blood pressure monitoring

By Dr. Daniel Yazdi January 23, 2019
About the Author: Dr. Daniel Yazdi is an Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School interested in the intersection of digital health and clinical medicine. He can be followed on Twitter @DanielYazdi. Watch-ing your blood pressure, pun intended, is about to have a new meaning. Early 2019 marks the release of the first FDA-approved smartwatch blood pressure...
By Laura Lovett September 10, 2018
A recent study published by JAMA Network Open found that follow-up home blood pressure telemonitoring could help patients with uncontrolled hypertension lower their blood pressure in the short term. However researchers found that in the long term, those who received the intervention had similar results to those who got the standard of care.  In the study, researcher analyzed blood pressure...
Microsoft patent application
By Bernie Monegain July 31, 2018
Microsoft filed a patent for an eyeglass monitor capable of tracking blood pressure called Glabella, that is designed to be easier to use and more accurate than a traditional inflatable cuff. Microsoft’s most recent eyeglass patent comes as rivals Apple, Amazon and Google and Samsung, have all filed numerous patents that offer clues about forthcoming potential groundbreaking technology. Google,...
By Jonah Comstock June 11, 2018
A patent application filed by Apple, for a (possibly Bluetooth-connected) wearable blood pressure monitor, became public last week and was brought to light by The Verge.  The application is interesting for how uninteresting it is: though it's very broad, what it describes seems to be a slight tweak on the standard-of-care inflatable blood pressure cuff, built into a wearable that might be smaller...
By Dave Muoio May 16, 2018
Charlottesville, Virginia-based connected monitor company CareTaker Medical has closed a $3.4 million investment. The funding round was led by IrishAngels, KOFA Healthcare, and Jaffray Woodriff, with participation from other new and existing investors. The company’s new funds will be used to accelerate global commercialization of the device, according to a statement. "We're grateful for the...
By Jonah Comstock May 5, 2017
The FDA granted a second 510(k) clearance this week to CareTaker, a Charlottesville, Virginia connected medical device company. CareTaker's device of the same name is a wearable, connected blood pressure and heart rate sensor that originally received clearance this time last year. “CareTaker is a real game changer, allowing physicians to remotely monitor medical-grade continuous blood pressure...
By Jonah Comstock June 22, 2016
Ochsner Health System in New Orleans was able to get a little over two-thirds of their out-of-range hypertension patients within range in 90 days by having those patients measure their blood pressure once a week with a connected device. Dr. Richard Milani, the chief clinical transformation officer at Ochsner, shared some results from the program at the Babyforyou.net.ua 2016 event last week in San...
By Jonah Comstock June 22, 2016
Less than a month after completing its acquisition of connected health company Withings, Nokia Technologies has signaled its intention to pursue not just the direct to consumer space, as Withings did, but also the regulated clinical device space. Today Nokia Technologies announced that it would work with Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and the University of Helsinki to develop new technologies...
By Jonah Comstock October 5, 2015
Tactio Health Group, a Montreal-based company that builds smartphone-connected remote patient monitoring devices, will run a 25-person pilot study with the University of Michigan Health System, studying the effects of pharmacist-led home blood pressure monitoring and medication reminders on people with hypertension. "This study seeks to put patient collected data into the hands of a healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock April 7, 2015
Quanttus's original research device. The current prototype is worn on the wrist. Quanttus, the stealthy Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup that raised $19 million last year for a wearable vitals monitor is deep into clinical tests for its wristworn device, which is tackling the intractable problem of continuous blood pressure monitoring. "Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in...
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