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)

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

Voice of Healthcare Podcast Ep 21 – Dr. Eric Topol (Future Ear Daily Update 8-26-19)

Back in June, I wrote an update about an a16z podcast interview with Dr. Eric Topol. Dr. Topol is a longtime cardiologist and the chair of innovative medicine at Scripps Research. He's been practicing medicine for 40 years and seems to be regarded in the medical community as one of the most forward-thinking, open-minded doctors.… Continue reading Voice of Healthcare Podcast Ep 21 – Dr. Eric Topol (Future Ear Daily Update 8-26-19)

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

Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio

ECG Sensors Continue Proliferating (Future Ear Daily Update 8-7-19)

One of the most interesting trends occurring with wearables right now is the early implementation of medical-grade sensors into consumer products. The most notable example of this would be when Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 4, which has an electrocardiogram sensor built into the device. Now, Samsung has announced an upcoming second edition to… Continue reading ECG Sensors Continue Proliferating (Future Ear Daily Update 8-7-19)

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

“Hearables – The New Wearables” – Nick Hunn’s Famous White Paper 5 Years Later (Future Ear Daily Update 7-10-19)

Nick Hunn, the wireless technology analyst and CTO of WiFore Consulting, coined the term "hearables" in his now famous white paper, "Hearables - the new Wearables," back in 2014. For today's update, I thought it might be fun to look back at Nick's initial piece to really appreciate some of his prescient foresight with predicting… Continue reading “Hearables – The New Wearables” – Nick Hunn’s Famous White Paper 5 Years Later (Future Ear Daily Update 7-10-19)

Audiology, Biometrics, Essays, Hearables, VoiceFirst

Capping Off Year One with my AudiologyOnline Webinar

A Year's Work Condensed into One Hour Last week, I presented a webinar through the continuing education website, AudiologyOnline, for a number of audiologists around the country. The same week the year prior, I launched this blog. So, for me, the webinar was basically a culmination of the past year's blog posts, tweets and videos… Continue reading Capping Off Year One with my AudiologyOnline Webinar

Biometrics, Essays, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Live-Language Translation, VoiceFirst

Hearing Aid Use Cases are Beginning to Grow

    The Next Frontier In my first post back in 2017, I wrote that the inspiration for creating this blog was to provide an ongoing account of what happens after we connect our ears to the internet (via our smartphones). What new applications and functionality might emerge when an audio device serves as an… Continue reading Hearing Aid Use Cases are Beginning to Grow

Biometrics, Conferences, Hearables, VoiceFirst

The State of Smart Assistants + Healthcare

    Last week, I was fortunate to travel to Boston to attend the Voice of Healthcare Summit at Harvard Medical School. My motivation for attending this conference was to better understand how smart assistants are currently being implemented into the various segments of our healthcare system and to learn what's on the horizon in… Continue reading The State of Smart Assistants + Healthcare

Biometrics, Essays, Hearing Healthcare

Bringing Biometric Sensors to our Ears

  Valencell + Sonion News broke last week that Sonion, a leading components manufacturer for ear-worn devices, had led a $10.5 million Series E round of investment into Valencell, a pioneer in the biometric sensor manufacturing industry. In exchange for its investment into Valencell, Sonion now has exclusivity on Valencell's bio-sensor technology for the ear-level… Continue reading Bringing Biometric Sensors to our Ears