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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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Jawbone’s future plans leaked

Jawbone’s plan to relaunch itself as a medical device company has been leaked by Bloomberg. Earlier this year it was reported that Jawbone was shutting down due to failing to gain any traction in the wearables market, facing tough competition by the likes of Apple, Samsung and Fitbit. The company changed its name to Jawbone Health…

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Philips releases monitoring system for patient transfers

Health technology company Philips has announced the release of a portable patient monitoring system to be used during in-hospital transport and at the bedside. The company announced the release of IntelliVue X3 in Europe, which provides continuous monitoring for critical patients during transport. The system has been developed to address the problem of incomplete data…

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FDA to create digital health unit

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is developing a unit focused on digital health within its Centre for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) to assist the organisation’s review process of software within the medical device sector. The digital health unit will be responsible for developing software and technical expertise which can provide assistance to software…

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