Athletes Now Can Monitor Blood Glucose [video]

Athletes Now Can Monitor Blood Glucose [video]

Step trackers and other fitness-related wearables launched in the early 21st century preceded most of the wearable health devices we write about on Health Tech Insider. However, a recent Abbott news release has an example of development in the opposite direction:...
Smartwatch Now Cleared for AFib Detection

Smartwatch Now Cleared for AFib Detection

Fitbit recently announced that the Fitbit ECG App now has both FDA 510(k) clearance and CE marking to analyze user heart rhythm for atrial fibrillation (AFib). The new Fitbit Sense smartwatch — available now — is the first Fitbit wearable with the ECG App....
New Study Shows Connected Health Device Use Growing

New Study Shows Connected Health Device Use Growing

The market for consumer health and fitness wearables has expanded rapidly in response to COVID-19. According to a new survey, iPhone owners represent a significant portion of this market, as nearly half of iPhone owners report using connected health technology. The...
New Smart Contact Lens Helps Patients See Again

New Smart Contact Lens Helps Patients See Again

A partnership lead by Imec has developed a smart contact lens that features an artificial iris. This iris has a functioning aperture that enhances visual sharpness and depth-of-field as well as limits the amount of light allowed into the eye. The new contact lens...