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Apple Watch detects irregular heart beat in large U.S. study

apple_watch(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.

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Smart technology to manage respiratory diseases

PropellerPropeller’s digital platform is intended to help asthma and COPD patients and their physicians record and monitor medication usage, review symptoms, and receive other information about their disease management and its impact.

When used under the care of a physician with a prescribed MDI, the system can be used to reduce the frequency of respiratory health symptoms and exacerbations by increasing adherence to MDI medications through the use of feedback such as reminders and notifications, and self-management education.

Patients use the Propeller platform by attaching a sensor to their existing inhaler. The sensor then tracks medication usage and location data and delivers insights to the patient via their smart phone, mobile phone, or desktop portal, including medication adherence reminders, air quality forecasts, symptom triggers, and disease management tips to help them self manage their disease.

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Synchronized PPG and ECG biosensor module targets mobile devices

ECG monitoring via mobileDesigners now have an easier way to deliver both photoplethysmogram (PPG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements for health monitoring from a mobile, battery-powered device.

The MAX86150 from Maxim Integrated Products integrates internal LEDs, photodetectors and an ECG analog front-end (AFE) to provide highly accurate, FDA-certifiable PPG and ECG performance in compact, power-saving designs, including mobile phones, laptops, tablets and smart speakers.

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