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I Got Mom a Robot Companion for her Birthday

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Through work I had been exposed to Mabu the personal healthcare companion, an intelligent, socially interactive robot whose conversations are tailored to each patient that she works with. Mabu seemed cheesy and a bit creepy, but the idea had legs, if a bit odd. At the same time Mom needed a birthday gift and I [...]

FBI vs. Apple and the Risk to Your Health Data

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By now anyone with a pulse has heard about Apple’s showdown with the FBI over resisting cracking open a terrorist’s phone from San Bernandino. From a public perception perspective the FBI picked the perfect case to force Apple to comply – a conflict over security that has been brewing for a while. However, it’s not [...]

Goldman Sach’s Astounding Projections for Healthcare Virtual Reality

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"Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have the potential to become the next big computing platform, and as we saw with the PC and smartphone, we expect new markets to be created and existing markets to be disrupted.” – reads the first full sentence in Goldman Sach’s research report on Virtual and Augmented Reality [...]

Will 2016 be a Big Year for Virtual Reality in Pharma?

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One of the more amazing technological innovations of 2015 was the consumerization of virtual reality. Google Cardboard, which started out almost as a joke, came into its own this November when the New York Times distributed over 1 million Cardboard units to their subscribers, featuring a  film, "The Displaced," which follows the lives of three [...]

A Simple Framework for Understanding Social Hubs and Content Hubs

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Content marketing and content curation was one of the main themes of 2014. Companies jumped (or stumbled) in with both feet – as well as individual thought leaders, who were quick to create their own content platforms and collections. Supporting these efforts was the emergence of some excellent tools that allowed you to easily stitch [...]

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