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Bringing Biometric Tracking to the Masses Isn't All About Devices

November 20, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

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Engineers have done some pretty amazing things on the device side — from building sensors into apparel, to eliminating the need for a chest band or electrodes to monitor heart rate, to even eliminating the need to touch a person at all to collect some of his biometrics. Now the industry needs better tools to make use of all that great data.[read more]

Boomer Voice: Aging2.0 – Using SmartTech to Revolutionize the Aging Process

August 14, 2013 by Michelle Kuepper

Aging2.0′s goal is a worthy one – providing a more structured and supportive environment for entrepreneurs who are taking on the challenge of building applications, services and products for an often neglected audience. It’s no easy task, but for those who crack the market there’s the potential to do a lot of good – and there might just be a big pay-off.[read more]

What’s the Big Deal About “Big Data”?

August 14, 2012 by John Montague

In IT speak, “big data” is a term used to describe large and complex data sets that are challenging to work with using the database management tools that are largely available. The difficulties typically include data capture, storage, search, sharing, analysis, and visualization.[read more]

Monthly News Roundup: The Top 5 Stories in Digital Health

June 15, 2012 by Emily Springer

We’ve wrangled last month’s top 5 stories at the intersect of health and digital communications — let us know what you find most useful.[read more]