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Wearable Devices Being Used in Drug Trials, Medical Research

Pharmaceutical companies are enlisting Fitbits and other gadgets strapped to patients’ wrists, chests and skin as a way to bring drugs to market faster. What began as an aid for athletes and dieters to track their movements is quickly becoming …

Pros and Cons of Wearable Technology in the Workplace

“Physically it was like getting a vaccination; a pain in the hand that was over very quickly,” explains Hannes Sjoblad, describing the moment a piercing specialist implanted a microchip under his skin. The NFC (near-field communication) chip allows the Swede …

What Insurers Want to Know When Considering Wearable Devices

In a recent blog on the subject, Mark Breading, a partner at SMA, weighed whether wearables would hurt or benefit insurers. He provided some key questions insurers should consider in developing wearables strategy. They include: • Will data derived from …

How the Insurance Industry Is Using Google Glass

Improved customer service may be just one benefit insurers could see by using Google Glass in their operations. Michael Clifton, vice president of Insurance for Cognizant, described some of the benefits in the company’s white paper last year, “Google Glass: …

Insurers See Impact from Wearable Devices Within 2 Years

Nearly two-thirds of insurers expect wearable technologies to have a significant impact on the industry, according to a survey in Accenture’s annual Technology Vision report. The survey of more than 200 insurance executives across nine countries found that 63 percent …

How Wearable Devices Could Disrupt the Insurance Industry

Nearly 50 years after Captain Kirk began using his wrist communicator on the television show, Star Trek, wearable technology is taking hold. From Fitbit and Nike Fuelbands to Google Glass and Golden-I, the technology is influencing how people live and …