On Tuesday Jawbone which makes the Up activity tracking wristband announced it had purchased BodyMedia for an estimated $110 million. With the boom of activity trackers hitting the market there would no doubt need to be a consolidation. I didn’t expect this to start so soon and more importantly I feel Jawbone chose very wisely […]
Last year was a good one when it came to the growth of health gadgets and services. A digital health year end funding report that was done by Rocket Health showed how fast the sector is moving. Venture Beat broke down the report and said the following: Investors funneled 46 percent more money and made 56
I’ve been witnessing a pretty interesting phenomenon as of late. There is a very similar progression to how the evolution of Quantified Self technologies are going when compared to Lifestreaming. When I first started covering Lifestreaming the first phase began with finding ways to aggregate the data generated across many different services. Many different aggregation
The new release of the Path app for iOS and Android has created quite a positive buzz. Much of it has been centered around the very beautiful design and UI. But the app has also pivoted down a different path (I know, I should be arrested for this sentence). Path originated as a photo sharing
Since I recently started testing out the Bodymedia armband I’ve also looked into other devices and the associated data and visualizations they provide. It got me thinking that as we start to incorporate several of these personal tracking devices and associated services into our lives, an opportunity to create a single dashboard will present itself.
I was excited to discover the folks from Bodymedia who had a booth at the GDGT event at SXSW this year. In my coverage of devices used for Lifelogging, I continue to look for new gadgets in this arena. On the surface the Bodymedia armband sounded very similar to Fitbit in that it offers the