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AI framework for health recommendations via smartphone

Harvard, Stanford and U Mich Researchers Propose AI Framework That Delivers Personalized Health Recommendations...

Mobile health (mHealth) apps offer a range of benefits.  There are nutrition-tracking apps that help us count calories, sleep apps are meant to track our sleep patterns, and stress-management apps help us calm our mind. These apps make suggestions for us to follow. However, in these apps, reinforcement learning algorithms that adapt to one’s context […]
Galaxy Watch Active2 blood pressure

Samsung to Include Blood Pressure Monitor on its Galaxy Watch Active2

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active2 has taken another big leap by offering blood pressure monitoring. Samsung Electronics announced today that the company’s Samsung Health Monitor app has been cleared by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), as a Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), making it a government-cleared, over-the-counter and cuffless blood pressure […]
ViTrack blood pressure monitor

ViTrack: Cuffless Wearable for Continuous, Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring

Massachusetts-based startup Dynocardia has developed ViTrack, a cuff-less, wearable device that allows for direct, continuous, non-invasive measurement of blood pressure. Around 80 million people in the United States suffer from hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. The condition increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. However, many people with high blood pressure have […]
Aktiia Raises USD 6.1 Million

Aktiia Raises CHF 6 Million in Funding to Market its Cuffless Optical Blood Pressure...

Aktiia, a Swiss-US startup that has developed an optical blood pressure monitor at the wrist, has raised an additional USD 6.1 Million (CHF 6 million) in funding to bring its product to market. Read more Accuracy of Aktiia’s cuffless blood pressure technology is revealed by a clinical trial in the ICU Aktiia’s technology is based […]
BackBeat CNT CE mark

Orchestra BioMed’s BackBeat Cardiac Neuromodulation Therapy Gets CE Mark for Hypertension Treatment

Orchestra BioMed, a Pennsylvania-based biomedical innovation company received CE Mark approval for its Moderato implantable pulse generator system that delivers BackBeat Cardiac Neuromodulation Therapy (CNT) for treatment of hypertension while also providing standard pacemaker functions. Read more Deaths from Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure Slowing the Progress in Fight Against Heart Disease Hypertension affects 46% American […]
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Deaths from Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure Slowing the Progress in Fight Against Heart Disease

An Increases in deaths due to uncontrolled high blood pressure is slowing the progress in the fight against heart disease, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports NBC News. While there’s been an overall decrease from deaths from heart disease in the last 20 years, the rate […]