Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The Connected Medicine Cabinet: Bluetooth Pregnancy Test Makes Debut at CES 2016 - WSJ

Lag time before health insurance companies offer incentives to people using this class of apps (and sharing related data) tbd

"You know the rule: It’s rude to peek inside someone’s medicine cabinet. Now, it’s rude to peek at the smartphone apps wirelessly connecting to those products, too.

Got that addendum, Emily Post? Yes, thermometers, pill dispensers—now even pregnancy tests—can be connected to a smartphone and in some cases to the cloud. I call it the Internet of Bodily Things.

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week won’t just feature tech giants. Health and personal care companies, including First Response and L’OrĂ©al, also have descended on the annual gadget show. They’re hoping to wow customers with new sensor-equipped products coming soon to a drugstore near you."
The Connected Medicine Cabinet: Bluetooth Pregnancy Test Makes Debut at CES 2016 - WSJ
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