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Sonos’s Really Interesting Patent App: Play Music Based on Biometrics Like Sweat

Sonos patent application describes how biometric data like perspiration, pulse or tone of voice could inform an audio system to play music or other content that is most conducive to the listener’s well being.

Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2018

7 Smart Home Trends at CES 2018

In studying pre-CES IoT activity, we discerned a few new trends in smart-home technology (‘the fog’) and market forces (wellness) driving home-automation. But some things never change (standards).

Julie Jacobson · December 19, 2017

IoT at CES 2018: You See Gadgets, We See Serious Smart Home Trends

An alarm clock that wakes you up to the smell of coffee, a standalone device that plays back lights and sounds for security and other IoT “gadgets” illustrate major smart-home themes including audio analytics, wellness, and AI.

Julie Jacobson · December 15, 2017

Big Win for Home Health Technology: Medicare, Medicaid to Up Reimbursement

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) presents new policy that helps clinicians get reimbursed for remote patient monitoring and other home health technologies.

Julie Jacobson · November 16, 2017

T1D Diabetes IFTTT Project: Turn on Lights if Blood Glucose Levels are Critical

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) dad outlines DIY project utilizing NightScout, IFTTT, SmartThings and other IoT devices to enable a Dexcom constant glucose monitor to turn on lights when blood glucose reaches critical levels. #singfornicole

Michael Maniscalco · October 03, 2017

After Son’s Diabetes Diagnosis, IoT Exec Sees Big Role for Home Automation in Disease Management

Mike Maniscalco of Ihiji, which makes remote monitoring systems for smart homes, uses home automation to help manage son’s Type 1 diabetes. He sees big implications for IoT in disease management and health monitoring.

Michael Maniscalco · August 03, 2017

GrandCare Returns to Home Tech Channel, Teams with CEDIA on Aging-in-Place

After leaving the custom electronics channel three years ago, GrandCare is back with systems for seniors and education for integrators; CEDIA to host intensive training for aging in place.

Julie Jacobson · February 19, 2016

Home Health Care

Home Health Technology: 3 Integrators, 3 Business Models

Three opportunities in the health and wellness market: 1. Activity monitoring and PERS; 2. Medical monitoring meets social networking; 3. Medical consultations via videoconference.

Julie Jacobson · June 29, 2009