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.

Self-Applied Chest Patch Catches Atrial Fibrillation More Quickly Than Usual Care
News | Wearables | March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018 — For people at heightened risk for...

ECG on Smartwatch Accurately Detects AFib
News | ACC | March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018 – A newly-designed wristband and corresponding app that works with a smartwatch can accurately...

Wearable Defibrillator Cuts Overall Mortality, But Not Sudden Deaths After Heart Attack

Jeffrey Olgin, M.D., F.A.C.C., Division of Cardiology, UCSF

On behalf of VEST investigators 

News | ACC | March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018 –  Wearing a lightweight vest equipped with a cardioverter...

Videos | Wearables | January 29, 2018

Take a video tour of some of the medical devices designed to improve patient care, improve patient engagement and...

FDA Issues Safety Communication on Zoll LifeVest 4000 Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator
News | Wearables | January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week it is providing information and...

Zoll and Myant Enter Strategic Research and Development Collaboration
News | Wearables | December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017 — Zoll Medical Corp. and Myant, Inc., a high-tech advanced manufacturing company, announced they...

VitalConnect Secures Fifth FDA Clearance for Patient Monitoring Device
Technology | Wearables | December 12, 2017

December 12, 2017 — VitalConnect Inc. announced its fifth 510(k) market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

VitalConnect Raises $38 Million in Series C Equity Financing
News | Wearables | November 03, 2017

November 3, 2017 — VitalConnect Inc. announced the fourth and final Series C closing, bringing the total Series C...

Wearable monitors create patient generated health data, PGHD, that can help prevent acute care episodes in heart failure.

Wearable monitoring devices may offer a new tool to help prevent acute care episodes in heart failure.

Feature | Heart Failure | July 25, 2017 | Lola Koktysh

Despite their best efforts, many patients tend to develop heart failure after an acute event (e.g., a heart attack...

Ohio State Investigating High-Tech Vest for At-Home Heart Failure Management
News | Heart Failure | June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 — Doctors at The Ohio State University Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital are testing a high-tech vest...

Northwell Health Partners With Peerbridge Health on Remote Patient Monitoring
News | Wearables | June 01, 2017

June 1, 2017 — Northwell Health recently announced a new partnership agreement with Peerbridge Health Inc., to...

Videos | EP Lab | May 26, 2017

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new electrophysiology (EP) technology at the...

Apple Watch used for tracking patient arrhythmias using an artificial intelligence-based algorithm

Researchers are using the Apple Watch heart rate monitor app to track patient arrhythmias using an artificial intelligence-based algorithm. 

Feature | Wearables | May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 — A new study shows that the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor, when paired with an artificial...

wearable defibrillators prevent sudden cardiac death in pediatric patients
Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 — A new study shows that the use of a wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is safe and effective...

wearable biosensors, anticipate illness, track health changes, PLOS Biology study

Wearable devices used in this study. The colors for different human figures indicate the specific studies in which each person participated. Red figures represent participation in all five studies; grey figures represent participation in the activity and insulin studies; blue, the activity, insulin sensitivity, and inflammation studies; orange and yellow, activity and air flights; green and pink, inflammation; and purple, air flights. Image courtesy of Li, et al, Stanford University.

News | Wearables | March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 — Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have revealed the ability of...

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