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Before Bed, Switch Off The E-Reader And Pick Up A Paperback

Researchers have recommended that couples banish cellphones from the bedroom, thanks to the dark allure of their constant dings and alerts. Now add another item to that list of forbidden devices: the humble e-reader. A new study suggests that reading from a

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Steve Wozniak on Google Glass: “A Great Product That Will Not Succeed”

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Steve Wozniak says he loves wearing Google Glass and it’s a “great product,” but he

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Accor Hotels to Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Google Glass

One of the world’s major hotel operators is planning to ring in the new year with Google Glass. Accor Hotels, a French company with more than 3,600 hotels in 92 countries, is planning four special New Year’s Eve parties tomorrow that will be captured and

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Glass Weekly Headlines: January 2, 2015

gw-glass-weekly-750Here are your Google Glass headlines for the week. Enjoy! Developing for Glass Google Glass Developers

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Montblanc Announces A Smart Bracelet For Your Fancy Watch

Montblanc-Timewalker-urban-speed-e-strap-watch-2 What did I tell you? In a last-ditch effort to save themselves,
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Google X’s Astro Teller Says Wearables Still Need A Killer App

astro-teller-google-x Back in November, I had a chance to visit Google’s Mountain View headquarters to chat with Astro Teller, the
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The rise of disability tech

Something we don’t hear enough about is how technology is helping the lives of those with disabilities. From robots that can help you remember things, to cars that can drive on their own, disability tech is on the rise. Read on to find out more about this

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LifeWatch gets FDA clearance for adhesive, remote patient monitoring wearable

Vital Connect's HealthPatch, which partnered with LifeWatch last month
Swiss remote cardiac monitoring company LifeWatch has received FDA 510(k) clearance
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FitAd aims to be mobile health app, wearables-focused ad network

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Apple made headlines earlier this year when it announced that health app developers that pulled shared data from other apps via Apple’s HealthKit could not
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Samsung Canada’s new app helps coach kids with autism on eye contact, social skills

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Samsung Canada has partnered with Autism Speaks Canada to launch “Look At Me”, an Android tablet app
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Bam Labs gets $3.5M for clinical and consumer sleep monitoring

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Sleep monitoring company Bam Labs raised $3.5 million according to an SEC filing. The company has never formally announced rounds of
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Round-up: 33 digital health acquisitions in 2014

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Below is a roundup of the 33 acquisitions that MobiHealthNews reported on during 2014. That figure marks a near doubling of M&A activity
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Oregon health plan to cover video visits, also offers members video visits from Teladoc

LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon announced plans to cover video visits to its members starting in the new year. While the plan will pay for video visits between patients and their providers, LifeWise also partnered with video visits company Teladoc to make its video
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Round-up: 31 FDA clearances for digital health in 2014

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This year, MobiHealthNews covered many digital health milestones, including four IPOs, about $2 billion in funding,
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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Glass Almanac!

Many of us involved with Glass Almanac are celebrating Christmas (or Hanukkah or another holiday) these days, so I wanted to pass along a note that publishing will be very minimal between now and early January. If something big/important happens in the Glass world,

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Boston Hospital To Test Google Glass in Newborn Care

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No industry has wrapped its proverbial arms around Google Glass like the

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Fret Not, Google Will Most Likely Replace Your Foiled Glass After Warranty Expires

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If you are a Google Glass Explorer, you’ve probably heard about the Glass

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Garry Veale: 2015: Power to the Consumer

2014 has been the first full year of my current job. It's been a time of rapid change, not just for me, but for the tech industry as a whole...

Read more: Customer

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Startup Brain Power Uses Google Glass To Develop Apps For Kids With Autism

Brain Power Ned Sahin Though many developers have begun to abandon Google Glass, a Cambridge,
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Your Smartphone Could Soon Listen for Sleep Disorders

Your Smartphone Could Soon Listen for Sleep Disorders

Researchers say they’ve come up with an

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13 health and fitness crowdfunding projects looking for backers

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Over the last two months, crowdfunding campaigns have launched for numerous smartwatches and fitness wearables, as well as a number of more health-specific

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Survey: 43 percent of millennials want access to patient portals on their smartphones

Healthcare Portals: Millennials and Baby Boomers Engage in Unique Ways
Forty three percent of millennials prefer to access patient portals on their smartphones,
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Sony unveils technology to make any eyewear smart

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Sony has developed, not a pair of smart glasses, but a device that attaches to any piece of eyewear
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University of Kansas Medical Center partners with Sprint, Techstars for accelerator

Sprint has partnered with the University of Kansas Medical Center for the company’s second Mobile Health Accelerator, a three-month program in Kansas City powered by TechStars. The 2015 Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator will run from March 9 through June 4. “We are
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SoloHealth raises $4.3M for biometric screening health kiosks

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Atlanta, Georgia-based health kiosk company SoloHealth raised $4.3 million in equity and securities, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company’s total
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First Opinion gets $6 million from Polaris Ventures to let consumers text a doctor first

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First Opinion, a San Francisco-based telemedicine app maker, has raised $6 million from Polaris Ventures. Existing investors also contributed, including True Ventures,
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Study finds most patients want the option to withhold data from their doctors

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AliveCor’s third generation is thinner, lighter, and less than half the price

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AliveCor launched its new third generation smartphone-connected EKG device, a model that is both slimmed down and considerably cheaper than its predecessors. The device
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Parks: 41 percent of caregivers use a digital health device

A wearable device with an emergency button, from Lifecomm.
Parks Associates has released new research about caregivers and the role digital health devices play in their lives.
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3 Key Takeaways From Isabelle Olsson’s Fashionista.com Interview

The fashion news website, Fashionista.com, published an interview Monday with Isabelle Olsson that contains a few interesting nuggets of information and commentary. Olsson, you likely know, is the lead designer for Google Glass and is someone with a strong background

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Apple to add glucose tracking back into Health

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Apple’s newest software update, iOS 8.2, will bring back HealthKit’s blood glucose tracking feature, according to a report from 9to5mac. The feature was
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Tesco Groceries & 3 Other Google Glass Apps Added to Directory

Tesco Groceries, the UK-based international retail giant, heads a list of four new Google Glass apps that have been approved and added to the Glassware directory. Tesco lists its app as “a great companion to the Tesco mobile applications that you use for all

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Paragliding Glass App Making Flight Safer

An academic team at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences is aiming to improve the safety in the extreme sport of paragliding, and the team is looking at Google Glass to help. The team of students have already developed an app as part of their

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Glass Weekly Headlines: December 19, 2014

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Here are your Google Glass headlines for the week. Enjoy! Glass (The Device) Can (or should) Google Glass be saved?, www.retailwire.com

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Goal-Tracking And Self-Improvement App Lift Adds Personal Coaching, Raises $1.1M More

running Lift, the mobile app incubated by Twitter co-founders’ Obvious Corp., launched last year to help people build healthier habits and
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Gillmor Gang: Hackathon

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Alexia Tsotsis, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday,
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How Clear Is The Future Of Google Glass?

googleglass Some ideas are ahead of their time. There is no question that the wearables market is taking off with the proliferation of health
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Omron, AliveCor partner to bring smartphone ECG to retail locations

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Japan-based medical device company Omron Healthcare has partnered with AliveCor to help bring AliveCor’s FDA-cleared smartphone-connected electrocardiogram (ECG) to
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Fitbug CEO to step down after eight month stint

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Fitbug Holdings CEO Malcolm Fried will step down at the end of this year, according to a statement from the company. Fried, who came to
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Mayo Clinic partners with Techstars for post-accelerator program

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Startup accelerator Techstars has launched a post-accelerator program, called Techstars++ that provides exposure for entrepreneurs
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Exco InTouch raises $5 million as it widens its scope from mobile-enabled clinical trials

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Exco InTouch, the clinical trial technology vendor best known for its large-scale COPD program with AstraZeneca and the NHS trusts in England, has raised $5
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Jawbone tackles employee wellness with Up for Groups

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Jawbone has launched an employee wellness program, called Up for Groups, which is designed for any group with 10 or more participants. Until now, Jawbone has
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Kleiner Perkins, others invest $9.6M in Kinsa for smartphone-connected thermometer

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New York City-based Kinsa Health has raised $9.6 million in a round led by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
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Eight things we learned about HealthKit from Duke, Oschner

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Duke University and Oschner Health System in Louisiana are two of the first hospitals to integrate with Apple HealthKit via Epic. At the mHealth Summit in
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In-Depth: News, novel quotes, and notable trends from the mHealth Summit 2014

The MobiHealthNews team spent the past week at HIMSS’ mHealth Summit, which was located just outside of Washington D.C. In case you missed the
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Pager, University of Rochester offer two takes on a 2014 house call

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There’s more than one way to do a house call. That was the takeaway from a discussion of two very different mobile health initiatives that shared the
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CellScope’s iPhone-enabled otoscope, remote consultation service launches for CA parents

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Parents in California who have children who get chronic ear infections will soon have a more convenient way to get their kids care. San
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Podcast for Glass & the Tough Task of Building Web-based Wearable Media Apps

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I’d like to offer very well-deserved congratulations to the team at Spain-based Zuinq Studio, who produced Podcast for

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Glass Weekly Headlines: December 12, 2014

Here are your Google Glass headlines for the week. Enjoy! Glass (The Device) What Google Glass Has in Common With an Iconic Apple Fail, singularityhub.com Google Glass may be a technology in search of a problem, but what’s wrong with that?, medcitynews.com Google

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