3 Ways Wearables Are Reinventing Preventative Care

Is it better to treat an illness or prevent it altogether? While most people would prefer to never get sick in the first place, today’s healthcare system focuses its attention on treatment-based care. And who can blame doctors? Prevention is far more difficult than treatment. While the medical field is beginning to understand the importance […]

Wearable Tech Could Help Make Your Employer a Healthcare Provider

By now it’s clear that the structural shift in healthcare is well underway. One of the best articles I’ve read lately to capture this was Dave Chase’s Forbes piece: “Health Plan Industry’s Worst Nightmare: Employers Realizing They Are Actually The Insurance Company,” where he argues that “any company over 100 employees or so is an insurance […]

Four big trends pointing to a boom in healthcare IoT

IoT growth is skyrocketing, with an annual growth rate of 23%. The number of IoT devices is on track to surpass the number of smartphones to become the largest category of connected devices by 2018. The low cost and wide availability of sensors and radios used to connect everyday objects, like traffic signals and thermostats, to the […]

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Philips wants to help you get a better night’s sleep

With more patients seeking medical care for sleep disorders, the world is waking up to the challenge of healthy sleep, its impact on overall health and the need for a good’s night rest. During the recent IFA conference here in Berlin, Philips presented the Dream Family solution designed to improve the sleep therapy experience for people with obstructive […]

Are wearables really a health risk?

With the popularity of health wearables on the rise, many consumers have shown concern over their possible negative impacts on health. Like with vaccines or other medical controversies, some have said that these devices cause of a vast array of health problems, including – but not limited to – cancer, high blood pressure, infertility, Alzheimer’s disease, […]

Flex becoming rigid on wearables bullishness

Flex becoming rigid on wearables bullishness

Electronics giant Flex sees wearables becoming a vital part of the company’s success in the future, says CEO Mike McNamara. A major player in the electronics world and currently one of the largest electronics manufacturers on the planet — with 200,000 employees working across 30 countries in the realm of design, manufacturing, distribution, and aftermarket services – […]

Canada’s health wearables coming in from cold

Canada’s own version of Silicon Valley for fitness and health wearables is flourishing along the tri-city corridor of Montreal, Toronto, and Waterloo. The close proximity of these cities to the U.S. has allowed cutting edge wearables makers to quietly develop and test-drive technologies in Canada before launching them on the much-larger American consumer market. However, […]