Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) announced today that they’ve opened enrollment for the Heartline Study, which will look at the ability of Apple Watch heart health features to reduce stroke risks. The Janssen Pharmaceutical Cos. of Johnson & Johnson, in collaboration with Apple, are looking for U.S. residents over 65 who have an iPhone 6s […]
A New York cardiologist claims Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is infringing his patent for a device to detect atrial fibrillation. Dr. Joseph Wiesel, a clinical assistant professor of cardiology at New York University School of Medicine, was granted the 7,020,514 patent in 2006 for a “method and apparatus to determine possible atrial fibrillation.” The apparatus comprises a […]
One Drop said today that its wireless blood glucose monitoring system can now connect directly to Apple Watch, making it the first diabetes company’s system to do so. One Drop was also the first such company to launch a companion Apple Watch app, but until now, users had to manually log blood glucose, food, medication, and […]
Researchers have found that using Cardiogram‘s deep neural network technology, data collected from ordinary wearables could help flag early signs of diabetes. In one 14,000-person study, the company’s DeepHeart technology was able to distinguish between people with and without diabetes at 85% accuracy. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
The middle of 2017 is shaping up to be a continued whirlwind of activity for medtech. FDA is getting used to its new leadership but is facing a continued lack of clarity on user fees and UDIs. Industry is seeing a deeper consolidation in medical supplies, exemplified in Cardinal Health’s purchase of patient recovery supplies from […]
Recent research studies have been calling into question the accuracy of fitness trackers. So when would FDA step in and regulate them as medical devices? It all comes down to the difference between low-risk general wellness devices and medical devices – a distinction covered in an FDA guidance document last year, said Michael Drues, a Boston-based […]
Your heart rate may be accurate on your fitness tracker, but the number of calories burned is significantly wrong, according to new research from Stanford University. The researchers suggest that although the heart rate measurements are pretty much accurate, energy expenditure measurements are probably significantly wrong. Apple Watch, Basis Peak, Fitbit Surge, Microsoft Band, Mio […]
The Apple Watch can automatically detect atrial fibrillation (AF) using its built-in heart rate sensor and artificial intelligence, according to a new study. The research used a deep neural network that was based on photoplethysmographic (PPG) sensors that are frequently found in smart watches. When paired with an artificial intelligence-based algorithm, Apple Watch’s heart rate […]