Tech Companies Are Moving Full-Steam Ahead With Wearables, But What Are They Doing With All That Health Data?
On display at the big 2019 CES technology show will be the latest in wearables -- “I just got an email about a bladder monitor," says one analyst -- but privacy concerns remain at the front of consumers' minds.
The Wall Street Journal:
Blood Pressure, Baby’s Pulse, Sperm Potency: Home Health Devices Are Tracking More Than Ever
Companies are planning to get personal—very personal—at the 2019 CES technology show this week in Las Vegas. The annual event for showcasing the latest in consumer technology will feature self-driving shuttle buses, 5G wireless hubs, artificially intelligent ovens and more, but exhibitors will also be displaying their ability to intuit deeper health data directly from users, often with cheap, even wearable, devices. (Bindley, 1/6)
In other health and technology news —
San Francisco Chronicle:
Biotech Firm Grail Conducting Large Study For Early Breast Cancer Detection
Dr. Harriet Borofsky, a radiologist and medical director at one of the Bay Area’s largest breast imaging centers, is always on the lookout for technology to improve breast cancer screenings. She is so hopeful about one such technology — a blood test made by biotech startup Grail Inc. that seeks to detect cancer early — that she recently joined her patients in signing up for a study to test its effectiveness. (Ho, 1/6)