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.

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...
The FDA wants to regulate cybersecurity of ICDs and other medical devices.

The FDA has concerns about the cybersecurity of implantable medical devices with wireless connections for patient monitoring or adjustments to how the device functions. Changing the function of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) using wireless access to the device could present a major patient safety issue.

News | Cybersecurity | December 29, 2016 | Dave Fornell
As wearable and implantable patient monitoring or therapy devices become more sophisticated with advanced wireless...
terahertz imaging, wearable scanning device, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nature Photonics

Terahertz imaging of a human hand using arrays of carbon nanotubes: (left) human hand inserted into the imaging device, and (right) resulting scan of the human hand.

News | Wearables | December 13, 2016
December 13, 2016 — Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a portable and wearable terahertz...
iSmartweaR, smart clothing, jIndustrial Technology Research Institute, ITRI, wearable heart monitoring

An example of an iSmartweaR shirt that can monitor patient vital signs without the need for electrode wires.

News | Wearables | October 24, 2016
October 24, 2016 — Conventional smart clothing uses conductive fibers or rubber as sensing electrodes, and cardiac...