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Community Insights Healthcare

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.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Innovation

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 integrated.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Innovation

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.   More

Healthcare Internet of Things Techonomy Events Video

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 us. What is the nature of this evolving ecosystem surrounding the person? Does it have limits?   More

Bio & Life Sciences Business Healthcare

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 to entice customers. But a new study suggests the best way to win over consumers is to bring things back down to earth.   More

Media & Marketing

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 technologies and an overarching awareness that the world is changing, the show and gala are likely to be wild.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Internet of Things

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 partner Hub Culture, explaining the accelerator's work to shift more of the economy toward startup efforts, creating "more pie" for entrepreneurs rather than forcing them to "fight each other over slices of pie."   More

Global Tech

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 something was wrong. Of course, like all the strategically placed articles about Ive in recent weeks, this one was yet another indirect attempt by Apple to create a slavishly admiring article about the incipient Apple Watch. The Watch, Apple is desperate to let us know, is imminent, and we ought to care. But what is it, exactly, that Apple is telling us we ought to care about?   More

Internet of Things

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 it applied, where does it go, and does it really improve your life? Or just further complicate it? Compound all of these questions with the fact that today’s wearables aren’t just tracking you, they’re also tracking your baby. We’ve already seen Huggies’ TweetPee, a wetness sensor that clips onto diapers and wirelessly connects with an app, Tweeting at parents when a diaper needs changing. And diaper alerts are just the tip of the wearable iceberg.   More

Healthcare

Everybody’s Finally Piling into Digital Health

A number of factors are driving the digital health revolution: Healthcare reform is changing business models; high costs and an aging population are creating demand; iPads, sensors, genetics, and big data are getting cheaper; and socially conscious thinkers and entrepreneurs graduating from the world’s best schools are opting to create companies in healthcare rather than things like gaming. As a result, healthcare is drawing attention from newbies, those living the system, and corporate entities—all at once.   More

Healthcare

This Diagnostic Device Could Save You a Trip to the Doctor

Want to take an influenza test without visiting the doctor’s office? San Diego-based startup Cue aims to provide consumers with an innovative solution to track fertility, testosterone, and vitamin levels and detect inflammation and influenza. The $199 Cue device is small and portable, weighs just under a pound, and is only three inches tall. The Cue can perform standard lab tests from a sample of saliva, nasal fluid, or blood. Using the mobile app, users can have access to a wealth of important information about their health wherever they are.   More

Bio & Life Sciences

Tomorrow’s Sci-Fi Tech Excites Us … and Scares Us

For all the technological change Americans have witnessed in recent decades, from space travel to smartphones, we know much more is coming. And we’re only happy about some of it. A study by the Pew Research Center released last week finds that while Americans are generally optimistic about science and technology in the long term, we’re more pessimistic about it in the short term. The report culled data from a survey of 1,001 adults, with questions that attempted to get at the heart of attitudes toward closer-term advances—like bioengineering and robotics—and longer-term possibilities like space colonization and teleportation.   More