Come this spring adults won’t be the only ones with their own line of Fitbit trackers. The company recently announced a new set of products including the Fitbit Ace, which is a tracker designed for children 8 years old and up, as well a much anticipated new smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa.
An AliveCor algorithm has identified people with high potassium levels from electrocardiogram (ECG) data. Limited prospective clinical testing suggests pairing the algorithm with AliveCor’s smartphone and Apple Watch-based ECGs could enable the remote, noninvasive monitoring of potassium levels.
Wearables, like smartwatches and fitness trackers, are popular with business professionals, and for good reason. The devices can collect data and provide insights, allowing wearers to track their fitness and productivity to reach their goals faster.
A team of South Korean researchers is the latest to tout a smart, glucose-sensing contact lens. In a research article published today in Science Advances, the team described soft lenses carrying a tiny LED light that automatically turns off in the event of high glucose levels, as well as their efforts to test the lens in vivo.
Using the virtual reality (VR) platform, doctors can show patients, in an immersive, highly detailed way, what will happen to their bodies if they take their medication, stop smoking, and eat better — and what will happen if they don't.
Patient monitoring system developer Leaf Healthcare today released results from a study exploring the ability of its Leaf wearable patient sensor to prevent pressure injuries on acutely ill adults, touting that patients were 73% less likely to develop such injuries when monitored with the device.
New research shows that wearables and remote patient monitoring technology have a limited impact on clinical outcomes. But digital health researchers aren't ready to abandon the promise of mobile technology.
Smaller, smarter, more efficient and prettier…. Wearables are becoming increasingly more popular. Where first only sport fanatics and early tech adopters were interested, we now see that the high tech wearable devices become more common and accepted.
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