ECG

By Jonah Comstock November 30, 2017
AliveCor has launched (and received FDA clearance for) a new ECG sensor built into an Apple Watch strap, as well as an Apple Watch app on which users can see their ECG in near real-time. The strap, called KardiaBand, is an upgraded version of a product that launched in Europe last year. But in addition to the band, AliveCor is launching SmartRhythm, a software that continuously measures heart...
By Dave Muoio November 29, 2017
Austin, Texas-based semiconductor producer Silicon Labs has announced a new line of optical biometric sensors that promise more fleshed out heart rate monitoring and lower power consumption for consumer-grade wearables. By combining optical heart rate monitoring alongside ECG measurements within a single unit, the company says their new Si117x and Si118x sensor modules offer an easier way for...
By Jonah Comstock November 13, 2017
A number of digital health devices have recieved FDA 510(k) clearance in the last month, including a number of apps and devices in the cardiac health space. Some clearances are updates to companies that have one or more existing clearances, while some are newly cleared devices. Read on for a roundup of connected ECG sensors, medical device companion apps, and wearable patches. 1. St. Jude Medical...
By Dave Muoio October 6, 2017
New York-based Peerbridge Health announced that its wireless device, dubbed the Peerbridge Cor System, is the latest ECG device to receive 510(k) clearance from the FDA. According to the company, the device has the smaller on-body footprint of any wearable, multi-channel ECG with water-resistant electrodes. “The 510(k) clearance of our Peerbridge Cor ECG monitor is an exciting milestone and the...
By Jonah Comstock October 5, 2017
Paris-based Cardiologs has raised $6.5 million to support its AI-powered algorithm for ECG analysis. The round was led by a syndicate of investors including Idinvest, ISAI, Kurma Partners, and Partech Ventures, with additional participation from Bpifrance seed fund, an existing investor. This brings the company's total funding to $10 million. “Ambulatory ECG analysis and reporting is a labor-...
By Dave Muoio September 27, 2017
NimbleHeart, the Campell, California-based producer of clinical-grade mobile cardiac monitoring devices, announced that its fully reusable ECG device has received FDA clearance and will soon be brought to market. The Physiotrace Smart wraps around a users torso, and is used without electrolytic gels or adhesives. It can be cleaned and disinfected easily by wiping with water and alcohol, thereby...
By Dave Muoio September 15, 2017
Update: This story has been updated to include additional quotes from the study's researchers. Heart disease patients visiting mobile health clinics outfitted with pocket-sized, smartphone-connected ECGs and other point-of-care medical devices are more quickly referred for therapy, and less frequently experience hospitalization or death. According to a recent study, published in the Journal of...
By Jonah Comstock August 14, 2017
The USPTO granted Apple a new patent last week that details ways the iPhone itself could be used as a health sensor to detect "blood pressure index, blood hydration, body fat content, oxygen saturation, pulse rate, perfusion index, electrocardiogram, photoplethysmogram, and/or any other such health data." This data could be gleaned from the front-facing camera, the ambient light sensor, the...
By Jonah Comstock July 19, 2017
Smartphone-connected ECG maker AliveCor is teaming up with the Mayo Clinic once again, this time to develop algorithms to screen for Long QT syndrome, a heart condition that can often cause sudden death, especially in children. The partnership also includes an additional, undisclosed investment in AliveCor from Mayo Clinic. Long QT syndrome is named for the interval between the Q Wave and the T...
By Jonah Comstock July 11, 2017
A team of researchers from Stanford University, working with cardiac monitoring company iRhythm, have created an AI algorithm that, in a small proof-of-concept trial, outperformed board-certified cardiologists at identifying various types of arrhythmias from ECGs. The results have been published to arXiv, an online archive for scientific papers, but have not yet appeared in a peer-reviewed...