Apple, Biometrics, Hearables, Longevity Economy

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

https://anchor.fm/futureear Future Ear Radio now available on Spotify & Anchor 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… Continue reading The Apple Heart Study (Future Ear Daily Update 11-14-19)

Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Longevity Economy

The VA + Apple Health (Future Ear Daily Update 11-6-19)

Yesterday, I wrote about the new SonicCloud integration with Apple Health that will allow SonicCloud users to import their audiograms housed in Apple Health directly into the SonicCloud app. Today, Apple announced another Apple Health development that will allow for veterans to access all their health records through Apple Health. In the press release issued… Continue reading The VA + Apple Health (Future Ear Daily Update 11-6-19)

Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, VoiceFirst

Google Assistant Wearables (Future Ear Daily Update 11-1-19)

Well, it's official. Google bought Fitbit this morning for $2.1 billion dollars after submitting an offer on Monday. Rick Osterloh, SVP of Devices & Services at Google, issued a blog post announcing the acquisition and kicked off it off with this (emphasis mine): Today, we’re announcing that Google has entered into a definitive agreement to… Continue reading Google Assistant Wearables (Future Ear Daily Update 11-1-19)

Alexa, Aural Attention Economy, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Siri, Uncategorized, VoiceFirst

Upcoming Webinar On AudiologyOnline (Future Ear Daily Update 10-30-19)

This Friday, I will be presenting a 60 minute webinar titled, "The Technological Evolution of Today's Hearing Aids," on the continuing education site, AudiologyOnline. While it's a presentation intended for hearing care professionals, it's free to sign up for and can be attended by anyone. This presentation will ultimately be a culmination of everything I've… Continue reading Upcoming Webinar On AudiologyOnline (Future Ear Daily Update 10-30-19)

Alexa, Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Siri, VoiceFirst

AirPods Pro & Google + Fitbit (Future Ear Daily Update 10-28-19)

This morning, as I was writing today's update around Alexa Bill Pay, news broke about Apple releasing a new pair of AirPods - AirPods Pro - and that Google is in talks to buy Fitbit. So, I'm pivoting here and will publish the Alexa Bill Pay update tomorrow, as I feel I need to cover… Continue reading AirPods Pro & Google + Fitbit (Future Ear Daily Update 10-28-19)

Alexa, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables

Amazon Care + Health Navigator (Future Ear Daily Update 10-24-19)

Yesterday, CNBC reporter, Christina Farr, reported that Amazon has purchased digital health startup, Health Navigator. As Christina notes, this group will be joining the Amazon Care group that Amazon formed and launched last month. For today's update, I thought it would make sense to write about this acquisition and how it relates to the broader… Continue reading Amazon Care + Health Navigator (Future Ear Daily Update 10-24-19)

Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Wearables

Guardians of Health (Future Ear Daily Update 9-23-19)

During Apple's annual hardware event last year, the Apple Watch series 4 was released and during the unveiling, Apple's COO, Jeff Williams, proclaimed that the Apple Watch was, "an intelligent guardian for your health." In Apple's press release detailing the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple stated: "Apple Watch Series 4 with watchOS 5 brings advanced… Continue reading Guardians of Health (Future Ear Daily Update 9-23-19)

Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Wearables

Wearables Grow Up (Future Ear Daily Update 9-19-19)

One of my favorite podcasts, a16z, recently created a secondary, news-oriented show, "16 minutes." 16 Minutes is great because the host, Sonal Chokshi (who also hosts the a16Z podcast), brings on various in-house experts from a16Z's venture capital firm to provide insight into each week's news topics. This week, Sonal brought on general partner, Vijay… Continue reading Wearables Grow Up (Future Ear Daily Update 9-19-19)

Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, VoiceFirst

Hearables Panel Video (Future Ear Daily Update 9-10-19)

Back in July, I published an update recapping the hearables panel that I participated on in July at the Voice summit. One of my fellow panelists, Eric Seay, had a friend in the audience who shot a video of the panel, so for today's update, I'm sharing the video. I had remembered the panel being… Continue reading Hearables Panel Video (Future Ear Daily Update 9-10-19)

Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio

Follow the Integration (Future Ear Daily Update 8-28-19)

There's been a lot of chatter, analysis, and overall hot takes about Apple's new credit card, the Apple Card, transpiring the past few weeks online. One of the best pieces I have read on the subject came from longtime Apple analyst, Horace Dediu (@asymco). Horace begins by tearing down the fallacies in the tired, old… Continue reading Follow the Integration (Future Ear Daily Update 8-28-19)