mHealth data from wearable devices and patient monitoring tools will increasingly feed artificial intelligence and analytics technologies.
California researchers say a test of sensor-embedded socks has proven that the mHealth wearable can help both patients and providers track foot health in real time and spot early signs of diabetic ulcers.Read More
Mike Glenn thought something was wrong with his Fitbit. The 34-year-old was camping in Wyoming in May when he started having trouble breathing. He felt fine overall, but his left shoulder began to ache and he broke out in a sweat. "It's probably just a chest cold," Glenn thought.Read More
Alphabet Inc.’s experimental medical technology unit Verily halted one of its longest-running projects on Friday: the development of a contact lens that measures glucose levels of people with diabetes.Read More
The US Army’s medical division has been building a mobile technology platform that will streamline triage and communications in the event of medical evacuations. The Medical Hands-free Unified Broadcast, or MEDHUB, initiative looks to leverage wearable sensors, accelerometers, and other FDA-cleared technology as a means for medics to more easily communicate with teams at a receiving field hospital during an emergency situation.Read More
Some industry watchers believed that Apple couldn't move out of the shadow of Steve Jobs and carve out for itself a new and different direction. Yesterday, under the leadership of Tim Cook, Apple proved them wrong.
Consumer sleep technologies, such as wearables and mobile apps, must be cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and rigorously tested if they are going to be used to diagnose or treat sleep disorders, contends the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.Read More
LifeSignals has introduced the Life Signal Product platform, a family of semiconductor chips optimized to enable the development of mobile and wearable applications in medical and health monitoring for life-critical applications.Read More
Two years ago, a handful of Apple employees dreamed up a device that would take the company beyond the world of healthcare apps, and into healthcare products. That device isn’t the Apple Watch, at least not yet. Instead, it seems to be a device whose function could very well be rolled into future Apple Watch devices down the line. Apple applied for a patent for said device in a listing that became public today, and it looks... underwhelming.Read More
A game-changing wearable device may help transform stroke rehabilitation. Developed at Northwestern University, the stretchable sensors stick to a patient’s skin. The electronics move with the body and report health statistics, including sleep quality, muscle activity, and heart function.Read More