Tiny Pump Makes Blood Pressure Easier [video]

Tiny Pump Makes Blood Pressure Easier [video]

Ambulatory blood pressure measurement (ABPM) is more accurate and therefore more useful than anecdotal measurement in clinical settings, especially those that require 24-hour monitoring. The American Heart Association’s recent scientific statement on blood...
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...
Earbuds Provide Stress Relief [video]

Earbuds Provide Stress Relief [video]

We appear to be slowly leaving the Age of the Pill. The last few generations have been raised on the idea that there’s a pill for whatever ails you. While modern pharmaceuticals continue to perform medical miracles, it remains a fact that we as a society have...
Fitbit Watches Identify Irregular Heart Beats [video]

Fitbit Watches Identify Irregular Heart Beats [video]

Fitbit smartwatch users who live in select EU countries will soon be able to monitor their heart rhythm with the FibriCheck Fitbit app, previously available only with smartphones. The CE-marked FibriCheck employs Fitbit’s PPG (photoplethysmography) sensors to...
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...