Group warns against using consumer devices to diagnose, treat sleep disorders

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.

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Wireless Biosensor Platform Accelerates Development Of Wearables For Life- Critical Monitoring

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.

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Apple drew up a patent for a new kind of blood pressure monitor

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.

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Stretchable Sensors Are Game Changers For Stroke Recovery

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.

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Smart thermometer, app provide real-time influenza tracking

Using a "smart” thermometer connected to a mobile phone app, University of Iowa researchers have successfully demonstrated that they can track influenza activity in real time at both population and individual levels, and in the process accurately predict flu activity as much as three weeks in advance.

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iMedicalApps: App Assesses Frailty in Older Patients - But doesn't help interpret results and lacks references

As our population continues to age, providers, patients, and their families will continue to struggle with how best to assess and help frail geriatric patients. The Essential Frailty Toolset (EFT) helps providers tease out the association between frailty and surgical mortality.

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