Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio

Apple’s Wearables + Research Kit

In yesterday’s update, I wrote about how we’re seeing medical-grade biometric sensors, such as ECG monitors, being implemented in more and more consumer wearable devices. In the update, I laid out a few ways in which I believe one of the core use cases of wearables (and eventually hearables) will be to serve as, “biometric… Continue reading Apple’s Wearables + Research Kit

Apple, Biometrics, Hearables, Longevity Economy

The Apple Heart Study (Future Ear Daily Update 11-14-19)

Yesterday, Chrissy Farr wrote a piece on the recently published paper in the New England Journal of Medicine about the results of Apple’s Heart Study. Apple collaborated with Stanford Medicine to conduct a broad study of Apple Watch users to try and identify atrial fibrillation (aFib). The Apple Watch series 4 has an ECG monitor… Continue reading The Apple Heart Study (Future Ear Daily Update 11-14-19)

Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Hearing Aids, Hearing Healthcare, Longevity Economy, Podcasts

065 – Giles Tongue & Andy Bellavia – The Quest for Near-Zero Latency in Hearables

This week on the Future Ear Radio podcast, I’m joined by Giles Tongue, CEO of Chatable Apps, and Andy Bellavia, Director of Market Development at Knowles Corp. By now, every one should know Andy as this is like his 20th guest appearance, and since this is Giles second appearance on the podcast, I hope you’re… Continue reading 065 – Giles Tongue & Andy Bellavia – The Quest for Near-Zero Latency in Hearables

Alexa, Daily Updates, Essays, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Longevity Economy, VoiceFirst

Alexa + Hearing Aids (Future Ear Daily Update 11-8-19)

One of the core themes of Future Ear has revolved around the idea of an impending marriage between voice assistants and hearing aids (and all hearables). This marriage of the two technologies became feasible five years ago with the introduction of Bluetooth hearing aids, enabling the ability to wirelessly tether one’s ears to the internet.… Continue reading Alexa + Hearing Aids (Future Ear Daily Update 11-8-19)

Audiology, Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Hearing Aids, Hearing Healthcare, Longevity Economy, Podcasts

059 – De Wet Swanepoel – HearX & Healthy Hearing for Everyone, Everywhere

This week on the Future Ear Radio podcast, I’m joined by the great De Wet Swanepoel, founder of HearX Group. Along with launching HearX, De Wet is a longtime research audiologist who also teaches at the University of Pretoria, has served as the President of the International Society of Audiology, and is currently the Editor… Continue reading 059 – De Wet Swanepoel – HearX & Healthy Hearing for Everyone, Everywhere

Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearing Healthcare

093 – Grace Sturdivant, AuD – OtoPro: A Fresh Take on the Business of Hearing Conservation

This week on the Future Ear Radio podcast, I’m joined by Grace Sturdivant, Audiologist and Owner/Founder of OtoPro Technologies. Grace shares the story of how and why she built a business that’s entirely centered around hearing conservation, and her branding efforts that have helped to fuel the success of her business. As Grace describes, OtoPro… Continue reading 093 – Grace Sturdivant, AuD – OtoPro: A Fresh Take on the Business of Hearing Conservation

Biometrics, Essays, Hearables, VoiceFirst

Pondering Apple’s Healthcare Move

Outside Disruption There have been a number of recent developments that involve impending moves from non-healthcare companies intending to venture into the healthcare space in some capacity. First, there was the joint announcement from Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan and Amazon that they intend to team up to “disrupt healthcare” by creating an independent healthcare company… Continue reading Pondering Apple’s Healthcare Move