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SmartThings Surges Toward Connected-home Supremacy

David Smothers May 23, 2014

The appeal — and potential — of the SmartThings connected-home platform was obvious when I reviewed one of the SmartThings starter kits in December 2013. Now, in 2014, that potential is starting to get realized in a big way, as the increasingly popular open platform is surging forward with a revamped app, a slew of… Continue Reading »

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The Health Wearable Company Apple Helped Build Just Became A Lot More Useful

David Smothers May 15, 2014

When you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension, it’s important to keep your doctor in the loop on how you’re doing. After all, what might just feel like a bad day could actually be a sign of a serious condition going from bad to worse. That’s why iHealth, the wearable health startup that Apple helped get off… Continue Reading »

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Announcing National Family Caregivers Month!

David Smothers November 5, 2013

November is National Family Caregivers Month and this year’s theme this is Family Caregivers – Now More Than Ever! Each year, more and more Americans are caring for a loved one with a chronic condition, disability, or the frailties of old age.  There are as many as 90 million family caregivers in the U.S. today.  Thankfully, as family… Continue Reading »

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GE Is Freeing Up ‘Thousands’ of Patents to Fuel Your Imagination

David Smothers October 1, 2013

Today, at an event in New York, GE announced that it will open up “thousands” of patents from its library of some 20,000 to inventors using Quirky’s crowdsourced product development platform. That means that if you’re bright enough, you can use a GE patent to invent something. GE will still collect royalties on your brain… Continue Reading »

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Pilot Program Lets Albertans Monitor Heart Health From Home

David Smothers May 3, 2013

A new pilot project being launched in Sherwood Park will soon see 250 patients forgo trips to the doctor in favour of monitoring their heart health at home with the help of a virtual nurse. As CBC’s Kim Trynacity reports, this new telehealth technology may offer a glimpse into the future of Alberta health care…. Continue Reading »

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Technology Supports Heart Patients at Home

David Smothers May 2, 2013

EDMONTON, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ – A group of Albertans living with heart failure will have their conditions monitored right from their homes as part of an innovative pilot project. The pilot is a collaboration between the Alberta government, Alberta Health Services and GE Canada. “We know Albertans want to spend less time in hospital and more time at home… Continue Reading »

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