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If you want smartwatch features for your existing watch, a smart band adds health and fitness functions. #healthtech #wearables #ces2017 #ns

Smart watches are still struggling to gain traction in the market beyond early adopters, but they do have the potential to bring a wide range of functions to a convenient wearable device. With the right sensors, they can also provide useful Health Tech…
Smart watches are still struggling to gain traction in the market beyond early adopters, but they do have the potential to bring a wide range of functions to a convenient wearable device. With the right sensors, they can also provide useful Health Tech data such as heart rate and blood oxygen levels. The problem is …
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A college degree can be a great socioeconomic equalizer, according to a new paper from the Equal Opportunity Project. "Children from low and high-income families have very similar earnings outcomes conditional on
the college they attend."
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Is a college degree worth the investment?

"College graduates, on average, earned 56 percent more than high school grads in 2015, according to data compiled by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). That was up from 51 percent in 1999 and is the largest such gap in EPI's figures dating to 1973."
Asia Howard was stuck in retail and fast-food jobs after graduating high school, unable to get a job in banking, a profession she prized for its steady hours. She is now studying for an associate degree in business administration at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Photo: AP/Gary McCullough.
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I'll be singing on a special Heartlands Hayride "Hank Williams Tribute Show" tonight on WDVR-FM in New Jersey. The live show runs from 6 to 8 PM Eastern, and I'll be singing two songs around 6:45 and two more around 7:05. You can stream the show from a link on the website.
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More #healthtech #wearables are seeking FDA clearance, including a blood pressure cuff from MOCACARE. #ces2017 #ns

One of the big themes that emerged from CES 2017 was the fact that wearable Health Tech products can not just spew out measurements without regard to their accuracy. “Clinical grade” data is now the table stakes in the wearables game, as more companies…
One of the big themes that emerged from CES 2017 was the fact that wearable Health Tech products can not just spew out measurements without regard to their accuracy. “Clinical grade” data is now the table stakes in the wearables game, as more companies coming from the medical equipment markets are playing a bigger role …
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A thin, flexible electronic tattoo is inexpensive and disposable, expected to ship this summer. #healthtech #wearables #CES2017 #ns

We’ve often written about how wearable Health Tech devices have to “disappear” into our lives if they are to be successful. Large, bulky sensors that have to be recharged frequently are not destined for long-term success. That’s why we were particularly…
We’ve often written about how wearable Health Tech devices have to “disappear” into our lives if they are to be successful. Large, bulky sensors that have to be recharged frequently are not destined for long-term success. That’s why we were particularly interested to see a new electronic “tattoo” that is set to ship this summer. …
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Someone is missing from #CES2017 this year. #ns
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Smart glasses connect blind users to live agents to help navigate, read signs & give sighted assistance. #healthtech #wearables #ces2017 #ns

If you watched the major news outlets’ coverage of CES 2017, you might have gotten the impression that it was largely a virtual reality (VR) show. Clearly, this is a sexy market segment that is a real crowd-pleaser, but the fact is that augmented reality…
If you watched the major news outlets’ coverage of CES 2017, you might have gotten the impression that it was largely a virtual reality (VR) show. Clearly, this is a sexy market segment that is a real crowd-pleaser, but the fact is that augmented reality (AR) is already well-established in enterprise and vertical applications. In …
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A headband can measure your brain waves, helping you learn to relax and reduce stress without pills. #healthtech #wearables #ces2017 #ns

Stress is a significant factor in many people’s lives these days, yet stress is often called “the silent killer.” It is linked to a range of psychological and physiological conditions that can lead to significant impairment. People can turn to a variety…
Stress is a significant factor in many people’s lives these days, yet stress is often called “the silent killer.” It is linked to a range of psychological and physiological conditions that can lead to significant impairment. People can turn to a variety of prescription and non-prescription pills and other substances that may help reduce stress, …
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Smart hearing aids interact with IoT devices through #IFTTT to trigger automatic actions. #healthtech #wearables #ces2017 #ns

As we reported last month, the FDA won’t enforce regulations requiring exams and prescriptions for hearing aids. And we predicted that we will see a lot of innovation — and perhaps even lower-priced products — to help people with impaired hearing in 2017.…
As we reported last month, the FDA won’t enforce regulations requiring exams and prescriptions for hearing aids. And we predicted that we will see a lot of innovation — and perhaps even lower-priced products — to help people with impaired hearing in 2017. We didn’t have long to wait; CES 2017 had many examples of new …
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New technology makes a touch screen vibrate to provide haptic feedback for users. #healthtech #wearables #ces2017 #ns

One of the most important features of any wearable Health Tech device is how the user interacts with it. For many devices, the most difficult task is developing a good means for the user to input commands. As a result, we’re always on the lookout for new…
One of the most important features of any wearable Health Tech device is how the user interacts with it. For many devices, the most difficult task is developing a good means for the user to input commands. As a result, we’re always on the lookout for new products and technologies that can improve the user …
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What happens in Vegas does not have to stay in Vegas. Learn the latest about the wearables industry in our live executive briefing this Thursday at 2 PM Eastern. Get insider information and industry analysis about wearables, including the fast-growing health and medical markets. Details and registration: https://alfredpoor.leadpages.co/ces-2017-webinar/
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Writer, speaker, sailor, musician, husband, dad, grandpa. Still following my nose as I try to navigate my way through my professional and personal life, and I'm happy with where I've been and where I'm headed. I hope that you are, too.
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    Biology, 1969 - 1973
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