With many millions of global consumers stepping, sleep monitoring, and syncing to the Internet of Things, activity trackers offer a unique window into the complex nature of the Internet of Things ecosystem.
Some 45 percent of US consumers want a health wearable or app that monitors “every aspect” of their health, according to a global survey that included responses from 10,131 consumers across 28 countries.
Developed by Boston-based medical technology startupQuanttus, the wristband collects 50 million unique data points and over 400,000 vital sign measurements per person per day, providing invaluable insights into a person's health.
Company founder Shahid Azim explains the technology was developed in response to a worrying trend in health data. "Some of the best data we collect is during and post emergencies," he tells the audience at WIRED Health 2015. "That's absolutely shocking. Its a paradigm that we're deeply passionate about changing."
Digital medicine is poised to transform biomedical research, clinical practice and the commercial sector. Here we introduce a monthly column from R&D/venture creation firm PureTech tracking digital medicine's emergence.
On Thursday, Google announced a new Internet of Things platform for Android called Brillo. Developed by Nest engineers, Brillo will work as a central place where users can access and control their Internet of Things devices through uniform standards that allow products from different manufacturers to coexist. It's not a...
"Today we are announcing the shut down of Olive Labs.
(...)Despite our efforts, we have been unable to secure the funding needed to turn this vision into a sustainable business. We are no longer able to pursue the development of Olive and have decided to shut down Olive Labs."
Olivier Janin's insight:
Olive Wristband seemed to me a compelling stress management solution. Unfortunately, they did not make it.
From the instant he wakes up each morning, through his workday and into the night, the essence of Larry Smarr is captured by a series of numbers: a resting heart rate of 40 beats per minute, a blood pressure of 130/70, a stress level of 2%, weight of 87kg, 8,000 steps taken, 15 floors climbed, eight hours of sleep.
Smarr, an astrophysicist and computer scientist, could be the world’s most self-measured man. For nearly 15 years, the professor at the University of California at San Diego has been obsessed with what he describes as the most complicated subject he has ever experimented on: his own body.
Given the sheer size of data created every day, Big Data has become a trendy topic over the past few years. Built on 4 core principles, many industries have successfully integrated and created value from big data analysis. Fundamentally, big data is helping organizations become more productive, efficient, and reduce costs. Like many other industries, healthcare has adapted to data analytics not only for its financial returns but also improving patients' quality of life
From fitness trackers to smart watches, the trend in gear is tracking and customization. Once a status symbol for fitness-focused folks and tech geeks, wearable tech has become ubiquitous, as has the underlying concept of using passively tracked information for personal benefit.
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