Yuri Teshler

Hearing Aids Enter The ‘Autonomous Listening’ Age

There are many hearing aid manufactures like Miracle-Ear, Beltone, ReSound, ZOUNDS and Oticon, but the Signia Pure hearing aids are a revelation in technology-driven innovation. Much like Tesla Motors is pushing the limits on autonomous driving, Signia is exploring the limits of autonomous ‘listening’. It could be the start of a truly remarkable tech revolution for …

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Wellness Wasteland: Technology Isn’t Where We Need It Most

When the average person walks into a hospital, they are surrounded by arguably the densest concentration of technology that they will ever encounter. The doctor’s arsenal of sensors, tools, software and data can be brought to bear against a host of diseases and ailments. The modern hospital is the epicenter of technologically-driven wellness. But when …

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10,000 Steps A Day: The Wrong Wellness Incentive

Wearable technology companies are seeing blue oceans in corporate wellness. With the consumer market for wearable tech brimming with choices, companies like Fitbit and Jawbone are offering corporate wellness programs orbiting their devices. By tying their device metrics to corporate wellness incentives, manufacturers can capture large swaths of consumers they might not otherwise access, and …

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Apple iPhone Connected Us To Each Other, The Apple Watch Connects Us To Ourselves

Recently, principal analyst Patrick Moorhead and I had the opportunity to visit one of Apple‘s labs for studying human movement and activity. The investment into broadening the Apple Watch’s measurement abilities is nothing short of extraordinary. Near Apple’s campus in Cupertino, CA, is a cloistered facility where for the last three years, for six days a …

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To Consumers, Today’s Healthcare Approach Is Like Getting Stuck On Mars

In healthcare, consumers are once removed from not just payment, but also decision-making. In spite of this disintermediation, health and wellness is innately individual. In parallel, consumer adoption of health and wellness related technology is soaring. It begs the question: As digital health approaches critical mass, who will lead the charge for healthcare consumerization and …

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How Consumers Will Fix The Healthcare System, Part II

As I wrote in my last column, consumers are going to be the ones that drive health care reforms in two ways. First, they’re using technology to improve their own health. Second, and the topic of today’s column, consumers will help revolutionize the way health care is delivered. Companies like Teladoc and American Well were first to …

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How Consumers Will Fix The Healthcare System, Part I

Two weeks ago, my wife and co-practice lead, Jeanne, wrote an article about a topic you don’t see much in the Tech space. It generated a great deal of interest and shares, so we know it resonated with Forbes readers. She listed the several ways we, as a society, have become fatter and less healthy. …

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