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Ten Disruptive Tech Trends for 2014
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Kelly22
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6/19/2014 | 5:04:55 PM
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I'm looking forward to seeing how wearables play out in health insurance, there's a lot of potential there. You have a good point on the payments issue. I agree that mobile payments will have to gain more popularity before we see wearables enter that space.
Jonathan_Camhi
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6/18/2014 | 6:24:26 PM
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I think there's more uses in insurance (particularly health) than in banking. People keep talking about making payments with wearable tech. But right now customers won't even adopt mobile payments. So it seems payments with wearables is still a long way off.
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6/13/2014 | 7:34:05 PM
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Wearable tech was a big theme during the CIO/CTO roundtable at the IASA conference. One of the speakers passed around the new wristbands they're using at Disney World to give people access to hotel rooms, theme parks, credit cards, etc. It'll be interesting to see how financial services embraces that technology.
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Jonathan_Camhi,
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6/13/2014 | 6:48:59 PM
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Meet deadline or risk a lifetime of back/neck problems. Choose wisely. #journalismproblems.
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6/12/2014 | 6:55:03 PM
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Just imagine if we had sensors in our desk chairs telling us when we'd been sitting too long or could help us adjust height/pitch to avoid neck and back strain. However that would not help with deadlines!
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Jonathan_Camhi,
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6/10/2014 | 4:13:08 PM
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Having worked in a warehouse where I had to take a class on how to properly lift heavy items, I can definitely see the use in that. They were really concerned about the potential for injury.
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6/10/2014 | 12:34:49 PM
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Yes he mentioned the insurance aspects, as well as potential new uses, such as monitoring how safely and effectively a factory worker might lift something, and using that to help write the company's insurance policy.
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6/9/2014 | 8:29:39 PM
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Wearable technology and the broader Internet of Things already is being taken seriously in insurance, where it could play a role in risk prevention and claims management, among functions. The industrial crowdsourcing trend is an interesting concept but will require senior management to go beyond lip service about collaboration and truly accept the "wisdom of crowds" when those crowds are your employees.


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