Eko Scores FDA Breakthrough Device Designation

Eko Scores FDA Breakthrough Device Designation

This time it’s the software. We’ve written numerous times about Eko’s Duo digital stethoscope. Last week the FDA granted Breakthrough Device status to the artificial intelligence algorithm designed to detect heart failure. The designation is granted...
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...
AI-Driven Wearable Heart Monitor

AI-Driven Wearable Heart Monitor

Heart disease and stroke rank among the top five causes of death in the United States, according to the latest figures from the CDC. Heart disease is in the unenviable first position on the list and stroke is number five. We have written about a variety of wearable...
Preventing Readmissions with Wearables

Preventing Readmissions with Wearables

Among heart failure patients discharged from hospitals, on average 23% are readmitted each year, according to a 2016 report in Progressive Cardiovascular Disease. Early detection of changing symptoms to prevent readmission is the Holy Grail for the costly problem....