Category: Biosensors

  • Wearable tracks health by measuring skin gas emissions

    Researchers in the US have developed a wearable monitor that could be used to monitor metabolic diseases through gases released from a person’s skin. It’s a spin on the use of monitors that detect chemicals in sweat using electrical signals and has the key advantage that it does not need substantial amounts of sweat to […]

  • Powered by Biofourmis, Blessing Health System Partners Launches Home Hospital Services

    What You Should Know: – Blessing Health System, an integrated rural health system selects Biofourmis, a virtual care and digital therapeutics provider to launch its own home hospital services. – As part of the selection, Biofourmis is supporting the health system with its turnkey, end-to-end, home hospital solution for participation in the Rural Home Hospital project.  Delivering Acute-Level […]

  • physIQ, CellCarta Collaborate on Study to Revolutionize Vaccine

    What You Should Know: – Today, digital medicine leader physIQ and CellCarta, a global leader in precision medicine services announced they are collaborating on a groundbreaking study that could revolutionize vaccine development. – The strategic collaboration advances the detailed study of early, individualized human responses to vaccinations as pharma companies race to deliver safe, effective vaccines sooner. physIQ, a pioneer in digital […]

  • FDA expands use of Abbott’s heart sensor with new approval

    The FDA has approved expanded labelling for Abbott’s CardioMEMS HF System, an implantable sensor that provides an early warning of worsening heart failure, that could make it an option for more than a million more patients. The new approval makes the CardioMEMS device – which was first approved in the US in 2014 – an […]

  • Abbott CEO Ford showcases new ‘biowearable’ line at CES

    US medical device company Abbott has said it plans to launch a new range of ‘biowearable’ health devices aimed at consumers, in a move that builds on its expertise in glucose monitoring. The company’s chief executive – Robert Ford – made the announcement at the massive CES tech trade show in Las Vegas, a venue […]

  • FDA sets out its stall on digital tools for remote clinical trials

    The FDA has published draft guidance on how digital health technologies (DHTs) like smart and wearable devices can be used to capture data remotely from patients in clinical trials – an approach that has come to the fore since the start of the pandemic. The new guidance sets out the regulator’s current thinking on how […]

  • Cipher Skin Lands $5M for Mesh Network of Sensors to Capture Movement

    What You Should Know: – Denver-based data startup, Cipher Skin, today announced its $5 million Series A, led by the Boyett Group with participation from Draper Capital, Tribe Capital and TKC Capital to grow its product line and expand into new markets. – Founded in 2017, Cipher Skin’s first-of-its-kind, patented, sensor technology, Cipher Mesh, wraps around […]

  • ViewPoints Article: Wearables in the Market & their Roles

    Wearables are electronic devices consisting of sensors that can receive data of user’s personal health and exercise schedules. They work wirelessly or with the help of other devices such as smartphones, tablets, or laptops. The market of wearable technology was valued at $15.74 billion in 2015 & expected to extend $51.60 billion by 2022 at […]

  • 3 Steps to Maintain Telehealth’s Momentum Post-Pandemic

    In the face of COVID-19, healthcare witnessed how crises can become the long-awaited push for creativity and innovation that the industry needs. When our healthcare infrastructure’s weaknesses were exposed, telehealth helped to stitch them up, with the number of telehealth claims increasing 8,336% nationally from April 2019 to April 2020. Out of need, patients quickly […]

  • On-skin printing of sensors could monitor COVID-19 symptoms

    Scientists say on-skin printing could be used to create on-body sensors to monitor physiological signals and devices to wirelessly transmit the data. A team led by Huanyu Cheng from Penn State University, say the sensors are capable of precisely and continuously capturing temperature, humidity, blood oxygen levels and heart performance signals. The next stage on […]

  • NIH Taps PhysIQ to Develop AI-Based COVID-19 Digital Biomarker

    What You Should Know: – physIQ has been selected by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to develop an innovative AI-based COVID-19 digital biomarker solution to address the COVID-19 pandemic. – Early detection of COVID-19 decompensation in patients is complicated by infrequent and non-specific clinical data. The first-in-kind tool will collect and analyzes continuous physiologic […]