wearables

Could the Facebook Scandal Slow Down Digital Healthcare?

In the wake of the Facebook data breach, consumer concerns over data security could slow the growth of digital health. Blockchain may be a solution.

Wearables Are Nice, But Not Ready for Serious Healthcare

Wearable technologies have the potential to revolutionize health care—but to reap the benefits devices need to be more accurate, doctors need to be more receptive to using the data, and systems need to be deeply...

Healthcare Innovators Need the Establishment

The tech world is often quick to dismiss "traditional" healthcare as slow. But to push the sorely needed transformation within healthcare, technology players and today's healthcare stakeholders will have to collaborate.

The Evolving Internet of Health Things

Personalized, digitized healthcare is evolving at warp speed. We not gather health data from not just wearables, but implantables and ingestibles. New tools and technology will interact with ambient devices to assess and even diagnose...

Consumers to Health Insurers: Keep it Simple

The American healthcare markethas undergone a period of rapid change in recent years. Chief among these changes has been a general shift towards consumer choice, prompting the rollout of new tech products in a bid...

Fashion Forward: Technology Makes Headway at Met Gala

Yes we are in the digital age and fashion hasn’t been excluded from this shift. With Apple watches, Google glasses, Fitbits, and all sorts of other wearables of dubious fashionability, along with new digital printing...

Latin American Entrepreneurs Pioneer Healthcare Tech

Conceived during the depths of the economic recession, MassChallenge is a startup accelerator that supports early-stage entrepreneurs. At last month's WEF Latin America event in Mexico, MassChallenge founder and CEO John Harthorne talked with Techonomy...

Why the “Luxury” of Apple’s Watch Is Beside the Point

After putting down yet another slavishly admiring profile of top Apple designer Jony Ive this weekend in the egregiously-named "How to Spend It" magazine published by the Financial Times, I had a nagging sense that...

Baby Wearables: The Next Big Thing in “Smart” Parenting?

With the seemingly endless variety of smart wearables out there, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, not only by the options available but also by the data produced. What does all the data mean, how is...

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