White Paper: The Internet of Things (IoT) is Accelerating Connected Health

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The Internet of Things is revolutionizing how many industries do business. The unprecedented acceptance of mobility is migrating from connecting people to connecting things and accelerating the adoption of Connected Health. Download a white paper on this topic here. Continue Reading →

Connecting the Dots: Wearables, Big Data and Healthcare

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When consumers think about wearables, they focus on how fashionable that smartwatch appears, obsessing over which brands to purchase and which colors to choose. Whether they’re tracking steps to lose weight or training for a marathon, chances are, style matters. But what many consumers might not realize is that these cool wearable devices might not only improve personal health, they may improve the healthcare industry in general. And it all comes down to data. Continue Reading →

Medical Monitoring? It’s Telemetry, My Dear Watson

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Want to monitor your blood pressure? Your glucose levels? Your ailing mother’s vitals? Well, you’re in luck. There’s probably an app for that – and a shirt, strap, patch or biosensing tattoo to go with it. Thanks to increasing policy and economic pressures fueled by a demographic shift toward an aging population, technology and textiles have converged to facilitate the rapid development of wearable medical sensors. They take diverse forms, but their overall aim is the continuous tracking of vital information that medical professionals can instantaneously upload and, often, analyze remotely. Continue Reading →

The Digital Doctor is Not a Smartphone

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New smartphones are sleek, lightweight and connect us to our other devices, autos and even our bodies. We take them everywhere with us, including into the bedroom while we sleep. It stands to reason that we’d want to use them to monitor everything from our sleep to our physical activity, heart rate and maybe even blood pressure and blood sugar. But, they aren’t medical devices. They have not been approved by the FDA because they weren’t designed to the same standards as true medical devices. So, while our smartphones are not yet “real” medical devices, they increasingly define the digital doctor. Continue Reading →

The Future of Healthcare is Invisible

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It’s becoming hard not to notice healthcare wearables. Bracelets, pendants and smart watches diligently track people’s every step on their pursuit to better health. But, some remain unsold as to the long-term medical applications of wearables. There are concerns about using data from a device that can be worn incorrectly or taken off altogether when making serious decisions about medical actions. This has led to some believing that the future of wearables are devices and sensors so small that you can’t even see them, or remove them. Continue Reading →

Transforming Emerging Markets with Distributed Power

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Over the next 10 years 90% of the grown in electricity consumption will occur in emerging markets. Right now, almost 1.5 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity. Distributed power, with its low cost, simplicity and flexibility, just might be the answer.

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Going Beyond Traditional Manufacturing: The Perfect Order

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There’s no question that the complexity of today’s products significantly differs from what we had just a few years back. Although smart phones have existed for at least a decade, the idea that you could connect anything from your phone to your home to your car was just that back then – an idea. It’s no surprise, then, that the wearable device market alone is predicted to be worth $6 billion by 2016. Continue Reading →