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NSF Sleep Technology Council to Innovate mHealth Sleep Apps
NSF Sleep Technology Council to Innovate mHealth Sleep Apps

August 17, 2015 — Members of the Sleep Technology Council include Beddit, Emfit, Jawbone, MetroNaps, MisFit Wearables, Responsive Surface Technology (ReST), and Valencell. The council, which was created in light of the growing wearables market, seeks to change the way consumers sleep and keep track of their sleep quality. The National Sleep Foundation is hopeful that through innovating these sleep apps, they will be able to gather more data and gain more insight into sleep health. Read More

5 Predictions For The Future Of Wearables
5 Predictions For The Future Of Wearables

August 6, 2015 — It’s easy to dismiss the fusion of technology and physiology as fantasy, but it’s no longer just science fiction fare. On the contrary, its beginnings are already underway with wearable gadgets. It’s still early in the evolution of wearables—in effect, we're in its early "toddler phase." But already, there are hundreds of devices that monitor everything from steps and sleep to blood glucose. Read More

Flexible Batteries And What's Next In Wearables
Flexible Batteries And What's Next In Wearables

August 3, 2015 — There are two major challenges to the widespread adoption of wearables and next-generation devices such those in progress at TE Connectivity’s Wearable Labs, the panelists said. The mature infrastructure is in place, Langston said, but getting data from the device to a place where it can be used is still a challenge.  Battery life is also a concern, since batteries need to be smaller and charge very rarely. LeBoeuf said that researchers at North Carolina State University’s National Science Foundation-funded ASSIST program are working on packaging for energy harvesting. The devices in the future might charge wirelessly as well. Langston and his colleagues at TE believe that if people wear a device integrated into their clothing, they shouldn’t have to plug it in. Read More

Are Wearables a Fad or Are They Living up to Their Many Promises?
Are Wearables a Fad or Are They Living up to Their Many Promises?

July 31, 2015 — Market Strategies International surveyed 1,000 adults who use at least one fitness tracking device, app or telehealth service to explore intersections of health and technology to determine what benefits, if any, emerge from the convergence. We expected that wearable users would report increased activity, and we found exactly that: Eighty percent report increased physical activity. We also found more generalized positive health effects—six in 10 say they have improved their eating habits, and about half says they are more aware of or more empowered to take control of their health. While positive, these benefits fall largely in line with device marketing. Read More

Engineering Live: Connecting Wearables in a Global Marketplace
Engineering Live: Connecting Wearables in a Global Marketplace

July 29, 2015 — In this Engineering Live broadcast, panelists from around the globe will come together to discuss: New packaging techniques for low power devices.
Potential power solutions.
Innovative interfaces, and the possibilities offered by OLED technology.
How these new technologies will communicate and interact with the greater IoT. Panelists include:
Dr. Will Whittow, Loughborough University, UK, @willwhittow
Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, Ph.D.President, Valencell, Inc., @Valencell_Inc
Nick Langston, Jr, TE Connectivity @nicklangstonjr Read More

National Sleep Foundation Creates Council To Support Sleep Technology Sector
National Sleep Foundation Creates Council To Support Sleep Technology Sector

July 28, 2015 — The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is launching a Sleep Technology Council, a group whose mission will be to support and enable innovations in consumer sleep technology. The council will include participants from Beddit, Emfit, Jawbone, MetroNaps, MisFit Wearables, Responsive Surface Technology (ReST), and Valencell, among others. Read More

A heart rate sensor in your ear? Valencell's Dr. Steven LeBoeuf
A heart rate sensor in your ear? Valencell's Dr. Steven LeBoeuf

July 16, 2015 — Listen to this interview:  Read More

Wearables Reach for Clinical Accuracy
Wearables Reach for Clinical Accuracy

July 7, 2015Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, co-founder and president, Valencell, talks the latest in wearable technology, and explains how Valencell's latest study aimed to match the performance of medical-grade sensors to measure activity in the wrist.  Listen to the interview Read More

Raleigh company pushes Limit in Workout Technology
Raleigh company pushes Limit in Workout Technology

July 7, 2015 — Valencell designs the technology used in devices that measure body functions during exercise like heart rate, blood pressure and number of steps. “We’re the only company that focuses on providing sensor technology to the market place, so we don’t manufacture products. We don’t build them,” LeBeouf said. “We develop core technology we validate them and research it with research institutions, then we license it out to the community.“ Read More

Wearables Reach for Clinical Levels
Wearables Reach for Clinical Levels

July 7, 2015 — Steven LeBoeuf, co-founder and president, Valencell, talks the latest in wearable technology, and explains how his company’s latest study aimed to match the performance of medical-grade sensors to measure activity in the wrist.  Read More

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