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Posted:
Nov 4, 2016

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Emily S

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Patients Attempt to ‘Walk Off’ Pain With Wearable Therapy

Typically, when people suffer from back or knee pain, they reach for the anti-inflammatories or the pain meds. But one company has come up with a shoe it thinks can be just as effective. AposTherapy’s space-age-looking footwear is designed to reduce knee, hip and back pain by realigning the way...

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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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Sep 23, 2016

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Emily S

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How Should Companies Handle Data From Employees’ Wearable Devices?

Wearable electronics, like the Fitbits and Apple Watches sported by runners and early adopters, are fast becoming on-the-job gear. These devices offer employers new ways to measure productivity and safety, and allow insurers to track workers’ health indicators and habits. For employers, the...

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Sep 21, 2016

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Christina

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Activity Trackers May Undermine Weight Loss Efforts

Wearable activity monitors can count your steps and track your movements, but they don’t, apparently, help you lose weight. In fact, you might lose more weight without them.

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With Wearable Tech Deals, New Player Data Is Up for Grabs

The University of Michigan football team took the field for its season opener on Sept. 3 accompanied by Michael Jordan, the team’s honorary captain for the game, in uniforms bearing his signature Jumpman logo. Such pageantry is the fruit of a new apparel contract, worth about $170 million, between...

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Aug 8, 2016

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Emily S

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How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

There are apps that can help people with diabetes keep track of their blood sugar and apps that can attach to a blood pressure cuff and store blood pressure information. I use an app called ZocDoc to schedule and manage doctor's appointments. Every time I see a therapist or a primary care doctor or...

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Things are looking app: Mobile health apps are becoming more capable and potentially rather useful

SAVILE ROW in London is best known for producing some of the world’s finest bespoke suits. But tucked away in a quiet corner of the same street is a firm that gives tailored health advice through a smartphone app. Your.MD uses artificial intelligence to understand natural-language statements such...

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This University Is Making its Students Wear Fitbits

Oral Roberts University has made it mandatory for all incoming students to wear Fitbits.The college has a fitness requirement as part of what it calls a “Whole Person Education.” Wearable technology is an update to its previous tracking method of recording activity in a fitness journal, according a...

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May 13, 2016

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Emily S

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A Woman Realized She Was Pregnant After She Saw Weird Data On Her Fitbit

A couple from NYC says they found out an important piece of data from a Fitbit: They are expecting their first child.  David told BuzzFeed News that he and his wife, Ivonne, started trying to have a baby a few months ago.  “I knew it was a possibility at any point,” David said of his wife’s...

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