of 2012 Masimo commercially launched an iPhone-enabled pulse oximeter called the iSpO2. The company was not seeking FDA clearance for the product since it says it’s intended for mountain climbers and airplane pilots.

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Nintendo Will Release New Platform In 2015-16 (But It's About Health?)

During a presentation in Tokyo earlier today, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata made a surprising announcement: the company will in 2015-16 be releasing a new platform. For your health.
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Wearable tech: Get your apps together

Wearable tech: Get your apps together | Quantified-Self & Gamification | Scoop.it
If wearable tech's going to succeed, it can't feel this disconnected. We need a clear voice in the madness, and it's likely to come from Apple and Google. Read this post by Scott Stein on CES 2014: Wearable Tech.
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