Tuesday, 02 October 2018 / Published in Life Sciences, News, Sensory Analytics
I’m back from Intelligent Health! Some cool projects/companies I saw: A company that looks at facial features to guess life expectancy and lifestyle choices that might contribute to changes in that number. Life insurers like this for obvious reasons. A company that uses a wearable + physiological/speech data to detect if people are engaged in your conversation
Friday, 28 September 2018 / Published in News, Sensory Analytics
Lapetus was founded in 2014 and has raised about $4.7 million. (Photo by Megan Deitz) Wilmington might still have ground to make up when it comes to venture capital activity, but a number of area companies have received funding to support their growing businesses. Since 2013, local companies have received $144 million in funding, according
Thursday, 20 September 2018 / Published in Life Sciences, News, Sensory Analytics
John Hancock, a life insurance company that was founded during the Civil War, announced yesterday that it will require all policyholders to record fitness and health data using wearable devices. A new lease on life Hancock has offered “interactive policies” since 2015, offering discounts for healthy behaviors such as exercising or buying healthy foods —
Thursday, 16 August 2018 / Published in Life Sciences, News, Sensory Analytics
Algorithms and supercomputers are revolutionizing the insurance industry. Germany has no intention of being left behind. The Bavarian dialect is difficult even for native German speakers in other parts of the country to understand, but IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence application easily deciphers calls from customers of Bavarian insurer VKB. (And emails too, obviously.) More responsive
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 / Published in News, Sensory Analytics
Biometrics, including fingerprints, retinal scans, and voice or face recognition, are increasingly gaining ground as a means of authenticating payments. Now selfies are starting to be used by a growing number of not only FinTech but also InsurTech companies as a new identification tool. Most startups that make use of smartphone self-portraits (selfies) do so
Monday, 09 July 2018 / Published in Life Sciences, News, Sensory Analytics
You’d think life insurance would be almost immune from disruption by technology, but one of the oldest and most data-intensive industries is likely to undergo huge transformation. If technology being developed in the United States matches the hype, those looking to buy life insurance will be able to have their applications assessed and approved in
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 / Published in News, Sensory Analytics
You’d think life insurance would be almost immune from disruption by technology, but one of the oldest and most data-intensive industries is likely to undergo huge transformation. If technology being developed in the United States matches the hype, those looking to buy life insurance will be able to have their applications assessed and approved in
Thursday, 24 May 2018 / Published in News, Sensory Analytics
Over the past nine years, the Coastal Entrepreneur Awards have honored the businesses and individuals who comprise and contribute to the ever-growing entrepreneurial community in southeastern North Carolina. On May 23, the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Greater Wilmington Business Journal hosted an awards dinner to announce the “Top Ten for Ten”
Saturday, 19 May 2018 / Published in Life Sciences, News, Sensory Analytics
At a forum on Cape Cod earlier this month, Harvard scientist David Sinclair had the rapt attention of biotech executives and investors as he described treating 20-month-old mice with a molecule to restore their youthfulness. Before long, the geriatric rodents were outracing 2-month-old mice. Yes, Sinclair told his audience, “We can turn an old mouse
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 / Published in Life Sciences, News, Sensory Analytics
The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Wilmington, North Carolina. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: Revenue potential Leadership team Brand/product traction Competitive landscape Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one