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Digital Health Checks In At Retail (From Dealerscope Magazine)

Digital Health Checks In At Retail (From Dealerscope Magazine)

Change & Innovation: Big Ideas

Change & Innovation: Big Ideas

I am fascinated by innovations that solve “big” problems. Recently I was at MIT’s EmTech Conference as well as several health-focused events. A common thread throughout these conferences was that technology can be part of the solution to many of our greatest problems — from the threat of global warming and the energy crisis to...
Entrepreneurs Connect at the 2012 International CES

Entrepreneurs Connect at the 2012 International CES

  Eureka Park was a new concept for CES this year designed to give cutting-edge, early stage companies and entrepreneurs exposure to potential investors and B2B industry partners, including those interested in joint ventures or licensing deals.  There was plenty of innovation as well as a strong entrepreneurial spirit in Eureka Park which mushroomed to...
HIMSS Acquires mHealth Summit

HIMSS Acquires mHealth Summit

The international hub for connecting the mobile health ecosystem Note from the editor: We’ve become accustomed to being connected 24/7, and now, health and wellness are going mobile.  The mHealth Summit has emerged as the seminal and largest event in the mobile health sector, bringing together leaders and visionaries from across the mHealth ecosystem.  For...
Top 5 Trends for 2012: Smart Medtech

Top 5 Trends for 2012: Smart Medtech

Smart Medtech: Health and Wellness While fitness is increasingly associated with health, we see Smart Medtech as emerging as a major megatrend.  Given skyrocketing health costs, the need for expanding and improved patient care given the deluge of 77 million aging boomers, forecasted shortages of doctors and other professionals, –  companies across sectors are looking...
Top 5 Trends for 2012: Fitness & Staying in Shape

Top 5 Trends for 2012: Fitness & Staying in Shape

FITNESS AND STAYING IN SHAPE The converging  of personal fitness awareness and in-home exercise and training opportunities — along with growing momentum on a corporate basis is moving tech fitness from just a ‘game’ into the trend category. With economic challenges and increasing costs of insuring one’s workforce – more companies are introducing corporate wellness...
5 Digital Technology Trends to Watch in 2012

5 Digital Technology Trends to Watch in 2012

While we follow trends as it relates to consumer technology on a year ‘round basis  – we thought that we would kick-off the New Year with our top five ‘hot emerging trends and new business opportunities.’  Technology is changing the world. It is profoundly shaping who we are and what we do, and we are...
CE Devices that Encourage Fitness and Health

CE Devices that Encourage Fitness and Health

Spiraling healthcare costs, an obesity epidemic and a shortage of healthcare professionals in rural communities, as well as an oncoming shortage of professionals for aging boomers, are forcing a fundamental change in healthcare delivery services and patient/provided dynamics. Wellness and fitness products are becoming essential for disease prevention, treatment and monitoring at home or on-the-go....
Childhood Obesity: Any Relief for Fat in the Playground?

Childhood Obesity: Any Relief for Fat in the Playground?

With school beginning just a few short weeks away – childhood obesity is one of those topics that has caught our attention. While the news headlines are concentrating on the economy – other coverage is centering on the tripling of childhood obesity over the past 30 years. The prevalence of obesity among children aged 6...
Gaming for Health

Gaming for Health

A new field is emerging that connects health care with solutions emerging from the videogame industry called Games for Health. Digital interactive games will play a pervasive, powerful role in health and health care. Games are aimed at motivating healthy behavior change, teaching health concepts that resonate, enhancing people’s cognitive health, taking medical training to...