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Wearable Computing Set for Takeoff

Healthcare, News, Technology  |  May 23, 2013  |  By

Wearable Computing Set for Takeoff

MoneyMoves interviews Michael Yang about healthcare technology trends. See the video interview here.


Jawbone Welcomes BodyMedia

Healthcare, News  |  April 30, 2013  |  By

Jawbone welcomes BodyMedia

One Plus One Clearly Equals Three. This morning, Jawbone announced that it has acquired BodyMedia. Two industry leaders in the mobile health and body monitoring space have joined forces, and I can’t help but hum aloud the R&B hit from McFadden & Whitehead, “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now.” Jawbone, best known for its Jambox speakers and Icon headsets, recently set its sights on the lifestyle tracking arena with its Up wristband. Consumers’ thirst…

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Ask a VC with Michael Yang

Healthcare, News  |  March 22, 2013  |  By

 


CES 2013 Predictions: Seperating True Personal Health Device Innovators From the Crowd

Consumer, Healthcare  |  January 11, 2013  |  By

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As a new year begins, most Americans are focused on the fiscal cliff, but there’s also an impending “health cliff” that’s arguably far more frightening. The staggering statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on heart disease, diabetes and obesity in America are a wake-up call to the general populous — as well as technologists and entrepreneurs —…

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Aging-in-Place: Fertile Ground for Healthcare Innovations

Consumer, Healthcare  |  October 23, 2012  |  By

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Did you know that 8,000 baby boomers celebrate their 65th birthday every day? America is aging, and Comcast Ventures is interested in investing in technologies that provide the elderly with security, safety and independence as they gracefully age in their homes. Thanks to advances in medicine, life expectancy for the average American today is 78 years. Among the 40 million…

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Can’t Sleep? Neither Can We. Let’s Talk.

Consumer, Healthcare, News  |  August 20, 2012  |  By

Body Media

Earlier this summer, Comcast Ventures invested in BodyMedia as part of our broader interest in consumer-facing healthcare technologies. We believe in the critical importance of the “Wellness Triangle” – exercise, nutrition and sleep – to a healthy lifestyle. One thing that has astounded us is how little billing sleep gets relative to its peers. Did you know that if you…

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How Many Calories Do Olympians Burn? BodyMedia Breaks It Down [INFOGRAPHIC]

Consumer, Healthcare  |  August 3, 2012  |  By

Body Media Olympian Calories Infographic

Guest Contributor: BodyMedia It’s exciting to watch the 2012 Summer Olympics and cheer for your favorite athletes. For some, all the action in London is added motivation to get off the couch and work to reach personal fitness goals. Here’s even more motivation – below you will find a breakdown of the average calorie burn an individual could achieve by…

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Wearing Your Health Monitor on Your Sleeve – Literally

Consumer, Healthcare  |  May 24, 2012  |  By

Body Media Comcast Ventures

By Christine Robins Amid all the debate over spiraling healthcare costs, one of the bright spots involves the role that mobile technology can play in helping consumers track basic health indicators without the expense of visiting their doctors. That emerging emphasis on self-monitoring promises to dramatically expand the market for wearable body sensors. Until a few decades ago, the biggest…

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Why Investing in Healthcare Innovation Matters to Us

Enterprise, Healthcare, Technology  |  January 6, 2012  |  By

Michael Yang-Comcast Ventures

Ahh – New Year’s Resolutions.  It’s that time of year when we get besieged with ads and Facebook posts from friends about new gym memberships and finally getting fit this year. Whether you should go to the gym or not (as Men’s Journal provocatively suggests), or whether you should jump on the latest diet craze (and be a “Caveman”), there…

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