Wearable Sensors

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for wearable cardiac diagnostic systems. These include technologies related to smart phone apps, wearable monitors, consumer-grade wearables and medical grade FDA cleared wearables. A good overview on the future of these technologies can be found in this article.

Most professional athletes participate in cardiovascular screening to identify often-asymptomatic heart disorders, but the debate continues on whether to mandate ECGs as part of pre-participation screening for student athletes. Photo courtesy of Play for Patrick.

Most professional athletes participate in cardiovascular screening to identify often-asymptomatic heart disorders, but the debate continues on whether to mandate ECGs as part of pre-participation screening for student athletes. Photo courtesy of Play for Patrick.

Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 16, 2018

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading medical cause of death in young athletes and its impact is consistent...

Use of traditional Holter monitor leads can be an issue for patient compliance and comfort. The newer generation ambulatory cardiac monitors use an adhesive patch that sticks directly on the patient's chest and allows them to shower and go about daily activities without a belt mounted monitor or leads getting in the way. This is especially important for longer term monitoring of seven days or longer.

Use of traditional Holter monitor leads can be an issue for patient compliance and comfort. The newer generation ambulatory cardiac monitors use a small, adhesive patch that sticks directly on the patient's chest and allows them to shower and go about daily activities without a belt mounted monitor or leads getting in the way. This is especially important for longer term monitoring of seven days or longer. 

Feature | ECG | September 27, 2018

Advances in the technology of wearable cardiac monitors are improving both the experience of the patient and the...

Biotronik Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor of MoMe Kardia Diagnostic Monitor
News | Remote Monitoring | September 05, 2018

September 5, 2018 — Biotronik announced it is now the exclusive U.S. distributor for the MoMe Kardia external...

Philips Acquires Xhale Assurance Inc.
News | Remote Monitoring | August 31, 2018

August 31, 2018 — Philips announced it has acquired Xhale Assurance Inc., a U.S.-based scale-up company developing...

Cardea Solo Wearable ECG Collects High-Altitude Cardiac Data on Denali Expedition

David R. Ohlson, DO (right), logs patient cardiac information and labels a used Cardea Solo ECG sensor while USX climber Adam Storck (left) replaces his sensor at Denali's 14,200-foot camp. Photo courtesy of Ron Oliver, USX.

News | ECG Wireless Remote Access | August 24, 2018

August 24, 2018 — U.S. Expeditions and Explorations (USX) and Cardiac Insight Inc. announced the successful...

iBeat Heart Watch Now Shipping
Technology | Wearable Sensors | August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018 — iBeat recently announced the release and shipping of its iBeat Heart Watch. The heart and blood...

Caretaker Medical Wins CE Certification for Caretaker4 Wireless Vital Signs Monitor
News | Wearable Sensors | August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018 — Caretaker Medical, creator of the Caretaker4...

The Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator was the subject of the VEST Trial

The Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator system was evaluated in the late-breaking VEST Trial presented at ACC 2018 earlier this year.

Feature | Defibrillator Monitors | July 10, 2018 | Michael J. Mirro, M.D.

Following the...

Jackson Health System Signs 11-Year Agreement for Philips' Enterprise Monitoring as a Service
News | July 05, 2018

July 5, 2018 — Philips and Florida’s Jackson Health System, one of the nation's largest public health systems,...

Cash and Goal Setting Help Motivate Heart Patients to Take Healthy Steps
News | Wearable Sensors | June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018 — The thought of losing up to $14 a week along with personalized goal setting may have motivated...

Digital mHealth advances like wearable heart monitors, use of smartphone apps and artificial intelligence will reshape the standard of care in the coming years according to three recent JACC articles.

Digital mHealth advances like wearable heart monitors, smartphone apps and artificial intelligence will reshape the standard of care in the coming years according to three recent JACC articles.

Feature | Information Technology | June 05, 2018

June 5, 2018 — The future of cardiovascular care will be transformed by advances in artificial intelligence, digital...

Medtronic to Discontinue SEEQ MCT Wearable Telemetry System
News | Wearable Sensors | May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 — Medtronic announced on May 23, 2018 that it will discontinue marketing for its SEEQ Mobile Cardiac...

The Apple Watch Series 2, Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 and the Fitbit Charge 2 were all able to properly diagnose the very rapid heart beats involved in  paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). #HRS2018

The Apple Watch Series 2, Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 and the Fitbit Charge 2 were all able to properly diagnose the very rapid heart beats involved in  paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT).  

News | EP Lab | May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — A new study is the first to validate the accuracy of wrist-worn wearable devices in measuring induced...

BardyDx CAM Ambulatory ECG Monitor Patch Detects More Arrhythmias in Head-to-Head Study
News | ECG Monitoring Services | May 08, 2018

May 8, 2018 — Bardy Diagnostics Inc. (BardyDx) announced that the American Heart Journal has published the results...

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