Verily Study Watch Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for ECG

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January 22, 2019 • 2 min read

In late 2018, Apple received FDA Clearance for their ECG app on the Apple Watch Series 4. Now Verily, part of Google's parent company, Alphabet, announced that the Verily Study Watch has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA as a Class II medical device for its on-demand ECG feature....

Medtronic and IBM Watson Health Launch New Prediction Feature for Hypoglycemia on Sugar.IQ Personal Diabetes Assistant App

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January 04, 2019 • 3 min read

Medtronic plc ($MDT) and its strategic technology partner, IBM ($IBM) Watson Health, announced a new feature for the Sugar.IQ personal diabetes assistant app called IQcast. Using artificial intelligence (AI) technology from IBM Watson Health, the feature aims to predict the likelihood of an individual experiencing a low glucose event within an upcoming 1-4 hour window....

Omron Announces First Blood Pressure Monitoring Smartwatch

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December 30, 2018 • 2 min read

The wearable market just got more interesting. Earlier in the year, Apple made headlines with an FDA cleared EKG monitor built-in to their Apple Watch Series 4. Now, blood pressure monitor brand, Omron Healthcare, announced they have started taking pre-orders for HeartGuide, an oscillometric blood pressure monitor in the design of a wrist watch...

Apple Appears All-In on Healthcare with Dozens of Doctors on Payroll

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December 14, 2018 • 2 min read

A new report from CNBC’s Christina Farr further confirmed Apple’s commitment to healthcare as they now have dozens of doctors on staff. With the recent FDA de novo clearance of Apple’s Watch apps, physician hiring is the next step in showing how serious the company is about healthcare technology...

AliveCor's Next App Could Save You From a Heart Attack

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November 14, 2018 • 3 min read

Alivecor, maker of ECG software and hardware for the iPhone and other mobile devices, received another impressive victory this week as an international study found that their smartphone app was nearly as accurate as a 12-lead ECG in determining if a patient is having an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). ...