The Secret to a High Tech Concierge Medical Office? Data

March 3, 2018

By design, the downtown San Francisco storefront offices of Forward feel more like a spa or a ritzy skin care boutique than a doctors’ office. But the latter thing is true. Despite the sun shining through floor-to-ceiling windows onto pastel walls, blond-wood surfaces and no check-in desk in sight (attractive, casually dressed receptionists with iPads offer you a water), Forward is a concierge medical service. Insurance doesn’t get you so…

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Your Roomba knows your homes layoutand iRobot wants to sell that data

July 26, 2017

iRobot‘s Roomba robots have been vacuuming up household dirt since 2002. At the same time, they’ve also been learning your home’s layoutthe better for not bumping into your couch or getting stuck under the coffee table. Until now, that knowledge of your home has been private. In the future though, iRobot may sell that information to help smart home products get smarter. Theres an entire ecosystem of things and services…

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NFL players wearing smart wristbands will be able to sell their health data

July 25, 2017

Defensive back Marcus Maye runs through a drill during Florida's NFL Pro Day in Gainesville, Florida.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock In the perhaps not-so-distant future, NFL players will be able to monetize intimate data about their body. The NFL Players Association recently closed a deal with Whoop, a wearable tech company that makes wristbands that track heart rate, sleep quality, and more. Whoop will now hand out wristbands to NFL players who will…

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NFL players wearing smart wristbands will be able to sell their health data

May 25, 2017

Defensive back Marcus Maye runs through a drill during Florida's NFL Pro Day in Gainesville, Florida.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock In the perhaps not-so-distant future, NFL players will be able to monetize intimate data about their body. The NFL Players Association recently closed a deal with Whoop, a wearable tech company that makes wristbands that track heart rate, sleep quality, and more. Whoop will now hand out wristbands to NFL players who will…

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