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DARPA wants smart bandages for wounded warriors

Nowhere is prompt and effective medical treatment more important than on the battlefield, where injuries are severe and conditions dangerous. DARPA thinks that outcomes can be improved by the use of intelligent bandages and other systems that predict and automatically react to the patient’s needs. Ordinary cuts and scrapes just need a bit of shelter and time and your amazing immune system takes care of things. But soldiers not only receive far graver wounds, but under complex conditions that ...
Tags: Apple, Health, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Government, Medical, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Darpa, Medtech, Paul Sheehan, BETR

Apple partners with VA to bring Health Records to veterans

Apple announced this morning it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make the Health Records feature on iPhones available to veterans. The deal will allow the veterans to view their medical information across participating institutions, including the VA, organized in the Apple Health app. These health records include allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures and vitals, and will be displayed alongside other information, like Apple Wa...
Tags: Apple, Health, TC, America, Tech, Tim Cook, Va, Health Records, Jeff Williams, Coo, Department of Veterans Affairs, Apple Health, U S Department of Veterans Affairs VA, U S The Health Records, VA Apple

Extend Fertility banks $15M Series A to help women freeze their eggs

Fertility services are raising venture cash left and right. Last week, it was Dadi, a sperm storage startup that nabbed a $2 million seed round. This week, it’s Extend Fertility, which helps women preserve their fertility through egg freezing. Headquartered in New York, the business has secured a $15 million Series A investment from Regal Healthcare Capital Partners to expand its fertility services, which also include infertility treatments, such as in vitro and intrauterine insemination. The co...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Health, Startups, Facebook, Spotify, New York, Buzzfeed, Ebay, New York City, San Francisco, Chief executive officer, Venture Capital, Infertility, Edison, SAN FRANCISCO Most

Spotify, eBay set standard for fertility benefits, study finds

The technology sector awards women and same-sex couples the most comprehensive fertility benefit packages, according to a survey by FertilityIQ, an online platform for fertility patients to review doctors and research treatments. The company asked 30,000 in vitro fertilisation (IVF) patients across industries about their employers’ — or their spouse’s employer’s’ — 2019 fertility treatment policy, and allocated points based on their support for IVF procedures and egg freezing, among other servic...
Tags: Apple, Health, Startups, Facebook, Spotify, Pinterest, Ebay, Insurance, Tech, Fertility, Vice Media, Silicon Valley, Sequoia Capital, Anderson, Armour, Analog Devices

A physician’s addiction to social media

For Apple iPhone users, the release of iOS 12 included a new feature called “Screen Time.” Although a number of productivity apps that offered a similar snapshot of phone usage were available before this update, I was never interested in quantifying my usage. Now, on a weekly basis, I get a reminder of the exact […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Apple, Health, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA

Juul Labs hires former Apple employee to lead the fight against counterfeits

Juul Labs, the e-cig company under fire for its product’s popularity with young people, has brought on a new VP of Intellectual Property Protection with Adrian Punderson, formerly of PwC and Apple. Punderson’s job is all about working alongside government agencies, as well as Juul Labs Intellectual Property VP Wayne Sobon, to combat the sale of counterfeit and infringing products. These can range from copycat vapes and pods that are actually marketed as Juul products all the way to products that...
Tags: Apple, Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Tech, Fda, Juul, Altria Group, Wayne Sobon, Intellectual Property Protection, Juul Labs, Adrian Punderson, Punderson, Juul Labs Intellectual Property VP

Will tech companies change the way we manage our health?

Cyrus Radfar Contributor Cyrus Radfar is the founding partner at V1 Worldwide. More posts by this contributor Amazon isn’t to blame for the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to innovate to survive Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat As of September 2018, the top 10 tech companies in the U.S. had spent a total of $4.7 billion on healthcare acquisitions since 2012. The number of healthcare deals undertak...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, Column, Utah, California, Washington, White House, Tech, Canada, Healthcare, Oscar, Jp Morgan, Health Insurance, Berkshire Hathaway

Screen time inhibits toddler development, study finds

In news that will surprise few but still alarm many, a study has found that kids 2-5 years old who engage in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests. The apparent explanation is simple: when a kid is in front of a screen, they’re not talking, walking, or playing, the activities during which basic skills are cultivated. The topic is a thorny one, as there are plenty of arguments on both sides as to the possible pros and cons of screen use at an early age, and as wi...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Apple, TC, Science, Kids, Parenting, Children, Screen Time, Dora, University of Calgary, Madigan, Sheri Madigan

The Value of Our Mistakes

None of us like to fail. But some of us find it especially difficult to rebound from a mistake. We beat ourselves up for months, even years, rehashing our blunder. We ruminate about what we could have done differently. We are stuck on what we lost. However, with time, we often discover that our failures are packed full of blessings, that our errors open doors to surprising opportunities. Even if they don’t lead us to fame and fortune, our mistakes make us better people. April Fool’s! Or Not T...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Steve Jobs, Self-help, Harvard University, Oprah, Baltimore, Perfectionism, Walt Disney, Stanford University, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Success & Achievement, Rowling, Helen Keller

Alphabet’s Verily scores FDA clearance for its ECG monitor

Big week for Google wearable news — which, honestly, is not a phrase I expected to write in 2019. But a day after the company announced an agreement to purchase Fossil’s wearable technology for $40 million, Alphabet-owned research group Verily just scored FDA clearance for its electrocardiogram (ECG) technology. The clearance pertains specifically to the company’s Study Watch. The device, which was announced back in 2017, shouldn’t be confused with the company’s more consumer-facing Wear OS ...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Wearables, Tech, Fda, Verily

Apple reportedly looking to subsidize Watch with Medicare plans

If nothing else, the addition of ECG/EKG reinforced Apple’s commitment to evolving the Watch into a serious medical device. The company has long looked to bring its best selling wearable to various health insurance platforms, and according to a new report, it’s reaching out to multiple private Medicare plans in hopes of subsidizing the product. If Medicare companies bite, the move would make the $279+ tracker much more successful for older users. Along with electrocardiograph functionality, l...
Tags: Apple, Health, Wearables, Tech, Medicare, National Institutes of Health, Apple Watch

Podcast: A Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Talk Self-Sabotage

 Most of us are to blame for our failures, believe it or not. We didn’t practice enough, plan ahead, or work hard enough. If we are honest, we could have done more to succeed, but something stopped us. In this episode, our hosts discuss why people sabotage their own success and fess up to whether or not they are sabotaging their own.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “People would rather fail because they didn’t try rather than fail because they weren’t good enough.” – Gabe Howard   ...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Google, Facebook, New York, Nbc, New York City, Turkey, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Forbes, Olive Garden, Mental Health And Wellness, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don

We finally started taking screen time seriously in 2018

At the beginning of this year, I was using my iPhone to browse new titles on Amazon when I saw the cover of “How to Break Up With Your Phone” by Catherine Price. I downloaded it on Kindle because I genuinely wanted to reduce my smartphone use, but also because I thought it would be hilarious to read a book about breaking up with your smartphone on my smartphone (stupid, I know). Within a couple of chapters, however, I was motivated enough to download Moment, a screen time tracking app recommende...
Tags: Psychology, Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Android, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Pinterest, Stanford, Tech, Smartphone, Reddit, Moment, Tim Kendall, Screen Time

How Juul made vaping viral to become worth a dirty $38 billion

A Juul is not a cigarette. It’s much easier than that. Through devilishly slick product design I’ll discuss here, the startup has massively lowered the barrier to getting hooked on nicotine. Juul has dismantled every deterrent to taking a puff. The result is both a new $38 billion valuation thanks to a $12.8 billion investment from Marlboro Cigarettes-maker Altria this week, and an explosion in popularity of vaping amongst teenagers and the rest of the population. Game recognize game, and Al...
Tags: Apple, Health, Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Ecommerce, Tobacco, South Park, Cdc, Opinion, Funding, Israel, US, Tech

Bellabeat’s new hybrid smartwatch tracks your stress…and goes with your outfit

Bellabeat, the company behind a variety of health and wellness wearable devices aimed at women, is now selling its first smartwatch. The device, which is simply called “Time,” was announced earlier this month right in the midst of holiday shopping season. Like other fitness trackers, the watch is capable of basic tasks like counting your steps, tracking sleep patterns, and reminding you to move. But unlike traditional smartwatches -which, aesthetically, are still very much just a screen on yo...
Tags: Apple, Health, Wellness, Gadgets, Wearable, Fitness, Fitness Tracker, Smartwatch, Time, Women, Tech, Watch, Apple Watch, Bellabeat, Michael Kors, Urska Srsen

Zwift, which turns indoor cycling workouts into multiplayer games, raises $120M

Fitness and gaming have been two of the most popular categories of apps for years, and now a startup founded out of London that has combined the two in a unique way has picked up a big round of funding to capitalise on that. Zwift, an interactive platform for people to turn indoor cycling workouts into massive, multi-participant races, social rides, and immersive explorations of new domains, has raised $120 million — money that its co-founder and CEO, Eric Min, said will be used to expand to mor...
Tags: Apple, Health, TC, Facebook, Europe, New York, London, Fitness, California, France, Funding, America, Tech, Cycling, Innsbruck, Jp Morgan

Be careful with Apple Watch’s new electrocardiogram app, doctor warns

An Orange County cardiologist is warning Apple Watch users to be careful when using the wearable fitness tracker’s new electrocardiogram app, which the company unveiled Dec. 6. Dr. Brian Kolski said he was woken up in the middle of the night last week when one of his patients called him, panicked. The patient had looked at an ECG reading on his Apple Watch and believed something was wrong. “He texted me the strip and it was completely normal,” Kolski said. “This was a healthy 45-year-old man who...
Tags: Apple, Health, News, Congress, Abc, US, Sport, Soccer, Fda, Apple Watch, Orange County, Orange, Abc News, Santa Barbara, Don, Downey

How to use the ECG app, set up irregular rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch Series 4 is the best smartwatch iPhone owners can own, and it just got even better with the addition of the ECG app and ability to identify irregular heart rhythms. Here's how to set it all up. The post How to use the ECG app, set up irregular rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Health, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Heart, Apple Watch, Health & Fitness, ECG

Apple Watch’s ECG feature is already proving its worth

When Apple announced its latest Series 4 Watch with electrocardiogram features, my mom took a sigh of relief, and then proceeded to set a reminder to order one for my dad. That’s because we found out last year, by chance, that he has atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat, often times rapid heart rate that can increase your risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related issues. The ECG feature, which monitors your heart rhythm and can detect AFib,* went live ju...
Tags: Apple, Health, TC, Hardware, Tech, Reddit, Apple Watch, ECG, Atrial Fibrillation, Brian Heater, Apple Watch Series 4

Portion-Control in Social Media? How Limiting Time Increases Well-Being

“Today, spend a little time cultivating relationships offline. Never forget that everybody isn’t on social media.” – Germany Kent If you find yourself anxiously checking the posts of your social media contacts to see what’s going on in their world and can’t seem to curb the urge to stay riveted to your feed, new research on the negative effect of too much social media on well-being may be worth your time to review.1 Researchers Find Causal Link Between Social Media Time and Loneliness and De...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Technology, Germany, Habits, Happiness, Research, Snapchat, Self-help, University of Pennsylvania, Memory And Perception, Facebook Instagram, Twitter Facebook Instagram, Portion Control in Social Media

You Can Take ECGs on the Apple Watch Now

When the Apple Watch Series 4 shipped a few months ago, its electrocardiogram feature was still in the works. Not anymore. Apple just released its watchOS 5.1.2 update, which adds the highly anticipated ECG app.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Apple Watch, watchOS 5, This Has Been A Psa

The Apple Watch’s ECG feature goes live today

ECG/EKG was easily the new Apple Watch’s most lauded feature. It’s also been the most delayed. Of course, this kind of serious health feature is the sort of thing you need to get exactly right, for reasons that ought to be pretty obvious on their face. Electrocardiogram finally goes live today for Series 4 owners as part of the watchOS 5.1.2 update. It’s an important feature — and one that will go a ways toward helping establish the wearable as a more serious health monitor. The new featu...
Tags: Apple, Health, Wearables, Hardware, Stanford, Tech, Apple Watch, ECG, Electrocardiogram

An Inside Look at Apple’s Biggest Step Yet in Health Care

This gadget can monitor your heart and warn you of trouble. why apple and the rest of silicon valley see your health as their next frontier--and what you should know about the risks and benefits
Tags: Apple, Health, News, Uncategorized, Companies

Apple puts third-party screen time apps on notice

A number of app developers building third-party screen time trackers and parental control applications are worried that Apple’s increased scrutiny of their apps in recent weeks is not a coincidence. With Apple’s launch of iOS 12, the company has implemented its own built-in screen time tracking tools and controls. Not long after, developers’ third-party screen time apps came under increased review from Apple, and, in some cases, rejections and removals from the App Store. The impacted develop...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Apps, Disney, Tech, Ios Apps, Mental Health, Silicon Valley, Vpn, App Store, Screen Time, Armour, App Review, Parental Control

In grandma’s stocking: An apple watch to monitor falls, track heart rhythms

For more than a decade, the latest Apple products have been the annual must-have holiday gift for the tech-savvy. That raises the question: Is the newest Apple Watch on your list — either to give or receive — this year?
Tags: Apple, Health

Wynd announces a new air purifier and desktop monitor

As far as goals for hardware startups go, you could do worse than ridding the air of allergens, pollutants and the like. Launched in 2016 as a Kickstarter project, Wynd is going back to the crowdfunding well this week for two new hardware products. Wind Halo is a pretty nice-looking (from the press material) desktop air monitor featuring a set of 10 sensors. In fact, the design language on the thing really brings to mind the Echo Spot — still arguably the nicest-looking of Amazon’s Alexa dev...
Tags: Apple, Health, Amazon, Startups, Hardware, Halo, Alexa, Wynd, Air Filters, Wind Halo

Kids can't escape screens: America’s schools are heavily promoting devices for classwork and homework

From Cupertino to San Francisco, a growing consensus has emerged that screen time is bad for kids: The benefits of screens as a learning tool are overblown, and the risks for addiction and stunting development seem high, as per the NYTimes.“Doing no screen time is almost easier than doing a little,” said Kristin Stecher, a former social computing researcher married to a Facebook engineer. “If my kids do get it at all, they just want it more.”Here is the problem: America’s public schools are stil...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Health, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, America, San Francisco, Phone, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Cupertino, Melinda Gates, Chris Anderson

Here's a Handy Cheat Sheet for Which Alternative Therapies Actually Work

Apple cider vinegar doesn’t shine your hair or rev your metabolism. Yoga is good exercise but not a miracle cure. Homeopathy is useless. On the other hand, light therapy can help seasonal depression. Alternative medicine is kind of a grab bag, and it can be tough to remember what’s what. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mental Health, Supplements, Massage, Alternative Medicine, Lifehacks, Homeopathy, Light Therapy, Vitamins, Apple Cider Vinegar

Heart-Monitoring Watch: 5 Questions With iBeat Founder Brian Boarini

Most wearables improve or enhance our lives. They may help us to track chronic conditions or monitor our progress on the road to wellness. But what about saving our lives? More than 1,600 people suffer a cardiac arrest each day, and speedy care is crucial to saving lives. iBeat comes with an ambitious vision to help combat death from cardiac arrest. Think of it as Life Alert 2.0. Not only are your heart rate and circulation being monitored, there’s a dispatch team at the ready to get you the he...
Tags: Apple, Health, Advertising, Fda, Practice Fusion, TransAmerica, Brian Boarini, Apple Intel Nest Cisco, Apple Watch AliveCore

Emotional Marketing: Scientifically Proven Ways to Increase Sales and Reduce Churn

What does emotion have to do with creating loyal, enthusiastic customers? Everything. If you want to turn casual customers into more powerful brand ambassadors, you need to give them a compelling, emotional reason to invest in your brand. When you leverage emotional marketing to connect with customers, you reach those customers on a meaningful level. That crucial emotional connection stays in a customer’s mind long after the purchase has been made. There are six important types of emotional app...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Advertising, Sales, Thailand, United States, New York Times, Victoria, Nielsen, Adweek, Sarah Mclachlan, Bryant, Lane Bryant, McLachlan, ASPCA, Marketing and branding

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