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Blood pressure-sensing earbuds are coming in 2020

Blood pressure-sensing earbuds are coming in 2020

Could the future of fitness AirPod competitors be stress management? Valencell's tech is ready for heart-rate sensing earbuds coming this year. There's one big health measurement that's really important, yet keeps eluding wearable tech: blood pressure. I measure my...

Why this time is different for wearables

Why this time is different for wearables

I heard a great podcast discussion with Andreessen Horowitz’s Vijay Pande a few weeks ago on why this time is different for wearables and it’s worth diving into this topic a bit further. The discussion centered around what’s different about wearables now vs. when...

High Blood Pressure is a Global Health Tragedy

High Blood Pressure is a Global Health Tragedy

It’s common knowledge that high blood pressure is not good for your health and the statistics show either you have high blood pressure or you know someone who does. However, as I’ve been diving into the research recently, I was really struck by the magnitude and...

The Evolution of Hearables: Past, Present and Future

The Evolution of Hearables: Past, Present and Future

Consumers have come to expect more from their wearable devices and as the markets for hearables and hearing health devices continue to grow, biometrics have become essential. There are numerous emerging use cases for biometric hearables as a result of the ongoing...

What are biometric parameters and why do they matter?

What are biometric parameters and why do they matter?

Biometric parameters are the hidden gems found in leading biometric sensor technology that don’t get much attention but hold a great deal of potential for next-generation wearables and hearables. As background, one of the reasons PPG sensor technology has come to...

Wearables in Clinical Trials: Opportunities and Challenges

Wearables in Clinical Trials: Opportunities and Challenges

Wearables have shown the potential to significantly impact the data available for clinical trials and medical researchers in numerous ways. While the quality and efficacy of these devices can vary, the sensor technologies in these devices have evolved to meet the...

What You Missed at CES 2019

What You Missed at CES 2019

The largest technology tradeshow in the world, CES has quickly turned into a hotbed for showcasing emerging trends in digital health, wearables, and virtual reality technology throughout the world. Just in case you weren’t able to attend this year’s event, let’s take...

Our Brains Know if a Movie Will Bomb Before We Do

Our Brains Know if a Movie Will Bomb Before We Do

Immersion Neuroscience developed a wearable that lets Hollywood studios know how you really feel about a movie, and the likelihood that it'll be a box office bomb or a blockbuster. To keep tabs on movie buzz, studio execs these days monitor the Rotten Tomatoes...

The 5 Most Interesting Hearables Developments from CES 2019

The 5 Most Interesting Hearables Developments from CES 2019

At this year’s annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a number of interesting hearables-related developments were announced that continue to add momentum to the already hot product category. It’s great to watch these miniature ear-computers mature right before our...