Wearable Sensors

Apple Watch used for tracking patient arrhythmias using an artificial intelligence-based algorithm

Researchers are using the Apple Watch heart rate monitor app to track patient arrhythmias using an artificial intelligence-based algorithm. 

Feature | Wearable Sensors | May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 — A new study shows that the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor, when paired with an artificial...

wearable defibrillators prevent sudden cardiac death in pediatric patients
Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 — A new study shows that the use of a wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is safe and effective...

wearable biosensors, anticipate illness, track health changes, PLOS Biology study

Wearable devices used in this study. The colors for different human figures indicate the specific studies in which each person participated. Red figures represent participation in all five studies; grey figures represent participation in the activity and insulin studies; blue, the activity, insulin sensitivity, and inflammation studies; orange and yellow, activity and air flights; green and pink, inflammation; and purple, air flights. Image courtesy of Li, et al, Stanford University.

News | Wearable Sensors | March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 — Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have revealed the ability of...

Zoll, Hospital Wearable Defibrillator, HWD, FDA premarket approval
Technology | Defibrillator Monitors | March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced that the company’s...

Frost & Sullivan, 18 technologies, growth opportunities, global healthcare, information technology, 2025
News | Information Technology | January 16, 2017

January 16, 2017 — Frost & Sullivan has released a new report, “Vision 2025 – Future of Healthcare,” part of the...

cybersecurity of ICDs, cyber security of medical devices

The FDA has concerns about the cybersecurity of implantable medical devices with wireless connections for patient monitoring or adjustments to how the device functions. Changing the function of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) using wireless access to the device could present a major patient safety issue.

News | Information Technology | December 29, 2016 | Dave Fornell

As wearable and implantable patient monitoring or therapy devices become more sophisticated with advanced wireless...

terahertz imaging, wearable scanning device, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nature Photonics

Terahertz imaging of a human hand using arrays of carbon nanotubes: (left) human hand inserted into the imaging device, and (right) resulting scan of the human hand.

News | Wearable Sensors | December 13, 2016

December 13, 2016 — Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a portable and...

iSmartweaR, smart clothing, jIndustrial Technology Research Institute, ITRI, wearable heart monitoring

An example of an iSmartweaR shirt that can monitor patient vital signs without the need for electrode wires.

News | Wearable Sensors | October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016 — Conventional smart clothing uses conductive fibers or rubber as sensing electrodes, and cardiac...

News | Wearable Sensors | October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 — Biotricity Inc. announced recently that it will be expanding its existing research partnership...

McKesson, iPad, CVIS, ECG mobile viewer

Dynamic ECG waveforms displayed on an iPad using McKesson's mobile ECG viewer, which directly connects to the hospital's cardiovascular information system or ECG management system. This technology can help speed triage of STEMI patients, allowing diagnosis anywhere, rather than requiring cardiologists to walk down to an emergency department or drive into the hospital to view the ECG.

Feature | Mobile Devices | June 09, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The ubiquitous smartphone has found its way into the pockets of nearly every clinician and patient in recent years...

Vital Connect, BePATIENT, BeVITAL remote monitoring system, HealthPatch MD

Vital Connect's HealthPatch MD wearable sensor, part of the BeVITAL remote monitoring system.

Technology | Remote Monitoring | June 08, 2016

June 8, 2016 — Vital Connect Inc., developer of...

News | Heart Failure | May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016 –To work towards a better method of diagnosis and treatment of...

Videos | HIMSS | May 13, 2016

ITN/DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new trends and health information...

CareTaker Medical, wireless remote patient monitor, continuous blood pressure, heart rate, FDA clearance
Technology | Wearable Sensors | May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016 — CareTaker Medical announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510(k)...

Kardia Band, Alivecor

The Alivecor Kardia Band for the Apple Watch enables anyone to perform a medical-grade ECG anywhere.

Technology | Wearable Sensors | March 28, 2016

AliveCor, Inc., the leader in FDA-cleared electrocardiogram (ECG) technology for mobile devices, announced today the...

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