Takeda launches wearable technology healthcare pilot program

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals has launched a pilot digital technology program named iBData to support patients and physicians with the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), designed to intersect healthcare and digital technologies.

The company is in partnership with Texas Digestive Disease Consultants and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to track symptoms and lifestyle factors of patients with IBD with wearable watch technology. The data will be collected and translated into reports...

By Wearable Tech, 15 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.

Case study: How wearable tech can help fight heart disease

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According to a 2002 study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), hypertension – otherwise known as high blood pressure – will affect nine out of 10 Americans in their lifetime, and is a risk factor for the leading cause of death: heart disease.

New research suggests that high blood pressure is on the rise for millennials, and although hypertension is typically diagnosed in middle-aged adults, a 2011 study by the University of North Carolina found that...

By Sarah Duguay, 12 September 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Case Studies, Devices, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.

TomTom launches new line of fitness wearable devices

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TomTom has added three new devices to its North American fitness wearables portfolio: TomTom Touch, TomTom Spark 3 and TomTom Adventurer.

TomTom Touch is claimed to be the first fitness tracker in the world that can measure all-day heart rate and body composition from the wrist. It is priced at $129.99. Users can measure their body composition, which is the ratio of body fat to muscle mass, with a touch of the device's button. The device can alos track sleep and heart rate up to five...

By Wearable Tech, 09 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Fitness, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.

Smart pregnancy wearable firm Bloomlife secures $4m funding

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Bloomlife, a San Francisco-based digital health company, has announced the closure of a $4 million seed funding round aimed at commercialising its smart pregnancy wearable product.

The wearable will be able to automatically track and detect contractions in expectant mothers, visualising it on a smartphone. It is currently available via an Early Access Program on their website, until launch. The new funding will also go towards accelerating commercialising of the wearable's next...

By Wearable Tech, 19 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.

Global wearable technology market to hit $171bn by 2025

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Insight Partners has published a new report which argues that the global wearable technology market is set to grow from $26.19 billion in 2015 to $170.91 billion in 2025, at a CAGR of 20.8%.

The smart watches segment was the largest in 2015 as the hand worn terminals product segment is anticipated to witness a CAGR of 24.4% between 2016 and 2025, the researchers argue.

Among the application segments, healthcare and medical boasted the largest share of the wearable technology market in...

By Wearable Tech, 18 August 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Devices, Ecosystems, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness, Research.

How wearable tech can help children with autism

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Wearable tech has grown in leaps and bounds with new features added all the time to make everyday life easier and more fun. But this new technology isn’t just fun – for children with autism, it can be a game changer. Can a bracelet, glasses, and shoelaces ensure a child is safer and happier?

Wearable tracking devices

GPS tracking is nothing new; we have it...

By Rick Delgado, 17 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Eyewear, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness, Smartwatches.

Sports wearables require a greater focus on improvement advice

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When most people think of wearables, fitness trackers such as Fitbit come to mind. Whilst these devices are great for tracking your current performance to compare it to your past, they often don't offer advice on how to improve your ability in a chosen sport.