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Wearables

San Francisco

How the Wearable Industry Could Catch Strokes Before They Happen

By | May 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Get ready for the future of wearable healthcare: a University of California, San Francisco, study has confirmed last week that the Apple Watch can identify an abnormal heart rhythm with 97 percent efficiency. Here’s how it works, and why wearables are such a great…

Diversity

Chicago

Star Cunningham of 4DHealthware on Healthcare, AI, Wearables, and Diversity

By | Mar 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Star Cunningham is the founder and CEO of 4DHealthware, a startup that provides artificially intelligent “nudges”, SMS and email messages, to patients with chronic conditions based on data collected via 250 wearable devices like Bluetooth glucometers and activity trackers. Medicare now reimburses healthcare providers $40…

Wearables

10 Ways to Get Your Business Ready for the Wearables Wave

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

Wearable technology may not be as ubiquitous as smartphones just yet, but it’s well on its way. In November 2016, Wall Street Daily reported that this category of devices was approaching peak adoption, with a 26.1 percent year-over-year increase in wearables shipping by the second…

Wearables

Tech Markets Growing in 2017: Drones and AI-Powered Wearables

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 11:20 am

In 2017, the tech industry is doubling down on a couple gadgets popular in the last few years. In a world of venture capital, it’s important to note the distinction between how well-funded a tech industry is and how successful the product becomes. Though…

Startups & Apps

3 Innovative Ways Companies Are Helping People Diagnosed with Autism

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

For someone diagnosed with autism, a path forward can certainly be challenging to navigate. Autism comprises a wide spectrum of qualifying symptoms with varying degrees of intensity. One of the most important things we can do is find positive approaches to empowering people with…

Wearables

5 Ways Wearable Tech Boosts Employee Performance

By | Feb 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

Introducing new technology to your company can be a stressful experience. However, in most cases, it’s a great way to improve the enthusiasm and performance of your workforce. For example, gamification platforms can lead to a tightly-knit company culture that fosters collaboration, fun, and…

Startups & Apps

Houston

Tushi Pal Is the World’s First Fair-Trade Fitness Tracker

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Fitness trackers have become the go-to technology for avid athletes, health nuts, and people still holding out hope that they can keep their new year’s resolution alive. These tiny devices are designed to blend into your wardrobe while providing up-to-the-minute data about everything from…

SXSW

Austin

Get to Know the 50 Finalists for the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

With SXSW less than two months away, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and conference enthusiasts from around the world are beginning to book flights, reserve hotels, and pack their bags for more than a week of engaging talks, exciting exhibits, and enough celebrity intrigue to make you pass…

Gear & Gadgets

San Francisco

Stay Calm With Spire, A Pebble Shaped Wearable [Review]

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Over the next four years, wearables are said to decline in both user adoption and general use; however, some of that may be due in part to a lack of innovation. From this year’s CES, we saw a general theme of refining technology, which…

CES

Las Vegas

Vuzix Has Built a Pair of Smart Glasses You’ll Actually Wear

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The smart glasses discussion has been all over the place in recent years. While Google’s smart glasses have sputtered, you might assume that giants like Apple or Samsung would be ahead of the pack in terms of innovation on the consumer front. However, one…

CES

A Fireside Chat With Fitbit Cofounder & CEO James Park

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

At CES, Brad Feld, CEO of the Foundry Group, led a fireside chat with James Park, Co-Founder and CEO of Fitbit, about the startup journey and the ups and downs they’ve experienced since they started and all the way through to IPO. How did…

Kickstarter

San Francisco

Vufine+ Is the Wearable Glasses Display of the Future

By | Nov 12, 2016 at 10:30 am

Having displays on eyeglasses is something we’ve only seen in science fiction movies thus far. From Star Trek to Vegeta, one of the most famous characters in the Dragon Ball franchise, there have been plenty of pop culture iterations of this technology. In reality though, this…

Sports

63 Percent of Sports Tech Companies Were Created After 2011

By | Oct 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm

According to a pretty comprehensive look at the sector from Top Tier Capital, a venture capital specialist managing niche-focused funds of funds, sports tech is on the rise. They also broke down the sector by niche, offering a look inside which types of tech within the…

Health

How Do Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers Sync With Each Other?

By | Oct 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Your fitness tracker is not in a position to deliver all its useful information to you. That’s why it is important to pair it up with your smartwatch. In fact, pairing the fitness tracker with smartwatch will give you access to increased insights, more…

Opinion/Analysis

Are We Already Seeing The Demise of Wearables?

By | Oct 3, 2016 at 10:40 am

Do you feel naked if you leave the house without your FitBit? Are you completely lost when you head to work and forget your favorite smart watch? Well, that feeling might not last very long. A recent study found that most people ditch their…

Yoga

4 Yoga Devices That Will Make You Say Namaste

By | Sep 30, 2016 at 11:20 am

Yoga is about more than stretch and accidentally farting. It’s about finding your center and relieving stress when entrepreneurship has gotten a little too intense. The popularity of this workout tactic has exploded in recent years, and those that partake in classes and at-home…

Gear & Gadgets

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is the Most Affordable Health Tracker Worth Buying [Review]

By | Sep 29, 2016 at 5:50 pm

There is no doubt that one of the fastest growing wearable types go to fitness trackers. From Apple’s new Series 2 watch, to the endless array of GPS sport watches, there is something for everyone in every price point. On the entry-level, affordable side…