Melexis announces the world’s smallest medical grade FIR sensor, assembled in a surface mount package for use in a variety of applications, including wearables and, in particular, advanced in-ear-devices (so-called hearables) and clinical point-of-care applications where highly accurate human body temperature measurement is required.
The new medical-grade MLX90632 is optimized for the normal human body temperature range, where it offers medical-grade accuracy of ± 0.2 °C thanks to advanced in-factory calibration procedures.
The IoT (Internet of Things) will be valuable for healthcare as it can provide real-time access to patient data that doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies can use (with permission) to improve patient experiences and pave the way for recurring revenue opportunities across the entire health landscape. Check out the infographic below for a snapshot on IoM (Internet of Medicine) and its impact on patients and the entire Healthcare Industry.
(Reuters) – The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, according to data from a large study funded by Apple Inc (AAPL.O), demonstrating a potential future role for wearable consumer technology in healthcare.
Researchers hope the technology can assist in early detection of atrial fibrillation, the most common form of irregular heart beat. Patients with untreated AF are five times more likely to have a stroke.