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...

Selfied might be used with AI to identify patients with heart disease. Getty Images

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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020 — Sending a photo selfie to the doctor could be a cheap and simple way of detecting heart disease using...
Wearable Sensors and AI App Used to Remotely Monitor Heart Failure Patients in NorthShore Health System. Carnegie Mellon University, Northshore and physIQ launch Study of monitoring technology for high-risk cardiac and surgical patients.
News | Remote Monitoring | August 05, 2020
August 5, 2020 – NorthShore University HealthSystem , Carnegie Mellon University and physIQ are collaborating on a...
A team from Purdue University developed self-powered wearable triboelectric nanogenerators with polyvinyl alcohol-based contact layers for monitoring cardiovascular health.

A team from Purdue University developed self-powered wearable triboelectric nanogenerators with polyvinyl alcohol-based contact layers for monitoring cardiovascular health.

News | Wearables | July 22, 2020
July 22, 2020 — A team from Purdue University has developed self-powered wearable triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs)...
VitalSight is a HIPAA-compliant, Medicare-reimbursable home blood pressure monitoring solution that generally comes at no cost to the patient, depending on their coverage. The kit typically includes a digital blood pressure monitor with cuff, weight scale and digital medication tracker, as well as a data hub.
News | Hypertension | July 15, 2020
July 15, 2020 – Omron Healthcare Inc. and Mount Sinai Health System, New York City’s largest academic medical system,...
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...