New Program Gives Employees On-Demand Mental Health Care

New Program Gives Employees On-Demand Mental Health Care

The health benefits platform Accolade has partnered with on-demand mental health care company Ginger to address the developing mental health crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The partnership seeks to integrate mental and physical health care for companies and...
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...
Get Glasses Prescription Online [video]

Get Glasses Prescription Online [video]

We’ve written extensively about advances in and adoption of telehealth and telemedicine, often in combination with remote monitoring, AI, and mobile apps. In-home testing applications for COVID-19 and other diseases are invaluable during the current...
Lab-on-Chip Tests for COVID-19 in 10 Seconds [video]

Lab-on-Chip Tests for COVID-19 in 10 Seconds [video]

Recently developed technologies continue to play significant roles in the war against the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last few months, we’ve written about AI applications that predict COVID-19 in hospital admissions, HoloLens2 augmented reality headsets assisting...