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Did You Know Team USA’s Secret Olympic Tech Guru Is Shaping the Future of Healthcare?

The Rio Olympics are finally here! Approximately 10,500 athletes from 206 countries are expected to take part in 17 days of Olympic-level competition, competing across 306 events. For those of you planning to tune in and watch your favorite events, NBCUniversal will offer an unprecedented 6,755 hours of programming for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, streaming out over multiple …

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Medical Drones – Delivering the World of Tomorrow, Today!

by Jim Walker As Yogi Berra famously noted, “The future ain’t what it used to be!” Earlier this year, Chinese drone manufacturer EHang unveiled an oversized drone powered by electric propellers, capable of carrying a single person through the air. According to the company, the EHang 184 drone can transport one person at approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour …

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FitBit: Fastest Growing Company in America

This is a very good interview with FitBit CFO, William Zerella. “Our investments in R&D support our focus on bringing both new hardware and software features to market that will continue our growth, and that have helped us become and remain the global wearables category leader,” he said. The new FitBit Blaze is currently the best-selling smartwatch at Amazon. It …

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Gatorade Thinks Beyond the Bottle

According to Xavi Cortadellas, Gatorade’s senior director of global innovation and design, Gatorade is in the process of launching a sophisticated digital program that is designed to deliver personal tracking and nutrition. “We want to help athletes better fuel themselves, to have better health and nutrition. The more regimented they are on what they are eating and what they are …

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OneRing To Rule Them All: 15 Year Old Entrepreneur Aims To Redefine Parkison’s Data Capture

Utkarsh Tandon is just your typical Silicon Valley teenager, creating a breakthrough medtech device that can measure a range of Parkison’s tremors and send the data via Bluetooth to an iPhone. According to his KickStarter campaign, OneRing has “intelligent machine learning technology has been trained to model various Parkinson’s movement patterns including dyskinesia, bradykinesia, and tremor in order to generate …

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Google Cardboard Helps to Save Baby Girl

Innovative physicians at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami recently used Google Cardboard VR to plan for a challenging cardiac operation. The immersive 3D imaging technology allowed doctors to visualize how to perform the successful surgery. By viewing the VR images in Google Cardboard, lead surgeon Dr. Redmond Burke envisioned a new surgery to save the baby’s life. The night before …

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Inside the Circle: The Smartphone Explosion Continues

The dramatic population growth in Asia is certainly not news, but sometimes it is difficult to put into perspective. This picture highlighting the region’s population concentration is “worth a thousand words”. Layer in data regarding smartphone sales and the picture becomes truly compelling. Over the next 24 months, as India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan follow China down the pathway to …

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Now Hear This! Bionic Ear Printed By Princeton Researchers

Nanoparticles, 3D-printing, and human cyborgs – are these the plot elements for the next Star Wars movie? No, actually they are at the heart of research being done at Princeton University on creating artificial body parts. The team’s latest effort focused on recreating the human ear. The central challenge in building truly useful cyborg replacement organs is to merge the …

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Smart Clothes Power AnyWear Health

As momentum builds around “Anywhere Health Phones” – a trend that we’ve been tracking closely – a potentially even more disruptive technology is gaining traction. Led by innovative companies such as mc10, wearable embedded electronics promise to dramatically change how we monitor, track and interact with medical data. This “AnyWear” tracking technology, once reserved for astronauts, soldiers, and elite athletes, …