Medical Wearables: Solve the Unique Design Challenges
Building on the success of smartphones and other mobile consumer devices, medical device manufacturers continue to improve on portable and wearable monitoring devices. What does this mean for interconnect designs?
Proteus gains first FDA clearance specifically for measuring medication adherence
Proteus Digital Health first won an FDA nod for its ingestible sensor in 2012.
Connected Wearable Patches
The nascent market for connected wearable patches holds great promise, with the potential to improve the health of patients and contribute to lower healthcare costs. It is, however, still very much in the early stages of development and commercial availability.
Research will help to raise the bar for telemedicine
Telemedicine, no doubt, is helping to save lives. In some instances, it’s being used to stem widespread illness in emerging countries. It also can save money for providers and payers, hence, also for consumers.
Study: Migraine-prevention wearable helps brain metabolic activity return to normal
Belgium-based Cefaly Technologies already secured FDA approval for its headband-like device that stimulates the trigeminal nerve to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines in March 2014.
L’Oreal bringing wearable electronics out of the lab and on to consumers
Flexible wireless sensors, developed in collaboration with engineers from the University of Illinois, measure skin conditions and gather data that L’Oreal can put to good use.