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Garmin acquires health analytics firm Firstbeat

Garmin has acquired Firstbeat Analytics, a Finland-based provider of physiological analytics and metrics for consumer devices in the health, wellness, fitness and performance markets.
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Philips enhances patient monitoring with FDA-cleared sensor

Dutch giant Philips is collaborating with Colorado-based BioIntelliSense to enhance remote patient monitoring for at-risk patients from the hospital to the home.
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Facedrive Bluetooth wearable aids Covid-19 contact tracing

Canadian firm Facedrive’s TraceScan Bluetooth wearable technology for Covid-19 contact tracing hits the market this week.
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FDA approves Abbott remote heart monitor

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Illinois-based Abbott’s heart rhythm devices that use Bluetooth connectivity for continuous remote monitoring.
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CardieX applies for wearable sensor patent

Australian firm CardieX’s Atcor subsidiary has submitted a US patent application for its recently announced wearable sensor technology that measures heart beat. Google-backed Mobvoi in China could be the first user.
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Premom fertility tracker offers virtual consultations

Illinois-based ovulation tracker app developer Premom has launched an in-app data-based virtual consultation programme.
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Maxim optical sensor cuts size for health wearables

Maxim has developed an optical sensor for wearable health and fitness products. The drop-in module includes built-in algorithms for heart-rate and oxygen-saturation (SpO2) monitoring, as well as activity classification.
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Consumer wearables not good enough for Covid-19, say researchers

Although it might be tempting to rely on a fitness tracker to catch signs of Covid-19, researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois say consumer wearables are not sophisticated enough to monitor the complicated illness.
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