Lightweight Wearable Multi-Lead ECG [video]

Lightweight Wearable Multi-Lead ECG [video]

Home ECG devices epitomize the conflict between patient-facing usability and doctor-facing accuracy and usefulness. We’ve written about many ECG technology development projects such as Bardy Diagnostics’ Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM) and...
FDA Clears 10-Year Spinal Stim Implant

FDA Clears 10-Year Spinal Stim Implant

The FDA has cleared Abbott’s Proclaim XR neurostimulation system; this allows the company to market its long-term chronic pain relief implant as an alternative to pharmaceutical options. Neurostimulation relieves pain by interrupting pain signals on their way...
Amazon Launches Telemedicine Service

Amazon Launches Telemedicine Service

We cover a lot of telehealth stories here because they typically involve connected wearable and mobile devices. Such services are popular with patients as they make it easier to access a healthcare professional without having to travel to a doctor’s office or...
Portable Stroke Device Wins $350K [video]

Portable Stroke Device Wins $350K [video]

Speedy treatment following a stroke gives a patient the best chance of making a full recovery. Diagnosing a stroke in the field to determine the proper treatment is the catch, however. The correct treatment can save the patient’s life and minimize complications,...
Physician Survey: Increased Telehealth Adoption

Physician Survey: Increased Telehealth Adoption

Telehealth adoption hasn’t been a slam dunk so far, but progress continues. The advantages of remote patient monitoring, video house calls, clinical staff allocation, remote diagnosis, specialist access, patient convenience, and cost savings speak too loudly to...
Hybrid Solution for House Calls

Hybrid Solution for House Calls

Most older people in the U.S. have a Norman Rockwell image of the good old days when doctors still made house calls. It was personalized medicine at its best, with that special one-to-one relationship with a doctor in your own home. Everything old is new again, though...