Wearables

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.

The opening late-breaking trial at ACC 2019 is the Apple Heart Study, a large-scale, app-based study to identify atrial fibrillation using a smartwatch. Earlier, smaller trials showed this approach might be used in a population health application to proactively identify AFib patients earlier.

Feature | ACC | March 19, 2019

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the...

Apple Heart Study Demonstrates Ability of Wearable Technology to Detect Atrial Fibrillation
News | Wearables | March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019 — Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine presented preliminary results of the...

VivaLNK Launches IoT-Enabled Medical Wearable Sensor Platform
Technology | Wearables | March 05, 2019

March 5, 2019 — Connected healthcare solutions provider VivaLNK announced its internet of things (IoT)-enabled...

Augmented and virtual reality for patient and clinical education, as well as advanced imaging was a big trend at HIMSS 2019.

Augmented and virtual reality for patient and clinician education, as well as advanced imaging, was a big trend at HIMSS 2019.

Blog | HIMSS | March 04, 2019

 

Healthcare today is largely woven together with electronic medical record (EMR) systems, which has led to...

Videos | Wearables | February 28, 2019

How wearable devices will play a role in healthcare was a big topic at the...

HeartGuide Smartwatch to Integrate With PinpointIQ Analytics Platform
News | Wearables | February 06, 2019

February 6, 2019 – Omron Healthcare Inc. and physIQ Inc. announced a collaboration to integrate Omron’s HeartGuide...

Videos | AHA | November 19, 2018

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new cardiovascular technologies on display on...

Intelligent Planet Introduces ExMedicus Smartwatch
Technology | Wearables | November 02, 2018

November 2, 2018 — Digital health company Planet Intelligent recently launched the ExMedicus Smartwatch, what it...

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...

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