Circadia is here to save sleep tech

We talk to the London startup that wants to actually improve your sleep. “The first generation of over-simplistic sleep tracking is over. It’s done, it’s gone, it’s dusted.” So says Circadia founder and CEO Fares Siddiqui who I met at London’s Makerversity campus to talk about why Fitbit, Johnson & Johnson and mattress startup Casper are interested in what his small team of designers and engineers thinks comes next. He points out that the ‘sleep aid’ industry, which includes everything from pillows to drugs to devices, is set to be…

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10 examples of the Internet of Things in healthcare

The next decade may well see a revolution in treatment and diagnosis of disease, as the Internet of Things (IoT) is brought to bear on medicine. Here are 10 examples of IoT in healthcare. 1. OpenAPS – closed-loop insulin delivery One of the most fascinating areas in IoT medicine is the open source initiative OpenAPS, which stands for open artificial pancreas system. Dana Lewis and her husband Scott Leibrand have hacked Dana’s CGM (continuous glucose monitor) and her insulin pump. Using the data feed from the CGM and a Raspberry…

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