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    ARK Disrupt Issue 111: Autonomous Technology, Deep Learning, and Lab Grown Meat

    by | News
    Mentioned Companies: AAPL, GM, GOOGL, TSLA, TSN

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 111. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    IoT Ecosystem: Four Hurdles The Industry Has To Overcome

    by | Digital
    Mentioned Companies: AMBA, CSCO, DATA, GOOG, PHG, QCOM, YHOO

    Surprisingly, while the “Internet of Things” (IoT) is nascent, research suggests that its growth rate in US homes has peaked,1 at least for now, as shown below. Before it can reaccelerate, the IoT ecosystem must overcome four hurdles: high prices, complicated interfaces and controls, unreliable interoperability, and the inaccessibility of data driven insights. If it […]

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    Adidas Smart Shirts

    by | Digital
    Mentioned Companies: ADS

    Could clothing cut healthcare costs and save lives? Today, most “smart” wearable textiles, or e-textiles, exist only in laboratories, not on production floors. Manufacturing e-textiles has been difficult because the fabric must be washable and safe for skin contact. Adidas’ (ADS) Textronics group has met these challenges, creating fabrics for the first commercially available products, with promising applications for sports and healthcare.

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    Wearables and FDA Loopholes – What are the regulatory standards on health-tracking apps?

    by | Digital
    Mentioned Companies: MDT, STJ, YHOO

    Health-tracking and medical services are the recognized “killer apps” for wearables, at least for now. The expensive, lengthy FDA approval process required for medical devices, however, is leading companies, both big and small, to find ways around it. Regulatory consultant Emergo Group notes that it takes five months for the FDA just to review and clear […]