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.

Videos | Wearables | March 08, 2019
Karl Poterack, M.D., medical director, applied clinical informatics, Mayo Clinic, explains the role wearable devices...
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 medical...
Videos | Artificial Intelligence | March 04, 2019
Anthony Chang, M.D., chief intelligence and innovation officer, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), and...
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. (Photos by Dave Fornell)

Blog | HIMSS | March 04, 2019
Healthcare today is largely woven together with electronic medical record (EMR) systems, which has led to the rapid...
Videos | Wearables | February 28, 2019
Robert Klempfner, M.D., director of the Cardiovascular Prevention Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Israel,  discusses...
Videos | Wearables | February 28, 2019
How wearable devices will play a role in healthcare was a big topic at the Healthcare Information Management and...
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 the...
Cardiac Insight Partners With VivoSense for Cardiovascular Research
News | Wearables | November 09, 2018
November 9, 2018 — Wearable cardiac biosensor developer Cardiac Insight Inc. has partnered with VivoSense, specializing...
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 calls...
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 cardiac...
Philips Acquires Xhale Assurance Inc.
News | Remote Monitoring | August 31, 2018
August 31, 2018 — Philips announced it has acquired Xhale Assurance Inc., a U.S.-based scale-up company developing and...
Cardea Solo Wearable ECG Collects High-Altitude Cardiac Data on Denali Expedition

David R. Ohlson, DO (right), logs patient cardiac information and labels a used Cardea Solo ECG sensor while USX climber Adam Storck (left) replaces his sensor at Denali's 14,200-foot camp. Photo courtesy of Ron Oliver, USX.

News | ECG Wireless Remote Access | August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018 — U.S. Expeditions and Explorations (USX) and Cardiac Insight Inc. announced the successful completion...