Product Spotlight

By Katy Mena-Berkley
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Updated Apple Watch to Feature Blood Oxygen Detection

Adding to the cool factor of the Apple Watch is the blood oxygen detection capability expected with iOS 14 and watchOS 7. Building on the electrocardiogram feature offered in the most recent model of the sophisticated watch, the blood oxygen detection is intended to help tech-savvy watch enthusiasts identify increased risk for emergent situations, such as cardiac arrest.

In the event that blood oxygen levels drop to an unhealthy level, the watch will alert the wearer. The sleek and stylish monitoring option is not considered a substitute for professional medical attention or devices, especially for individuals with existing cardiac conditions. Instead, it is intended to signal to a user that it may be time to consult a healthcare provider.

Sinus Solution Approved for Use in European Union

Since receiving FDA 510(k) clearance in 2019, ClearUP Sinus Pain Relief, a hand-held device from Tivic Health, has offered relief to those experiencing allergy-related sinus challenges, including congestion, pain and pressure. Individuals on the other side of the Atlantic may now receive those same benefits, as the company has received CE mark approval in the European Union.

ClearUP utilizes a microcurrent waveform to stimulate sinus nerve fibers. Individuals experiencing sinus complications may simply glide the device along the appropriate points in the brow bone, cheek and nasal bone. Three levels of waveform intensity offer options to choose from, depending on sinus symptom severity. Relief as a result of the device may last as long as six hours.

Wearable Defibrillator May Reduce Sudden Cardiac Deaths

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) may be caused by a variety of factors, chief among them coronary artery disease. However, SCD may also be the result of arrhythmias related to conditions, including structural abnormalities and abnormalities in the cardiac tissue, that develop following cardiac treatments and surgeries.

To decrease the mortality rate associated with sudden cardiac arrest, Element Science has developed the Jewel Patch Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator. The device is designed to identify and treat dangerous arrhythmias and is small enough to wear on the chest underneath a shirt. The product utilizes Element’s Jewel platform, which combines human engineering, machine learning algorithms and electromechanical medical device standards.