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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights physical activity as one of four key behaviors people can take to improve their heart health.[1] This ties in with the explosion of...

  • The key question I am always asked at cardiology conferences is what are the trends and interesting new technologies I have seen.

  • The VidaLink wireless, remote, wearable ECG patch patient monitor.  It consisting of reusable wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors and associated software development kit (SDK). The sensor platform gives developers and providers direct control over data, and represents the first of its kind to receive FDA clearance.

    The VidaLink wireless, remote, wearable ECG patch patient monitor.  It consisting of reusable wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors and associated software development kit (SDK). The sensor platform gives developers and providers direct control over data, and represents the first of its kind to receive FDA clearance.

    January 22, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared VivaLNK's Continuous ECG Platform.

  • The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is the world's gathering place for consumer technologies, with more than 175,000 attendees and more than 4,400 exhibiting companies. New healthcare technologies...

Necklace Patient Monitor Detects Abnormal Heart Rhythm. An necklace has been developed that detects abnormal heart rhythm will be showcased for the first time on EHRA Essentials 4 You, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This wearable necklace ECG monitor provides a new and easy method for detecting an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation and is accurate, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

This wearable necklace ECG monitor provides a new and easy method for detecting an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation and is accurate, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

News | Wearables | May 08, 2020
May 2020 — An necklace has been developed that detects abnormal heart rhythm will be showcased for the first time on...
FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization to VitalConnect for Cardiac Monitoring in COVID-19 Patients. SARS-CoV-2 QT monitoring. #COVID19
News | May 05, 2020
May 5, 2020 — Wearable biosensor vendor VitalConnect Inc. was granted emergency use authorization (EUA) status by the U...
AliveCor and Omron are partnering to integrate Alivecor's mobile device ECG technology with Omron's wireless blood pressure monitoring technology on Remote Cardiovascular Monitoring into one platform for remote patient monitoring.

AliveCor and Omron are partnering to integrate Alivecor's mobile device ECG technology with Omron's wireless blood pressure monitoring technology on Remote Cardiovascular Monitoring into one platform for remote patient monitoring.

News | Remote Monitoring | April 24, 2020
April 24, 2020 — AliveCor and Omron Healthcare announced a global, strategic alliance that combines AliveCor's mobile...
OTC ECG devices

OTC ECG devices can help detect abnormal heart rhythms in the general population, and this technology will continue to improve.

Feature | ECG | March 11, 2020
Apple created a stir when it announced in 2018 that its Apple Watch Series 4 was the first consumer health and fitness...
Tufts Medical Center created a heart failure team approach to care for its patients. The program includes an interventional heart failure fellowship program, where interventional cardiologists learn more advanced care, as show here with an ECMO procedure being performed in a cath lab at Tufts. The interventional cardiologists learn how to better care for heart failure patients and interface with surgeons, intensivists and others on the HF care team. The operator is Nevin Kapur. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Tufts Medical Center created a heart failure team approach to care for its patients. The program includes an interventional heart failure fellowship program, where interventional cardiologists learn more advanced hemodynamic support methods, as shown here with an ECMO procedure being performed in a cath lab at Tufts. The interventional cardiologists learn how to better care for heart failure patients and interface with surgeons, intensivists and others on the HF care team. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Heart Failure | February 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
There is no, single magic bullet in heart failure (HF) to easily reduce readmission rates or easily reverse this...
Several wearable, less-obtrusive ECG monitors fhave been cleared by the FDA for longer wear. This example is Cardiac Insight’s Cardea SOLO device. 

Several wearable, less-obtrusive ECG monitors have been cleared by the FDA for longer wear. This example is Cardiac Insight’s Cardea SOLO device. 

Feature | ECG | February 19, 2020
When the patients of Michael Boler, M.D. need cardiac monitoring, the Holter monitor is no longer his first choice. “...
Here is an example of Fitbit data showing comparisons of data from Fitbit users by state. Residents in some states that take more steps in a day typically have lower incidences of diabetes, as showing in this population health big data heat map from consumer-grade wearable health tracking devices..

Here is an example of Fitbit data showing comparisons of data from Fitbit users by state. Residents in some states that take more steps in a day typically have lower incidences of diabetes, as shown in this heat map.
 

Feature | Population Health | February 14, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights physical activity as one of four key behaviors people...
This is an example of artificial intelligence automation for cardiac MRI using an AI app from TeraRecon's Envoy AI marketplace. The GE MRI image has bee countoured, anatomy labeled and all quantification automated by the AI, greatly reducing post-processing time. See this and other new AI imaging technologies from the 2019 RSNA meeting.

This is an example of artificial intelligence automation for cardiac MRI using an AI app from TeraRecon's Envoy AI marketplace. The GE MRI image has been countoured, anatomy labeled and all quantification automated by the AI, greatly reducing post-processing time. See this and other new AI imaging technologies from the 2019 RSNA meeting.

Blog | January 24, 2020
The key question I am always asked at cardiology conferences is what are the trends and interesting new technologies I...
The VidaLink wireless, remote, wearable ECG patch patient monitor.  It consisting of reusable wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors and associated software development kit (SDK). The sensor platform gives developers and providers direct control over data, and represents the first of its kind to receive FDA clearance.

The VidaLink wireless, remote, wearable ECG patch patient monitor.  It consisting of reusable wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors and associated software development kit (SDK). The sensor platform gives developers and providers direct control over data, and represents the first of its kind to receive FDA clearance. Photo of the device on display at HIMSS 2019. Photo by Dave Fornell.

News | January 22, 2020
January 22, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared VivaLNK's Continuous ECG Platform. It consisting...
The Bittium Faros uses a 4-in-1 ECG technology. It is a lightweight, waterproof and can be configured for different patient monitoring needs. Bittium Faros Holter monitoring.

The Bittium Faros uses a 4-in-1 ECG technology. It is a lightweight, waterproof and can be configured for different patient monitoring needs. 
 

News | ECG | January 22, 2020
January 22, 2020 – Bittium is exhibiting solutions for cardiology at Arab Health 2019, Jan. 27-30 in Dubai, United Arab...
Videos | Wearables | January 09, 2020
The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is the world's gathering place for consumer technologies, with more than 175,000...
AliveCor's KardiaMobile six-lead ECG system that works on smartphone platforms. It was cleared in 2019 and includes artificial intelligence algorithms to help identify arrhythmias.

AliveCor's KardiaMobile six-lead ECG system that works on smartphone platforms. It was cleared in 2019 and includes artificial intelligence algorithms to help identify arrhythmias. 

News | Wearables | October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019 — AliveCor, a provider of smartphone based ECG technology and Huami Corp., a provider of biometric,...
Fitbit trackers could help detect atrial fibrillation
News | Wearables | October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019 — The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit announced at the TIME 100 Health Summit in New...
Corvia Medical and physIQ Partner in Global Phase 3 Heart Failure Device Clinical Trial

The REDUCE LAP HF-II study will combine Corvia Medical's InterAtrial Shunt Device (IASD), pictured here, with physIQ's continuous monitoring platform to evaluate the device's efficacy in patients with heart failure. Image courtesy of Corvia Medical.

News | Heart Failure | September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019 — Corvia Medical has sponsored and is actively enrolling patients in a heart failure (HF) device...
InfoBionic’s MoMe Kardia remote ECG monitor is an example of the newer generation devices that are replacing traditional Holter monitors. It has a single button for patients to create an alert when they are experiencing arrhythmia symptoms.

InfoBionic’s MoMe Kardia remote ECG monitor is an example of the newer generation devices that are replacing traditional Holter monitors. It has a single button for patients to create an alert when they are experiencing arrhythmia symptoms.

Feature | ECG Wireless Remote Access | August 30, 2019 | Stuart Long and Colin Movsowitz, M.D.
Until recently, cardiologists trying to diagnose and treat arrhythmias have had to deal with technological limitations...