Maarten Hendriks

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Fitbit’s Accuracy Just Got a Big Vote of Confidence

Earlier this month Fitbit was hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming its heart rate tracking products were inaccurate. Two products in particular …

Wearable Tech

When Algorithms Give Orders: The Ethics Of Fulfilling Our Desires Vs Saving Us From Ourselves

As the capabilities of artificial intelligence have advanced exponentially over the last several years, a growing chorus of voices has warned of the dangers as AI begins to make more and more decisions on our behalf. Many of the concerns cited, such as intelligent killer robots, are still at least …

Artificial Intelligence

Japan’s Dentsu Ventures invests in health tracking lab-in-a-box developer Cue

<i>(The Bridge) –</i> Dentsu Ventures, the corporate venture capital of Japanese ad agency Dentsu, announced today that it has invested an undisclosed sum in San Diego-based Cue, the startup developing a health tracking device under the same name. Financial details have not been disclosed. For Dentsu …

Theranos Wellness Centers Aren’t Using “Nanotainers” At This Time

A Theranos testing center in Mesa, Arizona has informed me they are not allowed to use Theranos’ proprietary equipment to test for herpes simplex 1, the only test the FDA has so far given Theranos the green light to test on their own technology.<p>I’m in Arizona visiting family over the holidays and …

Genetic Engineering

Complaints in bombshell report accuse Theranos of deleting data to make its proprietary technology look more accurate

The first incident, according to The Journal, involved a blood test ordered in 2013 for a patient using the company's proprietary Edison lab machine. The lab worker assigned to the test reportedly found problems that indicted accuracy problems with the device. When the lab worker told superiors, …

Genetic Engineering