Data from wearable devices are changing disease surveillance and medical research May 16, 2022, 9:02 a.m.
When it comes to disease surveillance, the most useful biomarker is fever, a direct sign of infection. But most wearables do not measure temperature, because accurate readings are hard to do. So a proxy had to be created using the standard things they do measure, such as heart rate, sleep and activity level. Resting heart rate, measured when people are sitting still, varies a lot from person to person—anything between 50 and 100 beats per minute counts as normal—but each person’s rate is generally stable. When the body fights an infection, however, the rate goes up, often dramatically. With covid-19, data from wearable devices showed that this uptick happened four days before people felt any symptoms.
Expanding the value of medical devices in a digital world: Connectivity to continuity of care May 2, 2022, 11:34 a.m.
The rise of value-based care, the shift from acute to chronic diseases, increased life expectancy, and the transition of treatments from hospital to home are long-term drivers of more agile and personalized healthcare; as a result, a digitized, connected, and consumer-like model is emerging.
Why Medical Wearables Are the Future of IoT in Healthcare May 2, 2022, 11:32 a.m.
Lifestyle-associated disorders, such as diabetes and hypertension, are trending up. Wearables can keep users vigilant about their condition by continuously monitoring vital physiological parameters, including blood sugar and blood pressure levels. In this article, we will examine how wearable medical devices are driving forward IoT in healthcare and discuss three key applications.
The Current State of Optical Sensors in Medical Wearables April 11, 2022, 12:49 p.m.
Optical sensors play an increasingly important role in the development of medical diagnostic devices. They can be very widely used to measure the physiology of the human body. Optical methods include PPG, radiation, biochemical, and optical fiber sensors. Optical sensors offer excellent metrological properties, immunity to electromagnetic interference, electrical safety, simple miniaturization, the ability to capture volumes of nanometers, and non-invasive examination. In addition, they are cheap and resistant to water and corrosion. The use of optical sensors can bring better methods of continuous diagnostics in the comfort of the home and the development of telemedicine in the 21st century. This article offers a large overview of optical wearable methods and their modern use with an insight into the future years of technology in this field.
How Will Wearable Medical Devices Make Your Life Easier? March 28, 2022, 1:16 p.m.
Wearable medical devices are changing the face of modern medicine. These devices are making it easier for people to manage their health and chronic conditions, and they are also providing doctors with valuable real-time data that can help them diagnose and treat patients more effectively. Wearable medical devices are revolutionizing the way we approach healthcare, and they are sure to make our lives easier in the years to come!
Smart pharmaceutical packs find support from seniors – if user friendly March 25, 2022, 4:35 p.m.
Research has shown that approximately half of the patients with chronic diseases in developed nations do not take their medication properly. With an aging population, where taking multiple medications is common, incorrect medication-taking is a problem impacting the health of patients and costs healthcare systems billions of dollars.
Genomic Sequencing is Pathing the Way to Digital Health March 20, 2022, 3:56 p.m.
Adopting cutting-edge technology, tools and innovation in public health and medicine is no easy task, yet many companies are doing great work contributing to the society and the challenging world that we all live in right now. Among them, MGI, which has been playing a vital role in combating Covid-19, has opened the door to digital health through its highly effective genomics sequencing technologies.
Digital Health Solutions Must Avoid Replicating The Pitfalls Of The In-Person Experience March 20, 2022, 3:55 p.m.
Despite the convenience, though, the experience has had all the hallmarks of an in-person experience: the wait times (with no courtesy message to inform if the doctor is running late and for how long), the absence of eye contact during the encounter as the physician scrolls through screens at the other end and the inability to review medical information together. It's almost as if the brick-and-mortar experience of a clinic visit has been replicated in a virtual environment.
BioIntelliSense Launches New BioButton® Rechargeable Wearable Device for Continuous Medical Grade Monitoring March 20, 2022, 3:52 p.m.
The new BioButton Rechargeable device allows for continuous multi-parameter monitoring of a broad range of 20+ vital signs and physiologic biometrics for up to 30 days on a single charge, based on configuration. The device’s comprehensive set of leading indicators allows for the early identification and detection of adverse trends to improve patient monitoring safety and efficacy from in the hospital to the home.
Wearable medical sensors are getting better March 20, 2022, 3:51 p.m.
Researchers are working to improve health monitoring by creating wearable sensors that collect data for clinicians while limiting discomfort for patients
Smart Toilets: A New Medical IoT Device for Passive Urine Analysis March 20, 2022, 3:50 p.m.
A new, low-cost, AI device that can detect and monitor a range of diseases and conditions by analyzing urine in the toilet bowl is hitting the market this month. The KG, from Israeli start-up Olive Diagnostics, sits in a toilet bowl and can detect biomarkers for prostate, ovarian and kidney cancer, as well as heart failure, urinary tract infections and kidney stones.
RYAH Secures Health Canada Medical Device License for RYAH Smart Medical Inhaler System March 13, 2022, 9:22 a.m.
The RYAH Smart Inhaler is a volume-management device for dry-herb plant based formulations. Paired with a proprietary software application, it allows users to control their session regimen, register their usage, and voluntarily provide anonymous data that can further be analyzed and used for regulatory improvements, research and awareness.
Reporting adherence, validity and physical activity measures of wearable activity trackers in medical research: A systematic review Feb. 28, 2022, 10:03 a.m.
Wearable activity trackers are gaining traction in medical research, providing both real-time and remote monitoring of physical fitness. Activity trackers offer an excellent source of personalized physical activity data from patients, as well as healthy individuals, that would provide insights into healthcare analytics and user-feedback on health status. In addition, these activity trackers would also allow researchers to monitor symptom severity and assist clinicians in providing their patients a more holistic care. Despite the promise of wearable device technology, there is still a lack of standardization in the medical literature regarding the analysis and reporting of adherence, validity and physical activity data generated by these activity trackers.
Connected pen injector add-on designed by SHL Medical wins 2021 Good Design Award Feb. 28, 2022, 10:02 a.m.
InsulCheck CONNECT by Innovation Zed is an innovative device that serves as a secondary aid in the management of diabetes. The device is a connected solution that can record the time and frequency of injection and send this data to the patient's mobile device. Its form factor features a prominent OLED screen indicating the injection data and status of the device, and a mounting mechanism to clip the device onto a pen injector. The device was designed to be compatible with market-ready insulin pens or those under development through a fully customizable sleeve.
Medtronic partners with Stasis to offer AI bedside patient monitoring system in India Feb. 16, 2022, 8:09 a.m.
The Stasis Monitor comprises a bedside monitor that tracks six vital signs, a tablet and a cloud-connected app that enables remote monitoring across devices. The connected care monitoring system automates and digitises monitoring, documentation, and communication of critical patient information; it renders 24-hour vital sign trend data and uses predictive AI to alert staff about patients' deteriorating conditions. It also includes a backup battery for moving patients between care areas.
Medtronic Improves Patient Care with Digital Heart Monitoring Service Feb. 16, 2022, 8:08 a.m.
Medtronic, the largest global medical device company, chose OutSystems to build FocusOn™, a remote monitoring and triaging platform for cardiac conditions that saves clinical staff time and ensures better outcomes for patients.
Boosts the Rise of Medical Wearables Feb. 12, 2022, 8:33 a.m.
The pressure of rising healthcare costs and the rapid increase of interest in remote healthcare applications brought about by the Covid-19 epidemic reinforce the trend. As a result, the market for daily health monitoring and telemedicine solutions for personal use is growing exponentially.
Connected Insulin Injection Solutions : smart insulin pen caps Feb. 12, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
The conceptual 'INDOO' smart insulin pen caps are a connected health solution for diabetic users who require a modern way to maintain their health on a daily basis that's more convenient and pain-free than the existing options on the market.The caps work by being used with the accompanying pen-like unit to be easily administered as required throughout the day. The system is focused on reducing the pain and tediousness of diabetes management in favor of a unified, discreet experience.
33 vulnerabilities found in the data transfer protocol for wearable medical devices Feb. 10, 2022, 6:59 p.m.
Kaspersky experts have discovered that the most commonly used protocol for transferring data from wearable devices used for remote patient monitoring contained 33 vulnerabilities, including 18 critical vulnerabilities in 2021 alone. This is 10 more critical vulnerabilities than in 2020, and many of them remain unpatched. Some of these vulnerabilities give attackers the potential to intercept data being sent online from the device.
Wearable Tech & Medical Device Companies & Startups in 2022 Feb. 10, 2022, 6:59 p.m.
Wearable health technology may have started out as simple step counters, but medical device companies and startups have transformed these wearables into cutting-edge personal healthcare tools. Wearable technology can be worn as wrist-bands, watches, glasses or clothing – and the list doesn't end there.