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The number one reason consumers won’t buy your tech product

The number one reason consumers won’t buy your tech product

I’ve published a new blog post on LinkedIn today.  This latest article discusses the main barriers that tech businesses create for themselves when they’re trying to sell to consumers. Please read it here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/number-one-reason-consumers-wont-buy-your-tech-product-tony-kane?trk=mp-author-card and let me know what you think.  

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The secret ingredient for mHealth success

The secret ingredient for mHealth success

  In my work I’m often asked “what do I need to do to make my mHealth product a success?” I’ve recently worked out the one essential ingredient that you need to have, and it may not be obvious. Of course, you do need to have a […]

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Thoughts from HIMSS mHealth Summit 2015

Thoughts from HIMSS mHealth Summit 2015

I’ve just returned from this year’s HIMSS mHealth Summit, part of eHealth week 2015 in Riga where I chaired a session on ‘mHealth and Assisted Care – solving the demographic challenge’, so I wanted to share my impression of the big themes.   Firstly, many speakers referred […]

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6 fatal flaws of smartwatches for health users

6 fatal flaws of smartwatches for health users

So the Apple watch finally came out, and predictably there was a tsunami of media attention with some fairly immoderate comments about it ‘revolutionising healthcare’ along with quite a few sceptical voices along the lines of ‘how useful is this really?’ From an mHealth point of view […]

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Video overview – 6 Steps to mHealth Success

Video overview – 6 Steps to mHealth Success

I’ve blogged before about my methodology for building great mHealth solutions which I call ‘6 Steps to mHealth success’. Quite a few people have asked me if they can have an overview of the methodology, beyond what I’ve included on the website so far. I was fortunate enough to speak […]

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It’s time for medtechs to liberate my data

It’s time for medtechs to liberate my data

I was recently shocked to hear just how far patients and carers are having to go, simply to access their own health data from their medical devices for the commonest conditions. Surely it’s time for an end to this inexcusable barrier to patient and carer involvement in […]

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4 lessons for wearable makers from Google Glass

4 lessons for wearable makers from Google Glass

There’s been a lot of debate lately about the way forward for wearables now that Google have shelved their Google Glass prototype. The arguments have lined up on the one side as ‘wearables are dead’ – not for the first time either. On the other side it’s ‘Glass wasn’t […]

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A scorecard for mHealth

A scorecard for mHealth

This time last year I risked making some predictions for mHealth in 2014. I thought I’d revisit those, not so much to see if I was right (unimportant) but to deliver a scorecard for progress made (very important). Prediction 1: mHealth will be led by consumerisation in […]

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Good news or bad news for mHealth?

Good news or bad news for mHealth?

Some months ago I reported my excitement at seeing mHealth feature in mainstream news channels such as the Guardian, the BBC and the Financial Times. As I said at the time, what mattered wasn’t the content itself but the fact that these reputable agencies thought that mHealth […]

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Designing the perfect mHealth device part 2

Designing the perfect mHealth device part 2

Recently I wrote a piece on ‘Designing the perfect mHealth device’ where I pointed out how intelligent design could deliver a truly useful mHealth device. I’d like to extend that piece to suggest that we are not just seeing optimisation, we are seeing an opportunity for transformation […]

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