The new consumer-focused service comes paired with the announcement of the Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch and the Fitbit Aria Air connected scale.Read More
An estimated 40 million people in the United States have smartwatches or fitness trackers that can monitor their heartbeats. But some people of color may be at risk of getting inaccurate readings.Read More
Smartphones are quickly gaining the capabilities to make patients’ homes an extension of physicians’ offices, facilitating access to timely medical care. Technological advancements in the phones are enabling them to take higher-resolution photos and deliver better sound quality, suggests Christy Marks-Davis, senior director of marketing for CareCentrix, a company that works with providers and payers to support care of patients in their homes.Read More
Researchers from Evidation Health report that people living with chronic conditions who regularly use mHealth wearables to track activity are better at following medication management guidelines.
Results from Rock Health’s fourth national consumer survey (2018 data) on digital health adoption and sentiments. Adoption continues to rise while consumers leverage digital health tools to address concrete health needs.Read More
When my Aunt Nicki visits me in London, we avoid musical theater and the cinema.
Aunt Nicki is hard of hearing. Although there are many enhanced listening devices available to help her, such as an Assistive Living amplifier or a closed captioning screen that sits in a cup holder, she tells me they don't work well enough.Read More
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
NightWare, a Minneapolis-based medical-device startup, is creating an Apple Watch app for those suffering from nightmare disorder, a common side affect for those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.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