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Wearables trends reflect growing use of analytics, customized value proposition

The wearables market will be much more than smartwatches and fitness trackers, and Apple and Google won't be the only big names making waves, according to a new Tractica white paper detailing the top 10 developing industry trends.

Report: Wearables losing consumer interest, investment attention

While a slowdown in technology investment and consumer adoption of wearables is not likely to have too much of a negative impact on a company like Fitbit, it could prove challenging to middle of the pack companies in the space, as well as newcomers, according to a new report.

Pentagon funding to drive wearables innovation forward

The U.S. Department of Defense is providing $75 million to spur flexible hybrid electronics development by a consortium featuring Apple, Lockheed Martin, top research institutions and universities including MIT and Stanford.

Dexcom glucose monitor tool gets green light from FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first fully mobile continuous glucose monitoring system that lets users to share glucose data via a smartphone instead of a stand-alone receiver.

Latino diabetics deserve greater focus in developing mHealth apps

Mobile app developers should take the needs of Latino diabetics into account when creating mHealth apps for disease management, according to new research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research: mHealth and uHealth.

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