October 30, 2014
Smartphone-enabled ECG medical device maker AliveCor and Greatcall, which makes a line of mobile phones and health services marketed to seniors, have partnered to bring the AliveCor device to GreatCall phones.
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, claiming about 1 million lives each year,” David Inns, CEO of GreatCall, said in a statement. “With access to an easy-to-use,...
September 29, 2014
Smartphone-enabled heart monitor device maker AliveCor has launched a new app for patients, which is both timed with the new iOS 8 launch and incorporates the atrial fibrillation algorithm the company received FDA clearance for in August.
In addition to the AF algorithm, the new app allows patients to track medications and symptoms and has enhanced search features and graphic capabilities,...
September 9, 2014
Remote cardiac monitoring company eCardio has agreed to merge with wearable, remote monitoring device maker Preventice. The new company, which is called Preventice, said the merger will allow it to "drive innovation and growth in remote monitoring systems and mobile health applications".
Preventice's co-founder Jon Otterstatter will be the president and global strategy officer of the new company...
August 21, 2014
AliveCor has received an additional FDA 510(k) clearance, this time for an algorithm that allows its smartphone ECG to detect atrial fibrillation -- an abnormal heart rhythm that isn't always detectable to the patient, but if left untreated can lead to stroke or congestive heart failure -- with high accuracy. The app is set to launch for consumers in September.
"Our pretty strong belief is that...
April 2, 2014
The AliveCor Heart Monitor can be a cost-effective method to identify high risk of stroke in adults over 65 years old, according to a recent feasibility study published in the journal Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
AliveCor's heart monitor is available in the form of a smartphone case or a peripheral that attaches to the back of the phone. It sends data to a companion app that stores the device's...
March 10, 2014
San Francisco-based Azoi announced Wello, a smartphone case that measures a user's vitals including blood pressure, electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate, blood oxygen, and temperature.
"All too often, health problems go undetected until they are too late to address," Azoi CEO and founder Hamish Patel said in a statement. "We believe that through improved self-awareness of key vitals, technology...
November 30, 2013
This week MobiHealthNews covered UCLA's partnership with smart cane startup Isowalk, rounded up 51 digital health metrics for 2013 and reported on a UK startup's Bluetooth measuring system for ostomy bags. This was just some of the news that has come out recently. Here are some other pieces we have been reading.
The Next Frontier in Heart Care -- Wall Street Journal
The Framingham Heart Study and...
November 18, 2013
Smartphone-connected ECG maker AliveCor has added a telemedicine service to its product. AliveCor AliveInsights will allow patients to send their recorded ECG readings to remote cardiac technicians or cardiologists for interpretation at any time, for a fee.
AliveCor co-founder Dr. Dave Albert has long hinted that this service was in the works.
"A human over-read with a very reasonable cost per...
October 8, 2013
"Ten years from now, we'll be talking about behavioral change methods, not the technology."
That was a prediction Don Jones, vice president of global strategy and market development for Qualcomm Life, the healthcare connectivity division of San Diego-based telecommunications firm Qualcomm, made Friday at the University of Southern California's seventh annual Body Computing Conference in Los...
October 4, 2013
AliveCor, maker of a low-cost, smartphone-based ECG device for the iPhone, has gained FDA 510(k) clearance for a long-anticipated universal ECG attachment that works with just about any late-model Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, and is now available for sale in the US.
The new AliveCor Heart Monitor, introduced Friday at the University of Southern California's seventh annual Body Computing...