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FDA selects companies for digital health pilot programme

Nine companies have been selected to participate in the FDA’s digital health software precertification pilot (FDA Pre-cert), to help advance digital health regulation in the US. During his keynote address at the AdvaMed MedTech Conference, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced which companies would be taking part in the pilot. He said: “Our method for regulating…

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Apple Watch Series 3 announced

Apple has announced its new smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 3 at its press event in California.  The biggest addition to the device is cellular connectivity which allows users to leave their iPhones behind but still be able to take calls, make texts and more. Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, said: “We believe the…

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Fitbit reveals new smartwatch Ionic

Fitbit has announced its newest smartwatch called the Fitbit Ionic. The new device includes a host of features allowing it to track health metrics such as sleep apnea, blood oxygen levels and heart rate. For health enthusiasts, Ionic offers personalised workouts which adapt to feedback from users. On-screen guidance helps users with exercises and Ionic…

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Apple files patent for electronic health device

Apple have continued its push into the medical device sector by filing for a patent for a new electronic health device. The device is intended to monitor users’ health information and consists of a number of sensors that use light to assess the person’s health data. Information that the device intends to monitor includes blood…

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Hearing implant developed for iPhones

The world’s first hearing implant that can stream sounds directly from the iPhone has been developed. Hearing solutions company Cochlear developed the device so users can hear, control, monitor and customise their hearing on an iPhone, iPad or iPod. The Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor was approved by FDA earlier this year. It is the…

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