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...
Alexa Helps Patients Manage Personal Health

Alexa Helps Patients Manage Personal Health

Medical and health care instructions aren’t for sissies. Pre- and post-surgery instructions, physical therapy rehab exercise guidelines, and medication side effects and interaction warnings can be confusing. People with multiple chronic conditions, such as...
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...
Bathroom Scale Monitors Heart Failure

Bathroom Scale Monitors Heart Failure

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently published a report in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering that demonstrated proof-of-concept of an early-stage home heart health monitoring technology embodied in a bathroom scale. The Georgia Tech...