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Zoll agrees $538m deal to buy sleep apnoea specialist Itamar

Itamar Medical was on the acquisition trail itself earlier this year, buying Spry Health to extend its sleep sensor technology range. Now, it’s being snapped up Zoll Medical in a deal valued at around $538 million. Israel-headquartered Itamar markets a sensing device called WatchPAT that attaches to the finger during sleep, measuring vital signs like …

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Funding round swells digital health firm Whoop’s value to $3.6bn

Fitness wearable company Whoop has raised another $200 million in funding that will help fund its expansion into international markets – and take on deep-pocketed rivals like Amazon, Apple and Google. The sixth-found financing was led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2, taking the total raised by the company to date to around $400 million, and …

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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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Itamar buys Spry to add wearable to its sleep apnoea detectors

Israeli company Itamar Medical has agreed to acquire Spry Health, aiming to use the US company’s wearable technology to develop a watch-like remote monitor for sleep apnoea, a potentially life-threatening condition. Itamar already markets a sensing device called WatchPAT that attaches to the finger during sleep, measuring vital signs like heart and breathing rate, oxygen …

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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 …

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Featured speakers for 2nd annual Wearable Injectors and Connected Devices Conference

SMi Reports: Featured Speakers listed for SMi Group’s 2nd annual Wearable Injectors and Connected Devices Conference taking place in October. The global wearable devices market size is expected to reach a value of $62.82 billion USD by 2025 with time dependent delivery, improved patient experience and adherence and large volume administration with minimal injection pain …

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