August 6, 2019
Paris, France-based Voluntis has received FDA marketing authorization for an algorithm-driven digital tool that helps cancer patients manage their symptoms and care teams identify clinical insights, the company announced last week.
The Oleena software is a Class II medical device that is prescribed by the patient’s care team. As the user logs their symptoms into the app, it adapts to offer...
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...
July 3, 2019
Telecoms giant Vodafone has launched its 5G network in seven cities across the UK earlier today, switched on by five-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton in London.
From expanding virtual reality training to telemedicine or remote monitoring, experts say 5G will accelerate adoption and stimulate innovation in healthcare in the coming years.
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June 19, 2019
In an effort to tackle in-home cardiac arrest, University of Washington researchers have devised a novel contactless system that uses smartphones or voice-based personal assistants to identify telltale breathing patterns that accompany an attack.
The proof-of-concept strategy, described in an NPJ Digital Medicine paper published this morning, involved a supervised machine learning model called a...
May 22, 2019
Comcast is actively working on an in-home device for monitoring the health of seniors, people with disabilities and other at-risk individuals, according to anonymous sources cited by CNBC (whose parent company NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast). The telecommunications giant is planning pilots of the device and service before the end of the year, and could potentially aim for a 2020 commercial...
May 21, 2019
This morning, artificial-intelligence-enabled monitoring and decision support platform Biofourmis announced a $35 million Series B raise. The round was led by Sequoia India and MassMutual Ventures with participation from EDBI, Jianke and existing investors Openspace Ventures, Aviva Ventures and SGInnovate.
The funding announcement coincided with the news that the Singaporean company will be...
April 24, 2019
In February, Edinburgh, Scotland-based Current Health (formerly snap40) received FDA clearance for clinical use of its artificial intelligence-enabled device and platform for remote patient monitoring in the hospital.
Taking things one step further, the company announced this morning that it has also received the regulator’s blessing for use in post-acute care — what Current Health is calling “...
April 17, 2019
Bardy Diagnostics, maker of an adhesive ambulatory cardiac patch for remote monitoring, has raised $35.5 million in a Series B funding round led by River Cities Capital Funds. The round also featured participation from newcomers HealthQuest Capital, Aperture Venture Partners, Aphelion Capital, Lumira Ventures and Rex Health Ventures, as well as returning backers SV Health Investors, Health...
April 13, 2019
In a recent survey conducted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), about two-thirds of physician respondents said they “strongly intend” to employ continuous and remote patient monitoring technologies in future treatment, with just over half of consumers reporting that they would use such devices if recommended by their physician.
"Remote patient monitoring technology has the potential to...
April 2, 2019
The Loop System, a continuous remote monitor developed by Palo Alto-based startup Spry Health, received 510(k) clearance from the FDA last Friday, according to an update to the agency’s database that was confirmed by the company.
Designed for management of COPD and other chronic conditions, the wristband wearable collects and monitors a user’s pulse-oximetry, respiration, heart rate and blood...