Health

Home Health Technology Scores Big Win in Reimbursement

By Julie Jacobson · November 5, 2018 • Medicare and Medicaid loosened restrictions on reimbursement for remote patient monitoring, paving the way for more insurance providers to cover home-health technology.

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

By Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2018 • 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 / CE Pro)

7 Smart Home Trends at CES 2018

By Julie Jacobson · December 19, 2017 • 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).

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

By Julie Jacobson · December 15, 2017 • 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 trends like audio analytics, wellness, and AI.

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

By Julie Jacobson · November 16, 2017 • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) presents new policy that helps clinicians get reimbursed for remote patient monitoring and other mobile-health technologies.

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

By Michael Maniscalco · October 3, 2017 • 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

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

By Michael Maniscalco · August 3, 2017 • 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.