continuous monitoring

By Dave Muoio 09:37 am December 10, 2019
Remote vital sign monitoring company Current Health (formerly snap40) has completed an $11.5 million Series A round of financing headed by MMC Ventures, the Edinburgh, London and San Francisco-based company announced this morning. Legal & General played a major role in the raise as the heaviest backer and Current’s first corporate investor, with additional funds coming from Par Equity and...
By Laura Lovett 10:37 am December 4, 2019
Setting its sights on the European market, yesterday California startup VivaLNK announced that it landed a Class IIa medical device CE Mark for its multi-vital medical wearable sensor and software development kit.  Researchers and clinicians can use the technology to continuously stream a patient’s ECG rhythm, respiratory rate, heart rate, RR interval and three axis acceleration.  The product...
By Dave Muoio 11:47 am July 29, 2019
Last week, Eko Devices announced a new service that matches ECG and heart sound recordings with clinical data to help pinpoint novel drug-data combinations. The Silicon Valley startup is pitching the platform, called Eko Home, as a resource for clinical trials targeting new therapies. The new platform is already seeing some action. According to the company, an ongoing Mayo Clinic study exploring...
By Dave Muoio 04:20 pm August 23, 2018
Psychiatry has long stood as one of the more subjective areas of care, but new technologies and large-scale data generation and analysis may offer a more quantifiable approach to mental health treatment. In a recently published perspective, a group of Verily researchers and Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf called for the psychiatric field to embrace digital sensors and the data sciences...
By Jonah Comstock 12:45 pm August 8, 2016
Researchers at the University of California Berkeley have created a tiny sensor, the size of a grain of sand, that can sit on a nerve, muscle, or organ and monitor the electrical signals passing through it. The sensor, dubbed "neuro dust", was designed as a next-generation control interface for prostheses but could eventually turn out to have a wide range of healthcare applications.  “I think the...
By Jonah Comstock 03:42 am December 12, 2013
A team from the University of California Santa Barbara has developed a technique for continuous monitoring of the saturation of drugs in the bloodstream. While technology has existed to monitor saturation at intervals, and to continuously monitor certain specific substances like glucose, this is the first potentially modular, continuous sensor. This could allow doctors to more quickly and...
By Jonah Comstock 11:06 am December 5, 2013
The FDA has cleared the eMotion ECG Mobile, a Finnish continuous ECG monitor that connects to Android smartphones, as a Class 2 medical device. The ECG Mobile, made by Mega Electronics, already has a CE Mark and has been available for purchase in Europe since late 2012, but the company's securing of FDA clearance suggests it may be bringing the device to the United States to compete with mobile...