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Medical device accessory cleared for Apple Watch

The first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch has been cleared for use by the FDA. Apple Watch users can now discreetly capture their electrocardiogram (EKG) by using KardiaBand, an attachable sensor developed by medical technology company AliveCor. The device attaches to the strap of the Apple Watch and users are able to record…

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Remote programming for cochlear implants approved by FDA

The FDA has approved a remote programming system for patients with cochlear implants, removing the need for patients to visit specialised clinics to have their devices adjusted. The programming feature is for patients who have had their cochlear implant for more than six months and are comfortable with the programming process. The remote programming session…

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How are health apps affected by medical device rules?

First published in our sister title Medical Plastics News – Lorna Brazell and Piet Weinreich, Osborne Clarke examine the issue surrounding software and when it may or may not fall under medical device regulations. It is widely known that in some circumstances, software may fall within the category of medical device and so have to…

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Philips Health Watch review

The choice of fitness wearables on today’s consumer market is staggering. Wearables now offer a range of solutions for customers’ fitness needs making the days of food diaries quite redundant. Whilst the appetite for wearables is slowing down, the number of products on offer certainly aren’t. I was particularly curious about the Philips Health Watch…

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