Wearables

Fitbit Awards 6 Researchers $300k to Drive Health Equity

What You Should Know:  – Fitbit, today announced it has awarded six researchers more than a total of $300,000 in Fitbit devices and services to support their research projects working to address health disparities in communities. Over the past decade, researchers have used Fitbit devices in over 900 health studies, in areas like diabetes, heart …

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Fitbit to Provide Onduo Members with Fitbit Devices/Services to Help Manage Holistic Health

What You Should Know:  – Today, Onduo and Fitbit announced a collaboration to provide Onduo members with Fitbit devices and services to help take a more proactive approach to managing their holistic health.  – By offering the Fitbit experience alongside Onduo’s multi-condition platform, that supports people managing one or more chronic health conditions like diabetes, …

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Health apps could face big fines if they don’t disclose privacy breaches 

The agency reminded health apps and wearables companies that they must disclose any breach of users’ health information, even if they are not a HIPAA covered entity. Companies that fail to disclose a breach could face thousands of dollars per day in fines.

Study: Resilience, emotional support key to helping healthcare workers fight stress

Along with daily surveys, a research team from Mount Sinai used Apple Watches to measure how stress impacted healthcare workers’ bodies and pinpointed the characteristics that were associated with lower stress levels over time.

Jasper Health Integrates BioIntelliSense’s RPM and COVID-19 Screening Solution for Members

What You Should Know:  – Today, BioIntelliSense announced it has formed a strategic collaboration with Jasper Health, an emerging leader of digital engagement for people diagnosed with cancer. – As part of the strategic collaboration, Jasper Health will integrate the BioIntelliSense FDA-cleared BioSticker and medical grade BioButton® wearable devices as part of its remote member …

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Ultrahuman Secures $17.5M for Fitness Wearable Glucose Tracker

What You Should Know: – Health tech startup Ultrahuman has raised $17.5 million in Series B funding as it sets out to re-invent fitness-tech via its glucose tracking wearable that helps people improve their diet and exercise. The series B funding came from Alpha Wave Incubation (AWI), which is backed by DisruptAD and managed by …

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Around 250 digital health apps are launching every day, says IQVIA

There was a dramatic increase in the launch of health-related mobile applications last year, taking the total number on offer in app stories to 350,000 – and while average quality is currently “middling” it is on the rise, according to a report from IQVIA. The pandemic contributed to another 90,000 apps being introduced in 2020 …

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Why Google is focusing its consumer health efforts on Fitbit

Google recently reshuffled its health division, moving a significant number of employees over to its Fitbit and Search businesses. Analysts said it’s no surprise Google would focus its consumer health efforts on Fitbit, given Fitbit’s broad reach and the competition to add more meaningful health features to these devices. 

Interoperability now needs to go beyond EHRs to include the larger digital health ecosystem

The next step in the evolution of interoperability will involve examining data flows in digital healthcare, according to panelists at the American Telemedicine Association’s annual conference. This includes looking into how data sharing will support telehealth, remote patient monitoring and programs involving wearables.

Digital fabric could be used to measure health data

Researchers in the US have developed a wearable fabric that can sense, store and analyse data that could be used to measure physiological functions or detect illness. The team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claim this is the first example of a fabric which can record data in a digital rather than in an …

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Biobeat Launches Wearable Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Device

What You Should Know: – Biobeat announced the launch of its new wearable and continuous ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) device, currently the only cuffless ABPM solution in the world. – As blood (BP) measurement has shown to be crucial in the early detection and prevention of clinical disorders, Biobeat’s cuffless ABPM device can act as …

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Best Buy Health Now Offers Lively Health & Safety Services On Apple Watch For First Time

What You Should Know: – Best Buy Health, today announced it is offering a full array of health and safety services available on the Apple Watch to help to make it easier for older adults to stay safe, healthy, and connected. – Now Apple Watch users with the Lively app can get help from highly …

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Health Innovators: Sergey Young on how technology can extend human life

How can humans extend their life span? In the second episode of our Health Innovators series, Paul Tunnah speaks to longevity investor Sergey Young about breakthrough technologies that may overcome the negative effects of ageing. Through his $100m Longevity Vision Fund, Sergey invests in companies developing early diagnostics, precision medicine, digital health solutions, AI-based drug …

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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 …

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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 …

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Xealth’s CEO Shares Impact of Digital Health in 2020 and What’s Ahead in 2021

Mike McSherry, CEO & Co-founder of Xealth HIT Consultant sat down with Mike McSherry, CEO, and co-founder of Seattle-based digital prescription platform Xealth to discuss digital health lessons learned in 2020 and what we can expect in 2021. As Xealth’s CEO, Mike also works with Duke Health, UPMC, Atrium Health, and The Froedtert & the …

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Push for better patient outcomes drives new standard of care [Sponsored]

In this webinar on Feb. 10,healthcare experts from Desert Oasis Healthcare and iRhythm Technologies will discuss how Zio monitors, designed to be worn for longer duration than holter monitors, represent a new standard of care in remote cardiac monitoring.

30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021

As we close out the year, we asked several healthcare executives to share their predictions and trends for 2021. Kimberly Powell, Vice President & General Manager, NVIDIA Healthcare Federated Learning: The clinical community will increase their use of federated learning approaches to build robust AI models across various institutions, geographies, patient demographics, and medical scanners. The sensitivity and …

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Startup gets Army funding to test wearable monitor for early Covid-19 detection

Remote monitoring startup BioIntelliSense and Royal Phillips received $2.8 million to test BioIntelliSense’s device for the early detection of Covid-19 symptoms. The startup received FDA clearance for its small, adhesive monitoring device last year.

DoD Awards $2.8M to Philips & BioIntelliSense to Validate Wearable for Early COVID-19 Detection

What You Should Know: – Philips and BioIntelliSense has been selected by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) to receive nearly $2.8M from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to validate BioIntelliSense’s FDA-cleared BioSticker device for the early detection of COVID-19 symptoms. – Working with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, …

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Ensuring Telehealth Providers’ Virtual Care Dollars Make Sense

Don Godbee Don Godbee, Mobile Solutions Architect at Stratix Don Godbee Telehealth and virtual care are not brand-new phenomena suddenly cobbled together as a rapid response to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the average US patient could be forgiven for thinking that it is. Indeed, virtual visits to care providers and remote patient …

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Medidata Acquires Digital Biomarker Business of MC10 / Clinical Trials & Wearable Sensors

What You Should Know: – Clinical trials technology company Medidata has acquired the digital biomarker business of MC10. – MC10’s offerings will bring novel clinical analytics and biosensor capabilities to Medidata’s existing technology solutions, enhancing Medidata’s capabilities to integrate data from wearable sensors – including clinical grade metrics – in clinical trials. – With this …

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Cleveland Clinic Names Top 10 Medical Innovations For 2021

Cleveland Clinic’s top clinicians and researchers present the top 10 medical innovations transforming medical advancements and new awards to recognize healthcare innovation. The list of breakthrough technologies was selected by a committee of Cleveland Clinic subject matter experts, led by Will Morris, M.D., executive medical director for Cleveland Clinic Innovations, and Akhil Saklecha, M.D., managing …

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ViewPoints Article: Digital Healthcare in India – Current Trends & Future

Digital healthcare means using communications and information technologies in medicine to diagnose, predict, treat, and monitor diseases. It is also widely used for prognosis, rehabilitation, behavioral health, and public health.  Indians have witnessed a surge of smartphone and internet use since the last decade. This had led to an easier delivery of smart digital solutions. …

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Why Hasn’t A More Holistic Approach to Patient Care Become The Norm?

When food production technology made it possible, wheat flour processors started to eliminate the tough exterior (bran) and nutrient-rich core (germ) of the kernel to get at the large, starchy part (the endosperm) only. The bread produced from this process is white and fluffy, and it makes great PB&Js and takes forever to grow mold, …

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Telehealth’s Time Has Come. And It’s Here to Stay.

Ernie Ianace, EVP Sales and Marketing at VitalTech “The numbers don’t lie,” is a famous old adage and quite appropriate with regard to the rapid rise and deployment of telehealth solutions in the medical community. It may have taken a global pandemic for society to recognize and investigate the rewards of its adoption, but statistics …

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