Biometrics, Daily Updates, Flash Briefings, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Longevity Economy, Podcasts, VoiceFirst

010 – Ryan Kraudel – Biometric Sensors + Hearables

Today's episode of the podcast features, Ryan Kraudel, VP of Marketing at Valencell. Valencell manufacturers optical-based, PPG (photoplethysmogram) sensors that are designed to be integrated into a variety of wearables, consumer hearables and hearing aids. If you've ever used an Apple Watch before and noticed the blinking green light on the underside of the device,… Continue reading 010 – Ryan Kraudel – Biometric Sensors + Hearables

Alexa, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Guest Appearances, Hearables, Podcasts, Siri, Voicebot, VoiceFirst

Guest Appearance – Voicebot Podcast with Andy Bellavia and Bret Kinsella: Hearables + Voice

Last week, I joined Bret Kinsella and Andy Bellavia on the Voicebot podcast to talk about hearables and why they're suddenly emerging as such an important facet of voice technology. Our conversation touched on everything from how companies are improving battery life to facilitate longer usage, to which companies are best poised to succeed in… Continue reading Guest Appearance – Voicebot Podcast with Andy Bellavia and Bret Kinsella: Hearables + Voice

Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Podcasts, VoiceFirst

007 – Hunter McKinley – Apps for an AirPods-Oriented World

Today's podcast features guest Hunter McKinley, CMO of YAC (Yelling Across Cubicles). This episode explores the future that YAC is helping to build, which is geared around two major developing trends: remote work and the rise of AirPods. Our conversation begins with Hunter describing a handful of the tools that YAC has built, starting with… Continue reading 007 – Hunter McKinley – Apps for an AirPods-Oriented World

Alexa, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Hearables, Podcasts, Siri, VoiceFirst

Podcast: Andy Bellavia – VoiceFirst Hearables Use Cases (Future Ear Daily Update 12-3-19)

Today's episode of the Future Ear Radio Podcast features Andy Bellavia of Knowles Corporation. This is the second half of our hearables discussion, and while part one was largely centered around how the stage has been set for the next decade with hearables, part two explores what types of use cases might emerge now that… Continue reading Podcast: Andy Bellavia – VoiceFirst Hearables Use Cases (Future Ear Daily Update 12-3-19)

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

Podcast: Andy Bellavia – Hearables Ubiquity (Future Ear Daily Update 11-26-19)

For the next two episodes of the Future Ear podcast, I've brought Andy Bellavia of Knowles Corp on the show to have a nice long discussion about the state of hearables and where things are headed as we enter into the 2020's. This is a two-part episode, with the first episode being released today covering… Continue reading Podcast: Andy Bellavia – Hearables Ubiquity (Future Ear Daily Update 11-26-19)

Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Guest Appearances, Hearables, Podcasts, VoiceFirst

Guest Appearance: Inside VOICE Podcast (Future Ear Daily Update 11-18-19)

I recently spoke with Keri Roberts, the host of the Voice Summit's podcast, Inside Voice, about the burgeoning, "Aural Attention Economy." I first began writing about this new facet of the, "Attention Economy," back in February when I wrote a two-part piece for Voicebot titled, "The Cambrian Explosion of Audio Content." Since that piece, it's… Continue reading Guest Appearance: Inside VOICE Podcast (Future Ear Daily Update 11-18-19)

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)

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)

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)

Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare

SonicCloud + Apple Health (Future Ear Daily Update 11-5-19)

One of the companies I've found to be very interesting to follow in the hearing healthcare space is SonicCloud. I was first introduced to SonicCloud at an industry trade show a few years ago, where Chief Customer Experience Officer, Larry Guterman, walked me through the software that the company was building, and helped to lay… Continue reading SonicCloud + Apple Health (Future Ear Daily Update 11-5-19)