Fitbit Receives FDA Approval for a Wearable Device App That Detects Atrial Fibrillation

Many companies want to adapt consumer wearables to monitor health conditions, including biomarkers tested by medical laboratories Clinical laboratory managers know that wearable devices for monitoring biophysical functions or measuring biomarkers are becoming more complex and capable thanks to advances in miniaturization, informatics, software, and artificial intelligence machine learning that enable new functions to be developed and proved to be accurate. In September, Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), took...

Why Your Ford Mustang or Toyota Prius Will Soon Test Drivers for Glucose Levels and Perform Other Medical Laboratory Tests

Pathologists take note! In-car health management services are intended to further patient-centered healthcare If a smartphone can be configured to perform a medical laboratory test, then why can’t some clinical lab tests be performed by an automobile? Believe it or not, several car companies are preparing to introduce these types of features into their automobiles in coming years! First out of the box with the concept of “lab testing in an automobile” are carmakers Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F)...
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