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Impressive Results Seen with Valeritas’ V-Go Wearable Insulin Delivery Device

Technology is once again changing lives for people with diabetes everywhere.

On Monday, Valeritas Holdings, Inc. announced that clinical data demonstrating use of its V-Go Wearable Insulin Delivery Device results in significant savings to the pharmacy budget, reductions in A1C and insulin requirements and overall improved treatment outcomes for patients with diabetes.

Results from two analyses will be presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 22nd Annual International Meeting during a poster session on Tuesday, May 23 from 3:45 – 7:45 p.m. EDT in Boston.
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Samsung and Hipaax Accelerate Wearables in the Workplace

MHW learned Tuesday that Samsung and alliance partner Hipaax, a developer of TaskWatch — a wearable task management platform — are accelerating use of wearables in the workplace with an integrated smartwatch solution for businesses featuring new capabilities that improve efficiency, increase productivity and enhance customer satisfaction.

Designed to improve workforce management for hospitality, retail and transportation markets, the solution takes capabilities typically associated with smartphones, and brings them to the wearable world—enabling businesses to more easily deploy and manage wearables for enterprise use.
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New Clinical-Grade Wearable Delivers Continuous Vital Sign Monitoring

MHW learned Wednesday that Spry Health — a leader in health management technologies and remote patient monitoring — is rolling out “Loop.”

Loop is a “first-of-its-kind combination of clinical-grade wearable and disease management platform.”

Loop, we’re told, enhances timely care to chronically ill patients, with individualized analytics to improve patient outcomes, reduce hospitalization; and decrease spending by healthcare organizations.

“At the heart of Spry Health’s mission is empowering better care – the right care at the right time – for patients who are coping with chronic conditions,” the company said in an announcement. “Spry Health, incubated at the highly-selective Stanford-affiliated accelerator StartX, began in 2013 in the minds of founders Pierre-Jean “PJ” Cobut and Elad Ferber while Stanford business school students.  In 2013, Business Insider named them among 17 Stanford business school graduates who will change the world.”
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Firstbeat, Valencell Collaborate on Biometric Wearables and Hearables

Valencell, a leading innovator in wearable and hearable biometric sensor technology, and Firstbeat, a top provider of physiological analytics for sports, fitness and wellbeing, announced today a strategic collaboration to ensure Valencell’s biometric sensor systems and Firstbeat physiological analytics “work seamlessly together and to explore to full potential of what can biometric wearables can achieve.”

“Today’s market demands more insightful user experiences that use science to go beyond basic heart rate measurement to provide personalized, actionable insights on exercise, stress, sleep and recovery, among other things,” a provided statement reads.

These insights require highly accurate biometric sensor data and advanced analytics like those provided by Valencell and Firstbeat.

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Fitbit Touts Global Availability of Alta HR

fitbitFitbit, a leader in the connected health and fitness market, announced this week the availability of Fitbit Alta HR at major retailers across the globe.

As for what makes the new offering a true standout, Fitbit say it is the world’s slimmest fitness wristband with continuous heart rate tracking.

Fitbit Alta HR combines the benefits of PurePulse technology with automatic exercise recognition, sleep tracking, battery life of up to seven days, and smart notifications in a slim, versatile design that fits your personal style.

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To The Forefront of Wearables: Garmin Announces Forerunner 935

To The Forefront of Wearables: Garmin Announces Forerunner 935

On Wednesday, Garmin International Inc. officially introduced the much anticipated Forerunner 935.

“The new flagship multisport device from Garmin will bring the latest generation of physiological analytic capabilities from Firstbeat Technologies Ltd. to the Forerunner series for the first time,” reads a statement emailed to mHealthWatch.

We’re told that the three new Firstbeat training features – Anaerobic Training Effect, Training Load, and Training Status – debuted earlier this year in the Garmin Fenix 5 series, which was named as a CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree in the wearable technologies category.
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Fitbit Introduces ‘World’s Slimmest Fitness Wristband’

Fitbit Announces New VP of Digital HealthFitbit, a ubiquitous powerhouse in the connected health and fitness market, has just introduced Fitbit Alta HR and new advances in sleep tracking.

The offering, we’re told, gives users actionable insights and guidance in the Fitbit app to make more informed decisions about their health and stay motivated to reach their wellness goals in style.

“Fitbit Alta HR is the world’s slimmest wrist-based, continuous heart rate tracking device combining the benefits of PurePulse heart rate technology, automatic exercise recognition, sleep tracking, battery life of up to seven days and smart notifications in a slim, versatile design that is easily customized to fit your style,” this morning’s media announcement reads.
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