Wearables could be used to protect against frailty, new data demonstrate
Nov 20, 2023
Although many wearable devices aimed at older adults have features that detect signs of specific diseases such as Parkinson’s, new research shows that they could screen for more broad, chronic conditions...
AI that helps screen for heart disease could be boon for LTC
Sep 12, 2023
The questionable accuracy of wearables and other digital tools screening for complex conditions such as heart disease has prevented these devices from being particularly helpful to date.
New tech for not-so-new people
Aug 24, 2023
Do you yell at your Apple Watch? I do. All the time. Out loud. This happens most often while hiking, when I’ve dutifully set the device to track my activity. I’ll be laboring up the trail, trekking...
Clinical briefs for Friday, July 29
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 29, 2022
Tracking daily movements with wearables may one day help predict dementia … Very short antibiotic course effective in pneumonia patients with normal oxygen levels … Cutting ultra-processed foods from...
Wearables detect physiologic changes at COVID-19 symptom onset
Apr 22, 2022
Alterations seen in basal heart rate, heart rate response to physical activity, circadian variation in heart rate, autocorrelation of heart rate
Wearables predict resident decline due to COVID-19, study at PALTC22 reveals
Mar 16, 2022
Wrist-worn wearables and under-mattress sensors identified early signs of decline that regular staff checks didn’t pick up in nursing facility residents, according to a trial conducted by clinicians.
Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, November 27
Nov 26, 2019
Lung cancer treatment should not be withheld for seniors aged 90+ … Poor hand hygiene may be biggest transmitter of superbug E.coli … Apple Watch electrocardiogram may help diagnose heart attack …...
Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, November 20
Nov 19, 2019
Wearable glucose monitors could help cognitively impaired seniors manage diabetes … Study reveals what motivates seniors to use fitness trackers … Digital sepsis monitoring system shown to save lives...
Machine learning tracks tremor severity over time in Parkinson’s
Oct 30, 2019
Wearable devices that use machine learning can accurately detect and rate Parkinson’s disease tremors outside the clinical setting.
Bracelet may help predict dementia-related agitation
Oct 26, 2019
A location-monitoring bracelet developer has received an NIH grant to study whether its device can detect agitation in seniors with dementia.