November 15, 2019
Livongo is touting new data regarding the efficacy of its device-and-coaching disease management platform, this time among those using its Livongo for Hypertension and Livongo for Diabetes products together.
The results, which are set to be formally presented this weekend at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2019, identified significant decreases in hypertensive blood pressure as...
August 29, 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel-based Biobeat has been granted 510(k) clearance for a remote monitoring device capable of measuring the wearer’s blood pressure, oxygenation and heart rate.
Designed for use in the hospital or at home, the device is available as either a wristwatch or adhesive patch. Of particular note, the products differentiate themselves from other remote monitoring devices through a...
March 18, 2019
At the American College of Cardiology this past weekend, chronic disease management platform Livongo reported on six-month results from its first major study of its hypertension management platform, which is already in use with many of its customers.
The study looked at 708 individuals with both diabetes and hypertension. Patients whose blood pressure was higher than 130/80 mm Hg saw their...
January 23, 2019
About the Author: Dr. Daniel Yazdi is an Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School interested in the intersection of digital health and clinical medicine. He can be followed on Twitter @DanielYazdi.
Watch-ing your blood pressure, pun intended, is about to have a new meaning. Early 2019 marks the release of the first FDA-approved smartwatch blood pressure...
September 10, 2018
A recent study published by JAMA Network Open found that follow-up home blood pressure telemonitoring could help patients with uncontrolled hypertension lower their blood pressure in the short term. However researchers found that in the long term, those who received the intervention had similar results to those who got the standard of care.
In the study, researcher analyzed blood pressure...
July 31, 2018
Microsoft filed a patent for an eyeglass monitor capable of tracking blood pressure called Glabella, that is designed to be easier to use and more accurate than a traditional inflatable cuff.
Microsoft’s most recent eyeglass patent comes as rivals Apple, Amazon and Google and Samsung, have all filed numerous patents that offer clues about forthcoming potential groundbreaking technology. Google,...
June 11, 2018
A patent application filed by Apple, for a (possibly Bluetooth-connected) wearable blood pressure monitor, became public last week and was brought to light by The Verge.
The application is interesting for how uninteresting it is: though it's very broad, what it describes seems to be a slight tweak on the standard-of-care inflatable blood pressure cuff, built into a wearable that might be smaller...
May 16, 2018
Charlottesville, Virginia-based connected monitor company CareTaker Medical has closed a $3.4 million investment. The funding round was led by IrishAngels, KOFA Healthcare, and Jaffray Woodriff, with participation from other new and existing investors.
The company’s new funds will be used to accelerate global commercialization of the device, according to a statement.
"We're grateful for the...
May 5, 2017
The FDA granted a second 510(k) clearance this week to CareTaker, a Charlottesville, Virginia connected medical device company. CareTaker's device of the same name is a wearable, connected blood pressure and heart rate sensor that originally received clearance this time last year.
“CareTaker is a real game changer, allowing physicians to remotely monitor medical-grade continuous blood pressure...
June 22, 2016
Ochsner Health System in New Orleans was able to get a little over two-thirds of their out-of-range hypertension patients within range in 90 days by having those patients measure their blood pressure once a week with a connected device. Dr. Richard Milani, the chief clinical transformation officer at Ochsner, shared some results from the program at the MobiHealthNews 2016 event last week in San...