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.

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...
News | Wearables | October 13, 2016
October 13, 2016 — Biotricity Inc. announced recently that it will be expanding its existing research partnership with...
McKesson, iPad, CVIS, ECG mobile viewer

Dynamic ECG waveforms displayed on an iPad using McKesson's mobile ECG viewer, which directly connects to the hospital's cardiovascular information system or ECG management system. This technology can help speed triage of STEMI patients, allowing diagnosis anywhere, rather than requiring cardiologists to walk down to an emergency department or drive into the hospital to view the ECG.

Feature | Mobile Devices | June 09, 2016 | Dave Fornell
The ubiquitous smartphone has found its way into the pockets of nearly every clinician and patient in recent years and...
Vital Connect, BePATIENT, BeVITAL remote monitoring system, HealthPatch MD

Vital Connect's HealthPatch MD wearable sensor, part of the BeVITAL remote monitoring system.

Technology | Remote Monitoring | June 08, 2016
June 8, 2016 — Vital Connect Inc., developer of wearable biosensor technologies, and BePATIENT, a startup that develops...
News | Heart Failure | May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016 – To work towards a better method of diagnosis and treatment of congestive heart failure (CHF), Peter...
Videos | HIMSS | May 13, 2016
ITN/DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new trends and health information technologies...
CareTaker Medical, wireless remote patient monitor, continuous blood pressure, heart rate, FDA clearance
Technology | Wearables | May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016 — CareTaker Medical announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510(k) clearance...
Kardia Band, Alivecor

The Alivecor Kardia Band for the Apple Watch enables anyone to perform a medical-grade ECG anywhere.

Technology | Wearables | March 28, 2016
AliveCor, Inc., the leader in FDA-cleared electrocardiogram (ECG) technology for mobile devices, announced today the...
health monitoring device adoption, Juniper Research, 2020, data analytics
News | Wearables | March 15, 2016
March 15, 2016 — A new study from Juniper Research has estimated that the adoption of health monitoring devices will...
2016 HIMSS Connected Health Survey, information technology, connectivity
News | Information Technology | March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016 — The 2016 HIMSS Connected Health Survey paints an optimistic picture surrounding the emerging trend of...
Vital Connect, VitalPatch, disposable biosensor, HIMSS 2016
Technology | Wearables | March 03, 2016
March 3, 2016 — Vital Connect debuted the VitalPatch biosensor at the 2016 Healthcare Information and Management...
Technology | Wearables | March 02, 2016
March 2, 2016 — Philips announced that it will introduce a next-generation monitoring solution for at-risk patients in...
Kyoto University, Panasonic, remote heartbeat sensing, millimeter-wave radar

Japanese researchers have come up with a way to measure heartbeats remotely, in real time, and under controlled conditions with as much accuracy as electrocardiographs. The technology utilizes spread-spectrum radar to catch signals from the body and an algorithm that distinguishes heartbeats from other signals.

News | Remote Monitoring | January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016 — Heartbeats can now be measured without placing sensors on the body, thanks to a new technology...