Ahh, don’t you just love the smell of fresh wearables in the morning? FitBit has introduced three new fitness bracelets—two Charge bracelets and a Surge fitness watch that is equipped with a heartbeat sensor and GPS radio. Smart fabric is opening new doors to health data—shoe insoles that track pace and pressure, gloves to perfect your bat swing (or club swing, Stan Woodland), and yoga mats to improve your poses. And Life Bag, a wearable medical kit used to treat survivors of natural disasters that also links to a tablet PC for database sharing.
Warning: this story of health innovation comes with some pretty icky images and, while it is Halloween week, it’s only fair that I tell you before you open the link at breakfast. The patient, who had an apple-sized tumor removed from his brain, now wears a 3D printed helmet to protect the incision.
Dark chocolate could improve memory, but you’d have to eat seven bars a day. They say ‘have to’ like it’s a bad thing.
If you’re in Philadelphia around 4pm this afternoon and want some hearty discussion about the roles of brand and procurement, our CEO will be hosting a roundtable at the ProcureCON Pharma Conference. And remember to keep up with Eugene Lee as we follow him on Twitter at the iMedia Breakthrough Summit today.
-Amanda Kopec Preto, Manager, Strategic Marketing & Corporate Communications