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  • 2014 The international WATCH Society was initiated by medical doctors. Our mission is
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Google Shuttering Glass Basecamps: Why That’s Not a Bad Thing

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Glass Basecamps were the primary location where those who were curious about Google

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Emdeon to acquire Change Healthcare for up to $185M

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Nashville, Tennessee-based healthcare payment management company Emdeon has agreed to acquire Nashville-based price transparency company
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Glass Weekly Headlines: November 21, 2014

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Glass (The Device) Is GoogleGlass immortal?, rgrosssz.com No, Google Glass isn’t dead, www.citeworld.com Why Google Glass Isn’t the

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CVS Health to ramp up its tech efforts with Digital Innovation Lab launch in Boston

CVSPharmacyCVS Health announced plans to launch a Digital Innovation Lab in Boston. The
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Survey: 31 percent of MDs use mobile to communicate with patients

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Half of physicians and extenders said virtual visits could replace more than 10 percent of in-office
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Sensiotec to use seven figure strategic investment from WellStar Health System for clinical studies

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WellStar Health System, the largest nonprofit integrated delivery system in Georgia, has made a strategic investment in Atlanta-based non-contact patient
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Sharecare acquires QualityHealth for its 50 million members

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Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform founded
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Cue raises $7.5M for smartphone-enabled lab tests

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San Diego, California-based Cue, not to be confused with fertility tracker company Clue, raised $7.5 million in a round led by SherpaVentures with
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Glow adds postpartum-focused tracking to its pregnancy app

Fertility tracking app maker Glow has added a new feature to its app for pregnant women, called Glow Nurture. The app will now offer postpartum support. The postpartum period refers to the time immediately after the birth of a child and lasts for about six
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Three New Additions Push Glassware Directory Over 100 Apps

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It might be a coincidence, or it might be a response to last week’s bad news, but

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Diabetes management startup rimidi running RCT with California ACO

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Atlanta-based rimidi is piloting its diabetes management and population health software Diabetes+Me in a 129-patient randomized control trial (RCT) with
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Smartphone videos could help diagnose autism earlier

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Diagnosing autism remotely, from videos taken with a parent’s smartphone, was found to be 87 percent as accurate as in-person diagnosis in a small preliminary study funded
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Survey: 9 percent know what a health wearable is

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As a GfK survey found earlier this year, just 6 percent of UK
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Self Care Catalysts raises $1.8M for patient analytics platform

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Digital health software developer Self Care Catalysts
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Augumenta Releases Wearables SDK for Enterprise Applications

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The list of software development kits available for smart glasses just got a little

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Apple Launches WatchKit, Letting Developers Begin Building For Its Wearable

apple watch Apple has launched WatchKit, the development platform for its debut smartwatch, which will be available to consumers sometime early next
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Expedia is Developing a Google Glass App

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Here’s another travel-related bit of Glass news to pass along: Expedia, the online travel

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Virgin Atlantic Wants Glass to Help Check-In Process for All Passengers

Virgin Atlantic airlines is still interested in using Google Glass (and other wearables) to improve its customers’ experience, and the check-in process is a likely place as its testing continues. David Bulman, Virgin’s CIO, told Marketing Magazine that the

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Glass Weekly Headlines: November 7, 2014

Here are your Google Glass headlines for the week. Enjoy!  [...] 

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Save a Life: New Glassware Offers CPR Training

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“Save a Life” is Glassware that serves as a CPR training tool, and

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Juniper Research: Smart Glasses Will Stay a Niche Product for Several Years

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A new report from Juniper Research paints a less-than-rosy outlook for the

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Two New Apps in Glassware Directory: QR Code Scanner & Color ID App

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The Glassware directory has grown by two with the recent addition of a couple simple, utility-style apps. Color

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Glass Almanac's Popular Articles: October 2014

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In case you missed some of our Glass-related coverage during

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Glass Weekly Headlines: November 14, 2014

Here are your Google Glass headlines for the week. Enjoy! Developing for Glass Local start-up uses Google Glass to enhance the workplace, www.wdrb.com Glass (The Device) Turns Out Google Glass May Be Only Kind of Distracting While Driving, Wired Google Glass Might

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Google Glass is Dead & the Great Glass Pivot is Underway

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I recently attended GGDevCon in San Francisco, a two-day geek-fest of all

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Xerox makes strategic investment in kiosk company HealthSpot

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Dublin, Ohio-based HealthSpot, which
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In-Depth: Analysis of 137 HealthKit-enabled apps

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This week MobiHealthNews once again rounded up an
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Samsung offers up Simband device spec, Digital Health Platform to developers

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At the Samsung Developer’s conference this week, Samsung
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Survey: Hospital execs bullish on telemedicine, but slow to adopt

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A survey by the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP of 57
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Samsung reveals 24 digital health partners including Aetna, Cigna, Humana, WellDoc

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At the Samsung Developer Conference this week in San
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Kobo founders raise $4M for their new mobile health startup, League

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The founders of Kobo, an eReader device company that
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Pebble’s Official Appstore Coming “Early 2014,” Will Be Built Into Android And iOS Pebble Apps

All Devices (Full Size) Pebble is finally getting around to creating an official app marketplace for software devs build for its platform.
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Wearable Tech For A Practical Problem: Spanish Startup Builds Alert System For Diaper Changing

siempresecos incontinecia The current crop of sensor-driven wearables are mostly aimed at quantified selfers who want to geek out over
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Pebble Founder Eric Migicovsky Not Shaken By Samsung Galaxy Gear And Smartwatch Competition

eric-migicovsky Founder of smartwatch startup Pebble Eric Migicovsky took the stage at Disrupt, interviewed by our own John Biggs. He addressed
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Bosch And Hillcrest Make A Bet On Wearable Head-Mounted Computing With New All-In-One Sensor System

oculus-rift-consumer Head-mounted computing probably still seems a bit far-fetched to most every day users, but component manufacturers and
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The Ring Input Device Puts Gesture Control And Home Automation On Your Finger

Ring_Usecase_image01 There was once a rumor that Apple would actually use a ring device for input to an Apple television. Neither of those
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New iWatch Concept Video Envisions A Vertical, Notification-Based UI For An Apple Wearable

Fuse Chicken iWatch 2 A new iWatch concept video produced by Fuse Chicken, the Cleveland-based design startup that’s currently
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GoPro Files For IPO As The Action Camera Maker Prepares To Go Public

GoPro HD Hero2 with helmet mount Action camera company GoPro has filed the initial documents for its initial public offering, according
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Bionym’s Vision For A Future Where Secure Account Holders Are Their Own Credentials

Nymi Toronto-based Bionym turned heads with its concept for wearable hardware that authenticates a user based on their
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Android Wear Is Getting GPS And The Ability To Talk To Other Bluetooth Accessories

android-wear-hero Google’s Android Wear platform is going to gain more powers on a continuing basis, thanks to frequent significant
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