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Comcast building in-home device focused on users' health

Michelle Caffrey
Comcast building in-home device focused on users' health

Update May 21, 2019, 5 p.m.: This story has been updated to reflect clarifications from Comcast that the device is not a smart speaker similar to Amazon's Echo device, and is "purpose-built to be a sensor that detects motion," that has no role beyond health, per a Comcast spokesperson. Comcast is working on a motion-sensor device for the home that would focus on improving users' health care, CNBC first reported Tuesday, citing two sources with direct knowledge of the project. The outlet, which is owned by Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), initially reported the Philadelphia-based media giant is in the midst of developing a device similar to Amazon's Echo or Google's Home line of devices, but with a few big differences.