News | Remote Monitoring | February 21, 2019

AT&T Demonstrates Connectivity With Smart Scale at HIMSS 2019

Company’s LTE-M cellular network connects with in-development Bodyport scale that monitors electrical and mechanical heart function

AT&T Demonstrates Connectivity With Smart Scale at HIMSS 2019

February 21, 2019 — At the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference, AT&T’s healthcare team demonstrated the key role connectivity and the internet of medical things (IoMT) plays throughout the continuum of care. This concept was highlighted by a demonstration of the Bodyport remote monitoring solution.

The device, being developed by the San Francisco-based company Bodyport, can help detect early signs of cardiovascular disease. By stepping on the Bodyport scale, the device’s sensor technology captures electrical and mechanical heart function, data that is typically only available through in-clinic measures such as electrocardiogram (ECG) and echocardiography. The AT&T LTE-M cellular network enables the transmission of multiple biomarkers of cardiovascular function to a remote care team. This allows the clinician to determine in near real-time patient risk and status.

Bodyport is currently performing clinical trials at leading hospitals. They are studying patients with cardiometabolic risk factors like high blood pressure and diabetes. They are also monitoring heart failure patients to help clinicians identify those at highest risk of readmissions.

For more information: www.business.att.com, www.bodyport.com

Related Content

Insomnia Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Image courtesy of the American Heart Association

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | August 19, 2019
People suffering from insomnia may have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke,...
Evolutionary Gene Loss May Help Explain Human Predisposition to Heart Attacks
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | July 29, 2019
The loss of a single gene two to three million years ago in our ancestors may have resulted in a heightened risk of...
U.S. Soldiers Have Worse Heart Health Than Civilians
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | June 06, 2019
Active duty Army personnel have worse cardiovascular health compared to people of similar ages in the civilian...
Late Dinner and No Breakfast Worsens Outcomes After Heart Attack
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | May 23, 2019
People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart attack, according to research...
HRS Releases New Expert Consensus Statement on Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | May 14, 2019
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) released a first-of-its-kind consensus statement with guidance on the evaluation and...
New Best Practices Help Manage Heart Attack Patients Without Significant Signs
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | April 15, 2019
For the first time in the United States, doctors with the American Heart Association (AHA) have outlined best practices...
The most recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance was Siemens Healthineers high-sensitivity troponin I assays (TnIH) for the Atellica IM and ADVIA Centaur XP/XPT in vitro diagnostic analyzers. The test helps in the early diagnosis of myocardial infarctions without the need for serial tropic testing. The time to first results is 10 minutes.

The most recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance was Siemens Healthineers high-sensitivity troponin I assays (TnIH) for the Atellica IM and ADVIA Centaur XP/XPT in vitro diagnostic analyzers. The test helps in the early diagnosis of myocardial infarctions without the need for serial tropic testing. The time to first results is 10 minutes. 

Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 22, 2019 | Linda C. Rogers, Ph.D.
Troponins are a family of proteins found in skeletal and heart (cardiac) muscle fibers that produce muscular contract
ACC/AHA Update Guidance for Preventing Heart Disease; Stroke
Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 18, 2019
The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting a heart healthy...
AHA Statement Warns Hookah Smoking May Harm the Heart
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 08, 2019
Smoking tobacco in waterpipes, more commonly known as hookahs, results in inhaling toxic chemicals, often at levels...
Overlay Init