Media Coverage

David’s work has been covered by major news outlets, tech magazines, business journals, design publications, and even parodied on the fake news (Colbert Report).

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Guest David Rose, Author of Enchanted Objects

“The problem with the cell phone is that it totally monopolizes your attention. There’s an opportunity to become unglued from this screen and spread the apps into everyday objects, like desks, clothing, jewelry, into rooms. Just everywhere. It will be a much nicer way to interact with technology.”

 

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Meet the Inventor of Enchanted Objects, Now Analyzing Your Photos to Help Brands Grow
“David Rose is the inventor of enchanted objects. Perhaps better described as a magician than a technologist–a more savory Willy Wonka, if you will–he’s developed a range of talking objects: pill bottles that tell you when you’ve skipped your medication, umbrellas that say whether it will rain today, and orbs that glow when something exciting is happening with your stock portfolio.”

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This Inventor’s Recurring Nightmare Shows Why We Can’t Rely On Our Cellphones For Eveything
“I wanted to describe to the broadest possible audience why they shouldn’t think that cellphones are the only future that we have available. I want people to understand some of the inherent benefits of embedding computation in everything.”

The future is now: Gadgets that will change your world

“Apps will leap off the phone into everyday objects.”

New-York-Times
Putting Magic in the Mundane

“Mr. Rose has strewed his own household, a large, airy apartment in Brookline, with so many enchanted objects that it resembles a contemporary version of the Burrow, the magical home of the Weasley family in the Harry Potter series, with talking pill bottles, a teleporting cabinet (open a door and it connects by Skype to Mr. Rose’s parents in Wisconsin) and glowing orbs nestled among the Design Within Reach furniture.”

SALON
Forget Google Glass! Our next gadgets should take care of us.
“For some time now, the tech world has been buzzing about the potential for the Internet of Things, where connected technology is embedded into hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, umbrellas, even our trash cans.”

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The Story Behind the Book: David Rose draws ideas from spy films, literature
The ambient umbrella — a real item, invented by Rose himself — is among the galaxy of objects he describes as “enchanted,” a term he uses to talk about ways human beings interact with technology. Unlike apps on our smartphones or wearable devices like Google Glass, enchanted objects are “ordinary things, enhanced by just a little bit of technology” to vastly expand their usefulness and interactivity.”

KQED
Privacy and the Internet of Things
“Everyday objects — watches, refrigerators and thermostats to name a few — are becoming increasingly connected to each other and to us. The promise of “the Internet of things” is that we will be more efficient, healthier and ultimately happier. But so far consumers are not convinced.”

WSJ
Book Review: ‘Enchanted Objects’ by David Rose
“The omnipresent “slim slab of black glass” that is the face of today’s smartphones and tablet computers is far in the background in the universe Mr. Rose believes is around the corner, if not already here. He thinks that our current computers and phones require too much from users in the form of our having to input search terms, Internet addresses, and the like.”

 The internet of things
The internet of things
“GlowCaps – pill bottles that know when you’re supposed to take your medication – are on sale in the US. Fail to take a pill and they’ll glow, then beep, …”

 AT&T to provide wireless service for Vitality GlowCaps
Now, Even Granny’s Fuzzy Slippers Are Texting You
“Already on the market: A $10 pill bottle that glows, beeps, phones and texts if you are in danger of missing a dose. The so-called GlowCaps, from Vitality Inc., a start-up based in Cambridge, Mass., can also tattle, keeping records that can be sent to doctors or family members.”

Experts seek to change confusing medication labels
Experts seek to change confusing medication labels
“Even the unlikeliest people need an assist now and then. Kvedar uses a GlowCap to remind him to take his cholesterol lowering drug every night.”

Vitality Acquired By Healthcare Investor Soon-Shiong, Looks to Expand Wireless Products for Improving Healthy Behaviors
Vitality Acquired By Healthcare Investor Soon-Shiong, Looks to Expand Wireless Products for Improving Healthy Behaviors
“The acquisition enables Vitality to use this component to connect with other devices focused on encouraging healthy behaviors, in areas from sleep to diet and exercise.”

Electronics can help seniors be safer and healthier
Electronics can help seniors be safer and healthier
“Thanks to new technology, older people can protect themselves without curtailing autonomy or privacy.”

Group tries to simplify drug labels to help people get the proper doses
Group tries to simplify drug labels to help people get the proper doses
“With medication adherence, what we’ve found is that the power of simple reminders is enormous.”

GlowCap maker Vitality bought by Soon-Shiong
GlowCap maker Vitality bought by Soon-Shiong
“The company’s acquisition will help it expand to other health-promoting wireless products.”

Part Two: Best of Boston Startups
Part Two: Best of Boston Startups
“Let’s not change the packaging or the work flow for the pharmacy. Let’s just embed the technology.”

LA's richest man buys Cambridge start-up that sells intelligent pill packaging
LA’s richest man buys Cambridge start-up that sells intelligent pill packaging
“Our roadmap is to create more things that help people make better decisions every day.”

Intelligent Devices That Care
Intelligent Devices That Care
“Talk about devotion in a bottle cap.”

Intelligent Devices That Care
Intelligent Devices That Care
“Our country needs a health care system designed to keep people healthy rather than waiting for them to get sick.”

Mobile health IPOs, acquisitions, and investments
Mobile health IPOs, acquisitions, and investments
“Thanks to a consumer focus (no FDA clearance required), a grade A efficacy report from Partners (98 percent adherence!), and the backing of one of the largest telecom companies around (AT&T), Vitality’s GlowCaps were likely to drive it to early acquisition.”

Internet-Connected Pill Cap Makers Bought by Pharma Billionaire
Internet-Connected Pill Cap Makers Bought by Pharma Billionaire
“When patients take their medication regularly, related health care costs are reduced.”

A Pharma Billionaire Buys Into Patient Adherence
A Pharma Billionaire Buys Into Patient Adherence
“Tests show its product boosted adherence rates by 27 percent, which helps explain Soon-Shiong’s interest.”

Wireless pill cap makers Vitality bought by pharma billionaire
Wireless pill cap makers Vitality bought by pharma billionaire
“The company’s plans for the future involve building relationships with healthcare insurance providers as well as pharmaceutical companies, both of whom could be interested in providing the product free to patients.”

Soon-Shiong Acquires Wireless Health Firm
Soon-Shiong Acquires Wireless Health Firm
“Many people do not take their medications as prescribed which leads to unnecessary sickness and costly hospitalizations. GlowCaps addresses this problem brilliantly by making the medication packaging smart.”

Use tech to monitor aging parents
Use tech to monitor aging parents
“Your elderly parents value their independence, but you worry about their health and safety…thanks to new technology, you can have peace of mind.”

AT&T Added Nearly 2 Million Non-Phone Wireless Device Connections In Q4 2010
AT&T Added Nearly 2 Million Non-Phone Wireless Device Connections In Q4 2010
“Business users and consumers can use AT&T wireless connection plans for more than 940 specialty devices including Vitality’s GlowCaps.”

AT&T adds 2M connected devices to network in Q4
AT&T adds 2M connected devices to network in Q4
“Vitality is selling the pill caps directly to consumers over Amazon, but it’s end goal is to distribute them through pharmacies and drug companies, who would subsidize the cost of the product.”

 AT&T to provide wireless service for Vitality GlowCaps
Inspectress Gadget: Valley of the Dolls- AT&T and Vitality Launch Intelligent Pill Caps
“Vitality, Inc. and AT&T have an awesome solution for the millions who fail to regularly take their meds, a bad habit that can lead to ineffective medications, jeopardized health and increased costs.”

 AT&T to provide wireless service for Vitality GlowCaps
Vitality GlowCap review
“During the time we used it, there was not a single day when we were able to forget about the existence of pills that we were obligated to take, and we haven’t been able to say the same since.”

 AT&T to provide wireless service for Vitality GlowCaps
Vitality GlowCaps smart pill bottle toppers now available on Amazon
“As soon as you open the bottle, adherence data is then sent via AT&T to Vitality, who then passes that data on to you, your doctor, and any other approved party.”

CES: AT&T offers Internet connection for your pill bottle
CES: AT&T offers Internet connection for your pill bottle
“The technology, dubbed Vitality GlowCaps, makes everyday pill bottles ‘smart’.”

AT&T's prescription for pill takers
AT&T’s prescription for pill takers
“These are instructive findings for pharmaceutical manufacturers and payers who have a vested interest in improving patient outcomes with their products and services.”

 AT&T to provide wireless service for Vitality GlowCaps
AT&T Service for Your Pill Bottle
“They can call the user’s phone as a reminder and automatically order refills from the pharmacy.”

 AT&T, Vitality Offer Wireless Pill Caps On Amazon
AT&T, Vitality Offer Wireless Pill Caps On Amazon
“We look forward to delivering to consumers a reliable means to establish and maintain a prescription routine.”

AT&T-enabled smart pill bottles now available
AT&T-enabled smart pill bottles now available
“A reliable means to establish and maintain a prescription routine. This solution is simple, easy to use, and long overdue.”

 Vitality and AT&T make smart Rx caps available on Amazon
Vitality and AT&T make smart Rx caps available on Amazon
“These are instructive findings for pharmaceutical manufacturers and payers who have a vested interest in improving patient outcomes with their products and services.”

Embedded Computer Design
The 4 “-e’s” of eHealth: connectivity, conformity, usability, security
“These products are well-designed and consumer-friendly and make
a real impact on medication adherence.”

MIT Tech Review
Pill Pusher
“A smart plastic cap helps patients take medication when they are supposed to.”

Los Angeles Times
Flashing lights? It’s now time to take your pills
“We call it the OnStar for your pill bottles.”

Healthcare Packaging
Compliance packaging that works in real life
“So after a few weeks can I say Vitality GlowCaps solved our particular compliance problem of over-dosing? Absolutely! While the system may not have been designed to do so, I’m pleased to say with confidence that we no longer worry about the medication mix-up.”

MIT Tech Review
Message from a Bottle
“It’s like flipping a coin with your health. Despite the fact that their medications could save or extend their lives, the average patient fails to follow their pill prescription half the time.”

MobileHealthNews
Study: GlowCaps up adherence to 98 percent
“Vitality’s GlowCap service raised medication adherence rates 27 percent for a group of hypertensive patients.”

MobileHealthNews
Mobile Health 20/20: Verizon, Google, GlowCap
“On all fronts: Tech, business and efficacy, Vitality has been busy these past 12 months.”

Techland
Forget to Take Your Pills? Don’t Worry, They’ll Call You
“The whole system works as simple as plugging in a nightlight and uses AT&T’s cellular network to handle all the data—no home internet connection required. Behold the GlowCap.”

Forbes
Nanatech': Seniors Stay Independent With Tech Gadgets
“GlowCaps are special caps for your pill bottles that remind you to take your medicine on time–first by lighting up or glowing, then by calling your home phone, and if you still don’t remember, finally calling a caregiver.”

TampaBay.com
A text message from your pill bottle?
“With today’s busy lifestyle, taking prescription medications is one of those things that always aggravates me. Take this one twice daily, take that one three times daily and take the other every other day, or when there’s a full moon. Who has time for that? Enter GlowCaps.”

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The MX Q&A: David Rose, Vitality
“The CEO of Vitality Inc., a five-year-old company based in Cambridge, MA, Rose name-checks Frodo to describe the “magical” capabilities of the firm’s new medical device. Called GlowCaps, the healthcare product is a wireless-enabled cap for standard prescription bottles that glows like Frodo’s sword to remind patients it’s time to take their medication.”

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Wireless Network Used To Help Patients Take Their Medicine – And More
“A company called Vitality has designed a high-tech “medicine minder” that helps patients remember it’s time to take medications. It uses AT&T wireless technology to keep patients on track.”

The News Tribune
Forget your medicine? Wi-Fi bottle cap that glows won’t let you
“When people fail to take their medicine in a timely fashion, the result is an additional $100 billion in health-care costs each year.”

AJC
Among Atlanta AT&T gadgets, medical message in a bottle
“Patients are going to head home from the pharmacy with a free, flashing, noisy tattletale of a pill bottle. Insurers, drug makers and pharmacies will pay for the bottle, on the grounds that it will keep people healthier and sell more pills.”

American Medical News
Among Atlanta AT&T gadgets, medical message in a bottle
“As health care providers, we must find strategies that help patients become more adherent to their medications and care plans,” said Alice Watson, MD, MPH, corporate manager of research and program evaluation at the Center for Connected Health, in a prepared statement. “We are extremely encouraged by these interim results.” The center has no financial stake in Vitality.”

MM&M (Medical Marketing & Media)
Among Atlanta AT&T gadgets, medical message in a bottle
“A company that markets a pill cap with a built-in cellular connection puts a social twist on getting patients to take their meds.”

Charlotte Observer
Among Atlanta AT&T gadgets, medical message in a bottle
“The fact that a pill bottle cap – the most mundane everyday object imaginable – can transmit data makes you realize how ubiquitous wireless technology will be in our near future.”

CNNTech
Among Atlanta AT&T gadgets, medical message in a bottle
“The company claims that it is 86 percent effective at getting people to remember to take their doses, a figure that is “astounding” in the field of persuasive tech, according to Fogg.”

It's Your Lipitor on Line 2
It’s Your Lipitor on Line 2
“I would think some health agency might want to get involved—sticking to a prescription’s schedule can also drive down health care costs.”

Beep! It's 						Your Medicine Nagging You
Beep! It’s Your Medicine Nagging You
“Express Scripts Inc., the big St. Louis pharmacy-benefit manager, is about to test an electronic pill container that issues a series of increasingly insistent reminders, in a national study among patient members.”

Disruptors: The Power of  New Ideas
Disruptors: The Power of New Ideas
“A small percentage of people take too many pills. By far the biggest problem is taking too few, or none at all.”

Out-of-the-ordinary
Out-of-the-ordinary life science ideas offer potential business success
“David Rose’s…company, Cambridge-based Vitality Inc., is the maker of GlowCaps, a telemedicine solution that reminds patients to take their pills via a “smart” pill cap and reports back to doctors and loved ones. The value proposition targets both insurance and pharmaceutical companies: For pharmas, better adherence to medication regimes boosts the bottom line.”

Vitality, Connecting Pill Bottles to the Internet, Nudges People to Remember Their Meds
Peer Pressure and Other Pitches
“Vitality Inc., a Cambridge, Mass., start-up, wants to apply behavioral economics to prompt people to take prescriptions.”

Vitality, Connecting Pill Bottles to the Internet, Nudges People to Remember Their Meds
Qualcomm, AT&T Move in on ‘M-Health’
“Using AT&T’s wireless network, the GlowCaps service can also send a weekly update on the patient’s pill-taking practices to a family member or a doctor.”

Vitality’s Internet-Connected GlowCap Targets Behavior Change to Remind You to Stay on Meds
Vitality’s Internet-Connected GlowCap Targets Behavior Change to Remind You to Stay on Meds
“Some people feel guilty when evading their doctor’s recommendations; others need a logical reason to follow an instruction. Cambridge, MA-based Vitality tries to factor in these differences in motivations and psychological makeup to spur patients toward a common goal: to make sure they take their medications as prescribed.”

 AT&T to provide wireless service for Vitality GlowCaps
AT&T to provide wireless service for Vitality GlowCaps
“AT&T …has just now announced that it will also be providing service to two other fairly unique products. One of those is Vitality’s GlowCaps pill bottle caps, which are able to call or text you if you forgot to take your pills, and keep track of each time the bottle is opened and ensure that prescriptions are refilled before the bottle’s empty.”

It's Time to Take you medicine
It’s time to take your medicine
“By one estimate, the US economy loses $100 billion annually because of patients who don’t take prescribed drugs.”

Electronic Medicine Reminder
Useful and Unique Medical Gadgets
Watch Greg Harper, president of HarperVision, present Vitality GlowCaps on ABC News.

Medicine Bottles Get Net Connection
Medicine Bottles Get Net Connection
“An Internet-connected pill bottle cap sounds a bit over the top, but its creator says the device can generate real health improvements, cost savings, and even revenue for insurance and pharmaceutical companies.”

The latest technology: for goodness' sake
The latest technology: For goodness’ sake
“There is a new product called GlowCaps, which tackles the problem of aging relatives who occasionally forget to take their medications.”

The latest technology: for goodness' sake
Among Atlanta AT&T gadgets, medical message in a bottle
“The bottle will glow and ring aloud when it’s time to take a pill. And it will report slackers: A pill-skipper can expect at least one robotic telephone call per missed dose. Insurers, drug makers and pharmacies will pay for the bottle, on the grounds that it will keep people healthier and sell more pills. And benefiting quietly in the background will be Atlanta-based AT&T Mobility, whose wireless system supports the bottle’s smarts.”

MSNBCL
Forget to take meds? Pill bottle will remind you
“A Cambridge, Mass.-based startup called Vitality Inc. was set to announce the pill-bottle system Thursday, saying it helps solve one of the biggest problems in medicine: that people don’t consistently take the drugs they’re prescribed.”

Electronic Medicine Reminder
Electronic Medicine Reminder
“Vitality GlowCaps use technology to not only remind patients that it’s time to take their meds, but also inform family members, caregivers, doctors and pharmacists that a prescription regimen is being followed and even when it’s time for a refill.”

The Enchanter of Objects
The Enchanter of Objects
“Vitality, his new venture, aims to bring that design philosophy to the world of healthcare.”

Vital Medicine
Vital Medicine
“GlowCap, a new Internet-connected pill cap from startup Vitality, will help you remember when to take your medicine.”

 Vitality GlowCap hands-on at CTIA
Vitality GlowCap hands-on at CTIA
“We just got a quick look at one of those Vitality GlowCap bottles. It’s about as dead simple as it looks: the LED at the top of the cap glows… and with the right amount of adult supervision you can push down and twist off the cap.”

Vitality, Connecting Pill Bottles to the Internet, Nudges People to Remember Their Meds
Go with the Glow
“It sounds simple enough. Your doctor gives you a prescription to take one pill a day. But by day four, you realize you’ve forgotten one of those daily doses. So do you take two pills? Call the doctor? Wish you’d used the Vitality GlowCaps system?”

Vitality, Connecting Pill Bottles to the Internet, Nudges People to Remember Their Meds
Vitality, Connecting Pill Bottles to the Internet, Nudges People to Remember Their Meds
“If you’re the kind of person who needs a little help remembering to take your prescription meds, Cambridge, MA-based Vitality might have just the technology you need.”

Vitality, Connecting Pill Bottles to the Internet, Nudges People to Remember Their Meds
Smart packaging can improve habits and transform healthcare
“Successful programs for smoking cessation, exercise, and dieting teach us that social feedback loops are key to effective behavioral change. The best programs combine social dynamics with immediate personalized feedback. They educate, they nurture and they admonish. They coach. We can channel these lessons of behavioral change to improve medication adherence. Smart medication packaging can be the catalyst.”

Ted Talks
Ted Talks: Joshua Wachman on Smart Medication Packaging
“How light, sound, and an Internet-connected pill-bottle cap reminds patients to take their prescriptions and alerts caregivers when they forget. ”

Indie Tech: Small Companies, big breakthroughs
Indie tech: Small companies, big breakthroughs
“Anybody who has an older parent, relative or loved one will consider this new product a breakthrough.”

Cambridge company makes a
Cambridge company makes a “smart” bottle cap
WBZ New England Business Editor Anthony Silva talks with David Rose, founder and CEO of Vitality, Inc.

Vitality, Connecting Pill Bottles to the Internet, Nudges People to Remember Their Meds
Vitality GlowCaps – Prescription Adherence Device
“It’s estimated that half a million people take at least one pill a day, and adherence is a common issue. Busy parents, business travelers, seniors living alone, and kids — we all forget at some time or another. GlowCaps can help you remember.”

Vitality GlowCaps at International CES 2009
Vitality GlowCaps at International CES 2009

“This is a need to have product for anybody challenged to take a daily medication, vitamin, or pill”

David Rose Speaks at the Lift Conference
How Fiction Foreshadows Innovation
David Rose speaks at the Lift conference on what persistent human needs can teach us about what to invent and become inspiration for what to invent.
Vitality GlowCaps at International CES 2009
Vitality GlowCaps at International CES 2009

“Finally there’s a pill cap that illuminates and plays music, reminding patients to take their medication.”

SlashGear's Top 5 Products at Show Stoppers
SlashGear’s Top 5 Products at Show Stoppers
“However, they haven’t made a miracle memory drug just yet, so that’s where GlowCap comes in.”
Vitality's GlowCaps Remind you to pop those pills
Vitality’s GlowCaps remind you to pop those pills

“Vitality is looking to give those one-off prescriptions a bit of added intelligence to make sure they get taken on time.”

Vitality at CTIA Wireless 2009
Vitality at CTIA Wireless 2009

David Rose talks about GlowCaps at CTIA Wireless 2009
GlowCaps Deliver Patient Reminders
GlowCaps Deliver Patient Reminders
“Vitality, Inc. provides retail pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and health system administrators with a new approach to improving medication adherence.”

GlowCaps on NBC

GlowCaps on Good Morning America

Vitality GlowCaps Adherence Study 30% Finds Increase in Adherence:

Vitality GlowCaps Adherence Report:

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GlowCaps at CeBIT featured in the inBath exhibit, the new intelligent bathroom of the future:

GlowCaps at CeBIT

Vitality at CES 2009

Select Past Conferences:

TEDxBerkeley 2011

Redstar: The Salon – Rise Of The Grey Market 2011

Mayo Transform 2010

Lift 2009

Umeå Institute of Design Fall Summit 2009

August, 2007

“There’s no setup, no sensors and no wasting your time watching the Weather Channel. Just watch the handle and stay dry.”
Read the article on UrbanDaddy.com

Ambient Umbrella on Good Morning America
July, 2007
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NPR’s Future Tense
November, 2006 
“As the cost of computation and connectivity fall, we will have the ability to embed a little bit of sense and sensibility in everyday objects.”
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Engadget Reviews the Ambient Clock
October, 2006
“A quick glance will help determine when you have scheduled events (the block rectangles on the clock) and the clock itself will change color if you have an upcoming appointment.”

Weather Watcher on Good Morning America
October, 2006
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Pacific Gas & Electric rolls out Energy Orbs
May, 2006
“The Cambridge-based company has now expanded its uses to include tracking weather forecasts, traffic congestion and most recently energy usage. PG&E’s Energy Orb is programmed specifically to indicate when energy-reduction events are forecasted or underway.”

Behind the analog face of Ambient Device’s Executive Dashboard lies a of flurry of digital activity.
ID Magazine
May, 2006

E Ink and Ambient to Develop Consumer Electronic Products
January, 2006
“Two innovative MIT offshoots have joined forces to make a simple household device that reliably forecasts the local weather.”

An Orb with a Galaxy of Uses
July 21, 2005
“It turns out that behind the infodelic appearance of the orb and its cousins, is a surprisingly usable, flexible tool. And part of what makes it so useful is its side effects, which is why orbs are showing up at companies like Microsoft and Google.”

How to Ride the Fifth Wave
July, 2005
“‘Ambient is a poster-child fifth-wave startup.”

See the Ambient Orb on HBO
July, 2005
Watch all season as hotshot agent Ari (Jeremy Piven) rants from his office with not one, but two Ambient Orb’s in HBO’s Entourage..

Ambience
May, 2005
“The value of such devices is unquestionable– thermometers and clocks have been around for a very long time– and they make clever use of wireless technology as an information-delivery platform”

Ambient Devices Launches Wireless DataCasting Kit
March 24th, 2005
“The Ambient Information Network represents one of the largest, if not the largest, datacasting networks in the United States. The large number of transmitters in Ambient’s mature wireless network typically provides better coverage and in-building penetration than an FM subcarrier network like Microsoft MSN Direct.”

Orb named Top 10 gift for the holidays
Dec 10th, 2004
“‘Forrester has drawn on its research into consumer technologies in North America and Europe to suggest 10 products for your holiday shopping list.'”

Glow for Savings
December, 2004
“‘A glowing orb…provides [energy] price signals to businesses and residences by glowing bright red during periods of high electricity usage and a cool blue during periods of low. Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric are testing the orbs in a trial run in several businesses and homes. So far, the orbs are more effective in many cases than the traditional phone call utilities made to their demand-response program subscribers..'”

Ambient Dashboard named 100 Best New Products for Men
November 27th, 2004
“‘Never has desk candy looked this demure, or done this much.'”

IBM: Making the world calmer through ambient technology
“When you think about the magic of the Orb, it’s a thermometer for the rest of your life,” said business writer Seth Godin. Godin programmed his Orb to track sales of his books on Amazon.com to save time and “increase my peace of mind.”

RadioShack offers the gift of wireless weather through Ambient-powered products this holiday season
October 05, 2004
“Wireless Weather Forecaster provides five-day local weather updates. The Ambient Wireless Weather Forecaster allows people to quickly and visually check five-day weather forecasts from Accuweath without having to use a computer, radio or television.”

Start-Up Builds Less Demanding Machines
October 14th, 2004
“Such objects offer the sort of visual and auditory cues that help us process information faster than modern computers, which require us to grab a mouse, click around and read text… I remain a big believer that computing will become more intuitive once it hops off the desktop and gets embedded smartly in our surroundings. ” – Leslie Walker

Glowing orb warns of electricity rates
August 21st, 2004
“Derington said she sees the orb as more than a money-saving device. “I think we have a big problem, as far as energy use as a country,” she said…she hopes the orb will cause her customers to be more aware of their energy uses.” – Ashlee Bodenhamer

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Wireless without worries?
“Other, major technology developers, such as Microsoft and Phillips, also are eyeing this market, hoping to ease the anxiety that many consumers feel regarding new wireless devices.” – Gene Koprowski

 

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Background Illumination
“‘Filtering information in this way makes sense,’ says David Lewis, a psychologist who advises aircraft-makers on cockpit design, ‘since trying to process too much information is a source of stress and can lead to mistakes.'”


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Future of ‘Glanceable’ Technology Glows
“‘When you think about the magic of the Orb, it’s a thermometer for the rest of your life,’ said author Seth Godin, who writes on business and social trends. Godin hopes to program his Orb to track sales of his books on Amazon.com to save time and ‘increase my peace of mind.'” – Michael Felberbaum

 

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News at a Glance
“Replace those clacking balls with a real desk accessory. A quick glance at Ambient’s Executive Dashboard gives you updates on local traffic, the markets, the temperature outside, and personal data like how many emails are clogging your inbox.” – Seth Feman

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Traditional take on data clutter
“Ambient Devices are looking to build on research done at MIT on how to reduce data clutter and present information in a clear fashion.” – Alfred Hermida

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Microsoft, Ambient glance at nontraditional wireless devices
“The market has evolved to the point where even ordinary, seemingly benign objects are now connected to a network. Clocks, watches, paperweights, pinwheels and other items are among the newest players in the sweeping world of wireless. Such gadgets fall under the ”glanceable” class of wireless devices.” – Mike Dano

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  1. Please make your book available on KOBO …

    Thanks!
    Michelle

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