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.

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...
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 have...
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 round...
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 or a...
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 that...
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 explore...
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 2017...
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 intelligence-...
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 in...
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 wearable...
Zoll, Hospital Wearable Defibrillator, HWD, FDA premarket approval
Technology | Defibrillator Monitors | March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced that the company’s Hospital Wearable Defibrillator (HWD) has been granted...
Frost & Sullivan, 18 technologies, growth opportunities, global healthcare, information technology, 2025
News | Information Technology | January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017 — Frost & Sullivan has released a new report, “Vision 2025 – Future of Healthcare,” part of the...