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.

Jackson Health System Signs 11-Year Agreement for Philips' Enterprise Monitoring as a Service
News | July 05, 2018
July 5, 2018 — Philips and Florida’s Jackson Health System, one of the nation's largest public health systems,...
Cash and Goal Setting Help Motivate Heart Patients to Take Healthy Steps
News | Wearables | June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018 — The thought of losing up to $14 a week along with personalized goal setting may have motivated ischemic...
Digital mHealth advances like wearable heart monitors, use of smartphone apps and artificial intelligence will reshape the standard of care in the coming years according to three recent JACC articles.

Digital mHealth advances like wearable heart monitors, smartphone apps and artificial intelligence will reshape the standard of care in the coming years according to three recent JACC articles.

Feature | Information Technology | June 05, 2018
June 5, 2018 — The future of cardiovascular care will be transformed by advances in artificial intelligence, digital...
Medtronic to Discontinue SEEQ MCT Wearable Telemetry System
News | Wearables | May 23, 2018
May 23, 2018 — Medtronic announced on May 23, 2018 that it will discontinue marketing for its SEEQ Mobile Cardiac...
RHYTHM Study Reveals Link Between Total AF Burden and Stroke Risk
News | ECG Monitoring Services | May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018 — A new study published in JAMA Cardiology used the Zio continuous cardiac monitoring system by iRhythm to...
The Apple Watch Series 2, Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 and the Fitbit Charge 2 were all able to properly diagnose the very rapid heart beats involved in  paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). #HRS2018

The Apple Watch Series 2, Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 and the Fitbit Charge 2 were all able to properly diagnose the very rapid heart beats involved in  paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT).  

News | EP Lab | May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018 — A new study is the first to validate the accuracy of wrist-worn wearable devices in measuring induced...
BardyDx CAM Ambulatory ECG Monitor Patch Detects More Arrhythmias in Head-to-Head Study
News | ECG Monitoring Services | May 08, 2018
May 8, 2018 — Bardy Diagnostics Inc. (BardyDx) announced that the American Heart Journal has published the results of a...
Blog | March 26, 2018
I have been looking for new ways to show readers interesting things I find during the medical conferences I attend, so...
An example of the new generation of inexpensive, wearable cardiac monitors. This is the Cardiac Insight Cardea Solo device. #ACC18

An example of the new generation of inexpensive, wearable cardiac monitors that are seeing increased usage. This is the Cardiac Insight Cardea Solo device. After the monitoring period is over, the wearable patch is torn open to retrieve a data pod that is inserted into a reader to download the data. The software automatically creates reports based on the data, complete with waveforms for various cardiac measures.

Blog | Cardiac Diagnostics | May 10, 2018
  The show floors at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2018 meeting in March and at the Heart Rhythm Society (...
Videos | ACC | March 21, 2018
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new technologies on the expo floor at the 2018 ...
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 atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart rhythm disorder that also...
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 display...
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 defibrillator that detects abnormal heart...
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...