The proven health trackers saving thousands of lives

November 15, 2016

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: November 2016

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In a nutshell: AliveCor’s recently launched Kardia Band, which integrates with Apple’s smart watch, takes an electrocardiogram (ECG) of your heart, measuring its electrical activity as it pumps away.

Medical experts believe it could potentially save thousands of lives.

It can spot atrial fibrillation (AF) – one of the most common forms of abnormal heart rhythm and a major cause of stroke.

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Acknowledgement:    BBC News


£10 million boost for Scottish telehealth

April 11, 2011

Source: E-Health Insider

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Date of publication: March 2011

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In a nutshell: The Scottish government has announced that it is to invest more than £10 million in a new pilot involving 10,000 older people, including those with long-term conditions, and the use of healthcare technology.

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Telehealth comparison website launched

October 11, 2010

Source: E-Health Insider

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Date of publication: 20th September 2010

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In a nutshell: Assisted living specialists Alvolution, in partnership with NHS West Midlands and the Joint Improvement Partnership, have launched a telehealth product comparison website to help trusts and local authorities choose the best telehealth products for their organisations. The site offers impartial reviews of technology, showing the aids that are available, how they compare and whether they are recommended.

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iPhone app ‘detects arrhythmia’

September 14, 2010

Source: Healthcare Republic

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Date of publication: August 2010

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In a nutshell: The charity Arrhythmia Alliance, has launched an iPhone application called ‘Know Your Pulse’, which aims to detect signs of cardiac arrhythmia and therefore improve diagnosis. Users record their own pulse reading over 30 seconds and are then advised on whether they are suffering from an irregular or unusually fast or slow heartbeat. The Arrhythmia Alliance campaign aims to raise awareness of arrhythmia, and also remind healthcare professionals of the importance of conducting regular pulse checks during routine patient check-ups.

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