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10 Wearable Health Tech Devices To Watch

Wearable medical technology is becoming a hot commodity. As these devices come to market, they have the potential to help both patients and clinicians monitor vital signs and symptoms.
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9Solutions IPCS is a wireless Bluetooth and SaaS-based real-time locating system (RTLS) and application platform that enables real-time tracking of people and equipment. The 9Solutions system, which works with cell phones, can be used to protect "lone employees" -- medical and other personnel who might need assistance while doing their jobs.

9Solutions also targets healthcare patients, who can use the product as a sophisticated nurse call button. Residents of an assisted living facility, for instance, can be tracked -- and can call for help -- anywhere they go on the facility's premises while wearing a system tag such as a necklace or wristwatch. The system can notify caregivers if a resident has entered an unsecured area.

The technology also can save personal activity profiles for each user and if any differ too much from the user's long-term activity, it can automatically send an alarm to caregivers. The system can work with older equipment such as traditional rope pulls, but it's its wireless location and activity monitoring options that set it apart. The 9solutions IPCS isn't available yet in the U.S.

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RalphChurchill
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11/1/2012 | 6:59:30 PM
re: 10 Wearable Health Tech Devices To Watch
I work for a company called ICEdot. We created a wearable, helmet-mounted crash sensor that detects severe impacts and notifies your emergency contacts via SMS, email or phone call. We're running an Indiegogo campaign right now to help cover the costs of sensor production. Check it out at http://www.indiegogo.com/icedo...
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jaysimmons,
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11/6/2012 | 5:36:09 AM
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It's exciting to see new products being launched in the market for monitoring and early detection. Wearable medical devices will only help us gain faster insight to conditions as they arise and lead to better medicine. It'll be nice to see how this progresses as circuits become smaller and devices become cheaper/more available to the masses.

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Cara Latham
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Cara Latham,
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11/27/2012 | 9:39:52 PM
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It seems to me that devices like the Metria sensor can go a long way in prevention of many illnesses. I can imagine a physician maintaining a database of info sent by his or her patients from the Metria device to look for patterns or symptoms to make better diagnoses and improve treatment.
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12/17/2012 | 6:12:29 PM
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What we need to know is what hubs will work with the devices. The hub will transmit the info to the doctor/hospital and there is no real "standard" yet for sending & receiving the data. In some cases you buy a hub with the wearable device. We should only need one hub but until the standards are established it is going to get messy.
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yangshulong,
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9/16/2013 | 7:50:38 AM
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I have been undertaking a biotech fund in a investment fund management. I am interested on bioth companies.
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