Wearable Sensors

wearable Holter monitors, iRhythm, ziopatch, zio patch

iRhythm Technologies Zio Patch was among the first of a new generation of simplified, wearable Holter monitors designed to increase ease of use and patient compliance to increase detection of arrhythmias that may lead to stroke.

Feature | Holter Monitoring Systems | November 16, 2015 | Judy Lenane, RN, MHA
One-third of ischemic strokes are classified as cryptogenic. The classic risk factors for stroke are usually absent,...
Fraunhofer IIS, FitnessSHIRT, smart apparel, cardiac diagnostics

The FitnessSHIRT developed by Fraunhofer IIS measures the pulse, respiratory activity and exercise intensity. Image courtesy of Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

News | Wearable Sensors | November 05, 2015
November 5, 2015 — The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is introducing the FitnessSHIRT during the...
DataSpeaks, SRI International, license, SIMA, clinical decision support
News | Wearable Sensors | September 09, 2015
September 9, 2015 — SRI International and DataSpeaks Inc. announced that SRI has licensed the Science of Individuality...
uberization of healthcare

Physicians are starting to "prescribe" smartphone apps to patients for education, tracking their health or to interface with wearable monitor devices. This physician is using an app created by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to educate a patient about cardiac function.


Feature | Business | September 04, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Today, in a world of immediate access to information anywhere on the planet using a smartphone, consumers expect more...
Nonin Medical, NoninConnect Model 3230, Bluetooth Smart, wireless finger pulse oximeter, iOS-compatible, Apple

Image courtesy of Nonin Medical

Technology | Patient Monitors | August 14, 2015
August 14, 2015 — Nonin Medical Inc. announced it has launched the NoninConnect Model 3230 Bluetooth Smart wireless...
wearable sensors, Verizon, fitness trackers, smart watches
Feature | Wearable Sensors | July 13, 2015
July 13, 2015 - Wearable sensors are...
Masimo, MightySat Rx, fingertip pulse oximeter, SpO2, pulse rate
Technology | July 08, 2015
July 8, 2015 - Masimo announced the CE Mark and full market release of MightySat Rx fingertip pulse oximeter for...
ERT, wearable biosensor, eCOA, DIA, electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment
News | Wearable Sensors | June 19, 2015
June 19, 2015 - ERT announced the integration of a...
News | Patient Monitors | June 09, 2015
June 9, 2015 - Start-up company GraftWorx was chosen as "Best in Show" at the Mid-Atlantic Bio Angels (MABA) 1st Pitch...
disposable medical sensors, market, BCC Research, 2019
Feature | June 02, 2015
June 2, 2015 — According to a new report from BCC Research, the global market for disposable medical sensors grew to $4...
electronic stents, bioresorbable electronic stent, BES

An illustration of the bioresorbable electronic stent developed in the Korean study. It uses a magnesium stent which doubles as a wireless transmission antenna, flexible microelectronic sensors for blood flow and temperature, and a polylactic acid polymer coating with embedded drug-filled nanospheres that release the drug only when stimulated by heat or light. Image from ACS Nano.

Feature | Stents | May 28, 2015 | Dave Fornell
With the recent innovation of flexible microelectronic sensor circuits that can be made from bioresorbable materials,...
Kareo, Apple Watch App, practice efficiency, messaging, mobile devices
News | Wearable Sensors | May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015 — Kareo announced the launch of its Apple Watch App. This most recent innovation extends the functionality...
wearables, graphene, boron, Rice University

Rice scientists made this supercapacitor with interlocked \"fingers\" using a laser and writing the pattern into a boron-infused sheet of polyimide. Image courtesy of the Tour Group.

News | May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015 — A microsupercapacitor designed by scientists at Rice University that may find its way into personal and...
Feature | May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015 — A team from Stanford University School of Medicine has developed and combined new paper and flexible...

An example of flexible electronics made by MC10. These types of wearable devices may soon be used to remotely monitor patients.

Feature | April 29, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Several futuristic technologies and their potential impact on healthcare were discussed during the Future of...
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