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 devices compared in the study were the Bardy Carnation Ambulatory Monitor long-term continuous ECG system (left) and the BioGuardian MCT cardiac event monitor (right).  #HRS21 #HRS2021 #HeartRhythm21

The devices compared in the study were the Bardy Carnation Ambulatory Monitor long-term continuous ECG system (left) and the BioGuardian MCT cardiac event monitor (right). 

News | EP Lab | July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 – Results from a new clinical trial found human-oversight dependent continuous electrocardiography (ECG)...
The BardyDx Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM) is a P-wave centric wearable ambulatory cardiac patch monitoring and arrhythmia detection device. 

The BardyDx Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM) is a P-wave centric wearable ambulatory cardiac patch monitoring and arrhythmia detection device. 

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 — A recent clinical study from Overlake Medical Center utilizing the Bardy Diagnostics Carnation...
The AcQMap 3D Imaging and Mapping System, left, and the AliveCor KardiaMobile device and app for personal ECG monitoring using a smartphone, right. The companies plan to use remote monitoring to see if it helps improve care for ablation patients.

The AcQMap 3D Imaging and Mapping System, left, and the AliveCor KardiaMobile device and app for personal ECG monitoring using a smartphone, right. The companies plan to use remote monitoring to see if it helps improve care for ablation patients.

News | EP Lab | July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021 — AliveCor Inc., which offers FDA-cleared, smart-phone enabled personal electrocardiogram (ECG)...
In the past decade there has been a proliferation of clinical-grade wearable monitors and implantable devices such as pacemakers, ICDs, implantable cardiac monitors, and new pacemaker-like devices that can control hypertension. In the near future, these devices will be tied into a body-wide internet of things for specific patients that can transmit patient data to clinicians wirelessly to enable an integrated, more robust form of telecardiology and telemedicine.

In the past decade there has been a proliferation of clinical-grade wearable monitors and implantable devices such as pacemakers, ICDs, implantable cardiac monitors, and new pacemaker-like devices that can control hypertension. In the near future, these devices will be tied into a body-wide internet of things for specific patients that can transmit patient data to clinicians wirelessly to enable an integrated, more robust form of telecardiology and telemedicine.

Feature | Telecardiology | July 23, 2021 | Victor Wollesen
Cardiovascular diseases are among the leading causes of death for people over 65 years old in North America and Europe...
The FDA has cleared Angel Medical Systems' second-generation AngelMed Guardian device. The implantable cardiac device detects and warns patients if they are having an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event, including silent heart attacks. The new, second-generation device is enhanced with ease-of-use adaptations and an updated, long life battery that could potentially double the life of the implanted device

The FDA has cleared Angel Medical Systems' second-generation AngelMed Guardian device. The implantable cardiac device detects and warns patients if they are having an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event, including silent heart attacks. The new, second-generation device is enhanced with ease-of-use adaptations and an updated, long life battery that could potentially double the life of the implanted device

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | July 01, 2021
July 1, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Angel Medical Systems Inc. second-generation...
Telecradiology remote monitroing programs grew rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic. An example of a remote cardiac monitor that saw increased use is InfoBionic's MoMe Kardia device. It offers mobile cardiac telemetry with near real-time, on-demand full disclosure of ECG data 24/7. Using a wearable monitor, MoMe continuously records telemetry data, uploading it to a cloud-based platform that clinicians may access at anytime.

Telecradiology remote monitroing programs grew rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic. An example of a remote cardiac monitor that saw increased use is InfoBionic's MoMe Kardia device. It offers mobile cardiac telemetry with near real-time, on-demand full disclosure of ECG data 24/7. Using a wearable monitor, MoMe continuously records telemetry data, uploading it to a cloud-based platform that clinicians may access at anytime.

News | Remote Monitoring | June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021 — It is no secret that the use of telehealth technologies rose dramatically with the onset of the COVID-...
Dreamtech distributes Cardea SOLO ECG System in Korea through its new healthcare organization iSigNal, and lead commercial expansion in 20+ other APAC countries
News | Wearables | June 16, 2021
June 16, 2021 — Cardiac Insight, Inc., a digital health innovator specializing in wearable cardiac sensors and...
GE Healthcare had integrated artificial intelligence algorithms into many of its device technologies. Recently the vendor introduced AI-enabled real-time automated ejection fraction measurements on its Venue Go point of care ultrasound system.

GE Healthcare had integrated artificial intelligence algorithms into many of its device technologies. Recently the vendor introduced AI-enabled real-time automated ejection fraction measurements on its Venue Go point of care ultrasound system

News | June 03, 2021
June 3, 2020 — GE Healthcare is collaborating with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) through support of and...
 iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced two new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearances — one for a new and improved design of its flagship Zio wearable cardiac monitor, and a second for updated artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. 
News | May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021 — iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced two new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearances —...
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is collaborating with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and several vendors on best practices for device and app and wearable device makers to provide deeper understanding of products that manage cardiovascular health. #wearables

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is collaborating with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and several vendors on best practices for device and app and wearable device makers to provide deeper understanding of products that manage cardiovascular health. 

News | Wearables | May 10, 2021
May 10, 2021 – Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced it is collaborating with the American College...
An example of a patch type cardiac monitor from Vital Connect. These types of inexpensive, stick-on wearable monitors have seen a tremendous increase in use over the past few years, replacing traditional Holter monitors.

An example of a patch type cardiac monitor from Vital Connect. These types of inexpensive, stick-on wearable monitors have seen a tremendous increase in use over the past few years, replacing traditional Holter monitors.

News | Wearables | May 06, 2021
May 6, 2021 — The wearable cardiac devices market is set to grow from its current market was valued at more than $1.2...
Alivecor's pocket ECG system allows consumers or cardiologists to record a single lead ECG. AI algorithms can determine if their ECG is normal or abnormal and identify the arrhythmia.

Alivecor's pocket ECG system allows consumers or cardiologists to record a single lead ECG strip on a smartphone. AI algorithms can determine if their ECG is normal or abnormal and identify the arrhythmia. 

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 03, 2021
March 3, 2021 — AliveCor recently announced a new collaboration with AstraZeneca to research new disease management...
Remote cardiac monitoring vendor RhythMedix released its next-generation RhythmStar wearable device with built-in 4G cellular connectivity. The cardiac telemetry monitor can be worn for extended remote monitoring without the need for an additional phone or communication device. 

Remote cardiac monitoring vendor RhythMedix released its next-generation RhythmStar wearable device with built-in 4G cellular connectivity. The cardiac telemetry monitor can be worn for extended remote monitoring without the need for an additional phone or communication device. 

News | Wearables | February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021 — Remote cardiac monitoring vendor RhythMedix released its next-generation RhythmStar wearable device...
Two examples of hand-held, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) being used to get immediate medical imaging information from patients in underserved areas. Left, a Butterfly Network system using an probe and an app turns a smartphone into an ultrasound system to image a patient at a remote African clinic. Right, a GE vScan being used to image patients in a rural community in Indian as part of an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) outreach program.

Two examples of hand-held, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) being used to get immediate medical imaging information from patients in underserved areas. Left, a Butterfly Network system using a probe and an app turns a smartphone into an ultrasound system to image a patient at a remote African clinic. Right, a GE vScan being used to image patients in a rural community in Indian as part of an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) outreach program.

Feature | Health Disparities | February 11, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
There is a lot of talk about health disparities between the insured vs. uninsured, low-income vs. higher-income, rural...