Wearable technology devices help Zurich Life promote customer health

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The insurer is the first to launch a pilot program in Ireland geared toward trackable wellness for policyholders. Zurich Life Assurance (Zurich Life) has launched the first ever program in Ireland using wearable technology devices to help policyholders improve their health. This is a trial program being offered to a limited number of Zurich Life policyholders via select financial brokers. The customers will be rewarded for their participation in using the wearable technology devices by receiving cashback on their policy premiums. This reward will be applied if they are able…

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New wearable technology acts like a “smart” mood ring

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The latest smart wearables tech can determine the tone of a conversation and the speaker’s mood. There are now new wearable technology devices such as smartwatches that can do what mood rings never could. Instead of “sensing” your mood through the temperature of your finger, these devices use several sensors to determine the mood of a conversation. The wearable tech can use vitals and speech patterns to predict the tone of an ongoing conversation. In this way, the new wearable technology can tell if a conversation is happy, neutral or…

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Who won top wearable technology awards at CES 2017?

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Smartwatches and fitness trackers have a lot to live up to in this rapidly expanding category. CES 2017 is far from disappointing if you’re looking for the latest in tech, and the wearable technology awards have shown that this category is stronger than ever. Aside from the smart appliances and swarms of drones a plethora of new wearables have swamped the show. While there are tons of great gadgets to be seen, it’s the recipients of the wearable technology awards that had attracted the most attention. Even without the additional…

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Wearable technology fitness trackers may soon look to sweat instead of heart rates

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The wearables market is among those that are developing at laser speed, with new advancements regularly occurring. Over the last few years, it has felt as though the new discoveries in wearable technology are becoming increasingly frequent and, among the latest to truly make some noise, has been a concept that would use sensors to examine sweat in order to produce biofeedback. The results of a recent study have been published within the Nature science journal describing the potential of sweat. The researchers from the study determined that there were…

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Fitbit wearable technology sales have tripled

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Earnings from wearables have been heading ever skyward for the company. Sales of Fitbit wearable technology devices have been taking off and the data released about the quarter that came to a close at the end of September only provided further proof to that claim, as it showed that the sales were actually three times higher than they were during the same quarter the year before. In the third quarter of 2014, the sales had reached around $152.9 million, but that was only a third of 2015. In the third…

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Wearable technology could let doctors remotely monitor patients

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This would make it possible for people to check in for updates with their physicians without making the trip. The latest developments in wearable technology could make it easier to maintain a closer and more effective relationship between doctors and patients, as it could make it possible for physicians to monitor their patients – particularly the elderly – when they have a chronic condition but where daily appointments are impractical. Tech such as smartwatches could make it possible for emergency situations to be avoided. After all, when smaller symptoms are…

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Wearable technology may reduce heart attack risk

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This technology is being examined in its potential for soldiers as well as the general public. Although wearable technology is becoming relatively well known in terms of its potential benefits in counting steps and in calculating the number of calories that are burned in a day, but now researchers are wondering whether or not there could be a potential to help soldiers who are on the field, or to assist in the prevention of greater health problems. These researchers are from Sentient Science as well as from the University of…

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Apple Watch has yet to impress the health care industry

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Medical care providers had been hoping for more from the device maker’s first smartwatch. Although the Apple Watch has been making quite a stir in terms of the fact that it represents the company’s first step into wearable technology, when it comes to the first impressions that it has been making, many of them have not been quite as strong as it had likely hoped. For example, its health and fitness tracker features are not up to what the health care industry had expected. Before the majority of health care…

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