March 16, 2021
Google headlined today's announcement of its second-generation Nest Hub smart display with a breakdown of its newest features: contactless sleep monitoring and data-driven personalized recommendations for those struggling to get a good night's rest.
When placed on the bedside and calibrated, the Nest Hub's Sleep Sensing feature uses Google's Soli – a low-energy radar sensor previously tapped to...
February 3, 2021
Cardiac health-monitoring smart toilet seat maker Casana (formerly Heart Health Intelligence) has raised $14 million in a Series A funding round led by General Catalyst and the Outsiders Fund. Also participating was Bemis Manufacturing Company, a toilet seat manufacturer that led the startup's $2.2 million round last April.
In addition to the fundraise, Casana announced that Austin McChord, the...
September 25, 2020
The smart home of the future is one dominated by sensors, transmitters and intelligent data analyses that work to improve the lives of those dwelling within. Increase the scale by a degree of magnitude and you have smart communities or cities: an aggregated body of information and infrastructure systems that aims to deliver services efficiently and – if implemented carefully – address issues of...
January 21, 2019
Newly published data from a team of Rochester, New York researchers give credence to a cardiovascular health monitoring system built into a home toilet seat. Examined over an eight-week period, the system demonstrated clinical grade accuracy for measurements of blood pressure, stroke volume and blood oxygenation when compared with their respective gold standards.
For measurements of...
July 2, 2015
More than 40 percent of US broadband households are interested in receiving medical alerts via a smartphone or another connected platform, according to a report from Parks Associates.
The report, called Smart Home Platforms for Health, assesses the potential for smart home platforms to support connected health offerings.
“About 10 percent of US broadband households have some type of smart home...
January 20, 2015
EarlySense, an Israeli company which makes a passive and contactless bedside monitor that continuously measures respiration rate, heart rate, and motion, has raised $20 million, with $10 million constituting a strategic investment from Samsung. Welch Allyn, which licenses EarlySense's sensor, also contributed, as did other existing investors Pitango Venture Capital, JK&B, Proseed and Noaber...
July 9, 2009
Global wireless sensor networking services, including home health initiatives and smart grids, will be a $6 billion market worldwide by 2012, according research firm ON World.
"Two years ago home owners were installing wood floors and pools but today they are installing in-home energy management and health systems," says Mareca Hatler, ON World research director. "This trend is being driven by...
May 26, 2009
Senior living community administrators predict that during the next five years "smart home" technology and wireless connectivity will help attract residents, according to The Trends in Senior Living survey conducted by the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging. The survey polled operators within 107 senior living organizations, which represent some 435 senior living communities in 13 states. The...