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Envisaging the changing future of wearables

Wearables, which come in various forms, have become a major trend in the modern world. Handheld devices, for instance, not only offer basic functions like telling the time, but provide us with relevant notifications, help us set our fitness goals and more.

 

July 24, 2017

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Gopal Iyer

Gopal is responsible for high-quality research content, industry reports and white papers. He is a Doctoral scholar at University of Newcastle and also holds an M.B.A from the Indian Institute of Rural Management. He has almost a decade of experience in consulting tech start-up firms in India. Prior to hedgehog lab, he was associated with AC Nielsen, World Bank, iDiscoveri and Education Initiatives in India
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Jul 24, 2017

Wearables

Envisaging the changing future of wearables

Wearables, which come in various forms, have become a major trend in the modern world. Handheld devices, for instance, not only offer basic functions like telling the time, but provide us with relevant notifications, help us set our fitness goals and more.

 

July 24, 2017

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Mar 13, 2017

Thoughts

Integrating Apps to enhance learning

As an educator with a passionate interest in the potential of new technologies, it strikes me how learning opportunities have widened significantly in the last decade. In part, this has been due to the spread of knowledge enabled by tools like apps and Wikipedia, as well as intelligent voice recognition platforms, such as Siri, Google and Cortana, all of which make the learning process more interactive and engaging, helping with motivation and grasping new concepts. 

 

March 13, 2017

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Feb 01, 2017

Immersive Technologies

Immersive Technologies - The future seems to be bright.

As a social scientist, I'm often asked interesting questions by academic colleagues, who have, now and then, challenged me on my fervour for tech. One such question to crop up recently was: 'Do you sense any future for Virtual Reality?' The questioner elaborated by pointing out that Google Glass had seemingly hit the rocks. So were there actually any potential uses for VR - and could it really be deemed a game-changer?

 

February 01, 2017

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Dec 29, 2016

Thoughts

Emerging Digital Trends - Series 2

In our previous blog on digital trends, we shared some thoughts on those we believe could significantly change how humans live and work - from Chatbots to Blockchain. In this post, the second of the series, we will look at others with immense potential to disrupt the future of the business world.

 

December 29, 2016

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Dec 12, 2016

Thoughts

Emerging digital trends - Series 1

Recognising and coming to understand emerging trends brings a number of benefits. Most crucially, we get an insight into the mechanisms of a fast-changing world and stand to gain from improvements in our own lives, whether it be from increased comfort or efficiency.

December 12, 2016

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Aug 09, 2016

Healthcare

Health Apps - Quality Criteria, Regulatory Mechanisms and Promotion.

In a market flooded with apps, how do consumers distinguish between a good health app and a not-so-good one? How can health firms win the trust of consumers and make them aware that their apps are the best?

August 09, 2016

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Aug 04, 2016

Healthcare

Healthcare Apps – The new age doctors

Imagine asking a mobile health app for some advice - let's say on 'headaches' - and then receiving recommendations from the app on how to treat the pain. This kind of personal interaction with an app is rapidly on the rise, as it's intelligent, personalised and gets smarter over a period of time due to the fact that it gleans data from users.

 

August 04, 2016

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Jun 24, 2016

Retail

Where Does The Retail Industry Go From Here?

As the retail sector is propelled by a bright economic outlook, emerging markets and increased consumerism across the globe, e-commerce is widely predicted to overshadow high street shops. 

 

Is this the case? To give you an insight into changes within the industry, here are a couple of personal stories that I believe demonstrate how we as consumers have shaped the way we deal with e-commerce.

June 24, 2016

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