Heart Monitor Necklace Gets FDA Clearance

Heart Monitor Necklace Gets FDA Clearance

toSense is a startup based in San Diego, California, and the company has quietly created a device that can monitor a patient’s heart at home. The CoVa Monitoring device is worn like a necklace, and communicates wirelessly either to a base unit or an Android...
Another Risk for Health Tech Devices

Another Risk for Health Tech Devices

An article in Tech Cheat Sheet asks the question “Do Flaws in Technology Make Medicine Less Safe?” The author examines the growing use of electronic health records (EHR) and their potential role in errors in diagnosis or treatment. While they are intended...
Updated Apple Watch May Miss a Beat

Updated Apple Watch May Miss a Beat

There’s a saying in software development that the smallest code changes are often the most expensive; a little change can have unintended consequences elsewhere. It appears that Apple may have provided another demonstration of this lesson with its first upgrade...
Eyeglasses as Wearable Health Tech [video]

Eyeglasses as Wearable Health Tech [video]

According to Global Eyesight Now, six out of 10 people in the world wear glasses or corrective lenses (or have had corrective surgery). For the majority of these people their days start by putting on a pair of glasses and end by taking them off. VSP Global is one of...
Apple Acknowledges Ink Interference

Apple Acknowledges Ink Interference

One of the clever features of the new Apple Watch is that it can monitor your heart rate. The back of the watch housing contains green and infrared LEDs, paired with light sensors. The infrared lights are used to measure your heart rate every 10 minutes, and if that...