July 14, 2014
In the UK Nottingham Trent University researchers, Professor Tilak Dias and William Hurley are launching a study in collaboration with semiconductor company Plessey Semiconductors to study the efficacy of an electrocardiogram (ECG) system embedded into the the driver’s seat of cars, according to a report from the Telegraph.
This system, called Electric Potential Integrated Circuit (EPIC) monitors...
May 5, 2014
Tel Aviv, Israel-based HealthWatch is working on another entry for the still emerging smart textile field. At the American Telemedicine Association conference in Baltimore, Maryland, the startup previewed its hWear line of tshirts with interwoven ECG sensors, allowing the shirt to function as a 3 to 15 lead ECG.
"A cardiologist will not formally diagnose a heart attack until you’ve taken a 12-...
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...
August 13, 2013
Last week AliveCor, which offers the FDA-cleared iPhone-enabled Heart Monitor (formerly called the iPhoneECG), appointed board member and Khosla Ventures operating partner Euan Thomson as interim CEO. Just five months ago the San Francisco-based company announced the appointment of its previous CEO Dan Sullivan, a longtime medical device industry executive and entrepreneur, who has now left the...
June 13, 2012
We are getting closer to the day when a smartphone app can detect atrial fibrillation in patients at high risk of a stroke or heart failure.
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., have submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration for 510(k) approval of an Android app that can pick up subtle changes in skin color by scanning blood vessels, thanks to an...
July 6, 2010
By the end of this year, the total market for handheld devices in healthcare will reach $8.8 billion, according to a new report from Kalorama Information. The market is expected to grow 7 percent , the firm's recent report: "Handhelds in Healthcare: The World Market for PDAs, Tablet PCs, Handheld Monitors, & Scanners" predicts.
Total sales for patient monitoring tools hit $5.3 billion last...
July 1, 2010
Toumaz, a wireless medical sensor company based in the United Kingdom, told investors that it has made operational strides for both healthcare industry products and consumer-focused initiatives. While Toumaz launched its CE marked Life Pebble late last year, it has plans to submit an end-to-end wireless vital signs monitoring system for FDA clearance and a CE mark later next year.
Toumaz said its...
June 10, 2010
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM), has teamed up with Vodafone Essar in India and healthcare IT company Maestros to launch the eUNO R10, a device for mobile paramedics thats aids in the early detection and prevention of heart attacks. The dedicated devices record the cardiogram, connect to the Internet and send the ECG up to a medical records server, which then automatically pushes a...
May 19, 2010
Motion Computing has suped up its line of tablet devices with Intel Core vPro processors, which will increase the devices' performance, security and manageability, according to the company. The tablets now have better remote management capabilities that allow IT technicians to repair and secure the PC from any location, even while powered-down or in sleep mode, Motion wrote in a statement. More...
March 30, 2010
Wireless lifelines in global health: Noted global health thought leader James Bon Tempo penned an editorial for the Baltimore Sun focused on wireless tools that help care workers improve healthcare in other countries. Bon Tempo points to examples in Malawi, Kenya and South Africa and closes with: "This may be one of the greatest technological opportunities in our lifetime, and as the challenges...