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Sep 23, 2016

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Emily S

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Google Glass Flopped. But Kids With Autism Are Using It to Recognize Emotions

Gabby Warner craved a Google Glass headset when it first became available so she could search the web. But now, she’s using it for a more profound purpose. “It’s helped me to understand some people’s emotions,” says Warner, who has autism. “I can tell when a friend is upset better now than I could...

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Apr 20, 2015

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Emily S

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Google Glass In The ER? Health Care Moves One Step Closer To Star Trek …

Imagine walking into an emergency room with an awful rash and waiting hours to see a doctor until, finally, a physician who doesn’t have specific knowledge of your condition gives you an ointment and a referral to a dermatologist.

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Sep 15, 2014

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Maggie

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6 cool healthcare apps and wearables from PennApp hackathon

Apple’s watch dominated headlines last  week. At the PennApps hackathon over the weekend, one team demonstrated that healthcare applications arising from wearable hacks can excite interest. The healthcare apps, wearables and devices developed in the technology laboratory through a national...

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WebMD Relaunches iPhone App as a Hub for Fitness Data

Health apps and fitness trackers can be a bit of a mess nowadays—and in that mess WebMD sees an opportunity. You might have a fitness band with a corresponding app, another app for tracking runs or bike rides, and yet another to track what you’re eating each day.

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Jun 16, 2014

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Maggie

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Google Names Glass Partners for Medical, Advertising Apps

Google named four developer partners on Monday for Glass apps from the medical, media and sports industries.

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Apr 10, 2014

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Maggie

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How Google Glass Could Help People with Parkinson's

Though Google Glass is not commercially available yet, explorers and businesses continue to figure out new ways to leverage the wearable device. A new one: using Glass as a support system for people with Parkinson’s disease.

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Apr 9, 2014

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Maggie

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Twitter just bought a startup that could remake the service

Twitter just unveiled a new incarnation of its popular microblogging service, and it isn’t exactly a big step forward. Basically, it’s a Twitter that looks more like Facebook, and though that makes good sense for Twitter as a company, it doesn’t change a whole lot in the larger world of online user...

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