Wearables and healthcare – What’s the personal data tipping point?

By | July 14th, 2014|healthcare, markets, Uncategorized|

Consensus opinion these days is that healthcare stands to be a major beneficiary of advancements in wearable techs, but significant barriers to adoption exist based on concerns around personal data security. It's a major sticking point with a lot of moving parts that's generating a great deal of discussion and think-time among industry analysts, entrepreneurs, [...]

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Healbe : Maybe : Could be : Can’t be

By | May 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Perhaps you have followed the antics of Healbe/Gobe with their Indiegogo campaign that raised more than $1M. This wearable wellness device is (was) the hot item on the crowd funding site. It started with a splash, and continued to make waves. Originally (purportedly) devised by a Russian software company using technology and experimentation from a [...]

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Hot source of power for the Fitbit

By | April 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Human body heat has been trending as a “hot” source of power (pardon the pun) for (wearable) devices at the moment. It has some drawbacks however, but more on that later. As a firmware engineer turned product manager, I am fascinated with wearable technology. Not only in figuring out how it works and how humans [...]

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