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...
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-...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
June 7, 2017
Berkeley, California-based Eko Devices has received FDA clearance for Duo, a smart heart monitor that is a combination of a digital stethoscope and portable electrocardiogram.
Duo is intended as a prescription-only screening tool as part of an at-home monitoring plan, and it works with a companion app for remote monitoring or diagnosis. The idea is to keep continuous tabs on patients at risk for...
January 23, 2017
Personal MedSystems, a German medical device company better known by its brand name CardioSecur, has raised $5.36 million (5 million euros). KPN Ventures led the round, with additional contributions from new investors Sino-German High-Tech Fund and the NRW-Bank, and existing investors Seventure Partners and HTGF.
“The Series B financing and the strategic leverage points of our new investors will...
September 21, 2016
AirStrip, which makes a suite of mobile monitoring apps, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a web app version of AirStrip ONE, the company’s mobile interoperability platform. The company also recently received a patent for one of its functionalities within AirStrip ONE, an ECG waveform interpretation that acts as visual calipers for clinicians to make measurements on digital waveforms....