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What’s next for wearables?

What’s next for wearables? | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

Medical wearables provide practitioners with a treasure trove of health data that can be used to monitor and treat patients – and they are only getting better

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Injectable, health-monitoring implants

Injectable, health-monitoring implants | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

We’re used to the idea of wearable technology measuring everything from our temperature and heart rate, to blood glucose levels and sleep. But what if we moved those devices inside the body? That’s what Swedish startup DSRuptive does, using small glass capsules — the size of a grain of rice.
On Wednesday, the company announced the results of the first clinical study showing the effectiveness of injectable implants in monitoring body temperature.
The results are a glimpse into a future when implants could be the norm for everything, from health monitoring to payments and identification.

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Using Smartphone-Based Accelerometer Data to Objectively Assess Outcomes in Spine Surgery

Using Smartphone-Based Accelerometer Data to Objectively Assess Outcomes in Spine Surgery | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

We demonstrated a valuable supplement to traditional PROs by using smartphone-based activity data. This methodology yields a rich data set that has the potential to augment our understanding of patient recovery.

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NeoRhythm Wellness Wearable Becomes A Finalist At The World Healthcare Innovation Award

NeoRhythm Wellness Wearable Becomes A Finalist At The World Healthcare Innovation Award | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

NeoRhythm was developed by MDCN technology Inc. It’s a neurostimulation headband that will help you to de-stress, focus, sleep & meditate better, and more. The headband uses a safe magnetic method of neuromodulation to target specific areas of the brain with the purpose of helping the user reach a desired state of mind such as relaxation, focus, or sleep.

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Sleep on it: Medical devices and wearables for sleep apnea treatment

Sleep on it: Medical devices and wearables for sleep apnea treatment | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder in which breathing starts and stops. According to a 2018 study from ResMed, the disorder affects over 936 million people around the world. Men are more likely to have sleep apnea than women. Weight and age can also play a factor in the illness as can smoking and alcohol use.
According to Grand View Research, the global sleep apnea devices market was valued at $3.7 billion last year, and the market is only supposed to get larger. Grand View estimates that the market will expand at a compound annual growth rate of over 6% over the next six years.

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Wearable sensors in place of finger pricks?

Wearable sensors in place of finger pricks? | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

It’s stretchable, like a band-aid, waterproof, and long lasting. In today’s Medical Moment, how this small patch may soon take the place of invasive health monitors. For many diabetics, daily monitoring of blood sugar means a finger prick. But what if there was a better way?

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Magnets in Cell Phones and Smart Watches May Affect Pacemakers and Other Implanted Medical Devices

Magnets in Cell Phones and Smart Watches May Affect Pacemakers and Other Implanted Medical Devices | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

The FDA recommends patients keep any consumer electronic devices that may create magnetic interference, including cell phones and smart watches, at least six inches away from implanted medical devices, in particular cardiac defibrillators. Many implanted medical devices have FDA-approved information written for patients (patient labeling), which cautions patients to keep all cell phones and smart watches at least six inches from the implanted medical device.

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A special warning was issued regarding the iPhone 12 MagSafe charger.

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Recent progress in silk fibroin-based flexible electronics

Recent progress in silk fibroin-based flexible electronics | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

Silk fibroin has been widely used as fundamental components for the construction of biocompatible flexible electronics, particularly for wearable and implantable devices. Furthermore, in recent years, more attention has been paid to the investigation of the functional characteristics of silk fibroin, such as the dielectric properties, piezoelectric properties, strong ability to lose electrons, and sensitivity to environmental variables. Here, this paper not only reviews the preparation technologies for various forms of silk fibroin and the recent progress in the use of silk fibroin as a fundamental material but also focuses on the recent advanced works in which silk fibroin serves as functional components. Additionally, the challenges and future development of silk fibroin-based flexible electronics are summarized.

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NFC-Enabled Medication Packaging : medication packaging

NFC-Enabled Medication Packaging : medication packaging | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

Taking medication on a schedule is essential to ensuring proper dosage and treatment but can be difficult to accommodate, so the 'Tapp' medication packaging has been developed to streamline the process. Designed by Cambridge Consultants, the electronic strip works by being attached onto blister packs and connecting to a smartphone thanks to near-field communication (NFC) technology. Users can then utilize the accompanying app to set up reminders, input specific information about the medication and much more.

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SmartPilot – Go for smart guidance

SmartPilot – Go for smart guidance | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

SmartPilot for YpsoMate enables advanced adherence monitoring by transforming the proven YpsoMate autoinjector into a fully connected smart product system. It supports the seamless provision of therapy-relevant data to patients, physicians, and other healthcare stakeholders. In so doing, it takes up both market and technology needs to adopt smart devices to improve therapy outcomes.

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Why do some COVID patients get dangerously ill while others don't even notice they contracted the virus

Why do some COVID patients get dangerously ill while others don't even notice they contracted the virus | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

For most people, a similar immune response gets instigated during a SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus). However, in covid patients who become seriously ill, antibody production is derailed. These patients not only produce a lot of antibodies but also antibodies with deviant structures. This creates an extreme inflammatory response in their lungs. Menno de Winter, an expert in the field of immune cells, adds that the antibodies produced in our body are Y-shaped. The upper part of these antibodies binds to the virus, while the lower part binds with immune cells in our lungs and activates them.

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NFC-Label for Ypsomed’s UnoPen Injector Guides Patients

NFC-Label for Ypsomed’s UnoPen Injector Guides Patients | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

Schreiner MediPharm designed the label with an integrated NFC chip precisely for the combination of the UnoPen and the SmartPilot. With the NFC-Label, the drug can automatically be identified, authenticated and checked in terms of its expiration date. Via the smart device, the injection’s time, date and dosage are tracked and transmitted to the patient’s related smartphone app via Bluetooth. Patients are interactively guided through the injection process, assisted in correctly using the pen in real time, and informed about inconsistencies such as deviations from the therapy plan or accidental attempts to inject themselves twice.

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The Smallest-Ever Injectable Chip Hints at a Cybernetic Medicine

The Smallest-Ever Injectable Chip Hints at a Cybernetic Medicine | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

When incorporated with a low-power temperature sensor to transform the chip into a real-time temperature probe, the device possesses the ability to monitor body temperature in addition to small variations in temperature linked to the therapeutic use of ultrasound. In the study, the implant's proof-of-concept was carried out on live mice, in which it employed ultrasound neurostimulation. This involved implanting up to seven mice at once with intramuscular injection via syringe.

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Glooko and Eli Lilly collaborate over connected insulin pens

Glooko and Eli Lilly collaborate over connected insulin pens | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

Glooko, a provider of remote patient monitoring and data management solutions for diabetes and other chronic conditions, has announced a strategic collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company for people with diabetes that use Lilly’s connected insulin pen solutions.

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Startup making digital therapeutic for pelvic floor disorders raises $17M

Startup making digital therapeutic for pelvic floor disorders raises $17M | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

Renovia, a digital health startup that developed an app-based program for urinary incontinence, raised $17 million in funding. The company recently completed a clinical trial that it plans to share with insurance carriers as evidence of its efficacy.

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Digital monitoring system for glaucoma designated Breakthrough Device

Digital monitoring system for glaucoma designated Breakthrough Device | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

Implandata Ophthalmic Products, a digital health company, has received Breakthrough Device Designation (BDD) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Eyemate system for digitally enabled remote patient monitoring and management of glaucoma.

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IMC sets new clinical research standard with CertiScan® 2.0 end-to-end medication adherence analytics

IMC sets new clinical research standard with CertiScan® 2.0 end-to-end medication adherence analytics | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

IMC sets new clinical research standard with CertiScan® 2.0 end-to-end medication adherence analytics, disrupting smart device marketplace with customer-friendly ROI-driven data plans

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Upgrade An Existing Medical Device by Expanding Connectivity to a Smartphone or Tablet

Upgrade An Existing Medical Device by Expanding Connectivity to a Smartphone or Tablet | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

Medical device manufacturers should take advantage of valuable market opportunities by updating legacy devices. Augmenting an existing medical device can extend the life of your product and it can be accomplished by connecting to a gateway module equipped with wifi, Bluetooth, and cell connectivity. This will enable the device to connect to a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet and provide customers with a modern user interface, cloud connectivity, and a plethora of other advantages. Here we will explore important questions associated with expanding connectivity to an existing medical device.

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Fitbit tests if smartwatch could measure blood pressure

Fitbit tests if smartwatch could measure blood pressure | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

Fitbit is launching a trial to see if its its newest smartwatch could use pulse arrival time to measure blood pressure. Other wearable companies have tried to add wrist-based blood pressure features to their devices, but so far, they have limited accuracy.

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GE Is Developing COVID-19-Detector for Smartphones

GE Is Developing COVID-19-Detector for Smartphones | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

Similar to smartphone tech that detects low air quality, this microchip would pick up the coronavirus.

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Smartphone connected medical devices

Smartphone connected medical devices | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

Every practitioner wants the best outcome for their patients. By turning your smartphone into a clinical-grade otoscope, our devices provide a new way of seeing. With even clearer, higher resolution images and the simple transfer of data, our latest device TYM 2.0, keeps healthcare connected.

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Harvesting energy from radio waves to power wearables

Harvesting energy from radio waves to power wearables | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

According to Cheng, current energy sources for wearable health-monitoring devices have their place in powering sensor devices, but each has its setbacks. Solar power, for example, can only harvest energy when exposed to the sun. A self-powered triboelectric device can only harvest energy when the body is in motion. "We don't want to replace any of these current power sources," Cheng said. "We are trying to provide additional, consistent energy."

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Cardiac monitoring startup CEO: iRhythm and others are "one-trick" ponies

Cardiac monitoring startup CEO: iRhythm and others are "one-trick" ponies | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

VitalConnect's CEO Peter Van Haur believes his company's product not only does a great job in real time cardiac remote monitoring but also has something larger competitors lack: the ability to monitor other vital signs

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How to unlock the digital front door for patient engagement in 2021

How to unlock the digital front door for patient engagement in 2021 | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

Providers are failing to keep up with patient expectations for online services. Satisfy patient demand, improve operational efficiencies, and meet regulatory compliance in 2021 with a Digital Front Door strategy.

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General Catalyst leads $101M investment in startup helping pharma build digital health tools

General Catalyst leads $101M investment in startup helping pharma build digital health tools | Connected medical devices | Scoop.it

Developing a digital health platform can be a time consuming process. BrightInsight, a San Jose-based startup, does some of the heavy lifting by pulling in data from connected medical devices and drug delivery platforms, and ensuring companies meet security and privacy regulations. It recently raised $101 million in a series C round led by General Catalyst.

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