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Nellcor Portable SP02
Covidien plc today announced US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for the Nellcor Portable SpO2 Patient Monitoring System (PM10N). The system is a commercially available portable oximeter that is equipped with home care and sleep study modes and complies with IEC 60601-1-11 standards for devices used in the home healthcare environment.
A new device will help monitor heart rate, skin temperature, and body movement for babies while they sleep, Engadget reports.
If you're having trouble motivating your patients to change their sleep habits, a sleep tracking device might help, CBS News reports.
Misfit, makers of the Shine activity tracker, just launched the Misfit Beddit Sleep System, an integration with the Beddit Sleep Monitor. Using its thin sleep sensor and advanced signal processing technologies, Beddit seamlessly measures sleep cycles and quality using heart rate, respiration, movement, snoring, and sound, according to the company.
Ambulatory Monitoring Inc presents its newest Motionlogger, the Zzz-Logger. This is a low-cost actigraph that provides a validated alternative to consumer-oriented “sleep trackers.”
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patient monitoring
The global patient monitoring devices market will reach $22,173.8 million by 2018 growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% during the forecast period 2013 to 2018.
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Philips Respironics introduces the Actiwatch Spectrum Plus actigraphy device. An integrated RGB light sensor records multiple light measurements to help assess the impact of different wavelengths of ambient light on human circadian physiology.
Sleep and activity trackers like Jawbone, Fitbit, and Nike Fuel are now readily available on online shopping sites and at malls around the country. One actigraphy maker argues that this popularity surge in non validated devices poses several dangers.
The 2014 Product Guide, an annual issue of product specifications and comparisons, published by Sleep Review, is now available. Read the digital edition, which includes bonus product listings not included in the print version, online.
Automotive technology innovations help drowsy drivers steer clear of crashes.
Using the company's Microstream technology, the unit offers enhanced features that will help clinicians identify and address serious health threats sooner.
Home sleep testing manufacturer CleveMed is integrating its SleepView portable HST monitor with ProAct Health Solutions' national HST program. ProAct's program improves the delivery of chronic care through the use of its cloud-based solution.
Thomas Kazlausky responds to readers’ questions about actigraphy.
The device-agnostic, web-based platform communicates with drivers to collect data and track compliance to sleep therapy.
Signature Sleep Services (dba Sleep960) will introduce a new sleep medicine delivery platform aimed at improving the patient's complete care cycle, while reducing the overall workload and increasing revenues of diagnostic and therapy providers.
A 100-car naturalistic driving study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has shown that fatigue is a cause of a higher percentage of crashes than previously estimated.