Do Smart Watch Alerts Actually Prevent Strokes?

Do Smart Watch Alerts Actually Prevent Strokes?

Just because wearable digital health devices can track biometric data and send alerts, that doesn’t mean the alerts make a difference in health outcomes. In 2015, we wrote about an Apple Watch user who contacted his cardiologist after noticing extreme heart rate...
FDA Now Lets Wearable CGM Check Into the Hospital

FDA Now Lets Wearable CGM Check Into the Hospital

The FDA recently granted Breakthrough Device Designation for the use of Dexcom’s continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) with diabetic patients in hospitals. Chalk up yet another potential digital health tech win with direct ties to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FDA...
Alexa, I Want to Talk to a Doctor

Alexa, I Want to Talk to a Doctor

Alexa made it to the big leagues. When we first wrote about Amazon’s smart voice assistant Alexa’s role in digital health the topics included applications such as on-demand news and weather reports for visually impaired people, explaining medications, and...