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.
L’intérêt des consommateurs pour les objets connectés dans le bien-être et le sport se confirme. Les ventes devraient plus que tripler entre 2014 et 2016 pour atteindre 290 millions d’euros, selon les experts de Xerfi qui viennent de publier une étude approfondie, après plusieurs semaines d’enquêtes et d’analyses, sous le titre : « Le marché des objets connectés pour le bien-être et le sport – Montres, balances, tensiomètres, lecteurs de glycémie et traqueurs d’activité : perspectives et jeu concurrentiel d’ici 2016 ».
J’ai déjà eu l’occasion de vous parler des montres connectées, notamment en 2011 puis en 2013. Un segment de marché encore jeune, mais qui vient néanmoins de connaitre sa première révolution avec l’arrivée sur le marché...
Taking a cue from the employer wellness trend and such pay-as-you-drive auto insurance programs as Progressive's Snapshot, John Hancock last week became the first U.S. life insurance company to offer premium discounts in exchange for a peek at your health and fitness data.
In partnership with Vitality, a global interactive, personalized wellness company, John Hancock hopes to jolt awake the dozing life insurance market by offering premium discounts of up to 15 percent, plus travel rewards, gift cards and a free Fitbit monitor to customers willing to wear it and share it. The program is available with universal and term life policies.
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.
I’ve been keen on smartwatches pretty much since day one. I get a lot of emails, texts, and assorted notifications, most of them garbage but some vitally important. Having a glancable screen on my wrist makes life infinitely easier.
Move along Bluetooth, Wi-Bo is coming. Wi-Bo, or body Wi-Fi, is the proposed new wireless tech that one analyst thinks is the key to building a network of small, useful wearables around the body which talk to each other and the rest of the internet.
Fitbit products already dominate the fitness-tracker market, accounting for 70 percent of sales; together with the Jawbone Up fitness tracker (19 percent) and Nike’s discontinued FuelBand, the three companies make up 97 percent of the fitness-tracker market. But that could soon change as huge ad spenders such as Samsung, Apple, LG, Motorola and Intel get into the market along with carrier partners such as AT&T and Verizon. The wearables market is heating up fast; the question is whether Fitbit can stay ahead of the pack.
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