This week apple released the Apple Watch Series 6. The premier feature is the pulse oximetry sensor on its underbelly that measures peripheral blood oxygen saturation (SpO2). I love Apple products. In fact, in the past I’ve suggested that if Apple released an Apple Hat I would buy it. Despite my blind love for all things Apple I began to wonder this week why we ... Continue Reading about Apple Watch Series 6 – Why Watch Your Blood Oxygen?
It’s the age of the connected baby. But do we need monitors on babies that tell us when they turn over? Of course not. But we have the technology that allows us to know that. So, Silicon Valley and its army of venture capitalists have decided that we all need to know when babies move at 3am. This is the push of senseless technology rather than the pull ... Continue Reading about The Connected Baby and the Internet of Onesies
Headed to SXSW 2019 and you're there for health? Great. Health Medtech SXSW 2019 is the perfect place for the discussion about health care. To get you started, here's the 33 charts Super Guide to the best health medtech sxsw 2019 programming. What to do before Health MedTech SXSW 2019 Grab your social profile. The first thing you want to do is create your ... Continue Reading about Health MedTech SXSW 2019 | The 33 Charts Super Guide
If you have a dog in the digital health fight or you spend any time thinking about the future of health care, drop what you’re doing and read The Topol Review - Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future. Over the past year a cross-disciplinary team of experts in and outside of the NHS convened to review the current state of medicine and ... Continue Reading about The Topol Review – Unprecedented Vision of Medicine’s Future
Consumer-directed health technology is allowing people to be more involved their own health care. This week Apple turned on the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4. So many who have never seen a rhythm strip now can generate one on their wrist. Apple watch can help identify afib,the most common form of irregular heart rhythm. As one of the first diseases screened with a ... Continue Reading about Afib and Apple Watch – The Physician’s Emerging Role
Digital health startup Eko has a product that can detect murmurs more reliably than humans. At the recent American Heart Association meeting they presented a clinical study revealing the first murmur detection algorithm to outperform cardiologists. Predictably, the digital Twitterati touted the Eko Core Digital Stethoscope as the next great thing. Evidence of ... Continue Reading about Eko Core Digital Stethoscope – Analog Dressed for Digital?